Newsletters are used in every business. Nowadays, online stock market newsletters are posted everywhere on the Internet, discussing business information and stock ideas. Home business ideas are spread through newsletters to help mothers earn from home. Newsletters are freely distributed. All you have to do is subscribe to their mailing lists for you to receive newsletters in your email inbox. Some are posted already on websites.
Newsletter writers want their newsletters to achieve a professional look. Who doesn’t? There are many available newsletter templates for free downloading from the Internet. You can choose what design and which format. However, instead of searching the Internet for the appropriate template, there is software that has built-in templates. A sample of this is MS Word. But if you cannot find the one that matches your content, then go and build one. Before, making a template with a professional look to maximize the effectiveness of the newsletter in a short period of time was a challenge. Now, you can build your own easily, since designing a newsletter is a breeze with the help of desktop publishing software like Microsoft Publisher and Serif Page Plus.
Here are few steps to guide you in making newsletter templates:
- Pick an application that you are knowledgeable or familiar with to build your newsletter template. Commonly, Microsoft Word is the major pick. But if you prefer desktop publishing programs like Microsoft Publisher or PagePlus from Serif, go ahead.
- Determine the number of columns you need for your newsletter, two or three columns at most. Three columns may make the newsletter appear crowded. So it is better to stick to two columns with few graphics, three small ones at most for every page.
- Go to the File menu, and then click New. Choose the newsletter template that almost looks like your desired template. On the right side, click on the Template, then click the Create button. In Microsoft Word, there is an option to get various templates from Microsoft Office Online like business card templates, brochures, diagrams, etc. Click on the newsletter to view other available templates. Once you find your desired template, download it.
- Start editing the template. Graphic placeholders can be removed if you want by selecting the placeholder and pressing Delete from your keyboard. If you want to add more graphics, go to Insert menu and click Picture.
- To edit the Title part of the template, click on the textbox. Type the title of your newsletter. You can change the background color using the MS Word tools.
- Modifying the generic body is done in the same way as above.
- You can rearrange the items in the template through click and drag.
- Once you are done, you can save your work. Click on File, and then choose Save As, Word Template. The extension name is “.dot”. By default, the location your template will be saved in is Microsoft Template folder. But you can choose wherever you want to save the file.
You can access your template anytime you like for modification. It is much easier, such that you may want to create another template to match your content next time instead of searching the Internet for free templates.