How to Create a Bi-Fold Document in Word

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How to Create a Bi-Fold Document in Word
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Included with the Microsoft Office software suite, Microsoft Word is a word-processing application that allows you to make edits to print-formatted documents such as letters, envelopes, labels and forms. Microsoft Word 2007 and Word 2010 also give you the ability to define specialised formats, including bi-folding publications that can be used as brochures or programs. Once you understand how to set the proper options, creating a bifold document in Word becomes a quick task.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "File" or "Office" button near the top-left corner of the Microsoft Word window, select "New" and then double-click the "Blank document" option.

  2. 2

    Select the "Page Layout" tab near the top of the Microsoft Word window. Click the "Orientation" button and select "Landscape."

  3. 3

    Click the "Size" button and select your preferred document size from the resulting menu. To define a custom size, click "More Paper Sizes," enter your preferred width and height in the corresponding fields and click "OK." Click the "Columns" button and select "Two."

  4. 4

    Click the "Margins" button and select your preferred margin settings from the resulting menu. To define a custom set of margins, click "Custom Margins," enter your preferred values in the "Top," "Bottom," "Left" and "Right" fields and click "OK."

  5. 5

    Add the content for the back cover of the document in the left-hand column on the first page. Once complete, click the "Breaks" button on the Page Layout tab near the top of the window and select "Column."

  6. 6

    Add the content for the front cover of the document in the right-hand column on the first page. Once complete, click the "Breaks" button and select "Page."

  7. 7

    Add the content for the inside-left portion of the document in the left-hand column on the newly created second page. Once complete, click the "Breaks" button and select "Column."

  8. 8

    Add the content for the inside-right portion of the document in the right-hand column on the second page.

  9. 9

    Click the "File" or "Office" button and select "Save." Give the file a name, select a save location and then click "Save" to confirm your choices and save your bifold document.

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