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  • 1. A Few Quick Tips on To Help Make Your Brochures Great! Prepared by: Paula Trapani-Wiener Librarian, LRMS
  • 2. Publisher
    • The most “different” of the Microsoft Office programs
    • Some features are similar to Word and PowerPoint, but other features are VERY different.
  • 3. Brochures
    • If you are asked to make a 3-panel brochure, here are a few things you should know…
  • 4. In Publisher…
  • 5. Your Template
    • I created a template for you to easily “fill in the blanks” instead of starting from scratch.
    • It already includes the text boxes you need along with instructions on what to put in these text boxes.
    • Here’s how to save it:
  • 6. Go to class project page. First, click “ Library ” from LR Homepage.
  • 7. Then, click “ Class Projects ” here.
  • 8. Once you’re here, scroll down to Social Studies: 7 th Grade, and click “Middle Passage & Slavery Brochure.”
  • 9. Once you’re here, click “Publisher Template.”
  • 10. Click this link first, then click Save in the pop-up window.
  • 11. Click the pull-down arrow and select “My Documents” as the destination. Then click “Save.”
  • 12. Now, you’re ready to make changes to this template!
    • Double-click “My Documents” and find the new document you just downloaded called “ Middle Passage Template .”
  • 13. Editing the Template
    • You may want to change the “theme” or design layout from the one that I used—
      • Do this FIRST (before you start typing in information or adding photos).
      • Changing the layout/colors may affect the placement of text boxes, etc. So it’s better to do that before you have actual info. in the text boxes.
      • Click “Brochure Options” and/or “Color Schemes” in the gray area at the left.
  • 14.  
  • 15. By clicking Brochure Options, you’ll have new designs to choose from.
  • 16. Your Brochure
    • Publisher wants you to see the whole page at once, but that means that the font may be difficult to read.
    • To enlarge the document, just click either the magnifying glass with a plus sign in it or select a % greater than 66%.
  • 17.  
  • 18. Your Brochure cont’d
    • A 3-panel brochure has 2 pages.
    • Small 1 and 2 in lower left corner of document.
    • Page 1 includes the cover page, but it is actually “last” or furthest to the right.
    • This looks “wrong,” but trust me—it’s right! It will be perfect once it’s printed out and folded. 
  • 19. We are now looking at page 1. Front cover
  • 20. We are now looking at page 2.
  • 21.
    • Please don’t hesitate to ask questions while you’re working! 
  • 22. Presentation Created By: Paula Trapani-Wiener Librarian Lawrence Road Middle School