I have not gone into much detail about the Built-In-Window here. To find out more about using Text Boxes, visit the Microsoft Word How To Section. The Built In drop down menu appears. Select Draw Text Box from the bottom of this menu.
Your Cursor will change to an X. While holding down your mouse button, drag and draw a Text Box on the Flyer.
The Text Box will have 8 Handles around it for Resizing.
The Ribbon will also change to the Format Tab.
On the Insert Tab go to the Illustrations Group and select Picture.
This will open the Insert Picture Window. Locate your Image, select it, then click the Insert Button at the bottom of the Window.
The Image will be placed inside of the Text Box.
You'll notice that the Picture Tools Format Tab has appeared. Repeat this step to insert the remaining Images.
The Text Box is still there but you can now see the Background through it.
Remember to move this Image, you will have to select its Invisible Border and not the Image itself. If by chance you select the Image and drag it, it will be pulled outside of the Text Box, causing quite a few problems.
Simply hit your Ctrl and Z Keys together to Undo this action or you can click Undo Icon from the Quick Access Toolbar located in the top left corner of the Program.
You can tell if you have the correct box selected by its Border.
The Text Box Border has Dashes, while the Image Border is a Solid Line.
Now you can make this change to all the other newly created Text Boxes.
You can make a couple Duplicates if you'd like. Clearly we need to arrange the placement of these Images.
Use the Send Backward and Bring Forward Icons to achieve depth.
We won't touch the Snowflake just yet, since we need to add the Title first, thus sticking with the 10 Basic Flyer Design Principles.
Adding the Title will make it easier to see where to add each Snowflake.
The "Christmas Toy Drive" Font is called Junebug. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Pizza Dude.
The "Nov 1st" Font is called JungleFever. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Nick's Fonts.
The "Other" Font is called Days. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Alexander Kalachev.
To successfully complete this Christmas Toy Drive Flyer Tutorial, you will have to download the Free Font.
For more information on Fonts you can view the following FlyerTutor Blog Posts:
Where Can You Download Free Fonts?
Unzip Files & Install Fonts on Windows Vista.
Double click over it to select it. A Mini Toolbar will appear above the Text Box.
Click the down arrow on the right side of the Font.
Select the Junebug Font. Next to the Font Box is Font Size. Type in 65 and hit your Enter Key.
Remember to make the Text Box Transparent.
Select Red from the Color Menu.
Next select the rest of the Letters and set their Fill Color to White.
Of course it will be hard to make out this Text because of the White in the Flyer Background. We'll fix this in the next step.
Select all the Text and click the Text Effects Icon in the WordArt Styles Group.
Then select Shadow > Offset Diagonal Bottom Right.
The Shadow clearly does not make the Text stand out as much as it should.
Adjust the Shadow Transparency by going to Text Effects > Shadow > Shadow Options.
This opens the Format Shape Pane.
Here you will set Transparency to 0%. Now the Text is easier to see.
Select just the 'C' and give it a White Outline, setting its Weight to 3 pt.
Next add the words 'Toy Drive', setting the Font to JungleFever, Font Size 75. Set the Fill to Red for one word and Green for the other.
Add a White Outline each, with a Weight of 3 pt. Add the same Shadow to both words.
Select Line Spacing Options from the drop down menu that appears.
This opens the Paragraph Window.
In the Spacing section, set After to 0pt. For Line Spacing select the down arrow and choose Multiple from the list. Set At to 0.75. Then click OK to see the change.
With the Text still selected, click the Align Right Icon from the Paragraph Group.
Now we can add the remaining Text to the Flyer before having some fun with Snowflakes.
Set the Fill and Outline Colors and give the Text a Shadow for visual effect.
Create a New Text Box for the 'Toy's' Text setting the Font to Days and Font Size 26.
Move the Text Box so that the Text is Centered under the 'Date' Text.
The last set of Text Boxes use the Days Font with Font Sizes 14 and 16.
Some of the Text is Centered.
Now to the final touches.
Click the Color Icon from the Adjust Group of the Picture Tools Format Tab.
This opens a drop down menu from which you should select Washout from the Recolor section (4th Icon).
The Snowflake will become White and be easier to see on the Colored Background.
Now create a few Duplicates and place in different places on the Green Strips and a couple Yellow Strips. You should also vary the Size of the Duplicates to create a nice contrast.
At the bottom Red Area of the Flyer, add some White Ovals of varying sizes to represent Snow.
You've actually created this complicated Christmas Toy Drive Flyer using Microsoft Publisher 2013.
All that's left to do is Save the File. From the Quick Access Toolbar located above the Ribbon, select the Save As Icon.
This opens the Save As Window.
Choose where you wish to Save your File. You have the option to Save to OneDrive (Microsoft Cloud Storage), your Computer, or Add a Location on the Cloud.
To Save to your Computer, select Computer > Browse. You are then taken to another Save As Window.
Once you've located the area where you wish to save your file, give it a Name and click Save.
If you are new to Microsoft Word 2013, I hope this tutorial shed some light on some of the many functions of the Microsoft Word 2013 Interface.
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