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20 Best Free Microsoft Word Sample Press Release Templates to Download 2022

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Press release templates give you the confidence to create a professional press release. With the help of a Word template, you'll have your press release done quickly. 

Wordly is one of the many high-quality premium templates to use as press release templates in Word on Envato Elements.

Are you having a hard time starting your next press release? Are you struggling to nail the design of your press release?

Press releases need to catch your audience's attention. If they don't, you'll have a hard time getting your project off the ground. This makes it essential for you to put your best foot forward in the press release. While you can find many free press release MS Word templates online, premium templates will give you the greatest chance of success. 

Check out all the top-selling templates to use as press release templates in Word available on Envato Elements. We've also got the best Word templates for press releases for single purchase on GraphicRiver. Don't miss this opportunity to create a stunning-looking press release and impress your audience. 

Best Premium Templates for Word on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use)

Discover over five thousand of the best Microsoft Word templates to adapt for press releases on Envato Elements. For one low monthly fee, download as many templates as you want. You can also download all the other resources available on Envato Elements for your nonprofit such as:

  • web themes
  • photos
  • presentation templates
  • and more 

All Elements design templates available come ready to use. They feature modern designs and are fully customizable to help you make a professional-looking press release.

Explore Microsoft Word Templates Now

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There are thousands of Microsoft Word templates available from Envato Elements.

If you only want a single template to use as a press release template, we've got you covered. With GraphicRiver you can download templates one at a time.

Let's now have a look at the top five sample press release templates available on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.

5 Microsoft Word Sample Premium Templates for Press Releases on Envato Elements & GraphicRiver (For 2022)

Envato Elements and GraphicRiver have plenty of eye-catching press release templates. Below is a list of five of the top templates to use as press release templates available: 

1. Proposal 

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Proposal is a modern and stunning-looking template to use as a press release template in Word. The font combined with the spacious design help this template look impressive. 

Here are a few main features of this sample template to use for press releases:

  • A4 size (8.27" x 11.69")
  • 12 pages custom document
  • free fonts used
  • fully editable

2. Annual Report 

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If you want to use this as a press kit template, there are plenty of placeholders for you to add images. The gray and black theme works beautifully for this template. 

Here are the features you need to know about:

  • Microsoft Word (compatible with 2010 and higher version)
  • 32 pages custom document
  • includes file guide
  • can export to PDF

3. Letterhead Word

Try this as a press release template for Microsoft Word. It's got a bit more artistic design. This template also features colored paint strokes in the background for a more colorful template. 

Here are a few notable features for the template:

  • A4 Size with (0.25") bleed
  • well-organized layers
  • 300 DPI, CMYK
  • print-ready
  • fully customizable

4. Proposal Word

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The front cover of this Word template looks amazing. It features a broken-up image into different sized squares. The blue theme adds a sense of professionalism. You'll even find icons to use in this template.

Here are some features that you'll find helpful: 

  • A4 paper size with standard bleeds
  • 16 unique pages
  • print-ready, CMYK, 300 DPI
  • quick and easy to customize templates

5. Proposal Template Word

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If you want to use this as a press kit template it includes charts and tables. If you're looking for a versatile press release template, this one works perfectly.

Here are a few notable features:

  • A4 paper size with standard bleeds
  • 20 unique pages
  • print-ready, CMYK, 300 DPI
  • auto page numbering

In the next section, we'll look at the best free options available for your press release templates for Word.

20 Top Free MS Word Sample Press Release Template Examples to Download (2022)

If you're on a budget, you'll be looking for free press release templates to download. In this section, we've collected twenty of the top press release templates for Word.

First, let's talk about the free files that Envato Elements has to offer. 

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Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on GraphicRiver.

Here's the deal:

If you didn't find what you're looking for above, here are some more free press release templates:

1. Tri-fold Brochure

This free press release template for Word has a green color scheme. The front cover has plenty of room for an image. 

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2. 15 Free Business Proposal Templates

There are fifteen free templates in this download. Each one is fully customizable. The downloads feature basic templates you can use for press releases. 

3. Business Brochure 2

This template free download is a tri-fold template. There are two dedicated spots on the template for images, which makes it great as a press release template. Headings and body paragraph placeholders are also present.

