Creating Brochures In Pages

You can use the page layout tools in Pages to create brochures. The hardest part is to set the guides so you can fold the printed brochure into thirds. Then you can use text boxes and images to fill the brochure. You can also link text boxes so text flows from one box to the other.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Creating Brochures In Pages”

    7 years ago

    What does turning off the "Document body" option do exactly?

    7 years ago

    Jean-Claude: In addition to deleting that continuous body text box, it also gives you the ability to create and move pages through the thumbnail sidebar. I think there are a few other page-layout-related functions that only work once you switch too.

    Cathrine Lawie-Phillips
    7 years ago

    I need to fold brochure into four pages using double sided landscape printing folded on short side. Is this possible?

    7 years ago

    Thanks for the topic.
    Sorry, Gary, you went to quickly:
    as if we already knew all of the commands.

    Scott Smith
    7 years ago

    FYI-Dividing the page into equal increments is not the correct way to layout a brochure. Due to the different folds, space needs to be adjusted to allow the folded piece to align properly. Most sites that offer brochure printing have templates that set this up. There are several different folds available. I imported the template from the printer into Pages as an image, sized the outer dimensions, then matched my guides to theirs and viola, there's even bleed margins.

    Ruth Jessop
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, I agree with Bob - you went too fast and used command terms I'm not familiar with. I also agree with Scott Smith that space has to be adjusted to allow the folded piece to align properly.
    Thanks for the topic - I will have to play it several times to try to understand all your commands.

    7 years ago

    Cathrine: I think so. Not sure what you are doing exactly, but why not do a sample document and try it.

    7 years ago

    Scott: I believe in the tutorial I'm giving margins properly, at least for home printing. If you plan on going to some professional printer with the document, then I'm sure they would suggest exact margins to use, so no guesswork is needed.

    7 years ago

    Ruth: Is there something in particular you would like me to clarify? Just mention the time in the video and I'll let you know. Thanks.

    7 years ago

    What did you use to generate/import the dummy text into the text box? It looks like a system wide process sitting in the Menu Bar?
    TIP: To place guides accurately I sometimes create an empty text box and make that into 3 (or whatever) columns with a gutter determined in the toolbox set up area. Then drag the guides onto the gutter edges. It would be helpful to have guides that can be placed by typing a figure, rather than dragging and dropping, but maybe next version! šŸ‘šŸ½

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