How to Create Valentines Gift Certificates in Microsoft Word

How to Create Happy Valentines Gift Certificates in Microsoft Word
Written by Alyssia Walmsley

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you are having trouble deciding what to buy your loved one, why not give them a Valentine’s Day gift certificate? You can create the gift certificate for whatever you want. It could be a romantic gift certificate, a gift certificate to go out and eat, or whatever you want. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create gift certificates for Valentine’s Day using Microsoft Word. To create these gift certificates, you will need to find you a free graphics to use on the gift certificate. You can search Google and find many free Valentine’s Day graphics. Once you have found the graphic you want to use, save it to your computer. Open your Microsoft Word program and we will get started.

Setup the Rows and Columns

To get started, you will need to insert one column, one-row table. You can do that by clicking Table > Insert > Table at the top of your window. When the properties box opens, change it to one column and one row. Then click OK on the box. Next, you will need to insert your graphic. Click your mouse on your table. Go to the top of the window and click Insert gt; Picture gt; From File. Locate the graphic you saved on your computer and double-click it. The image will open on the table. Click the image and align it with the center of the table.

Now you can add your text and lines. You can type whatever you want on the table. Take a look at the image I provided to get an idea if you need too. You can change your font options to what you want. After you have created your text and lines, you can change the border style. To change the border style, you will need to open your border properties box. Right-click on the table and select Borders and Shading in the drop-down menu. When the box opens, click the Borders tab. In the borders section, in the middle column, you will see three boxes.

Set the Style Box

The first box is your style box, browse through that box and select the style you want for the border. Then drop the next box down and select the color you want the border to be. The last box is where you select the size of the border. Some of the border styles only have one size. Once you have created your border, click OK on the box to apply the border and close the box.

Now you can make any adjustments needed for the gift certificate. Once you have it the way you want it, you can print the Valentine’s Day gift certificate.

About the author

Alyssia Walmsley

Alyssia is a Cornell University graduate of 2003 and a former lead technology development manager for Microsoft and Cisco Networking Systems. Between writing on her blog, SkyGone Inc, loves adventures and chocolate sprinkles!

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