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Microsoft Publisher Restaurant Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Restaurant Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Publisher 2013.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer
Microsoft Publisher Restaurant Flyer

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Steps


01: Publication Types
02: Margins
03: Create Rectangle
04: Resize Shape
05: Create Duplicate
06: Rotate Object
07: Group Shapes
08: Flip Object
09: Shape Fill
10: Shape Fill Transparency
11: Shape Outline
12: Pattern Fills
13: Royalty Free Clip Art
14: Insert Picture
15: Image Transparency
16: Send Backward
17: Free Fonts
18: Insert Text Box
19: Format Text
20: Font Color
21: Align Center
22: Line Spacing
23: Save File

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.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Featured Blank Template
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Featured Blank Template

This will bring you to your Blank Canvas where you can begin designing the Restaurant Flyer.



Step 02: Margins

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Page Setup Group Margins
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Page Setup Group 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.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Margins Narrow
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Margins 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

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Objects Group Shapes
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Objects Group Shapes
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.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Preformatted Shapes Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Preformatted Shapes Rectangle

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.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rectangle

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 04: Resize Shape

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Size Group
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Size Group
To the far right of the Format Tab you will see the Size Group. Change Height to 0.8 Inches and Width to 2.6 Inches.

Move this Rectangle to the top left corner of the page.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rectangle Corner
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rectangle Corner


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.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Clipboard Group Copy
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Clipboard Group Copy
You could also go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab. Select Copy.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Clipboard Group Paste
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Clipboard Group Paste
Then select the Paste Icon to create 1 Duplicate.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Duplicate Shape
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Duplicate Shape
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.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arrange Group Rotate
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arrange Group Rotate

Select Rotate Right 90 Degrees from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotate Right
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotate Right

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotated Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotated Rectangle
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.