How to Create a Newsletter in Microsoft Word on a Mac

One of the classes I teach in Halifax and Dartmouth is called Design Tools for Business. In class, one of the main topics business owners and entrepreneurs want to learn is how to create their own newsletter. Below is a video that shows you how to create your own newsletter by recreating a template.

There is a difference when using Microsoft on a Mac computer. This video is specific to Mac users who have Microsoft Word. Below the video I have included step-by-step instructions with screenshots.

In this section below I will provide step-by-step instructions on opening a new document and adding a photo. In my next post I will show you how to format more of your newsletter including text boxes and additional photo options. Watch the full video – it walks you through the entire process as well.

Step 1 – Open A Blank Document

  • Bring up Microsoft word
  • Go to file at the top of the menu bar
  • Click on “New from Template” from the pull down menu

How to Create a Newsletter in Microsoft Word

Step 2 – Select Your Document

  • A new window opens up
  • Select “All” from the left hand side bar
  • Click on Word Publishing Layout

How to Create a Newsletter in Microsoft Publisher

Step 3 – Add a Picture

  • Go to Insert at the top of the menu bar
  • Select “Photo”
  • Select “Photo Browser”


Step 4 – Add & Place Your Photo

  • Choose your photo from the box that pops up on the right.
  • At the top of the box that pops up are options you can select including Photos, Audio, Movies, Clip Art, Symbols and Shapes.
  • Select “Photo”
  • Find a photo you like click on it and drag it to the blank document (drag and drop)


Step 5 – Format Your Photo

  • Go to the top menu bar and select Format
  • Select “Picture” from the drop down menu


Look for more updates – coming soon…


Krista Tannahill
Krista Tannahill is a WordPress web designer & trainer, social media consultant and online marketing specialist in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ki Digital Media specializes in digital marketing, training and support for businesses.

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