Making a Booklet with Microsoft Word 2010

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        Making a Booklet is quite easy when using a word processor like Microsoft Word which has so many features that allows for easy manipulation and publication of booklets and magazines, these features includes; page layouts, columns and column breaks, footers & headers, page numbers, table of contents etc.
        In this tutorial we focus on making a booklet using Microsoft Word 2010, at the advanced level we shall include some other features that makes a booklet publication sophisticated.

Required:to begin, the user should have a P.C. running Windows 7 or later and a copy of Microsoft Word 2010 should be installed and the user should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010. Open an already typed document not less than 10 or 20 pages at least.

To start making a booklet;

1.   Click Page Layout to switch Ribbon to Layout properties tab,
2.   Click the little arrow beside Page Setup, to bring up the Page Setup dialog box
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3.   On the Margins tab, look for Pages and Change the Multiple Pages box to Bookfold, on Sheets per booklet choose All or 8
4.   On the Margins section, enter 0.5 for Bottom and Top and 0.6 for Inside and Outside.
5.   Set the Orientation to Landscape,
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Note:That your page is now split into two equal half, this split will not be obvious on your screen, but on the print out.

Working with Quick Styles on Headings and Sub-headings

The beauty of a booklet is in the layout and type-face arrangement, to achieve a beautiful and easy to read booklet, here you will learn how to apply Quick styles to headings and create custom quick styles as well, then make a list out of headings to create the table of content.
Formatting headings using Quick styles
Quick styles are pre-defined headings which are already styled.
To apply a quick style to any heading;
1.   Select the heading
2.   Click Home on the Ribbon to switch to the Home tab
3.   From the styles box, click on the style you want to apply

Creating Custom Quick styles

Most times you don’t get what you want from the already existing quick styles, like the font style, color and size may not meet your need, you can create and save your own quick styles.
To create a Custom Quick Style;
1.   Select the heading
2.   Apply all the formatting you want on the heading like choosing a font size, font type, color and other,
3.   With the heading still selected, click the right button of the mouse
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4.   On the flyout that appears, click Styles, click Save selection as a new quick style
5.   In the dialog box that appears type a name for the new quick style and click ok; the quick style should show up your Microsoft Word ribbon. 
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Updating a Custom Quick Style

You may want to add additional features to your custom quick style, like making its appear on your table of content or change the text etc. all you need to do is select the text add the necessary format and follow step 1-3 above on Step 4: On the flyout that appears, click Styles and click update quick style (name) with selection.
Take note that all headings on which the updated quick style was applied automatically get updated.

Adding Headings to Table of Content

To add headings or a quick styles to a table of content;
1.   Select the heading
2.   Click References to switch the Ribbon to References tab
3.   Click Add Text in the flyout that appears choose the appropriate level i.e. level 1, level 2, level 3 etc.
Note that level 1 is the root, level 2 will come under level 1 and level 3 will fall under level 2.
Now you can update the quick style you created earlier with the selected header, then go on to apply this quick style to all same level headings. For instance you have a book of ten chapters, since all the chapters will have headings which will appear the same and also included on the table of content, it is quicker and better you create a quick style as above and go on to apply it to all same level headings.