How to Create a 6 Panel Brochure

by Audra Bianca; Updated September 26, 2017
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Creating a six panel brochure is easy if you have Microsoft Word 2007 or an earlier version of Word. This tutorial provides easy steps for creating a brochure if you prefer to select a template from the Microsoft website. An alternative is to find a template under the "New" document tab on your computer version of Microsoft Word 2007.

Items you will need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Microsoft Word 2007 or older
  • Printer
  • Printer paper
  • Pictures
  • Logos
  • Written content

Obtain Template

Step 1

Go to Office.Microsoft.com and search for "Templates" or click on the "Templates" tab.

Step 2

In the "Templates" search box, type this search phrase: "six panel brochure."

Step 3

Click twice (or double-click) on the icon for the brochure style you like the best. The template will download to the hard drive of your laptop or personal computer.

Fill In Content

Step 1

Some brochure templates in the tri-fold style (with 6 panels) include default computer graphics, preformatted headings and fonts, dividers and formatted text boxes. After you decide on color or black-and-white, choose where to add content in the template.

Step 2

Add photos in photo boxes or add your own "Picture" option from the "Insert" menu in Microsoft Word 2007.

Step 3

Add text in text boxes. Add your own text in predetermined or custom font styles by choosing the "Text Box" tab on the "Insert" menu.

Step 4

Add your company logo, news articles, descriptions of the organization and captions for photos.

Tips

  • -If you choose a template on Microsoft Office Online, be sure to select a template that works with the version of Microsoft Word on your computer. -Some templates are for Microsoft Publisher. Do not download a Publisher template if you do not have this software on your computer.

About the Author

Audra Bianca has been writing professionally since 2007, with her work covering a variety of subjects and appearing on various websites. Her favorite audiences to write for are small-business owners and job searchers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Public Administration from a Florida public university.

Photo Credits

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