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I want to make a book/program. Is powerpoint good for the layout?

PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
edited November 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm being asked to make something like a program. Cover, Table of contents, lots of sponsor pages which usually consists of a photo and a message. All color. To be submitted to a print shop like kinkos to be printed and staple bound. Out of the MS Office Suite, would powerpoint be the correct choice for making this?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    If you have the whole shebang, you want to use Microsoft Publisher. Otherwise, Word is probably your best bet.

  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Depends on the complexity of the material, honestly. If you have access to the program, you should use MS Publisher for anything like that. If you don't, I would actually recommend MS Word, if it's a normal paper-sized program. You can make columns and format the writing much better in Word than you can in PowerPoint.

    e: What TC said :P

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  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    If you do stick with Word, check if there are templates that are close to what you're looking for.

    Here's MS's listing of brochure templates, for example:

    And programs:

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    I have access to MS Publisher. Will these suggested templates work for Publisher as well? Is there a better link for Publisher related templates?

    Thanks for all the help. I might be back another time to ask about paper/printing suggestions.

  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    You can filter the pages I linked to by software type on the lefthand column.

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