4. Tri-fold Brochure (Red and Black Design)

This template free download has a more modern design. There are placeholders for you to add your logo on the cover page. Use it as a press release template if you need a simple design.

5. Abstract Honeycomb Letterhead

This is a very simple and plain free template to use as a free press release template for Word. It features a gray honeycomb design in the header and footer. The page is completely blank for you to fill out your press release information. 

6. Blue Wave Letterhead

The background in this template free download is a blue wavy design. You can include all your company's contact information in the header if you decide to use it as a press release.

7. Sample Registration Notice

This sample registration notice can easily be transformed into a press release document. The template features a basic layout that is fully customizable. 

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8. Legal Business Letterhead

This free template has a left-hand red strip. The graphic on the template can be replaced with your company logo if you decide to use it as a free press release template. 

9. Career Plan Template

The Career Plan Template has a table of contents and placeholders for your images. This template is best for lengthy press releases. 

10. Painting Letterhead

The design features a stylish-looking paint stroke on the left-hand side. You can add any company information and logos to the header. This is a one-page template. 

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11. Technology Brochure Template

This brochure has green and blue background colors in the header and footer. You'll also find layered images on of the pages.

12. Hexagonal Business Letterhead

This template free download is like the honeycomb letterhead. It features a simple one-page design that makes it great as a free press release template for Word. The background has a hexagonal shape design. 

13. For Sale Brochure Template

This free template features a red and yellow color scheme. You can place your company's information on the back of the brochure. The cover is great for adding an eye-catching image. 

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14. Ion Design

This is a very simple template. This is best to use if you already have a design in mind. If you're using it as a free press release template, it's fully customizable. 

15. Project Funding Proposal Template

The front cover of this free template has many sections. The top section lets you add your logo and title. The bottom sections allow you to add titles and a paragraph of text.

16. Yellow Brochure

If you've got good quality images to showcase, this free template will work well for you as a press release template. The design is very spacious and lets your images do the talking. 

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17. Banded Design

This is another very stripped-down template. All that is featured is a title and a colored heading bar. 

18. Investment Proposal Template

This is a four-page template. This has plenty of room for text and will work for lengthy press releases. The free template has a blue bar for the header and footer. 

19. Project Proposal Template

You can expect to find a table of contents in this template. There are twelve sections in the template.

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20. Rose Suite Brochure

This is a more colorful free press release template for Word. The color scheme features shades of pink and red. There are abstract circle shapes in the design. 

How to Customize your Word Press Release Template

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to convert your Microsoft Word Template into a Press Release template.

I'm using a macOS and Microsoft Word version 16.61. If you've got a different operating system or a different version of Word, your steps may be slightly different.

In this example, I'll be customizing the premium Newsletter | MS Word & InDesign template from Envato Elements.

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This premium template is from Envato Elements.
Let's get started:

1. Add Your Company Name and Information

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Add your name and information.

Typically, a press release will have your contact name and information. This means that your press release template usually has a contact name, phone number, and email.

There's already a section in this template that works for your information. So, all you need to do is delete the text that is there and replace it.

Start by highlighting the text. Next, press Delete on your keyboard. Then, start typing your company contact information.

2. Add a Company Logo

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Add a Company Logo

This template already has a section for a company logo. But you can upload an image of your own logo.

To add an image, delete the text and logo that's already there. Select the text and logo. Press Delete on your keyboard. This removes the default logo and text.

Next, click on the Insert tab. Click on the Pictures button. When you press this button, a menu drops down. Choose the correct option for you depending on where your file is located.

Now, click on your image file. Your logo image appears on the press release template. Adjust the image as needed.

3. Add Date and Main Text

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Add date and main text.

Press releases contain the date of the release and the date the press release should be published. To add these elements, you’ll need to delete the extra elements on the press release template.  

Select the default elements and press Delete on your keyboard. The default elements are gone.

After deleting everything but the headline, add a textbox. Start by clicking on the Insert button. Next, click on the Text Box button. When you click on this button, a menu drops down. Click on the Draw Text Box option from the menu. Click on where you want your box and draw a diagonal line with your mouse. Repeat the step to create the main text box.

