Chapter 9. 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, or your zombie apocalypse survival plan. 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.

Word 2013 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.


If you’ve caught the blogging bug, you can even use Word to write posts and upload them directly. Supported blog hosting sites include Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, SharePoint Blog, and more. Check out online Appendix A, “From Word to Blog,” on this book’s Missing CD page ( for the full scoop.

Newsletters and Brochures

Word makes it super easy 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 takes you backstage to show you a staggering array of available ...

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