Microsoft's Best Summer Templates

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Free Summer Themed Templates from Microsoft

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Summer Productivity. (c) Altrendo Images / Stockbyte / Getty Images

Summer means a change of pace for many people and these templates can help!

Microsoft's templates used to be available from an online site, but this has been changed. Now, you need to look for templates from within a given program such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other applications.

When you click through the links in this slide show, I will remind you how to search for a given template by keyword. Hopefully, these help you with all those summer parties and projects.

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Sun and Sand Greeting Card Template for Microsoft Word or Publisher

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Sun and Sand Greeting Card Template in Word 2013. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Sun and Sand Greeting Card Template for Microsoft Word is designed as a thank you card, but you can of course customize the cover message and other text on this card.

To find this template open Microsoft Publisher, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

This is part of a whole design set of Sun and Sand, including name cards, party invitations, party menus, and more. Different templates in the set use different programs, so you may also need to look through Publisher.

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Printable Raffle Tickets with Stubs Template for Microsoft Word

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Raffle Tickets with Stubs Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Your summer events may feature contests, and this Printable Raffle Tickets with Stubs Template for Microsoft Word makes preparing them that much easier. These can print to Avery products, or plain paper that you cut into strips.

This template also comes without the tear-off stubs, and this version is found by clicking through the same link above.

To find this template open Microsoft Word, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Printable Summer BBQ Flyer or Invitation Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Summer Barbeque Invitation Template for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Get the word out that the party is at your place, with this Summer BBQ Flyer or Invitation Template for Microsoft Publisher. 

To find this template open Microsoft Publisher, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Summer Barbeque Dinner Party Menu Template for Microsoft Word

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Summer Barbeque Dinner Party Menu Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Take your outdoor get-togethers up a notch by adding a fun Summer Barbeque Dinner Party Menu Template for Microsoft Word.

To find this template open Microsoft Word, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Summer BBQ Name Tags or Dinner Party Place Cards Template for Microsoft Word

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Summer BBQ Name Tag Template in Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Even if your barbeque is casual, these Summer BBQ Name Tags or Dinner Party Place Cards Template for Microsoft Word are a fun way to recognize each attendee at your dinner or party.

To find this template open Microsoft Word, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Summer Company Picnic with Lemonade Flyer Template for Microsoft Word

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Summer Company Picnic with Lemonade Flyer Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Lemonade is definitely a staple of picnics, if not summer in general.

This Summer Company Picnic with Lemonade Flyer Template for Microsoft Word captures the flavor of this year's corporate tradition--or customize it for a picnic among neighbors or friends.

To find this template open Microsoft Word, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Summer Event Email Announcement Template for Microsoft Outlook

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Outlook 2013 Logo. Courtesy of Microsoft

This template is no longer available but I will update this slide if Microsoft restores access to it. Here is where it used to be found:

Your company, organization, family, friends, or community may be best informed of your upcoming summer event or meal with this Summer Event Email Announcement Template for Microsoft Outlook.

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Color Block General Summer Event Flyer Announcement Template for Microsoft Word

Printable Color Block Flier Template for Microsoft Word
Printable Color Block Flier Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Color Block General Summer Event Flyer Announcement Template for Microsoft Word is a wonderful way to broadcast all sorts of summer get-togethers.

Keep in mind, you can swap out colors, text, and images to personalize this page.

To find this template open Microsoft Word, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Printable Bumble Bee Coloring Sheet Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Bumble Bee Coloring Sheet Template for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Printable Bumble Bee Coloring Sheet Template for Microsoft Publisher is free and printable.

You can also find this coloring sheet for Microsoft Word, by clicking through this same link.

To find this template open Microsoft Publisher, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Travel Polaroid Template with Photos and Video for PowerPoint

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Travel Polaroid Template with Photos and Video for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Document and share your summer vacation with this Travel Polaroid Template with Photos and Video for PowerPoint.

A presentation like this can be shared in-person so you can add all your commentary, or either record an audio narration or written notes to be saved with the PowerPoint, then email to your friends, family, or associates.

To find this template open Microsoft PowerPoint, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Family Reunion Photo and Newsletter Templates for PowerPoint and Publisher

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Family Reunion Photo Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Check out these Family Reunion Photo and Newsletter Templates for PowerPoint and Publisher, which could be mailed, emailed, or delivered by hand--however you want to get the news out about your summer family party or reunion.

As with other templates featured in this slide show, this link takes you to a bunch of family reunion resources, including photo presentations, invitations, and more.

To find this template open Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.

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Whale Summer Event Flyer Template for Microsoft Word

Printable Whale Summer Event Flyer Template for Microsoft Word
Printable Whale Summer Event Flyer Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Your next water party can be easy to get ready for with this Printable Whale Summer Event Flyer Template for Microsoft Word.

To find this template open Microsoft Word, select File then New. In the blank field you can search for it by keyword.