Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Desktop and Web Publishing
Desktop and Web
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.
Note: 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 topic’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 Office.com Templates section, click either the
Brochures or the Newsletters folder.
The page changes to show you available templates. Scroll through them and click any
design to see a preview of it in the right pane. When you find one you like, click