Step 01: Publication Types
After you've opened Microsoft Publisher 2013, there will be a Welcome Screen with Tabs for Featured Templates and Built-in Templates.
Under Featured Templates select the first Blank 8.5 x 11 Inches Template. Its Orientation is already set to Portrait.
This will bring you to your Blank Canvas where you can begin designing the Restaurant Flyer.
Step 02: Margins
The Home Tab will be visible on the Ribbon. Select the Page Design Tab. From the Page Setup Group, select the Margins Icon.
From the drop down menu select Narrow.
This sets Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 0.25 Inches respectively.
So we'll be keeping all essential parts of the Design within these Margins.
Step 03: Create Rectangle
The first thing we'll need to create is a Rectangle. On the Home Tab select Shapes from the Objects Group.
This opens a drop down menu with Preformatted Shapes. Select Rectangle from either the Recently Used Shapes or Basic Shapes section.
Your cursor changes to a Plus Sign.
Holding down your left mouse button, drag to draw the Rectangle on the Page.
Do not worry about the Dimensions, we will take care of that shortly. The Rectangle will be surrounded by 4 Resizing and 4 Skewing Handles.
There will also be a Circular Rotation Handle above the Rectangle.
The Default Color of the Shape will be a Blue Fill with Black Outline. You'll also notice that the Drawing Tools Format Tab appears.
Step 05: Create Duplicate
To create a Duplicate, select the Rectangle then hold down your Ctrl and D Keys together. This will create 1 Duplicate.
You could also go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab. Select Copy.
Then select the Paste Icon to create 1 Duplicate.
The Duplicate Shape is placed above the Original.
Step 06: Rotate Object
With the Duplicate Rectangle still selected, select the Rotate Objects Icon from the Arrange Group.
Select Rotate Right 90 Degrees from the drop down menu.
The Rectangle will now be in a Vertical Position. Move the Rotated Rectangle to the top left corner of the page so that it actually criss crosses the Original Rectangle.