Many people use Microsoft Publisher when they need to create a booklet. Publisher is definitely a great application to use for many types of desktop publishing. However, if you don't have access to Publisher, or you simply feel more comfortable using Microsoft Word, take heart. You can learn to make many quality publications using Word. For example, by printing two pages on one paper, you can create a small booklet. Use it to print up a personalised book for your toddler, jot down a collection of poetry or quotes, or come up with your own unique idea.
Using Microsoft Word, open a new, blank document. To open a new document you can go to the "File" menu, click "New" and then choose "Blank Document". You can also click the "Blank Document" icon on the toolbar; or use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+N".
Click on "File" in the toolbar, and choose "Page Setup". The "Page Setup" dialogue box will open. Click on the "Margins" tab.
Go to the "Orientation" section of the "Margins" tab and select "Landscape" by clicking on it. This will give you two smaller, wider pages side by side, instead of two long, skinny pages.
Go to the "Pages" section and pull down the drop down menu next to "Multiple Pages". Choose "2 Pages Per Sheet" and click "OK".
Click "View" on the toolbar. Click "Print Layout". This will show you the area of one side of your printed piece of paper. Keep in mind that two of these pages will print, side by side, on each sheet of paper. When you are finished entering your information, click the "Print Preview" button on your toolbar, or go to the "File" menu and choose "Print Preview". If it looks good, print and enjoy.
If you have a duplex printer, choose the "two-sided, flip on short edge" option in your printer's properties. If you do not have a duplex printer, refer to your printer's manual.
Tips and warnings
- If you have a duplex printer, choose the "two-sided, flip on short edge" option in your printer's properties. If you do not have a duplex printer, refer to your printer's manual.