Friday, March 10, 2006

Brochure Help

In our Library Computers: When a Customer Asks. . . training, we explain how to set up a Word document so that a customer can begin creating a brochure.

There is another option:

It is very intuitive. You select the theme of your brochure. Then you edit your brochure by adding text into the preset text boxes. Customers can even replace the pictures in the document by following an upload process (pictures must be saved to a disk. No copying and pasting).

It is a bit peculiar to Save a brochure. Since this process is web-based, you cannot convert it to Word and you cannot save it to a disk. In order to save, a customer is required to enter their email address and agree to their terms (terms are basically that they will not upload indecent pictures or pictures that they do not have the right to use.)

A link to the web page that contains their brochure is then emailed to them (fairly quickly when I tried).

In all, this is an ideal way to create a quick and high-quality brochure.

NOTE: Since creating a brochure involves double-sided printing, the customers will need to print their brochure on two separate pages. Then they will need to take that to a copy shop to make a double-sided copy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent tool. I believe I could even do this! I am looking forward to exploring other "Doodle Lab" tools.