How to Create Banners in Word

By Regina Paul

If you've ever had a friend or child graduate, one of your parents has reached the age 50 milestone or any other important event, you've probably either needed or wanted to make a banner. Fortunately, it is possible to create a banner in Microsoft Word, a program that most people either own or have access to. Being able to make your banner in Microsoft word will save you money because you won't have to pay someone else to do it. Here is how to create a banner in Microsoft Word.

Step 1

Go to the first link in the Resources section and type "banner" in the search box. This will bring up a number of banner templates, some available in Microsoft Word and others available in Microsoft Publisher. Make sure when you download the template you want that it is for Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Click on download to download the template to your computer. Downloading it to your desktop will make it easier to find when you're ready.

Step 3

Double click on the template on your desktop or wherever you saved it to, and it will open up in Microsoft Word, or open Microsoft Word first and then click on the "File" drop down menu and "Open." This will open a box that allows you to browse for the banner template. Open it when you find it.

Step 4

Change the wording on the banner so that it says what you want it to say. Most of the templates already have some wording on them, but it may not be wording that is appropriate for your particular special occasion.

Step 5

Save your newly modified banner under a different name so you don't save it over the original template in case you want to use it again. You can do this by going to to the "File" drop down menu, clicking on "Save As" and then giving your banner a name. Click "Save" in the bottom right hand corner of the window.

Step 6

Go to the File drop down menu and click on "Print." Your banner will print out on several 8 1/2-by-11 pieces of paper.

Step 7

Tape each piece of paper together so that it forms the banner. Tape the pieces together on the back so the tape isn't visible. Make sure you use a long enough piece of tape to cover the entire area where each piece of paper fits to another.

Step 8

Hang your new banner that you made in Microsoft Word.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use clear packing tape rather than scotch tape to put together your banner; it will last longer and stay together better.Consider purchasing banner paper and then gluing your banner sheets to it to reinforce them. You can always trim any excess blank paper left around the edges if you need to.Consider changing the font and colors on the banner.