Your brochure is your first "meeting" with the public, and you want to make a good impression. Look at sample brochures in stores and online to get an idea of styles and layouts. Once you've decided on a style, sketch out how your brochure will look and what it will say. You're now ready to make your brochure.

When making a brochure with Microsoft Word 2007 you can either do it manually or with a Word template. Here's how to make a brochure manually [source: Create a Brochure Manually]:

  1. Start Word 2007. A new document will open.
  2. Make sure Print Layout view is selected at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the Page Layout tab on the ribbon.
  4. Click Columns and select the number of columns.
  5. Click Orientation and select Landscape.
  6. Click Custom Margins and specify top and bottom margins of 0.5 inches (1.27 centimeters) and left and right margins of 0.25 inches (0.63 centimeters).
  7. Click OK.
  8. Place the cursor in the first column of the brochure.
  9. Click the Page Layout tab on the ribbon.
  10. Select Breaks and then click Column.
  11. Repeat steps 10 and 11 for each column except the last one.
  12. Select Save As to save the brochure and give it a name.
  13. Add text and graphics in each column. Don't forget to save your brochure periodically.
  14. Check the spelling and grammar, and then save your brochure one final time.

Here's how to make a brochure from a Word template [source: Using a Brochure Template]:

  1. Start Word 2007.
  2. Click the Office button and select New to open the New Document window.
  3. Select Brochure in the list of templates in the left panel. The brochure templates will be displayed in the center panel.
  4. Click each brochure to view a sample in the right panel.
  5. Select the template you want and click Download.
  6. Select Save As to save the brochure and give it a name.
  7. Replace the text in each column with your own content, inserting graphics where appropriate. Don't forget to save the brochure periodically.
  8. Check the spelling and grammar, and save the brochure one last time.