How to Make a Tri-fold Brochure

Creating a tri-fold brochure is useful for everyday work whether you're setting up for the PTA or for a business promotion. Tri-fold brochures offer information coverage in an encapsulated form. Brochures make great newsletters for organizations to get the word out and the folds allow it to be stapled or taped closed for mailing simplicity.

How to Make a Tri-fold Brochure

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Open Microsoft Word. Select New Document. Choose Brochures. You will find a wide variety of brochure templates. To create a basic tri-fold, select Business brochure (8 1/2 x 11 landscape) or type in 3 fold brochure in the search window. Double click it to open.

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Read the instructions. The brochure template features instructions that tell you how to replace the text with your own. The template has present columns and paragraph styles that simplify your creation.

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Highlight the text of the first headline "How to Create A Brochure" replace it with the headline of your choosing. Highlight the text below it and fill in the necessary information. Repeat this process in each column.

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Insert your own pictures. You can do this by clicking on the picture you wish to replace. Once it is highlighted, move up to the tool bar and click insert. Choose picture. Locate the picture on your hard drive and choose it. It will replace the picture you have highlighted with your chosen picture.

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Proofread the brochure when you are complete. Be certain you have replaced all the template text with your own text. Delete any extraneous. When ready, print it out. Be prepared to use double-sided printing in order to create the folds properly. Proof the hard copy and make any necessary changes.