Add your press release information into the new text box.

4. Add a Press Release Title

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Add a title

Most press releases have a title. To add a title to your press release template Microsoft Word first delete the title text that is there. Next, add your title.

By changing the title font, you can make your title stand out. To change the title font, highlight the text. Next, click on the Home tab. In the toolbar, there's a Font menu. Click on the arrow next to the current font. When you click on this arrow, a Font menu drops down. Choose the font that you want for your press release title.

5. Add a Final Note

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Add a final note.

If you want to, you can add a final note. This allows you to tell who receives the Microsoft Word press release template more information.

To do a note to your press release, add another text box at the end of the page. Start by clicking on the Insert button. Next, click on the Text Box button. When you click on this button, a menu drops down. Click on the Draw Text Box option from the menu. Click on where you want your box and draw a diagonal line with your mouse.

In the new text box for your press release, type the final note. If you want, you can also add a hyperlink to a word. This lets people to click on a word or phrase and go directly to the website or link.

To add a hyperlink, highlight the word or phrase you want to add a link to. Right-click on the highlighted text. When you right-click, you’ll see a menu. Click on the Hyperlink… option. A window appears with an Address field, Add the link there. Once you’ve added the link, save it by clicking on the OK button on the bottom right side of the window.

5 Quick Tips to Make Great News Press Releases in Word 2022

Now let's cover five quick tips for making news press releases in 2022. It's time to take your press release templates to the next level. Below are five tips that'll improve your press release templates:

1. Provide a Call to Action

This is essential. Without a call to action, you'll have a hard time gaining traction with your press release. Make sure to use bolds and italics to highlight the call to action. Also be sure to include any hyperlinks. 

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The premium Company Profile Word Template has a call to action.

2. Create an Attention-Grabbing Headline

The headline in your press release is one of the most important elements. Having this engaging headline will pull in journalists to your press release. Be sure to make the headline accurate with what's in the press release. 

3. Include Your Contact Information

If you don't include contact information in your news release template, you'll be in trouble. There'll be no way for a journalist to contact you. Don't forget to add your contact details to either the beginning or end of the press release. 

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The premium Flower Word Wedding Invitation has spot right on the front for you to add contact details.

4. Limit of Two Pages

Press releases are meant to be short. This will force you to release only the most important information. Again, this is what journalists are looking for when they read press releases. Don't add any fluff text!

5. Show Off Your Multimedia

Images, infographics and videos are your number one tool for storytelling in your press release. Don't leave out any important multimedia that you have. This will give your press release the best chance of success.

Word Trip Email Newsletter (premium sample) features images to story tell.

Want to discover the top design trends to follow in 2022 for your Word press releases? Don't miss out on the next section. 

5 Top Design Trends for Press Releases in Word for 2022

Get ahead of the game with five design trends to keep in mind for your press releases throughout 2022. Let your inspiration flow in every press release you create by choosing any of our trendy and easy-to-use Word template designs and consider the next top five golden rules:

1. Bold, Irregular and Joyful 

Remember how design used to be minimal and harmonious? It's time to break off from that as more joyful and energetic visual elements are guiding 2022 trends. Use irregular frames and sharp contrasts in your press releases to keep your designs in trend all year. 

The premium NGO Flyer template is a great example of a bold and joyful design style for a press release template in Word.

2. Don't Be Afraid of Playing Around With Type 

Designers usually go for simple and static font styles for readability. In 2022 trends are telling us to push our boundaries. Explore playful fonts to enhance your brand's personality in every press release sample you design.

3. Big and Positive Messages

Never underestimate the impact of words. Create bold and positive messages for your press releases to connect with your audience's values and beliefs.

A bold message such as the one used in the Tours And Travels Poster (premium sample) can be used in your press release template.

4. Keep it Real and Human

Nostalgic and retro styles are moving towards a more realistic and human approach. People need to feel connected, so include images in your press releases that strive for individual power and community.

5. Let Your Brand's Personality Shine Through

Give your audience elements to connect with your purpose. Use colors, images and patterns to make every press release template you create feel unique and authentic.

This premium Wedding Planner Poster for MS Word includes visual elements you can apply to your press release template.

