How to Create a Brochure in Adobe Acrobat

by Tara Duggan

Creating a brochure file using Adobe Acrobat involves writing a document that communicates your message to someone who has never heard of your product, service or event. Avoid using jargon or acronyms. Typically, brochures contain lists of "what we do" or "why we are the best" and use images to attract the reader. For example, you can create a colorful tri-fold brochure document to fit in a business envelope or distribute at a trade fair by creating two documents, one for the inside and the other for the outside. Then, combine the two documents using Adobe Acrobat.

Create your tri-fold brochure, which has six panels, using your own design or template you can download from a website such as Microsoft's template section. Keep your text short and to the point. Organize your text with heading and subheadings so that readers can browse through document and focus quickly on the areas that interest them. Include a company logo, relevant photographs and contact information, such as your telephone number and address. The back page typically contains contact information, copyright information or other supplementary content. The right panel forms the front of the document, the middle panel creates the inner back and the left panel forms the inside front panel.

Proofread your brochure and adjust your layout by simplifying text, rearranging graphics or changing colors. Then, print each file to Adobe PDF format.

Merge files using Adobe Acrobat. Open the first file. Select the "Merge files into a single PDF..." from the Adobe Acrobat "Combine" menu and then click the "Add files..." button. Select the second file. Click the "Combine files" button to combine the files. Click the "Save" button to save the brochure.

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About the Author

Tara Duggan is a Project Management Professional (PMP) specializing in knowledge management and instructional design. For over 25 years she has developed quality training materials for a variety of products and services supporting such companies as Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and HP. Her freelance work is published on various websites.

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