If you got to the end of these instructions, then well done you! If skipped to bottom, then maybe consider trying this online tool to design and print your own raffle tickets without battling with Excel and Publisher! You can design awesome tickets and print them at home, just with a few clicks, all in your web browser:
(If you prefer using the keyboard, rather than the mouse, then do this instead of dragging down: select cell A2, hit cmd+C to copy, then select cell A3 and use SHIFT+fn+down arrow to select all the way down to row 500. Then hit cmd+V to paste.)
CS2 (or earlier) “Cheesy” Numbering There’s an old Steve Martin joke about how to make a million dollars which starts, “First, get a million dollars” That’s the key to this trick, too: First, get a bunch of numbers. Now import or paste those numbers into a thread so that the numbers appear in the right place. If you need two matching numbers, just import it twice. To ensure each number fills its own text frame, select the whole story (Command/Ctrl-A), open the Keep Options (Command/Ctrl-Option/Alt-K) and choose In Next Frame from the Start Paragraph pop-up menu.
2. At this point you need to check the selected ticket template thoroughly for any pre existing numbers. Many of the Word templates in the Microsoft Publisher come with numbers. If you wish to facilitate numbering then you can click on the number box or else you can give delete option to commence your own numbering series.
If the numbers appear to be cut off, adjust the formatting and layout of your publication. For example, you may need to increase the size of the text box that contains the data field for your tracking number, or you might need to decrease the font size of the data field.
For a ‘small society lottery’ (tickets sold in advance), tickets must show the name of the promoting society (and the purpose of the lottery), the ticket price, sequential numbering in word name and address of the organiser and the date of the draw.
I’m not sure which version of InDesign first introduced printing Thumbnails like this, but even if yours doesn’t support that, your printer driver may have a similar feature of its own. Check the printer’s own dialog box by clicking “Setup…” near the bottom left corner of the Print dialog and dismissing the warning, then clicking “Preferences…” in Windows’s Print dialog that comes up (I’m not sure how to access this on Mac OS X, but I’m pretty sure there’s an easy way). For instance, on many HP printers, the feature you want is called “Pages per sheet” and has a drop-down offering 1, 2, 4, 9, or 16 pages per sheet.
Note: By default, Publisher opens the My Data Sources folder first. If you saved your data source in a location other than the My Data Sources folder, browse to the location where you saved your data source.
Get a suitable type and amount of paper. Consider the paper you’ll be using for the raffle tickets. If you just need very basic, utilitarian raffle tickets, regular printing paper will do just fine. If you want something that leaves a more professional impression, consider buying a heavier weight paper, or a coloured material instead of the standard plain white.
Sep 6, – In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to do an easy setup in InDesign for automatically numbered raffle tickets. We will look at the handy “Data Merge Tool,” which is a great time-saver. Let’s jump into this quick tutorial! Step 1. Open a new document in InDesign and deselect Facing Pages, choose a width of 5.5
The raffle ticket paper is pre-numbered and pre-perfed and is available in two different sizes (Large Tickets – 2 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, Small Tickets – 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″) with 20 different paper colors for each size.
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I am trying to create raffle tickets, 4 on a page with only a number on the stub. My problem is when I get to the print preview and change it to “multiple pages per sheet” it is just changing the number on the next page and not on the next ticket. I followed all the directions on adding the number to each ticket from the merge document (of course all the step by step information I can find is only for 2007 and NOT 2013 so guessing there is something wrong with what I am doing). When I go into the print screen it is also changing my paper from 8 1/2 x 11 to 11 x 17 and putting 8 on the page.
Now click on the Microsoft Office Word Help option. Consequently, to the right side of the word document, a support box will pop up. You can easily look for the option Search for and after you find this box, you need to type Create numbered tickets and hit on the green arrow. This Help feature will do all the work for you and it will enlist a number of relevant choices in the area of your search. (501 Microsoft Templates)
Meet with the organizing committee and get a plan in place. Discuss the where the raffle should be held, why it’s being done, and where the proceeds go. You also need to discuss which prize or prizes you are giving away.Draw up a timeline. Plot out when you are to sell tickets and for how long and when the draw will be. Plotting the tasks that need to be done within the timeline is also a good idea. We have various to-do checklists that can help you get more organized.Design the raffle ticket. Here is where we can help you. This list contains several printable raffle ticket templates that are easy to download and customize.Make sure to keep track of the figures. Record how many tickets you are selling, have been sold, and left over. Also, make sure that the tickets have proper identifiers for the drawing of prizes.Sell tickets. Distribute the printed tickets to those who are to sell them and follow up on their sales.Stay up-to-date. Consult your timeline and meet with the organizing committee to discuss how ticket sales are doing and what should be done if it’s a little slow.Create safeguards. On the day before the draw, have the ticket sellers collect all tickets, sold or not. Pool all the sold tickets in a safe container.Draw for the prizes. Start with the smaller ones up to the grand prize. Make it as fun as it should be.Party! You gotta celebrate the success of you raffle draw. Don’t forget to thank they key people who made it happen.
WordTemplatesBundle.com currently has 6 different templates available for free. Two of them are run-of-the-mill tickets that would be great for things like an office or classroom draw. The other four are the ones that are most helpful as they do automatic serial numbering.
3. Modify any template text with your own custom text by clicking the template text to select the text box. Drag your mouse over the text to highlight it, then begin typing your own text. Your text replaces the template text. To change the text font, highlight your text and go to the ‘Home’ menu. Select the font you want to use from the drop-down font menu.
The SEQ or Sequential Numbering Function in Word is the best and quickest way to number your tickets. Many raffle ticket templates use them, yet few sites explain how it works. To see if it uses the SEQ function, you need to download the template first. Then, open it in Word, click right in the middle of where a serial number is, and then right-click.
I used the CS3 directions to number 500 tickets both at the top and bottom of each ticket 4 up on a page. This method worked great and really didn’t take very long at all. I dudplicated several spreads at a time to create my 125 pages of tickets ( 4up = a total of 500 numbered tickets). Thanks so much for the help!