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While Microsoft PowerPoint is almost exclusively used for presentation purposes, it’s also a great application for creating interesting and visually appealing brochures. Here’s how to create (and print out) a tri-fold using PowerPoint.

Making Tri-Folds in PowerPoint

Good news—there are templates! This is the quickest and easiest way to accomplish your goal, as there are several different tri-fold templates available for download online. Browse through the template library, select the one you like, and download it. Once you’ve downloaded it, go ahead and open it up and you’ll be greeted by two slides.

tri-fold slides

These slides contain boilerplate text and images, but the layout is exactly what you need for a tri-fold brochure. All you need to do is replace the content with your own. Let’s use the first column of slide two as an example.

column dissection

As you can see, we have three parts here—the header (1), some descriptive bullet points (2), and an image (3). Replacing the header and bullet point content with your own is easy. All you need to do is click the respective text box, delete the boilerplate content, and input your text.

To replace the image, select it and then right-click it. Click “Change Picture” from the menu that appears.

change picture

In the sub-menu, select the source of your photo.

select location source

Once you’ve navigated to the picture’s location, select it and insert it. It will then replace the boilerplate image in the slide’s column.

the geek image

Repeat these steps for the remainder of the content. The first column on the first slide will be the front page of your brochure, and the last column of the second slide will be the back page. Enter your content appropriately.

Once you’re finished entering in your content, it’s time to print it out! To print out your tri-fold, head over to the “File” tab.

file tab

Select “Print” from the left-hand pane.

select print

Under the “Settings” menu, make sure to select “Print on Both Sides.”

print on both sides

Next, enter the number of copies to be printed and select “Print.”

Finally, after they’re all printed out, make sure to fold them on the dotted lines.

fold on dotted lines

All that’s left to do is hand them out!

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Marshall is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He's currently an API/Software Technical Writer based in Tokyo, Japan, runs VGKAMI and ITEnterpriser, and spends what little free time he has learning Japanese.
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