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Dianne
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint?
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I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a brochure. I do
not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you lead me in the general
direction?
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Ute Simon
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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>I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a brochure. I do
> not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you lead me in the general
> direction?

Why do you ant to use PowerPoint? Use Word or Publisher instead, they are
much more suited for printed material.

Best regards,
Ute

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David M. Marcovitz
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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=?Utf-8?B?RGlhbm5l?= wrote in


> I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a brochure.
> I do not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you lead me in the
> general direction?

I rarely ignore Steve's advice, but I would lean toward Word for this task.
I have some instructions on my Web site for my class Introduction to
Educational Technology:

http://www.loyola.edu/edudept/facstaff/marcovitz/et605/

Look under the Newsletters section. The instructions for creating a Nature
Walk Field Guide are for a bi-fold (not a standard tri-fold brochure), but
they should get you started. I suppose a lot of the same techniques could
be used in PowerPoint to do the same thing (some of them might even be
easier), but I've never tried to create a brochure with PowerPoint.

--David

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Director of Graduate Programs in Educational Technology
Loyola College in Maryland
Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators_
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Steve Rindsberg
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In article , Dianne wrote:
> I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a brochure. I do
> not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you lead me in the general
> direction?

The best general direction would be away from PowerPoint and towards Publisher
or another desktop publishing program if at all possible. PowerPoint's not
really meant for publishing work like brochures and such.

On the other hand, given a choice between PPT and Word, I'd opt for PPT any
day.



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Steve Rindsberg
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In article , Ute Simon wrote:
> >I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a brochure. I do
> > not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you lead me in the general
> > direction?
>
> Why do you ant to use PowerPoint? Use Word or Publisher instead, they are
> much more suited for printed material.

Careful there, ma'am.

Trying to do a complex, layout-intensive document in Word could lead to intense
frustration. The user might become so enraged that he or she kicks the nearest
dog or cat. We have laws against cruelty to animals in this country. You
could get in big trouble just for *suggesting* such a thing.




And of course .... Wink


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Steve Rindsberg
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In article , David M.
Marcovitz wrote:
> =?Utf-8?B?RGlhbm5l?= wrote in
>
>
> > I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a brochure.
> > I do not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you lead me in the
> > general direction?
>
> I rarely ignore Steve's advice, but I would lean toward Word for this task.
> I have some instructions on my Web site for my class Introduction to
> Educational Technology:
>
> http://www.loyola.edu/edudept/facstaff/marcovitz/et605/
>
> Look under the Newsletters section. The instructions for creating a Nature
> Walk Field Guide are for a bi-fold

For very simple layouts like this, Word's usable.
Have you ever tried to get full page photos on, say, page 3 with the text flow
skipping from 2 to 4; text flowing around other photos (that you may or may not
want to move when the text changes) ... I could go on but I see you yawning
already <g>



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Ute Simon
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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> Trying to do a complex, layout-intensive document in Word could lead to
> intense
> frustration. The user might become so enraged that he or she kicks the
> nearest
> dog or cat. We have laws against cruelty to animals in this country. You
> could get in big trouble just for *suggesting* such a thing.

I'm in Germany, so why should he kick an American dog because of my advice?
Wink But I offer him a Word training in beautiful Good Old Germany ...

Best regards,
Ute
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Steve Rindsberg
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In article , Ute Simon wrote:
> > Trying to do a complex, layout-intensive document in Word could lead to
> > intense
> > frustration. The user might become so enraged that he or she kicks the
> > nearest
> > dog or cat. We have laws against cruelty to animals in this country. You
> > could get in big trouble just for *suggesting* such a thing.
>
> I'm in Germany, so why should he kick an American dog because of my advice?
> Wink But I offer him a Word training in beautiful Good Old Germany ...

We can arrange for German dogs of course:
German Shepherd, Dachshund, Weimerauner (sp?), plenty more.

You'll have to teach me how to beat Word into submission one of these days,
though.


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David M. Marcovitz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Steve Rindsberg wrote in


> In article , David
> M. Marcovitz wrote:
>> =?Utf-8?B?RGlhbm5l?= wrote in
>>
>>
>> > I am a student at University of Phoenix. We are to create a
>> > brochure. I do not have a clue how to create a brochure. Can you
>> > lead me in the general direction?
>>
>> I rarely ignore Steve's advice, but I would lean toward Word for this
>> task. I have some instructions on my Web site for my class
>> Introduction to Educational Technology:
>>
>> http://www.loyola.edu/edudept/facstaff/marcovitz/et605/
>>
>> Look under the Newsletters section. The instructions for creating a
>> Nature Walk Field Guide are for a bi-fold
>
> For very simple layouts like this, Word's usable.
> Have you ever tried to get full page photos on, say, page 3 with the
> text flow skipping from 2 to 4; text flowing around other photos (that
> you may or may not want to move when the text changes) ... I could go
> on but I see you yawning already <g>
>
>
>
> -----------------------------------------
> Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
> PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
> PPTools: www.pptools.com
> ================================================
>
>
>

I always figure that for a brochure or newsletter, I want the layout that
I want, so I don't rely on text flows and such. I put the text in text
boxes and can move them wherever I want. If necessary, I can even link
them. For this, I basically use Word as a drawing tool.

--David

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David M. Marcovitz
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
Director of Graduate Programs in Educational Technology
Loyola College in Maryland
Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators_
http://www.PowerfulPowerPoint.com/
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Steve Rindsberg
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a brochure from PowerPoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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>
> I always figure that for a brochure or newsletter, I want the layout that
> I want, so I don't rely on text flows and such. I put the text in text
> boxes and can move them wherever I want. If necessary, I can even link
> them. For this, I basically use Word as a drawing tool.

I always seem to get stuck cleaning up messes for one or another group I
volunteer with. I may yet learn Publisher if only in self defense.

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Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
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PPTools: www.pptools.com
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