Creating a 3-column brochure in Microsoft Word one containing descriptive or advertising material
Instructions for Brochure using Microsoft Word • Open Microsoft Word through Citrix • Change page setup from “portrait” to “landscape”. File>Page setup>orientation>landscape • Change margins (left, right, bottom, and top) to .5” File>Page setup>margins to .5”
To create columns… • Format>columns>three>apply to Whole Document>even width>line between. • In our brochure, we will create 3 columns.
To insert a picture or graphic… • Choose Insert>picture>from file, clip art, etc. • OR simply copy and paste the picture into the document • Copy/Paste does not always work well in a publishing program
To format a picture in a document… • To format picture, line, graphic, etc., right click on the object, choose Format>picture. • Choose layout tab>tight or square>advanced>remove checkmark beside “move object with text.” • Then press OK and OK.
To format a drop-cap… • To format a drop cap, select the letter to be dropped then … • format>drop cap>dropped>3 lines>change font if necessary.
To insert a line… • To insert a solid line, dotted line, or dashed, use the drawing toolbar at the bottom of the window, click on line tool. • Draw line across the “Create drawing here” box. • Hint: use “shift” key to keep line straight.
To format the line… • Point to the line until you get the four-headed arrow. • Right click the line and click “format autoshape” choice • Choose the layout tab, tight or square,advanced, remove checkmark beside “move object with text.”
More line formatting… • Choose color and lines tab to change the color, size, style and weight of the line • To shorten or lengthen the line, use dots at each end
How to save pictures for brochure… • Because we are creating our brochure using Microsoft Word through Citrix, our pictures must be saved in our Citrix folder. • Create a folder in your 1st 9 weeks folder called “Brochure”.
Saving pictures continued… • Name the picture something you’ll recognize without having to open it. • Then save your pictures inside the “Brochure” folder.
To shade behind a paragraph… • Select the paragraph that you’d like to shade behind. • Choose Format>Borders and shading • Click on the Shading tab • Choose a color that will complement your paragraph text.