Brochure Designs by Graphics
Do-it-yourself template is designed to provide an easy, quick, and low-cost solution for a small production of brochures.
Saving the Brochure template to your computer
Open your web browser and enter http://communications.lakeheadu.ca. Click on "Download templates." Find "Brochure Template" from the template list and click "Download."
You will be prompted to log in to Web Advisor using your username and password. Enter your username and password then click "Login." A download dialogue box appears, click "Save." Select where you would like the document to be saved, determined by changing the "Save in" option.
Save the template to your selected destination by clicking "Save."
How to use the template
Replace template text with yours
To change any of the template text, highlight the words or area of words that you want to replace and start typing.
Insert faculty name/department of
Highlight the text "faculty name/department of" and start typing. The text should be replaced with your typing.
Change Brochure title and subtitle
Highlight the words "Brochure Title" and start typing. Brochure title should be replaced with your typing. The same works to remove "Brochure Subtitle" and add your own subtitle.
Delete brochure subtitle
If no brochure subtitle is required, highlight the words "Brochure Subtitle" and click delete. If you chose not to have a subtitle, you will need to resize the title box (the yellow background). To do this, click on the yellow background, place your cursor over one of the circles at the top or bottom, left click, and move the cursor up or down to resize the box while keeping the left mouse button down.
How to remove borders around text
It is important that the borders (text boxes) remain in their position to ensure proper placement on brochure when folded.
Left click on the coloured border. The border should get a wider border that is black/grey and has circles in the corners and at certain points around the box. Then right click on the border and choose "Format Text Box" from the selections. On the tab colours and lines, the middle pane refers to the borders. Click on the drop down list for colours and choose the top option "No line." Click "OK."
When the text is too long for the box
When the text is too long for the box it will continue to write below the area of your view. It is up to you to edit and ensure that all the body copy is in the viewable area.
"I want to make a new heading"
To make a new heading, write the new heading, highlight it, click on the drop down box for styles, and select the style named "Heading Text."
"I want to make a new secondary heading"
To make a new secondary heading, write the new heading, highlight it, click on the drop down box for styles, and select the style named "Heading 4."
How to Replace Images
Prepare the image you want to use with an image editor. For print purposes the selected image must be a high-resolution image (300dpi or higher.) For a minimal fee, you can choose images from the Graphics Department's library of over 800 images.
Know where on your computer the image file is stored. Click on the image you want to replace. Click on "Insert" from the word menu, find "Picture" and "From File." Browse your computer and find the image you want to use, select the image and click "Insert."