Presentation on theme: "Designing Your Own Brochure If you are on a tight budget but would like to offer a brochure to market your business you can design one easily on your computer."— Presentation transcript:
Designing Your Own Brochure If you are on a tight budget but would like to offer a brochure to market your business you can design one easily on your computer.
Open a program such as Microsoft Office Word Click on File, Click on New. This brings a new sheet of paper to work on. You may also click on the icon that looks like a blank page, just below the Menu Item “File” Microsoft Word
#1 Click on Format #2 Click on Columns Step #1 & #2
Click on File, Page set up, adjust your margins to about.07 from the edges of the paper Click on Landscape Landscape Adjust Margins Page Set Up
Click on the picture showing 3 columns. Setting Columns
You will want to think about how you will lay brochure out. You will have to think of how it will print and then be folded. The front will be on the far right. The back will be in the middle, the inner fold will be the far left. The inside of your brochure will read left to right. As you type you will see your text move from the top to the bottom, then over to the middle column, then finally over to the right side column. You may also click your mouse in the area of the different columns. Front Of brochure Back Of brochure Inside Flap Of brochure Interior of Brochure Design Your Brochure
Images If you would like to add images, go to Insert, Text Box, and click on your paper where you would like the text box to go. Click inside this box. You would then go back to Insert, File, Image and locate the image within your computer. This inserts the photo in the box, which you can now move the box around to any area of your brochure. If you click on that box surrounding your image, right click, format, no line, this will remove the line around your box and image. Image Samples
Boxes You may also want to use the Insert Text Box to highlight information on your business. You may again go to Format box to change the color of the box, change the type of border for the box, add color background for the box, and change the font colors.
Fonts, Sizing and Color Fonts Sizes Colors for fonts/text
Helpful Tips Be sure to save your work periodically. You don’t want to lose all your hard work if you should have a power surge or failure! Printing. Once finished with designing your brochure, print the brochure off. To make multiple copies of the brochure on a copier, simply tape the two sheets together and set your copier on double sided print. Color. If you would like to print your brochure in color, you may want to print it on a color copier, but many times it is less expensive to go to a business that makes color copies. Color Paper. For your brochure to stand out, consider running your copies on colored paper. Location, Location, Location. Consider adding a map or specific directions to your business. Remember you are advertising your business to someone that may not know the area. Make it easy for them to find you! Information courtesy of the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau BWiles07