How to Make a Newsletter on a Mac

By K.C. Winslow

The graphic design applications professionals use to create documents such as newsletters are too expensive and complicated for the average home user. Pages, the word processing program included on Mac computers, has 14 pre-installed newsletter templates. These templates allow you to create a customized newsletter with a professional look.

Step 1

Open Pages. Click on “Newsletters” on the left side of the “Template Chooser” window.

Step 2

Hover your cursor over the template thumbnails to preview the interior pages. If you would like to view larger thumbnails, adjust the slide bar at the bottom of the window. Click on a template thumbnail to select it. Press “Choose” to open the newsletter template as a document.

Step 3

Open the “Insert” menu at the top of the screen. Highlight “Pages” and select from the list of options to add your desired number of pages to the template. You can add more pages at any time.

Step 4

Double-click on the placeholder text in the document and start typing to replace the text with your own.

Step 5

Click on the “Media” icon in the upper right corner of the window. Select the “Photos” tab to access your iPhoto library. Drag images from the “Media” window to the newsletter and drop them over the placeholder images. You can drag images to the newsletter from any other application in the same way.

Step 6

Click the “Inspector” icon in the upper right corner of the window. Select the “Graphics” tab. Click on a graphic element in the newsletter, such as a colored box. Use the “Fill” drop-down menu to make adjustments to the color of the graphic element.