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Microsoft Word Mother's Day Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Mother's Day Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Word 2013.
Mother's Day Flyer made with Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Word Mother's Day Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Insert Rectangle
03: Resize Shape
04: Custom Shape Fill
05: Custom Shape Outline
06: Outline Weight
07: Transparent Outline
08: Royalty Free Clip Art
09: Insert Text Box
10: Insert Image
11: Text Box Transparency
12: Duplicate Image
13: Recolor Images
14: Free Fonts
15: Insert Text
16: Add Remaining Text
17: Line Spacing
18: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

After you've opened Microsoft Word 2013, you will see a huge display of available Templates. Select Blank Doucment.
Microsoft Word 2013 Welcome Templates
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
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
Microsoft Word 2013 Size Letter

Microsoft Word 2013 Orientation Portrait
Microsoft Word 2013 Orientation Portrait
From the same Page Setup Group you can select Orientation and verify that Portrait is highlighted.

Next select 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
Microsoft Word 2013 Margins Narrow

Now we are ready to work on the Mother's Day Flyer 3.



Step 02: Insert Rectangle

On the Insert Tab of the Ribbon, select the Shapes Icon from the Illustrations Group.
Microsoft Word 2013 Illustrations Group Shapes
Microsoft Word 2013 Illustrations Group Shapes

This opens a drop down menu with Preformatted Shapes. Select Rectangle from either the Recently Used Shapes or Basic Shapes section.

Microsoft Word 2013 Shapes Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2013 Shapes Rectangle

Your cursor will change to a Plus Sign. Holding down your mouse button, drag to draw the Rectangle on the Page. Once you release the mouse, you will notice that the Rectangle is Blue and it is surrounded by Resiziing and Skewing Handles.

Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangle
You'll also notice that the Drawing Tools Format Tab appears.


Step 03: Resize Shape

Microsoft Word 2013 Size Group
Microsoft Word 2013 Size Group
To the far right of the Format Tab you will see the Size Group.

Here you will set the Rectangle Height to 11 Inches and Width to 1.45 Inches.

Microsoft Word 2013 Resized Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2013 Resized Rectangle

Then drag this Rectangle to the right side of the page.

Create 2 more Rectangles setting their Size to Height 11 Inches and Width 1.18 Inches. Leave a little space between Rectangles.

Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangles
Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangles


Step 04: Custom Shape Fill

Select the 1st Rectangle that was drawn. In the Format Tab select the Shape Fill Icon from the Shape Styles Group.
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill Icon

Microsoft Word 2013 More Fill Colors
Microsoft Word 2013 More Fill Colors
This will reveal a Color Menu.

Select More Fill Colors, since we wish to use a Custom Color.

This opens the Colors Window for which the Standard Tab should be active.

Microsoft Word 2013 Colors Window
Microsoft Word 2013 Colors Window

You will see the RGB Values for Red, Green and Blue. Set Red to 156, Green to 42 and Blue to 0.

You will notice that the New Color appears above the Previous Color in the bottom right corner of this Window.

Microsoft Word 2013 Brown Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2013 Brown Rectangle
Click OK and the New Color will be added to the Rectangle.

Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangles Custom Fill Colors
Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangles Custom Fill Colors
Add these Settings to the Remaining Rectangles. Rectangle 2 - R 119, G 147, B 60
Rectangle 3 - R 214, G 191, B 134


Step 05: Custom Shape Outline

With Rectangle 1 selected, go back to the Shape Styles Group, but this time select the Shape Outline Icon.
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Styles Group Outline
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Styles Group Outline

Microsoft Word 2013 Recent Colors
Microsoft Word 2013 Recent Colors
In the Colors Menu you can see that there is now a Recent Colors section.

Select your Outline Color from this Recent Colors section.

Then repeat for the other 2 Rectangles.

Microsoft Word 2013 Recent Color Outlines
Microsoft Word 2013 Recent Color Outlines