How to Make a Brochure

By Diane Dilov-Schultheis

Brochures are utilized for a number of reasons. Businesses make brochures to advertise products, services, specials, or an event such as an open house. A brochure may also be used to get the word out about a new product, service or location. Individuals make brochures for events and special occasions. Making a brochure only requires a few supplies and very little time.

Things You'll Need

  • MS WordPaperPicturesInformation

Step 1

Come up with a plan. Consider what you want to include in your brochure. Draw a rough draft or list the important elements to incorporate into your brochure. If you want to include pictures, graphics or clip art, make sure it's accessible on your computer. Save pictures or graphics in a format compatible with MS Word.

Step 2

Open Microsoft Word. Click on "New" on the menu bar under "File" to open the Design Wizard, if it does not open automatically. Select the "Publications" tab. Highlight "Brochure", then click on "OK" to open the document.

Step 3

Save a copy of your brochure. Click on "Save As" found under "File." Name your brochure. If desired, change the location of the saved brochure. Click on "Save."

Step 4

Read the tips, ideas and instructions on the sample brochure. Look over the various sections for helpful tips to help you customize your brochure.

Step 5

Customize your brochure. Highlight a section and type your details in place of the sample text. Adjust the size, style and color of the font. Highlight and delete any sections you do not wish to include on your brochure. Make any necessary edits in each section of the brochure.

Step 6

Add pictures or graphics to the brochure. Click on "Picture" located under "Insert" on the menu bar. Locate the image or graphic on your computer and click "Insert".

Step 7

Review your brochure. Look for any errors, and make all final changes. Save the brochure after all alterations have been made.

Step 8

Print your brochure. Always print a single copy to proof it prior to printing multiple copies. Practice inserting the paper correctly into your printer for the back of the brochure, to be certain it prints accurately.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use sturdy or photo-quality paper for professional looking brochures. Fold the brochure like a letter, using a tri-fold method.