Microsoft Word Bridal Boutique Flyer Tutorial
This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Word.
01: Document Setup
03: Page Orientation
04: Insert Oval
05: Shape Fill
06: Fill Effects Window
07: Fill Effects - Two Colors
08: Shape Outline
09: Royalty Free Image
10: The Text Group
11: Insert Text Box
12: Insert Picture
13: Flip Picture
14: Transparency and Line
15: Insert WordArt
16: Format WordArt
17: Change WordArt Shape
18: Fix Truncated Text
19: Fill Effects Window
20: Gradient Filled Text
21: Text Box Line
22: Shadow Effects
23: Shadow Color
24: Change WordArt Shape
25: Add and Format Text
26: Save File
Step 01: Document Setup
To begin, go to the Ribbon and select the Page Layout Tab.
Click on Size and select Letter from the drop down menu.
Step 02: Margins
Click on Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.
Step 03: Page Orientation
Go to the Page Setup Group and click on Orientation.
Select Portrait from the drop down menu.
Step 04: Insert Oval
We will draw an Oval Shaped Background.
Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.
Go to the Illustrations Group.
Select Shapes to open up the Shapes Window.
Select the Oval under Recently Used Shapes.
Hold down the Left mouse button and draw the Oval on the Page. You will notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Drawing Tools.
The Oval should take up most of the page.
8 Blue Shapes appear around the Oval. You can use any of these to resize the Oval if needed.
Step 05: Shape Fill
While the Oval is still selected, go to the Format Tab > Shape Styles Group.
Click on the Down Arrow on the right side of the Shape Fill Icon.
A drop down Color Menu will appear.
Select Gradients, which will open a Gradients Presets Window.
From here select More Gradients which will open up the Fill Effects Window.
Step 06: Fill Effects Window
You should automatically be in the Gradient Tab, which is the first tab of this window.
In the Color Section select Two Colors.
This will change the Color Section of the Fill Effects Window to include 2 Drop Down Color Menus.
Step 07: Fill Effects - Two Colors
Select the Down Arrow for Color1 and select "White" from Theme Colors, and select the Down Arrow for Color2 and select "Yellow" from Standard Colors.
In the Transparency Section, set From to "100%" and To to "0%".
In the Shading Styles Section, select Diagonal Down.
To the Right of this will be the Variant Section. Of the 4 Variants, select the one on the Bottom Right. You will notice this change reflected in the Sample Box.
Then select the Check Box for "Rotate fill effect with shape". Click OK.
The Gradient Filled Oval should look like this:
Step 08: Shape Outline
Now to remove the Shape Outline, select the Oval and go back to the Format Tab > Shape Styles Group.
Select the Down Arrow to the right side of the Shape Outline Icon.
This will open the Color Menu. Select No Outline.
There you have it, a Gradient Filled Oval Background.