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Microsoft Publisher Restaurant Flyer Tutorial

Step 15: Image Transparency

Select the Recolor Icon from the Adjust Group of the Picture Tools Format Tab.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Adjust Group Recolor Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Adjust Group Recolor Icon

From the drop down menu, select Picture Color Options.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Recolor Picture Color Options
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Recolor Picture Color Options

This opens the Format Picture Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Picture Window

In the Picture Tab set Transparency to 60% and click OK.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Transparent Image
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Transparent Image
The Image appears lighter.


Step 16: Send Backward

With the Image selected, click the Send Backward Icon from the Arrange Group of the Picture Tools Format Tab.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arrange Group Send Backward Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arrange Group Send Backward Icon

The Image will be placed behind the large Green Rectangle.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Background with Transparent Image
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Background with Transparent Image

It now blends in with the Background and this will make any Text placed above the Image more readable.



Step 17: Free Fonts

Next we can start adding Text to the Flyer.

For the Restaurant Flyer Title, SubTitles and Telephone, the Font used is Not Mary Kate by Nick's Fonts, which was downloaded from FontSpace.

NotMaryKate Font
NotMaryKate Font

If you want to view more of Nick's Fonts check out his website at Nicksfonts.

For the remaining Text I used a Font called Monoglyceride. It can be downloaded from FontFreak and is designed by Tepid Monkey Fonts.

Monoglyceride Font
Monoglyceride Font

(Note for a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while Microsoft Publisher is open, will not be visible in the Font List. To correct this, you will have to restart the Microsoft Publisher program after Font(s) installation.)



Step 18: Insert Text Box

Sticking with the 10 Basic Flyer Design Principles, let's add the Title to the Flyer next.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Objects Group Draw Text Box Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Objects Group Draw Text Box Icon
To Insert Text you can select the Draw Text Box Icon from the Objects Group of the Home Tab.

You can also find this Draw Text Box Icon in the Text Group of the Insert Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Group Draw Text Box Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Group Draw Text Box Icon

Drag and draw a Text Box on the Flyer. You'll see a Flashing Cursor.



Step 19: Format Text

Type the Title Text - Aly's Restaurant.

The Text will be very small and set to the Default Format.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Box
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Box

Triple click while over the Text to select all the Text in the Text Box.

The Text Box Tools Format Tab will appear.

To pick a New Font for your Text, click the down arrow to the right of the Font Box in the Font Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Box
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Box

Select NotMaryKate from the Font List.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font List
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font List

Next to the Font Box is Font Size. When you select the down arrow, a list of preformatted Font Sizes appears. However, the Size that we need is not there. Type in 44 and hit your Enter Key to see the results.

The Text now appears to be too big for the Text Box as some of the Text is cut off and the surrounding Handles are Red.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Truncated Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Truncated Text

To enlarge the Text Box, simply select and drag one of these Red Handles and release.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Enlarged Text Box
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Enlarged Text Box

Move the Text Box to the top of the Large Rectangle.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text


Step 20: Font Color

Reselect all the Title Text and click the down arrow to the right of the Font Color Icon in the Font Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Font Color Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Font Color Icon

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Color Blue
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Color Blue
From the Color Options Menu select our already used Blue.

Click anywhere to see the change made to the Text.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Blue Title
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Blue Title


Step 21: Align Center

Type the "Authentic" Text, setting its Font to Monoglyceride and its Font Size to 28. Change the Font Color to Green. Notice that the Text is aligned Left.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Aligned Left
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Aligned Left

While holding down your left mouse button, drag your cursor over all the Text to select it.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Alignment Group Center Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Alignment Group Center Icon
In the Alignment Group of the Text Box Tools Format Tab select the Align Top Center Icon.

The Text will now be aligned Center.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Centered Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Centered Text



Step 22: Line Spacing

The distance between the two lines of the "Authentic Text" can be a bit closer. We can fix this by adjusting its Line Spacing.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Group Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Group Line Spacing Icon
Select all the Text and click the Line Spacing Icon in the Paragraph Group of the Text Tools Format Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Line Spacing Options
Select Line Spacing Options from the drop down menu.

This opens the Paragraph Window where there are Tabs for Indents and Spacing, Tabs, and Line & Paragraph Breaks.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Window

In the Indents and Spacing Tab set Between Lines in the Line Spacing Section to 0.69sp, and click OK.

Now the Text appears much closer.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Adjusted Line Spacing
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Adjusted Line Spacing

For the Subtitles, set the Font to NotMaryKate and the Font Size to 22. Alternate between our Blue and Green Colors for contrast.

For the Menu Items, the Font is set to Monoglyceride with a Font Size of 18. Again set the Line Spacing to 0.69sp.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer with Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer with Text

Set the Color of the "Address Text" at the bottom of the Flyer to Black.

Make this Text Bold by selecting the Bold Icon in the Font Group of the Text Box Tools Format Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Bold Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Bold Icon

The Text will be more visible on the Green and White Background.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer

The remaining Text are just separate Text Boxes that have been moved into place. The Color choice is Optional, you could have also used Black Text here.



Step 23: Save File

Now that you've created the Restaurant Flyer using Microsoft Publisher, all that's left to do is Save your File.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Quick Access Toolbar Save Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Quick Access Toolbar Save Icon
In the top left corner of the screen will be the Microsoft Publisher Quick Access Toolbar. Click the Save Icon.

This brings you back to the Welcome Screen with the Save As Tab active. Here select the location from Microsoft's OneDrive or your Computer.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Welcome Screen Save As Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Welcome Screen Save As Window

Browse to where you'd like to Save the file by clicking the Browse Button.

This opens the Save As Window. Name your file and click Save.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Save Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Save Window

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