After you've opened Step 01: Document Setup Microsoft Word 2013, you will see a huge display of available Templates. Select Blank Doucment.
Microsoft Word 2013 Welcome Templates
Select the Page Layout Tab from the Ribbon above. From the Page Setup Group select Size.
Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Size Icon
Make sure that
Letter is selected from the drop down menu that appears.
Microsoft Word 2013 Size Letter
From the same Microsoft Word 2013 Orientation Portrait
Page Setup Group you can select Orientation and verify that Portrait is highlighted.
Margins from the Page Setup Group and set to Narrow. This sets Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 0.5 Inches each.
Microsoft Word 2013 Margins Narrow
Now we are ready to work on the
Christmas Toy Drive Flyer.
From the Step 02: Insert Shape Ribbon select the Insert Tab. In the Illustrations Group, select Shapes.
Microsoft Word 2013 Illustrations Group Shapes
From the drop down menu that appears you should select the
Isosceles Triangle from either the Recently Used Shapes section of the Basic Shapes section.
Microsoft Word 2013 Shapes Triangle
Your pointer changes to a
Plus Sign. Hold down your mouse button and drag to create a Triangle, don't worry about its Size just yet.
Microsoft Word 2013 Triangle
Default Color of the Shape created is Blue.
We need to Step 05: Rotate Shapes Rotate each Triangle so that the Tops are at the Center of the Flyer. Select the Top Duplicate. On the Format Tab select the Rotate Icon from the Arrange Group.
Microsoft Word 2013 Arrange Group Rotate
Rotate Right 90 Degrees from the Rotate Menu that appears.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotate Right 90 Degrees
Rotated Triangle should look like this.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotated Triangle
Rotated Triangle to the Left Border of the Page.
Second Duplicate, this time Rotating Left 90 Degrees.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotate Left 90 Degrees
You'll know that you have
Centered the Shapes on the Flyer when a Green Guide appears. So to take the guess work out of this, how about we line up these 2 Triangles using the Guides.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotated Triangles Center Guide
3rd Duplicate. This time, select Flip Vertical from the Rotate Menu.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotate Flip Vertical
Move the Rotated Triangle to the Top Center of the Page, using the Guides.
Since the 4th Duplicate is already in the position that we want it, just move it to the Bottom Center of the Page using the Guides.
Select the 5th Duplicate. You'll see the Rotation Handle above the selected Shape. Move your cursor over this Handle and it will change to a Black Rotation Arrow.
Hold down you mouse button and drag to the left or right to Free Rotate the Shape. Drag the Rotated Shape to meet one of the Page's Borders. Repeat this process for the other Duplicates.
If a Shape isn't lined up the way that you would like, simply Rotate it some more.
You can see that both
Bottom Corners of the Shapes are not touching the Borders. We will work to fix this in the next step.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotated Shapes
When you have finised
Rotating you should have all your Shapes laid out on the Page in a Circular fashion.
Microsoft Word 2013 Rotated Shapes Circular Pattern