Free 8.5 x 11 recipe formatting template

Looking to professionally publish your own recipe book? I have designed this recipe formatting template in Microsoft Word. Try this template if you want to make a compact and minimal recipe book. I have formatted this template in a very simple and run-in style layout where you can easily add or remove recipes without affecting its design.

This cookbook formatting template is not just a blank recipe design instead it has proper dummy recipes included that give you an idea as to how it will look when printed! I have created this recipe design in 2-column layout, making it perfect to add more recipes in less pages. If you are going to first time self publish a cookbook then this will be a best cookbook design for you.

Two column recipe template for self publishing

This is a professional template for writing recipes, it has proper style & layout and anyone can turn their recipes into a printed cookbook using this recipe formatting template. If you know even a little bit of formatting in Ms Word then you can also adjust its design.

I have designed this template for printing through Kindle Direct Publishing. However, it is already formatted in a way where it can be used for any other self publishing printer such as IngramSpark, etc. You can generate a PDF of this template and turn your handwritten recipes into a beautiful ebook of your recipes.

Special instructions for using this template

This template uses some special fonts and all these fonts are included in the download package. Please make sure to install these fonts in your computer before you open the template and start editing it. Installing fonts is simple or if you don’t know then please google it.

For converting the template into PDF please DO NOT use Adobe PDF Printer or Microsoft Save As PDF as these will not embed the fonts properly instead use Microsoft Print to PDF for generating a PDF or you can also use some third party PDF printers such as e-pdf converter & creator.

If you still face any problem then please watch the small video above.

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Template features

  • Double column recipe page design
  • Preformatted template for homebased recipes
  • File format: Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF
  • Paper: 8.5″ x 11″ (without bleed)
  • Fonts used: Minion Pro, Recoleta Alt Bold, Roobert, Adobe Wood Type
  • Best for writing more recipes in minimum pages
  • Its FREE 🙂

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