How to make a brochure on open office

Written by shawnte pierce
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Brochures are an effective promotional tool for many businesses and non-profit organisations. Using Open Office to create a brochure can be a bit daunting, because Open Office doesn't have templates to facilitate brochure creation, but it can be done.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Open Office 3.0
  • Printer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Open Office Writer application.

  2. 2

    Type the entire text of the inside of your brochure.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Format" menu option.

  4. 4

    Select the "Page" option.

  5. 5

    Select the "Page" tab if it is not already selected.

  6. 6

    Change the page orientation from portrait to landscape.

  7. 7

    Change the margins to 0.75 inch.

  8. 8

    Click the "Format" menu option.

  9. 9

    Select the "Columns" option.

  10. 10

    Select the icon representing the three-column display.

  11. 11

    Apply any graphics (such as pictures) and any additional formatting that you desire.

  12. 12

    Open a new document.

  13. 13

    Repeat Steps 2 through 12 for the other side of your brochure.

  1. 1

    Open the Open Office Writer application.

  2. 2

    Repeat Steps 3 through 8 of Section 1.

  3. 3

    Type the heading or title of your brochure for the inside cover.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Insert" menu option.

  5. 5

    Select the "Table" option.

  6. 6

    Input data to create a three-column-by-one-row table.

  7. 7

    De-select the border box.

  8. 8

    Click "OK."

  9. 9

    Write the text for each separate column of the brochure.

  10. 10

    Apply any formatting or graphics you desire.

  11. 11

    Open a new document with the same page dimensions by repeating Steps 2 through 7.

  12. 12

    Repeat Steps 9 through 15 for the outside cover of your brochure.

Tips and warnings

  • Practice different formatting and graphics to make your brochure stand out.
  • While Open Office Writer is similar to MS Word, it does not contain the same functionality. Therefore, do not expect your formatting to have the same results you would have using MS Word.

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