Chapter 8. Desktop and Web Publishing

Some documents, like a personal journal, are meant for you alone. Others are meant for public consumption: a sales brochure, a website, that memo to extraterrestrials you’ve been working on. When you create a document for the public at large, you want it to look professional—well laid out and attractively designed. Word is ready to help.

The program offers plenty of tools for designing publications, whether you’re publishing on paper or on the Web. Choose from a large array of predesigned templates for creating newsletters and brochures, or use columns and text boxes to lay out your own. If you’re designing a website, you can create it in Word and save it as an HTML file (the format that tells web browsers how to display a file); this chapter gives you step-by-step instructions for creating a document that will look sharp as a web page.


Bloggers can even use Word to write posts and upload them directly from Word. Check out the online Appendix B, “From Word to Your Blog,” on this book’s Missing CD page for the full scoop.

Newsletters and Brochures

Word makes it super-easy for you to lay out newsletters and brochures by providing a rich, varied collection of templates that you can use or modify for your own publication. To choose one, select File→New (Alt, F, N), which opens the Available Templates page Backstage. In the Templates section, click either the Brochures or the Newsletters folder.

The page changes to show you available templates. ...

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