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How to Create a Song Book With Microsoft Word 2007


Teachers, Sunday school teachers, scout leaders or just about anyone who would like to share favorite songs with others can easily create a songbook with Microsoft Word 2007. Make a 6 1/2 " x 8 ½" printed booklet with text on both sides of the pages and two pages printed on one side of a standard piece of typing paper. The pages can be either folded in the middle and stapled, which is called saddle stitching. The pages also can be cut, and the booklet can be comb-bound at an office supply store.

Create an new document in Word 2007 by clicking on the round Office Button in the left hand corner of the screen and choosing "New."

Click on the "Page Layout" tab on the ribbon at the top of the screen. In the "Page Setup" menu click on the small arrow at the lower corner of that section to open a new menu.

Click on the "Margin" tab on the menu that pops up. At the drop down menu next to "Multiple Pages" choose "Book Fold." You do not want narrow margins, so take that into consideration if you reset the margins. Click "OK" to close the menu.

Type your songs in the document. Format the fonts and add graphic if you want by going to "Insert." Add additional pages, such as a title page or introduction. Have someone proof your work.

Print the book by clicking on the Office Button and then "Print." In that menu check the "Manual Duplex" box. This well tell the printer to print just one side of the pages. When printing is finished, it will prompt you to remove the printed pages and reinsert them into the printer to print the other side.

About the Author

Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.

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