How to Make a Double-Sided Brochure on Word

With all the expensive desktop publishing software available, you can still make your own double-sided brochures with Microsoft Word. The desktop publishing software are specialized to help you work with a professional printing company. Microsoft Word might not have those specialized features, but it it can be used to design a brochure. It's best to create the template first and then you can reuse the template. These instructions work best with Word version 2007.

...
Make brochures from your computer.

Step

Open Microsoft Word.

Step

Click the "Office" button.

Step

Click “My Templates” from the Templates column, then “Blank Document” and “OK."

Step

Click “Page Layout,” “Orientation” and “Landscape."

Step

Click “Page Layout,” “Columns” and “Three.”

Step

Click “Page Layout," “Margins” and “Narrow” (making margins of 0.5 inches on the top, bottom, left and right).

Step

Click “Insert” and “Page Break.”

Step

Click the "Office" button, “Save As,” “Word Template,” “Microsoft Documents” (in the left column titled Organize) and “Templates.”

Step

Type the brochure template file name (for example, “3 Column Brochure").

Step

Click “Save."

Step

Click the "Office" button, “New,” “My Templates” and a new window appears.

Step

Click “3 Column Brochure” and “OK."

Step

Type and edit your brochure.

Step

Save the brochure as a document.

Step

Click the "Office" button, and "Print."

Step

Select "Pages" from the "Page range" section of the Print dialog.

Step

Type in the number "1" next to "Pages" in the box provided.

Step

Click "OK."

Step

Take the printed page from the printer and replace it back in the paper feed bin or manual sheet feed slot, taking care to reverse the page.

Step

Repeat Steps 15 and 16.

Step

Type in the number "2" next to "Pages" in the box provided.

Step

Click "OK."