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Microsoft Publisher Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Publisher.

Microsoft Publisher Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Microsoft Publisher Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

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Steps


01: Publication Types
02: Page Size
03: Margins
04: Add Text
05: Format Text
06: Line Spacing
07: The Word Art Gallery
08: Edit Word Art Text
09: Word Art Menu Bar
10: Format Word Art
11: Set Custom Color
12: The Drop Shadow Icon
13: The Shadow Color Icon
14: Add Images
15: Insert Picture From File
16: Arrange Order
17: Save File

Step 01: Publication Types

Microsoft Publisher Publication Types
Microsoft Publisher Publication Types
Upon opening Microsoft Publisher 2007, you will see a listing of Popular Publication Types.

Select Blank Page Sizes.


Step 02: Page Size

Microsoft Publisher Standard Page Sizes
Microsoft Publisher Standard Page Sizes
Double click on "Letter (Portrait) 8.5 x 11"to open up a Blank Page.


Step 03: Margins

Microsoft Publisher File Menu - Page Setup
Microsoft Publisher File Menu - Page Setup
Go to the File Menu > Page Setup. This will open up the Page Setup Window.

To the right side of this window you will see the Margin Guides section.
Microsoft Publisher Margin Guides
Microsoft Publisher Margin Guides


Set Top, Left, Bottom, and Right to "0.5".

Click on the "OK" button on the bottom right of the screen.



Step 04: Add Text

Microsoft Publisher Insert Menu - Text Box
Microsoft Publisher Insert Menu - Text Box
Microsoft Publisher Object Menu Bar
Microsoft
Publisher
Object
Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Text Box Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Text Box
Icon
Select the Text Box Icon on the Objects Menu Bar to the left of the screen or go to Insert Menu > Text Box.

Hold down the left mouse button, draw a Text Box on the screen and then release.

Start entering Text, in this case it will be the Company's Title and Contact Information:

"Adrienne's Recreation Center
495 Aiden St.,
Atlantis Place, Atlantis 34332
Tel. 555.666.5555
Fax 555.666.7777".



Step 05: Format Text

Microsoft Publisher Formatting Bar
Microsoft Publisher Formatting Bar
Select all the Text, then move up to the Formatting Menu Bar (which is normally much longer than this).

Select the down arrow on the right side of "Times New Roman" and change the Font to "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded from FontFreak.

Select the down arrow next to the number "10" and set the Font Size to "20".

Change the Layout to "Center" by clicking on the Center Icon
Microsoft Publisher Center Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Center
Icon
.

Then specifically select the Company Title, select the Bold Icon
Microsoft Publisher Bold Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Bold Icon
and change the Font Size to "26".


Step 06: Line Spacing

Next reselect all the Text and select the Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Publisher Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Line Spacing
Icon
.

Microsoft Publisher Paragraph Window
Microsoft Publisher Paragraph Window
This will bring up the Paragraph Window.

In the Line Spacing section, change "Between Lines" to "0.6sp".

Microsoft Publisher Edited Text
Microsoft Publisher Edited Text
The Formatted Text should look like this:


The "April" Text uses the Font "Advert" also downloaded from FontFreak.
Microsoft Publisher Edited Text
Microsoft Publisher Edited Text


Font Size is "30" and Layout is "Center".


Step 07: The Word Art Gallery

Next we can add some Fill Colored Text with a Drop Shadow. In this case, the Text is "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt".
Microsoft Publisher Word Art Gallery
Microsoft Publisher Word Art Gallery

We must use the Word Art Icon
Microsoft Publisher Word Art Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Word Art
Icon
found on the Objects Menu Bar since we want to have Text that has both a Fill and a Stroke.

Once you select the Word Art Icon, the Word Art Gallery Window will appear.

Select the 1st Option. Then click OK.


Step 08: Edit Word Art Text

Microsoft Publisher Edit Word Art Text Window
Microsoft Publisher Edit Word Art Text Window
This will give you the Edit WordArt Text Window. The Text to be entered is "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt". In order to get the desired effect, we will have to do one word at a time, then repeat the steps for each additional word.

Microsoft Publisher Edited Text
Microsoft Publisher
Edited Text
Where you see "Your Text Here" enter "Easter", click on the down arrow next to Font and select "Advert" and set the Size to "60". Then click OK. Repeat for the other 3 words.

The Text should look like this:


Step 09: Word Art Menu Bar

Microsoft Publisher Word Art Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Word Art Menu Bar
Now select each word by holding down the left mouse button and dragging over the four words. The Word Art Menu Bar will appear.

Select the Format Word Art Icon.
Microsoft Publisher Format Word Art Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Format Word
Art Icon