How to Create a Brochure in Microsoft Word 2007

Three Methods:Brochure HelpCreating Your Own BrochureCreating a Tri-Fold/Theme Related Brochure

Do you need to create a brochure? If you have Microsoft Word 2007, it's quite easy to create brochures in a variety of different styles. Read on to find out how.

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Method 1
Creating Your Own Brochure

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    Open a new document in Microsoft Word.
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    Click on "File" and then "New" to view a list of available templates. Here, you have the option of using one of the templates that come with the program or downloading one from Microsoft.com.
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    Under the “Templates on Office Online” option, Click on “Brochures.” This will take you to the Microsoft.com brochures options page. The templates that come with the program are helpful if you are creating a letter, resume or fax. However, it does not provide a good example of a brochure.
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    Click on the brochure that you think will best fit your needs with the right look and feel.
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    After clicking on the template of your choice, click on the "download" button. Your brochure will open in a new word document.
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    Save the template to your hard drive by clicking on "File" and then "Save As."
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    To insert your personalized information, select the sample text in the section that you would like to work on. Hit "delete." You will now be able to customize the brochure to your liking.
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    To change the style of any paragraph, select the text by positioning your cursor anywhere in the paragraph. Then, select a style from the Style list on the Formatting toolbar.
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    To change the picture, click it to select it. Click "Picture" on the Insert menu, and then click "From File." Select a new picture, and then click "Insert."
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    To print the brochure, go to "File" and then "Print." Choose to print only the first page. Once the printing has finished, flip the page over and insert it back into the printer and choose to print only the second page. Once you have both sides printed, fold it twice and you will have created a brochure.

Method 2
Creating a Tri-Fold/Theme Related Brochure

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    Open a new blank Office Word 2007 document in Print Layout view.
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    On the Page Layout tab in the Page Setup group, click "Columns" and then select Three. The ruler at the top of the window shows the three sections or columns.
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    Click the Page Setup dialog box launcher. On the Margins tab, under Orientation, select "Landscape" so that your document has more space horizontally.
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    Set your margins. Under Margins, set Top and Bottom margins to .5, and then set Left and Right margins to .25. By default, there is a half-inch gap between columns, so by entering these settings, the columns will be centered on each panel.
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    Check the Preview thumbnail to see what the pages will look like. Click OK.
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    Click "Breaks" and then click "Column." Repeat until the insertion point is at the top of the sixth column.
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    Add pictures and other objects to go with your text. On the "Insert" tab in the "Illustrations" group, click an object such as a picture or graphic. You can also drag a picture from a folder on your computer.
    • You can also set up a tri-fold/theme related brochure using templates. Under Microsoft Office Online, in the left navigation panel, click "Brochures." Select the template you want and click "Download." You can then modify any of the placeholder objects such as Text Boxes, Pictures and Shapes.

Tips

  • The templates also provide information and details on how to enhance your brochure.
  • You can press F4 to repeat the last step you completed.
  • To prevent text from flowing from the bottom of one column to the top of the next column, you can use text boxes. Draw a text box over a column. When you type in the text box, all text will remain inside the container.
    • If you want text to flow from one text box to another, select the first text box, and then, on the Text Box Tools Format tab, click "Create Link." Then, click the empty text box that you want the text to flow into.
  • If you are using columns, type inline. If you are using a template, type in a text box.
  • Use WordArt for the front (title) page. To insert WordArt, on the Insert tab, click WordArt and then select a style.
  • On the Home tab, click the "Show/Hide" button to see formatting marks.
  • Use large font sizes for titles. You can center them using the "Center" button on the Home tab.
  • Printing the template before making any changes will help give you a good idea of what it is supposed to look like. You will print it on the front and back,then fold it twice to create a one page brochure.
  • Try zooming in and out to see more or less of your page as you design your brochure. Use the zoom controls on the status bar.

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