Looking for even more press release templates that weren't covered in this article? In the next section we'll go over even more best-selling templates.

Discover More Top Microsoft Word Template Designs

The templates we covered are of quality. But they may not be exactly what you're looking for. Below are even more best-selling press release templates that you can download today. 

5 Benefits of Using Premium MS Word Professional Templates 

Still wondering how to make your press releases and documents look professional? Are you on a budget but willing to make a tiny investment to take your brand's presence to the next level? Maybe it's time for you to consider working with professional Word templates.

Here are five reasons that you should use a great Microsoft Word template for all your documents and press releases in 2022:

  1. Save time. Figuring out tricks to make your press releases look professional and personalized takes time. Use a Word template to easily drop your text and images into the placeholders. 
  2. Good design makes you look better. Not everyone can afford the luxury to hire an in-house graphic designer. While you get there, make your documents consistent and professional with easy-to-use Word templates.
  3. A guide to structure your ideas. If you're not sure on what to include in your document, a template is a good place to start. Press release Word templates are designed to meet specific purposes and can guide you to find the format that best suits your brand.
  4. There's still room for customization. Templates shouldn't be a limitation to your creativity. A Word template will give you a base to start while still allowing you to adjust and include personalized details.
  5. Stand out for the right reasons. Leaving a good impression is key when promoting your brand or business. Word templates can help you create memorable and professional press releases for your clients.

Benefits of Envato Elements (The Power of Unlimited Use)

Envato Elements: one flat rate, thousands of awesome press release document templates.

Envato Elements is a unique service. It's a flat-rate subscription that includes thousands of great Microsoft Word templates for a single flat-rate price.

Sign up for Envato Elements. You'll get access to thousands of unlimited use graphics and templates. Choose from web themes to Word templates, and more—all for one low price.

Common Microsoft Word Questions Answered (FAQ)

If you're just getting started with MS Word for your documents and press releases, you may have some questions. To guide your learning journey, we've gathered up some useful questions and answers to help you make the best use of Microsoft Word:

1. What Is Microsoft Word and What Is It Used For?

First things first. In essence, Microsoft Word is a word processor with a bunch of features to format, manipulate, save, print and share text-based documents.

Word is commonly used as a helpful tool to create a wide variety of professional documents quickly and easily. Here's a comprehensive guide with examples on how you can start using it for your press release templates:

2. How to Make an Easy to Read and Navigate MS Word Document?

Once you have the basics, you're ready to start playing around with Microsoft Word's possibilities. Long documents and press releases need to include document breaks, namely section and page breaks to offer a better reading experience.

You can learn more in this tutorial:

3. How Can I Create and Save My Own Press Release Template in Word?

If you're already wondering about this, you're most likely becoming a pro. Save time in the future press releases and keep things professional by easily creating your own MS Word templates.

Here's a quick guide on how to do it: 

4. Can I Use CV or Resume Template Design For Other Communication Purposes?

Yes, you can! Most MS Word templates suggest specific purposes, but you can use them as a starting point to customize and place information following your own needs.

Get yourself started with some of our Word template designs that could be used for press releases: 

5. Can I Convert an InDesign Template Into a Word Document?

This might sound like a miracle, but it's possible. You might find yourself with an InDesign template that isn't compatible with Microsoft Word. The good news is that there's a solution for you to easily transform an INDD file into a DOCX file as you export InDesign to Word.

Learn more in this tutorial: 

Learn More About Making Great Word Documents in 2022

Microsoft Word is a fully-featured document software. This can make it difficult to learn the ins and outs of the software. Envato Tuts+ has plenty of great resources to help you become more proficient in Microsoft Word. Below are three articles that are sure to help you learn the software. 

Before you check out the articles below, have a look at this comprehensive guide, MS Word tutorial guide.

Create a Stunning-Looking Press Release in 2022

Check out these best press release templates (and other templates) with popular and professional designs. Download your favorites now. These templates will help you save time, money, and frustration. 

Find more of the best templates to use as press releases from the Envato Elements selection. You can download as many templates as you want. You can also choose a single template from GraphicRiver!

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Janila Castañeda and Sarah Joy. Janila is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+. Sarah is a freelance instructor.

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