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Microsoft Publisher Halloween Flyer Tutorial

Step 16: Free Fonts

Now we can add Text to the Flyer. 2 Fonts were used for this Haunted Halloween Flyer.
Skullphabet Font
Skullphabet Font

Skullphabet by Skull-A-Day, which was downloaded from FontSpace.

Black Rose Font
Black Rose Font

Black Rose by Bright Ideas, which was downloaded from FontSquirrel.



Step 17: Insert WordArt

Go to the Insert Tab of the Ribbon and select the WordArt Icon from the Text Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Group WordArt Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Group WordArt Icon

This will open the WordArt Drop Down Menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Menu
Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Menu

Select the 1st Icon in the Plain WordArt Styles section.

This will open the Edit WordArt Text Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Text Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Text Window


Step 18: Edit WordArt Text

Type the "Haunted" Text, select Skullphabet from the Font List by clicking on the down arrow, and set the Size to 36. Click Ok.

The Text will be put on the screen with handles around it.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Text

With the Text still selected, in the Format Tab of the Ribbon, select the Change Shape Icon from the WordArt Styles Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Change WordArt Shape
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Change WordArt Shape

This will open the Change Shape drop down menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Change WordArt Shape Menu
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Change WordArt Shape Menu

Select the Arch Up Curve Icon in the Follow Path Section.

The Haunted Text is now curved upward.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Curved Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Curved Text

Free Rotate the Text Counterclockwise so that it looks like this.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image Rotated Counterclockwise
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image Rotated Counterclockwise

Repeat the steps to insert the Halloween Text, then Rotate it Clockwise.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 WordArt Text



Step 19: Edit Text Fill & Outline

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Color Filled Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Color Filled Text

We will make the color change to both words together, so select them both. Go to the Format Tab > Shape Fill and select Dark Red.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 White Shape Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2010 White Shape Outline
Then go to the Shape Outline Icon which is below the Shape Fill Icon and select White from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Red Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Red Text


Step 20: Add Drop Shadow

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shadow Effects Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Shadow Effects Icon
Now to add a Drop Shadow to the Text, stay in the Format Tab and click on the Shadow Effects Icon in the Shadow Effects Group.

This will open the Shadow Effects Menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shadow Effects Menu
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shadow Effects Menu

Select Shadow Style 4 in the Drop Shadow Section.



Step 21: Change Shadow Color

You'll notice that the Shadow Color is set to Gray.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Gray Shadow Color
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Gray Shadow Color

To change this go back into the same menu, select Shadow Color at the bottom of the menu, then choose Black from the Color Menu.

The Flyer with Title Text added should now look like this.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Drop Shadow Applied
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Drop Shadow Applied


Step 22: Insert Text Box

The remaining Text should be placed in separate Text Boxes so that they can be easily moved.

Go to the Insert Tab of the Ribbon, and select Draw Text Box from the Text Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Draw Text Box
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Draw Text Box

Draw a Text Box on the Flyer.

Type in the "Enter If You Dare" Text.



Step 23: Format Text

Select all the Text. In the Format Tab go to the Font Group, set the Font to Skullphabet, Size to 28.

Change the Colors of the Text respectively by clicking on the Font Color Icon in the Font Group. You will have something that looks like this on a Black Background.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 2 Colored Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 2 Colored Text

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Alignment Group Center Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Alignment Group Center Icon
Set the Date Text to Black Rose, 48, and Center by clicking on the Align Top Center Icon.

This Text will have alot of space between lines.



Step 24: Line Spacing

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Group Line Spacing
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Group Line Spacing
To change the Line Spacing go to the Home Tab on the Ribbon and select the Line Spacing Icon from the Paragraph Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Line Spacing Options
This will open the Line Spacing drop down menu.

Select Line Spacing Options.

This will open the Paragraph Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Window

In the Line Spacing section set Between Lines to 0.75sp, then click OK.

Enter the remaining Text, set the Font to Black Rose and the Font Size to 28.

Align the Text Boxes Left and Right respectively.

Set the Line Spacing to 0.70sp.



Step 25: Save File

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Quick Access Toolbar
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Quick Access Toolbar
All that's left to do is Save the file. Go up to the Quick Access Toolbar, on the top left of the screen and select the Save Icon.

This will open the Save As Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Save As Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Save As Window
After naming your file, click the Save button.

There you have it, you have successfully recreated this Haunted Halloween Flyer in the Business Application - Microsoft Publisher 2010.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Haunted House Halloween Flyer
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Haunted House Halloween Flyer

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