Frequently Asked Questions

How do I edit the template I have downloaded?

Our files are delivered in compressed zip format which contain multiple files, usually the certificate template and the documentation file. Once the ZIP file downloaded, you first need to extract the files using your operating system’s unzip program or any ZIP extractor utility such as Winzip, Winrar…

We recommend you to carefully read the detailed documentation as it contains instructions and provides links to the fonts being used in the template which we suggest to install if you want your certificate to look the same as in the preview.

Microsoft Word (2007 or higher) is required to open and edit the template. Just click on the text placeholders and replace the text with your own content.

Why the fonts don't look like in the preview?

Before opening the template you should download and install the fonts listed in the documentation.

What are the dimensions of your templates?

We follow the standard US letter for most of our templates. The dimensions are 8.5 x 11.0 inches for the regular certificate templates.

As for the gift templates, the size is 8.5 x 4.0 inches.

Majority of printers (both personal and commercial) use this traditional paper size.

What's the difference between the free and the premium version?

The free version includes a small watermark and is in medium resolution (up to 150 DPI) while the premium version does not include a watermark and is in high resolution (300 DPI).

Why is there a white border when I print my certificate?

Some home printers cannot print on edges, this is a common known limitation. For a professional printing, you might consider using the services of a local print shop near you.

Can I resell the templates that I purchased?

Reselling is strictly prohibited. You are free to use these templates for your own personal/professional use but not for commercial resale. Please read our detailed licensing page for more information.

I’d like to support this project. How can I contribute?

Feel free to spread the word about Certifreecates to your friends via our social media buttons so they would know about these free and modern certificate templates. We highly appreciate your support for this free and promising project.