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Microsoft Publisher Mother's Day Flyer 3 Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Mothers Day Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Publisher.

Microsoft Publisher Mother's Day Flyer 3
Microsoft Publisher Mother's Day Flyer

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Steps


01: Publication Types
02: Margins
03: Insert Rectangle
04: Resize Shape
05: Custom Shape Fill
06: Custom Shape Outline
07: Outline Weight
08: Transparent Outline
09: Royalty Free Clip Art
10: Insert Image
11: Duplicate Image
12: Recolor Images
13: Free Fonts
14: Insert Text
15: Add Remaining Text
16: Line Spacing
17: Save File

Step 01: Publication Types

Upon opening Microsoft Publisher 2010, you will see a listing of Available Templates.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Blank Templates
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Blank Templates

This window has Categories for Blank Templates, Most Popular (popular documents created) and More Templates (other publication types).

Select Blank 8.5 x 11". It's Orientation is set to Portrait.

This will bring you to your Blank Canvas where you can begin designing the Mothers Day Flyer 3.



Step 02: Margins

Go to the Ribbon and select the Page Design Tab.

From the Page Setup Group select the Margins Icon.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Page Setup Group Margins
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Page Setup Group Margins

From the drop down menu select Narrow which sets the Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 0.25 Inches respectively.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Narrow Margins
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Narrow Margins

So we'll be keeping all essential parts of the Design within these Margins.



Step 03: Insert Rectangle

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Objects Group Shapes
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Objects Group Shapes

On the Home Tab, select Shapes from the Objects Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shapes Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shapes Rectangle

This opens a drop down menu with Preformatted Shapes.

Select Rectangle from either the Recently Used Shapes or Basic Shapes section.

The Cursor will change to a Plus Sign.

Holding down your Left Mouse button, drag to draw the Rectangle on the page.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher
2010 Rectangle
Once you release the mouse you will see that the Rectangle is surrounded by 4 Resizing and 4 Skewing Handles.

There will also be a Green Circular Rotation Handle above the Rectangle.

You'll also notice that the Drawing Tools Format Tab appears.



Step 04: Resize Shape

To the far right of the Format Tab you will see the Size Group. Here you will set the Rectangle Height to 11 Inches and Width to 1.45 Inches.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Size Group
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Size Group

Then drag this Rectangle to the right of the page.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangle on Page
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangle on Page

Create 2 more Rectangles, setting their Size to Height 11 Inches and Width 1.18 Inches.

Leave a little space between Rectangles.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangles
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangles


Step 05: Custom Shape Fill

Select the first Rectangle that was drawn.

In the Format Tab select the Shape Fill Icon from the Shape Styles Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill

This will reveal a Color menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fll More Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Shape Fill More Colors

However, since we wish to create a Custom Fill, select More Fill Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Custom Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Custom Tab

This opens the Colors Window which has Tabs for Standard, Custom, and Pantone Colors.

The Custom Tab should be active.

Set the RGB Colors to Red 102, Green 51 and Blue 153.

You will notice that the New Color appears above the Previous Color in the bottom right corner of this Window.

Click OK and the New Color will be added to the Rectangle.

Add these Settings to the Remaining Rectangles.

Rectangle 2 - R 0, G 153, B 102

Rectangle 3 - R 0, G 112, B 192

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Custom Shape Fills
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Custom Shape Fills