Microsoft Word is essential for anyone doing any kind of work with documents. Word has been around for so long, it’s impossible to imagine working in an office, school, or any other kind of digital work without it.
Although most users only use the most basic features that Microsoft Word has to offer, they don’t realize the possibilities they are missing out on. In addition to the ability to open, view, and edit documents, Word gives you the ability to design greeting cards, generate barcodes, and create your own booklets among many other things.
So create a brochure in Microsoft Word, both manually and using one of the built-in templates.
Note: The screenshot is from Microsoft Word for macOS.
How to create a booklet with a Word template
Using Microsoft Word templates can save you time and effort when working on your documents. Whether you’re working on a brochure for your school project or for a popular event in town, you can find the right template in Word’s free templates collection so you don’t have to start from scratch.
To create a booklet using Microsoft Word templates, follow the steps below.
- Open a new Microsoft Word document.
- From Word’s menu, select File > New from the template.
- In the Word Document Library window, you’ll see a standard selection of the most popular templates.
- Find Search bar in the upper right corner of the window and enter booklet to search for patterns. You can also use different keywords, like Event or school project to peruse other themed templates that may better suit your needs.
- When you find the template you want to use, select Create (or Choose if you are using an earlier version of Word).
- Word will then download your template and you can start working on your booklet.
- Once you’re done, select File > Save as to save your booklet.
You can customize the selected template right inside the Word document before you start working on your booklet to better suit your needs.
How to create a booklet in Word manually
If you don’t find a suitable template, you can create a booklet in Word from scratch using a special booklet page setting – the Folding Book layout. This layout allows you to easily create and print a booklet that is ready to be folded or bound.
To create a booklet in Word manually, follow the steps below.
- Open a new Microsoft Word document.
- Select page Presentation navigation.
- Select the small arrow icon in the bottom right corner of the tab to open it Settings page Windows.
- In the Page Setup window, follow the link Profit > Many pages > Folding book.
- Change page Orientation arrive Scenery if it doesn’t change automatically.
- Below Profityou can also set the appropriate value of ditch – the capacity that you want to leave for binding.
- Open Paper tab and select Paper size if you want to resize your booklet. Note that the physical size of the booklet is half the paper size that you have set up.
- In the Layout tab, you can further edit the look of your booklet. For example, you can add a border to every page by following the path Settings page > Presentation > Border.
- When you are satisfied with all measurements, choose Okay. If you decide to perform formatting after adding content to your booklet, you’ll see the text formatted automatically.
If, when you’re done adding content to your booklet, you find the document too long, you can split it up into multiple volumes and then clump them together after printing. You can choose how many pages to print on each booklet Profit > Pages > Sheets per booklet.
How to print a booklet in Word
If you’ve used one of Word’s free templates to create a brochure, printing it out is super easy. The booklet templates are designed to ensure correct page orientation when you print them on both sides of the paper. All you have to do to print your booklet is choose File > Print.
If you choose to do the booklet manually from scratch, you’ll need to check your print settings first to make sure you’re printing on both sides of the paper and flip it correctly to keep the page orientation correct.
After you choose File > Print, check if your printer supports automatic printing on both sides. In that case, under Setting option Duplexing. Then choose Flip the paper to the width to make sure you don’t print the second side of each page upside down.
If your printer does not support automatic printing on both sides, select Manual printing on both sides and manually return the pages to the printer as needed. In this case, you will have to manually turn the sheets on the short side to keep the page orientation correct.
Create your own booklet in Word from Scratch
Once you know how to use Microsoft Word, you can get really creative with it and use it to do more than just open and edit text documents. In addition to making your own greeting cards and booklets, you can also Use Word to practice drawing and improve your art skills.
Have you used Word to create booklets before? Which method did you use? Share your Microsoft Word knowledge with us in the comments section below.