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Microsoft Publisher 2007

Creating a Brochure

Publisher is excellent for creating brochures. The Publisher window contains many parts that work together to make creating this type of publication easy. Publisher has many pre-formatted brochure designs to choose from. This document suggests the use of one of these templates.

return to topPlanning

As with any publication, when you are creating a brochure, taking time to do some planning at the start can facilitate the process and improve your finished product. For more information, refer to Creating a Publication: Process Overview.

return to topUsing a Brochure Template

The easiest way to create a brochure using Publisher is to use a template. A template offers a quick layout solution that does not need extensive formatting. However, if you would like to create a brochure with more originality, once a template is selected, you may delete any of the pre-placed objects and generate a style of your own. For more information on working with templates, refer to Using Templates.

  1. If you are not brought to the Getting Started with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 screen, from the File menu, select New...
    The Getting Started with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 screen appears.

  2. From the Popular Publication Types section, click BROCHURESBrochure button
    A list of brochure templates is displayed.

  3. OPTIONAL: From the Brochures sublist, select the type of design you would like to create 
    HINT: To see the templates more closely or to shrink the templates to view more options at once, at the bottom of the screen, use the Zoom bar or buttons to adjust the size of the thumbnails.

  4. Select the desired brochure template
    A preview of the selected brochure appears in the right pane of the window.

  5. To customize the appearance of the brochure, select the desired options

Color Scheme
Provides a gallery of pre-selected color combinations that can be applied to the brochure.

Font Scheme
Provides a list of pre-selected font combinations that can be applied to the brochure.

Business Information
Allows you to enter contact information to be included on the brochure, or select previously entered information.

Page Size
Allows you to select a 3- or 4-panel brochure layout.

Adds a pre-formatted form (e.g., an order form) to the brochure.

  1. To add business or personal contact information to the brochure,
    1. In the Customize section, from the Business Information pull-down list, select Create New...
      The Create New Business Information Set dialog box appears.

      Be sure to click directly on the words within the pull-down list.
      If you skip this step, you can edit the section of your brochure dedicated to contact information directly in the brochure, but the information will not be saved to use in future brochures.
    2. Complete the dialog box as appropriate » click SAVE
      The new information is applied to your brochure and is saved for use in future brochures.

  2. Click CREATE

  3. To add your text, click within a text box and begin typing

  4. To alter the graphics, make any desired changes
    HINT: For more information on adding, deleting, or modifying graphics, refer to Working with Graphics.

  5. OPTIONAL: From the Format Publication task pane, select additional options
    To display the options for each category, beside the desired category, clickDouble arrow.
    At this point, from the Brochure Options section, you may change the size of the paper.

  6. Make any additional changes, insertions, or deletions to format your brochure

  7. To save the changes to the document,
    1. From the File menu, select Save As...
      The Save As dialog box appears.
    2. From the Save in pull-down list, select a saving location
    3. In the File name text box, type a name for the document
    4. Click SAVE

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