How to Create an A5 Flyer
By Carl Hose
Flyers are used to advertise special events or sales. A well-designed A5 flyer can make your announcement or advertisement stand out and attract the attention you want. You probably already have the software on your computer to create custom A5 flyers for your business or organization. A5 flyers are easy to make, so open up your favorite word processing or desktop publishing program and, with a little imagination, create custom A5 flyers to fill your needs.
Open your word processing or desktop publishing software--Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Write, Scribus, or PagePlus are all good choices. Scribus is a free desktop publishing software for PC or Mac. Regardless of which of these programs you choose, you will create your A5 flyer in a similar fashion.
Go to the page layout menu and choose the size option. Select A5. Use the orientation option if you want to switch from portrait to landscape.
Click the "Font" menu and choose the font style you want from the drop-down menu. Use the font size drop-down menu to select the size of your font. Type the text you want for your font. If you want a color other than black, you can change colors on the font menu as well. Take into account the color paper you'll be printing your flyer on when you select a color. You want to be able to read it.
Choose images to add to your flyer by going to the "Insert" menu and selecting the "Picture" option. Browse to the location on your computer where the image that you want to include is located and click the image. It will appear in your flyer. Select the image by clicking on it, then drag it to where you want it to be on your flyer.
- If you don't want to design a flyer by hand, most word processing and desktop publishing programs have flyer templates in A5 that enable you to replace template text and graphics with your own.
Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead Horizon" and the the zombie novella "Dead Rising." His work has appeared in "Cold Storage," "Butcher Knives and Body Counts," "Writer's Journal," and "Lighthouse Digest.". He is editor of the "Dark Light" anthology to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.