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Microsoft Publisher Florist Flyer Tutorial

Step 11: Add More Text

Next add the Company Address -
"89 Adrienne Lane, Alyssatown, Fl 34332, Tel. 555.111.2323, Fax 555.111.4434".

Create a new Text Box for each block of Text.

Use the Font Family "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak. Style is "Normal", Size is "18" and Layout is "Centered".

Some of the Text on the Flyer is made larger and bold for emphasis.


Step 12: Line Spacing

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

This will bring up the Paragraph Window.

Microsoft Publisher Paragraph Window
Microsoft Publisher Paragraph Window

In the Line Spacing section, change "Between Lines" to "0.75sp".

The Formatted Text should look like this:

Microsoft Publisher All Text and Background
Microsoft Publisher All Text and Background




Step 14: Add Images

Microsoft Publisher Picture Frame Icon
Microsoft Publisher Picture Frame Icon
To insert Images select the Picture Frame Icon on the Objects Menu Bar.

Next select "Picture from File", or go to the Insert Menu > Picture > From File.

Microsoft Publisher Picture Menu
Microsoft Publisher Picture Menu


Step 15: Resize Image

Microsoft Publisher Resize Image
Microsoft Publisher
Resize Image
Once the Image has been inserted, Resize it by selecting one of the Circles and holding down the Ctrl + Shift Keys together, so that you don't get a disproportionate Image.

Here is another way to Resize the Image.

Microsoft Publisher Picture Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Picture Menu Bar

You will notice that when the Image is selected, the Picture Menu Bar appears.

Microsoft Publisher Format Picture Icon
Microsoft Publisher Format Picture Icon
Click on the Format Picture Icon which will open the Format Picture Window.

Microsoft Publisher Format Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher Format Picture Window

Go to the Size Tab.

For the Yellow Flower, go to the Scale Section, set Height and Weight to "50%", then click OK.

Move the Image into the desired location on the Flyer.

Microsoft Publisher Florist Flyer with Image
Microsoft Publisher Florist Flyer with Image


Step 16: Add New Images

Repeat Steps 14 and 15 to insert the Pink and Red Flowers.

Scale the Pink Flower and the Red Flower to 25%.

Next we will add a Drop Shadow to the Pink Flower.


Step 17: Add Drop Shadow

Select the Pink Flower. Click on the Drop Shadow Icon
Microsoft Publisher Drop Shadow Icon
Microsoft Publisher Drop Shadow Icon
located on the Formatting Menu Bar.

Microsoft Publisher Shadow Menu
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Menu
This in turn opens up the Shadow Style Menu.

Select Shadow Style 4.



Step 18: Drop Shadow Settings

Microsoft Publisher Shadow Settings
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Settings
Go back to the Drop Shadow Icon and select Shadow Settings which will bring up the Shadow Settings Menu Bar.

Select the Arrow to the right of the Shadow Color .
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Color
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Color
Select "Black" from the drop down menu. This gives a Black Shadow.

Also make sure that SemiTransparent Shadow is Highlighted.


Step 19: Nudge Shadow

Nudge the Shadow so that it is not so pronounced. Reselect the Pink Flower.

On the Shadow Settings Menu Bar, notice the 4 Icons in the middle:

Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Down
Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Down
Nudge Shadow Down

Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Up
Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Up
Nudge Shadow Up

Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Left
Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Left
Nudge Shadow Left

Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Right
Microsoft Publisher Nudge Shadow Right
Nudge Shadow Right

Select Nudge Shadow Up (4 times), then select Nudge Shadow Left
(4 times).

Microsoft Publisher Pink Flower with Drop Shadow
Microsoft Publisher Pink Flower with Drop Shadow
The Pink Flower with the applied Drop Shadow should look like this:

Repeat Steps 17, 18, and 19 for the Red Flower.


Step 20: Copy & Paste Image

Select the Pink Flower, right click over it and choose Copy from the menu that appears.
Microsoft Publisher Menu - Copy
Microsoft Publisher Menu - Copy

Then right click over the Image again and select Paste.

Microsoft Publisher Duplicates
Microsoft Publisher Duplicates
Now you will have 2 Images, both with the same settings.



Step 21: Arrange Images

Move the Images into the desired location on the Flyer. Select the Red Flower.
Microsoft Publisher Standard Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Standard Menu Bar

Microsoft Publisher Bring to Front Icon
Microsoft Publisher Bring to Front Icon
Go to the Standard Menu Bar and select the Bring to Front Icon to change the order of the Images.

This will bring up the Order Menu. Select Bring to Front.

Microsoft Publisher Order Menu
Microsoft Publisher Order Menu


Step 22: Group Images

Hold down the "Shift" Key while selecting all 3 Images. Then right click over the Images and select Group from the Menu that appears.
Microsoft Publisher Menu - Group
Microsoft Publisher Menu - Group

Microsoft Publisher Grouped Images
Microsoft Publisher Grouped Images
This is what the Grouped Image should look like.