You might be leading your business into having most of its enterprise online through social media marketing, flash sales, tweets, and Facebook, but there’s still value in being able to place marketing collateral into the hands of a prospective customer or partner. Design your custom leaflets using Microsoft Publisher it is easy and it’s effective, where they’re called brochures, and get the word out about your amazing new business in a very tangible way. With A5 leaflets, you’re never tied down to an individual network connection, slow speeds or any competition from pop-ups. Instead, Publisher’s quick-to-create brochure templates are given to you in custom handouts to promote in real time.
Step 1 : Open Publisher and click the “Brochures” button, the first option under “Most Popular” under “Available Templates.” Scroll through the different designs and double-click one that best suits your business style or corporate branding. Note that every template is fully customizable.
Step 2 : Review the “Page Navigation” column on the left side of the screen or use the scroll bar to check both pages of the brochure, which represent the brochure’s two sides.
Step 3 : Click on the business information section text boxes on the brochure, which may be in the middle panel of the first page depending on the template you chose. Highlight and type over the placeholder address, phone numbers, website and email address with your own. You may also wish to use this spot to add your social networking tags, hours of operation and other ways customers may contact you.
Step 4 : Right-click the placeholder logo on the brochure, which is usually right above the contact information text boxes on the same panel. Choose “Change Picture” on the menu and click “Change Picture” again from the fly-out menu. Browse to your corporate logo and double-click it. If desired, drag the logo into place on the brochure.
Step 5 : Click the main title box on the brochure, which is usually the right side panel of the first page. Type the text, such as information about one of your executive partners, a catchy slogan or information about a new product or service. Repeat the process to type over all the placeholder heading boxes. To delete a heading box, click it and press the “Delete” key.
Step 6 : Click inside the placeholder article boxes on the brochure, which is in most cases represented by Latin text. Type over the text with your own. You can also copy and paste text from an existing document into the Publisher text boxes. Repeat until all text boxes are filled or deleted from the two pages.
Step 7 : Right-click one of the template pictures and repeat the “Change Picture” process to browse to pictures of your products, employees or other images to include in the brochure. You can also simply delete the picture, click the “Insert” tab, click the “Clip Art” button and search for and insert images that better suit your leaflet’s subject matter. Repeat to change out all of the images on the brochure.
Step 8 : Click the “Page Design” tab. Hover the cursor over the four-block sets of color in the “Schemes” portion of the ribbon. Note how the colors on the brochure change. Choose one that suits your corporate color scheme or matches the theme of the brochure.
Step 9 : Click the “File” tab. Click “Save As.” Give the leaflet a filename in the “File name” text box and click the “File” button.