How to Make a Gift Certificate on Microsoft Word – Tutorial

In the modern world, the use of gift certificates has grown rapidly as it is seen as a better and advanced way of expressing feelings during the special occasions. Receiving gift cards during such occasions brings a feeling of happiness and recognition to the sender and receiver. Gift certificate Templates help you in giving a special someone a special thing and also a great message to make them feel loved and cared for.

With the latest versions if Microsoft Word, you can easily create gift certificates that suits a particular occasion.  If you are looking to pass out a gift to one of your friends, Microsoft Word 2010 version gives you the chance to select the best template that suits your gift certificate. In the following guide, I will clearly guide you into creating a cute certificate for your friends and family

> How to Create Gift Certificates in Microsoft Word 2010

> Step 1: Open Microsoft Office Word, Load and Select the Perfect Template

The first step is to open an Ms Word document. Then, click the file tab located at the top end of the document. Once you click on the tab, a set of buttons will appear on the left side of the document. Make sure that you locate the New button and click on it to view the various sets of templates at the


> Step 2: Select Gift Certificate in the Template Category

Upon clicking the New button, a list of different templates will appear and you can choose from the categories. Browse through the available templates to locate a category that encloses the certificate templates. Once you locate it, click on it to display to you various folders which include; coupons, gift certificates and season and holiday certificates folders.


once you open the gift certificate folder in the templates category, choose one that looks more appealing to you. Click on it to select and then right click to download it by clicking on the download button at the panel on the far right hand side. The template will the be downloaded and you will be able to view it in an open Ms Word document.


> Step 3: Customize you Gift Certificate

Once your template has been opened in a word document, you can now customize it to fully meet your needs. You can change the font, color, text size, text color and any other aspect that you want. If you have some graphics to add, this is the chance you have before you print the certificate. To change the text on the template, use the text options located at the top of the Ms Word document.

In order to add some graphics on the template, you have to click the graphic on the template then delete using the delete button on your keyboard. Once you delete the graphic that is present on the template, click the insert tab on Ms Word to select another graphic.


Once you are done with editing the templates, you can print the certificates and then use your handwriting to write whichever message you want to pass across. In case you want to type the message in Ms Word, delete the lines drawn for handwritten messages and type your message there. You can opt to use a different color to make your certificate template more appealing.


> Step 4: Print your Gift Certificate

When printing multiple sheets, start with printing one sheet so that you can confirm that all the adjustments have been made. To print the certificates, click on the Office or Home button and select the Print option on the left panel. To begin with, select to print one sheet and if everything turns out well print the multiple sheets.


by Irshad Shaik

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