Create an Effective Pamphlet for Your Project
If you need to create a trifold brochure for a class project, you need to make effective use of your space.
If you are using school computers, we have Microsoft Office 2010.
If you open Word and Click on File, select New and scroll down until you see Brochures and Booklets. Here are a variety of templates for you to use.
If you want to work on this at home, make sure you choose File Type: Microsoft Word 97/2003/XP (.doc) as your file format. (The automatic extension is .docx, which may not be compatible with older versions of Word.)
You can also download versions of templates from various free sites by searching Google for microsoft office brochure templates.
Please review these sites for tips on making the most use of your limited space in a brochure. Keep in mind that your teacher will have specific requirements you must comply with (e.g. pictures, citing sources, etc.) that may not be addressed in these articles.
Using Images in Brochures
If your brochure is to be handed in only to your teacher, you can be freer with the material you choose to use, as long as you credit it.
If however, you post your brochure online, you will need to be aware of copyright law which may prohibit you from distributing other works electronically.
Use free clip art that comes on your computer.
If you are using the school computer, go to Insert, Clip Art. Click on Include Office.com to get the most options.
To save your brochure as a PDF (portable document format) which preserves your formatting, in Word, choose File, Save As, My Computer, select your server name, name file, and change Save Type As to PDF (from the drop-down menu). Do not save to the desktop!! Also, save a copy as a ..doc or .docx so you can make changes if necessary. PDFs are not editable once they have been created.