Microsoft Office products are more powerful now that they’ve ever been. In fact, there are many things you know a program like Word can do, but you might not know where to start. For instance, you can post articles directly to your blog from Word, and create professional flow charts for presentations at the office.
Here I’ll take a look at creating booklets. Booklets can be useful in a lot of situations. Whether you’re doing a presentation, or just printing out menus for a dinner party. No matter what the reason might be, creating them with Microsoft Word 2013 is simple.
Create Booklets in Word 2013
First of all, you’ll need to prepare a few things. Start Microsoft Word 2013 and open the blank document which will become your booklet. On top of the Ribbon, click File.
Next in the menu that opens, click the Print button.
A set of options for your printer will come up. Go to Page Setup – it’s at the bottom of the list of printer options.
A small window will appear, just like the one below. In the Pages section, select Book fold in the Multiple pages section. Underneath it, have Sheets per booklet set to All.
Last but not least, set the Gutter to the size you want. The gutter is the distance between your content and the are where you will fold your booklet. Once you’re done with these settings, click OK.
Next create the booklet itself. As opposed to the old days of Word 2010, when you had to make sure you had the pages right yourself, Word 2013 will arrange them for you. That’s why I can simply paste or write my content in as seen below and Word 2013 will make sure things are as needed. This is a great new feature that’s not only handy but saves time.
Once the content’s prepared, there’s one more essential step to go through. Click File, then Print again and, if your printer can print on both sides, just print out your booklet. If it doesn’t, Then select Print One Sided under Pages and select Manually Print on Both Sides.
If you’ve done everything according to the instructions, you should end up with something like this, but I imagine your content will be more complex and much more meaningful.
If you’re looking at making professional and stylish brochures or other booklet types, check out Microsoft’s free templates.
If you have any questions or have some tips or tricks that you use to create booklets, leave a comment below!