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I need help with brochure in powerpoint!!

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#1 August2010Bride

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    Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:49 PM

    I downloaded the vistaprint brochure guide and have been trying to create a brochure in powerpoint.. My question is how do I remove the lines of the guide when I'm finished? Also how do I make sure my image is saved in 300 dpi?

    Did anyone use a template when creating the brochure or did you kind of guess?

    please help! I hope I haven't confused everyone...

    #2 VioletVol

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      Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:59 PM

      Hmm, I have used powerpoint for everything I have ever done with VistaPrint, but I have never used any of Vista's templates. I designed my brochure to go into Vista, but then ended up printing it at home just for the sake of time.

      I usually go to Vista and find out the dimensions. I then draw a box that size. I usually resize the box larger, but keeping the same deminsions (just to help with quality). For a brochure though, be careful with font sizes and stuff. Wow, I'm not much help. Honestly I guess I just play with things until I get it right, which is not the best answer. Hopefully someone will have better tips!

      #3 August2010Bride

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        Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

        Thanks... I was planning on trying to play around with it... but I figured there has got to be an easier way!!

        #4 rodent


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          Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:09 PM

          when you save an image from powerpoint, it ends up being 150dpi. To make a higher resolution brochure, you need to make your page twice as large as the actual size you want. So if you want a 5x8in image at 300 dpi, make your powerpoint page 10x16in. It still ends up being around 277dpi for some reason, but that is high enough. 150 might do the job too. 300 is ideal, but often less dpi looks the same.

          To get rid of the guides, you will need to delete the image. I'm guessing your guide is on the powerpoint file as a .jpg. Just click it & delete. Then group everything else & save it as a jpg.

          Powerpoint really isn't for designing things for print. I used it alot for my projects, because at the time it was the program i was familiar with.

          #5 tlogan00

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            Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:32 PM


            Thanks for the DIY Wedding kit and website.

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