How to Make a Double-Sided Brochure on Word

By Linda Wyndom

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.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Click the "Office" button.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Click "Page Layout," "Columns" and "Three."

Step 6

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

Step 7

Click "Insert" and "Page Break."

Step 8

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

Click "Save."

Step 11

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

Step 12

Click "3 Column Brochure" and "OK."

Step 13

Type and edit your brochure.

Step 14

Save the brochure as a document.

Step 15

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

Step 16

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

Step 17

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

Step 18

Click "OK."

Step 19

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 20

Repeat Steps 15 and 16.

Step 21

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

Step 22

Click "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • Microsoft Office comes preloaded with many design templates, including brochure styles. You might wish to consider using an existing template and modify the design to your needs.
  • It's a good idea to test your paper printing direction on your printer since there are many different models printing with different methods.