Brochure Project Instructions
Students click on the download link for the Brochure template. (Below) (Read the instructions first!)
Refer to a printed and folded example of the brochure to help students figure out how to layout their content.
It might be wise to have examples for each student so that they can see where to put their text so that it appears in the correct order in the brochure.
Students should save often! Remember that students should not save to their desktops but rather to their Y drive.
We do not have a duplexing printer, so unless you run all of the student work through the copier, you will have to glue/tape the two “pages” of the brochure back-to-back to get the complete brochure.
Note that if text overflows a page, it may not go to the appropriate next page! The template is setup like columns and the text “snakes for one column to the next which is not how the brochure will read when folded!
NOTES FOR PICTURES!
Remember that it's a black/white printer! So pick images that will make sense in black/white.
Images from the web should be saved first, to the student computer before inserting into the brochure.
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE, OR DRAG AND DROP, IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET DIRECTLY INTO THE BROCHURE. (see below)
Given the choice, pick the larger of two pictures, remember that large on the screen does not translate to large on the printed page.
Right-click on the picture that you wish to save and select “Save image as ...” from the menu that appears. Note that the default location is the desktop, but pay attention to where you are saving it so that you can find it again when you want to insert it.
In Word put the cursor where you want to insert the picture and click on the Insert menu item at the top of the screen. Select “Picture” and then slide over to select “From File ...” Navigate to where you saved the picture and click on it and click “Open” to insert it.
Resize pictures by clicking on them (they are already highlighted if you just inserted them) and dragging a corner. You shouldn't try to make the picture bigger as it's quality will decrease.
SAVE OFTEN!! ESPECIALLY BEFORE INSERTING PICTURES! That way if the insertion causes a weird shift in everything you can close the document and not save and then reopen it to the previous saved state.
Ctrl + Z undoes the last thing you did!
Here is a template for a tri-fold brochure for MS Word (Windows labs)
It is made using text boxes that can be adjusted to accommodate the text. Pictures can be inserted outside the and inline with the text boxes .