Microsoft's Best Publisher Templates

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Free Templates and Printables for Microsoft's Desktop Publisher Program

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Desktop Publishing Templates from Microsoft. (c) Westend61 / Getty Images

Many Office versions include Microsoft Publisher for designing brochures, business cards, catalogs and other desktop publishing documents. But are you taking full advantage of its pre-designed templates?

These tools are customizable and printable, making it even easier to create professional or personal designs.

New to this program? Check out my Image Gallery of Microsoft Publisher.

Microsoft has switched up its templates site, so you may be wondering how to find the best templates. You now access them by searching from the program interface. I have created this quick collection with instructions to save you time. 

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Black and White Flyer Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Black and White Flyer Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This flyer stands out on a physical posting board because of its stark design.

Or, send the Black and White Flyer Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher digitally to get the word out about your event. 

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Certificate of Appreciation Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Certificate of Appreciation Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

To show your thanks or honor someone's accomplishments, consider using this Certificate of Appreciation Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. 

To find this template, select File - New, then search for the template by name.

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Monthly Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Monthly Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

You can create your own custom calendar for work or home by downloading this free Monthly Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. 

In Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword. From there, you can customize the template for your project.

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Photo Album with Multiple Pages Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Multipage Photo Album Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Keep track of events, milestones, and other moments with this Photo Album with Multiple Pages Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher.

The artistic page designs can be used for personal family albums or professional team collections. 

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Cook Book Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Cook Book Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Courtesy of Microsoft

If you spend much in the kitchen, you likely have a bunch of go-to recipes.

Make a physical or digital collection of your favorites with this free Cook Book Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. 

This template can be found under File by selecting New then searching by name.

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Tri-fold Brochure Template or Printable with Pictures for Microsoft Publisher

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Tri-fold Brochure with Pictures Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Use this Tri-fold Brochure Template or Printable with Pictures for Microsoft Publisher to share information about products, events, menus, or services with potential clients. This prints to one page.

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Four Panel Brochure with Pictures Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Four Panel Brochure with Pictures Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Some professional products and services have a bunch of moving parts or options.

You may want to use something like this free Four Panel Brochure with Pictures Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher to convey the details to clients. 

This template is available by selecting File then New. 

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Professional Full Page Brochure Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Professional Full Page Brochure Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Sccreenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This simple Professional Full Page Brochure Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher is a great, free way to convey information to your customers. 

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Vertical Flyer with Tear-offs Printable or Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Vertical Flyer with Tear-offs Printable or Template for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

For more casual yet effective marketing, consider something like this free Vertical Flyer with Tear-offs Printable or Template for Microsoft Publisher.

Cut along the lines at the bottom to create a fringe, where each rectangle with contact information can be ripped off by interested customers or clients. 

With Publisher open, select File - New, then search for the template by name.

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Newsletter Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Newsletter Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Whether you want to update clients, friends, family, or other contacts, a free Newsletter Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher like this one can help you get started quickly.

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Flower Thank You Card Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Flower Thank You Card Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Share your gratitude for personal or professional contacts with this beautiful Flower Thank You Card Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. Free!

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Postcard Advertisement Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Postcard Advertisement Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Send a special marketing announcement to your contacts, clients, or prospective customers with this free, ready-made Postcard Advertisement Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. 

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search in the box at the top of the screen.

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Greeting Card Envelope Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Greeting Card Envelope Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Greeting Card Envelope Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher is a free way to add polish to your personal or business correspondence.

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

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Monogram Labels Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Monogram Return Address Labels Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

While these are officially return address labels, you can use the free Monogram Labels Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher template for anything you want! And no, you do not have to update each letter individually--just change one, and the template updates the entire sheet.

Open Publisher, select File - New, then search for the template by keyword.

Ready for more suggestions? Check out our main Microsoft Office Templates Site or find hundreds of free Microsoft Office Tools, Tips, and Ideas. You may also be interested in Add-ins.