It’s common for customers to ask us about the process for designing a booklet.
Whether you’re designing a booklet for use as a piece of promotional material, or as a type of training manual, there are two key tools you might use to design your booklet:
- Adobe InDesign and
- Microsoft Word
Both have their advantages and disadvantages for designing booklets. However, if you’re trying to figure out how to design a booklet on your own, using one of these programs will be of great use to you.
How do I design a booklet?
Generally, the design of a booklet is the first thing that’s done, aside from the actual content that goes inside the booklet. Once you have an idea for a booklet design, it’s usually determined where the booklet content will come from, and what it will look like. This is all part of the booklet design portion of your project.
Once you’ve settled on the booklet content and overall booklet structure, you’ll need to choose a type of booklet binding. The type of booklet binding that you choose is a key factor in how you will layout your booklet design. Make sure to download the free booklet templates on the product page at Printivity!
Two programs to design your booklet
Usually, people use one of two programs to design a booklet page layout:
- Microsoft Word or:
- Adobe InDesign
The complexity of the booklet page design, as well as your familiarity with each program, will determine which one you choose.
Here’s a quick guide for designing a booklet with Microsoft Word that is pretty easy to follow.
For designers with more experience, use this guide for help designing a booklet in Adobe InDesign.
Once your booklet’s design is finished, check out our booklet printing page to get your booklet printed. Save yourself from the hassle of perfecting colors, binding, printing a booklet, and cutting your booklet by having a professional printer print your booklet pages!