How to Make Multi-Page Booklet

Booklet templatesBooklets may be are made for a wedding, funeral or some other event and program. What ever the purpose is booklet should be creative and interesting. Here is some steps are given, you can make booklet by following them. These steps will explain that how you can make a professional multi-page booklet by using a basic template.


Determine pieces of paper:

When you make a booklet, firstly you estimate the pages of booklet this will determine the pieces of paper to fold for create multi-page booklet. If you want to create a booklet containing 8 pages then only 2 sheets of paper are required. By this step you can understand the method of making your template and once you made it you will know how to adjust more pages in the booklet.

Multi-page booklet of 5.5”× 8.5”:

For making the multi-page booklet of 5.5”×8.5” for some event you have to gather two sheets of plain 8.5”×11” paper then fold this sheet in half. Turn it to the sides. A sample of book template is ready now. You can frame a complete booklet with the help of it.

Cover of booklet:

On the right hand side of full sheet, mark the cover after opening the pages. Fold back the template. In this way left hand side automatically go and become back cover. For designing the front cover you can insert images on it. You can use preprinted shell or download the graphic for making front cover interesting. Mention main purpose on the template. The thing to remember is on the right hand of the page there will be front cover while on left side will become a back cover.

First page of the booklet:

Fold pages back in half then go to inside of the booklet. First page is always inside the booklet after front cover. It’s up to you either you want to use it or leave it blank. Number this page for your ease as page 1. The second page comes after it on right hand side of second sheet. This is the page of main focus. Number this page as page 2. Normally the main content of the booklet start from here.

Further pages:

When you turn the page of template you will get page three, mark it page 3. Page 3 is actually the back of page 2. If you use two sheet of paper for making template then page 3 and 4 will the center of booklet. Explanations, poetry and scriptures are usually written on page 3. Page 4, the right hand page, displays all the material directly written on it. You can add in this page whatever you want for your booklet.

Last page:

Turning of page 4 leads to page number 5. Give number 5 to this page. Use this page according to your plan. Before the back cover the page is last inside page. Number this page as number 6. Font page is the reverse of page 1 same as reverse of back cover is page 6. There will be confusion if you make template of many pages. Handling will be difficult. You should have mock up template for assurance that you have right one.

Setup of the booklet:

After making template of the booklet you can move to your next part that is going to computer or professional printer. If you want to work on MS Word then you have to go on page setup and adjust page orientation. Set your page according to the material you been added. Next step is formatting. Go to the format and change it to 2 columns. You can widen the space between two columns to 1. In this way you can get enough space for biding the booklet. Add material in the pages smartly. Mismanagement can spoil your booklet. That’s why creating template is very important.

Taking print out:

When you have done with typing and arranging then it is time to take print out of your pages. If you have your own printer, use its function and get fine print of your pages back to back. After getting printed booklet staple it on the center fold line to put professional effect in it. For getting perfect booklet staple it on 5.5” marking.

Use publishing software:

It’s much better to use publishing software other than Word. But if you have template your work will become easier and will done efficiently.

You can also visit booklet template for an example or also can use by making changes. You are also suggested to visit How to make your own informational booklet.

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