How to Make a Tri-fold Brochure

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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.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Computer
  • Printer

Step 1

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-inch, landscape) or type in "3-fold brochure" in the search window. Double click it to open.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Highlight the text of the first headline, "How to Create A Brochure," then 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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • Run a spell and grammar check on your work.Always save the competed form for future use.