How To Make A School Brochure In Pages
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were a total of 132,853 schools in 2016. These numbers give you an idea of how many schools you're competing with. You see, parents and students have their standards on what preschool, elementary school, high school, or college to choose. And for a lot of students to enroll in your school, you have to meet those standards.
A brochure presents and organizes a larger amount of information compared to posters and flyers. In business, companies use this to promote their products or services. For institutions, you may use this to present your schools' history, awards, vision and mission, facilities, and more. And with a good cover, you'll surely pique the interest of parents and students, as well as encourage them to read further. If you're using a Macbook or any other Apple devices, continue reading to find out how you can create an effective brochure for your school.
1. Pick the right Size
The standard sizes for brochures are 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14, 11 x 17, and 11 x 25.5 inches. The size you pick should match the amount of information you wish to put on. Also, consider whether you'll go for a tri-fold, bi-fold, or single page brochure. To set your document size in Pages, go to File/Document Setup, then fill up the fields with your new values. Be sure to hit Ok to save your changes.
2. Include eye-catching Photos and Graphics
With the right visual elements, you can create an excellent brochure that will get your audience's attention. Choose images and graphics that go well with your text, and make sure that they're of high-quality. To add the images in Pages, drag your photo from a Finder window, then place it on your document. Another way is by clicking the Media button/Photos, then locate and drag your photo to the document.
3. Use the Full Bleed Technique
The problem with most printers is that they don't print up to the very edge of the paper, creating a white border around your document. To ensure that your design extends up to the very end, use the full bleed technique. With the full bleed technique, your printed document is trimmed, so there are no white spaces. Our Printable Brochure Templates uses the bleed technique. Save yourself from the hassle by using it instead.
4. Input your Text
Keep your text precise and concise. Avoid using slang words and be wary of your choice of words, so it's easy to understand. You need to come up with a good intro so the audience would want to read further. Also, put your contact information in the last part of your brochure. Incorporate typography to your front text, but keep your font simple for the remaining pages. Remember the rules: dark font and light background or light font and dark background.
5. Play with Colors
Lastly, bring color to your brochure. Use a simple color scheme and avoid vibrant colors. Check out our Sample Brochure Templates for inspiration.