For a lot of us being asked to design a document can be a source of stress, but it doesn't have to be. In this article we are providing you with a few ways to make your job a little easier and still wow your manager or professor. First, do not fear the technology... instead embrace it! There are programs out there that are made to make your life easier. Once of these programs is Microsoft Publisher. The nice thing about this program is that it has 100s of pre-programmed templates for you to use. All you have to do is type in your information and then you are set. You do not have to be the most savvy or experienced person to use it. You begin by opening Publisher and then you will have choices to create a blank document or you can choose from a variety of templates. In this case you would want to choose from the brochure templates. The best part is all the text boxes are already set up and all you have to do is insert your text and any pictures or objects you want to use. The panels are already formatted so that the brochure folds do not interfere with your text. In our experience these templates work very well and if nothing else can give you an idea of where you want to go with your design. Now I know some of you are only comfortable in Microsoft Word, but Publisher works just as good if not better. You can do all the things you can do in Word and Publisher will help you place items easier and faster. It is also often easier for the person printing if your document is in Publisher. Another helpful resource that is available is the University Advancement Web page. This is the best site to consult if you are producing an official publication for a university department. Here you will find more templates along with downloads of university logos and eventually university stock photography. So no longer fear that marketing project. Now you have the tools to help you succeed.