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What Is an Event Ticket?

An event ticket is a small piece of paper or card that allows the holder exclusive access to a venue where an affair or gathering is happening.

How to Make Event Tickets in Microsoft Word

Need to create your own tickets for an upcoming event? We've got instructions that can help you throughout the process. These guidelines are guaranteed to work whether you're creating tickets for business, church, or musical events. Simply follow the steps, you'll never go wrong with it.

1. Choose a specific ticket format

Event tickets might sound generic, but they come in various formats and sizes that you might not know about. A ticket may or may not have a detachable stub and if it does, it may be placed either on the left or the right side. In terms of size, the standard ones are 1.97 inches by 5.63 inches and 2.125 inches by 5.5 inches for tickets with and without stubs, respectively.

2. Look for images, illustrations, patterns, or any decoratives

Admission tickets are meant to convey information about an event and to permit the holder entry to a venue, but it still needs to be glamorized to attract attention. Depending on the event, look for graphics and elegant visuals that are relevant and appropriate to the ticket's design. This will add value to the ticket and will probably make the ticket holder keep it as a souvenir.

3. Set up a new project with Microsoft Word

This one is very straightforward, simply launch Microsoft Word and start a new document with it. Set up the document by deciding whether to create your tickets in portrait or landscape orientation, and choosing the font type, size, and color. Also, you may want to start laying out text boxes if needed and adding a background image, pattern, or color to the design.

4. Add sequential ticket numbers

Adding sequential numbers to your tickets will enable you to easily keep track of the ticket sales as well as the number of tickets actually used during the event. To do this, you will need to create a field bracket by pressing Ctrl+F9, this will be where the numbers will appear. Enter "seq" followed by a name of your choice in the field bracket and do the same for the other items in the sequence. Afterward, press F9 to replace the fields with sequential numbers.

5. Make a custom design for your event ticket

Your custom tickets should have a design of its own that is unique and catchy in the eyes of people. By using the graphical elements that you prepared in the previous step, you can start adding them by choosing Insert from the menu bar and then selecting Pictures. To freely move the images around the layout, be sure to change its text wrapping option to Behind Text.

6. Preview and save, and then print or share

You may be able to preview the entirety of your project either by zooming out or by using Word's Print Preview option. However, recent versions of Word will automatically provide a preview once you click the Print button. If everything looks good, you can then save your finished product in a file format that's easy to share and print (preferably PDF).