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Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

This guide explains how to set up and save a template for a newspaper with Microsoft Word for Mac.

If you'd like to get started straight away, you can download our blank template for Word — it's set up with the correct page size and margins for our tabloid newspapers.

After you've added your own design elements, like a header or page numbers, you can jump to the "Saving your template" section below to save your template to use again for future newspapers.

How to set up a newspaper template in Word on a Mac

To set up your newspaper template for the first time, open Word and go to File > New Document:

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

Then go to File > Page Setup

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

When the Page Setup dialog box appears, click the arrows on the right of the Paper Size box.

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

Scroll down the long list of default sizes to get to Manage Custom Sizes at the bottom of the list:

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

The set up window should appear.

To add a new type, click +. Change the name to ‘Tabloid newspaper’:

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac
Change the paper size to 289mm width and 380mm weight and set page margins to 15mm on top, bottom, left and right. Keep Non-Printable Area as User Defined:

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac
Click OK.

Saving your template

After clicking OK, you should be back in your document. Before you add any content, save the file as a template. Go to File > Save as Template. Save your template as 'Tabloid-newspaper' with the .dotx extension.

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

 

Opening a saved template

To open your saved template, go to File > New from Template:

Step-by-step guide to setting up a newspaper template in Word for Mac

Click on your template from the selection and click Create:

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Export and upload your file

In order to print your file as a newspaper with us, you need to save it in PDF format. Go to File > Save As. PDF should be listed as one of the options:

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Your file should now have the file extension .pdf.

Upload your PDF to our site at newspaperclub.com. Our system automatically checks that your file is set up correctly and will flag up anything that might be an issue. And you can always reach our team at support@newspaperclub.com with any questions along the way.


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