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Step 10: The Text Group

In Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, OpenOffice Draw, Inkscape, Corel Draw and Microsoft Publisher, you are able to freely move an Image anywhere on the canvas.

This is also possible in Microsoft Word as long as you first place the Image within a Text Box.

To Insert a Text Box, go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab. Then go to the Text Group and select Text Box.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group


Step 11: Insert Text Box

The Built-In Text Box Window appears.

To the bottom of this window, you will see Draw Text Box.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options

Select it, then hold down the Left Mouse Button and draw the Text Box on the screen.



Step 12: Insert Picture

The Ribbon will change to the Format Tab.

Go back to the Insert Tab and click on the Picture Icon in the Illustrations Group. This allows you to insert a Picture from File. It opens up the Insert Picture Window, where you can select your file and then click Insert.

Microsoft Word 2007 Illusrations Group Picture Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Illusrations Group Picture Icon

Be certain that your Images are in a format that will be recognized by Microsoft Word. These Images are saved in PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Format.

Beautiful Bride in White Dress Facing Left
Beautiful Bride in White Dress Facing Left
Once the Image has been inserted, Resize it by selecting one of the Circles and holding down the "Ctrl" and "Shift" Keys together, so that you don't get a disproportionate Image.

You will notice that the Image is facing the wrong direction. To correct this we need to Flip it.


Step 13: Flip Picture

With the Image selected, go to the Format Tab > Arrange Group.

Click on the Rotate Icon to open a drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Arrange Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Arrange Group

Select Flip Horizontal.

Microsoft Word 2007 Flip Horizontal Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Flip Horizontal Icon

The Flipped Image will look like this:

Beautiful Bride Flipped Horizontally
Beautiful Bride Flipped Horizontally



Step 14: Transparency and Line

Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Menu
Select the Text Box, then Right click over it to reveal another menu.

Select Format Text Box.

This will open the Format Text Box Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Window

In the Colors and Lines Tab, go to the Fill Section and set Transparency to "100%".

In the Line Section, click on the Down Arrow for Color and select No Color from the Color Window.

Click OK.

The Image now has a Transparent Background.

Microsoft Word 2007 Beautiful Bride Flipped Horizontally on Gradient Filled Oval Background
Microsoft Word 2007 Beautiful Bride Flipped Horizontally on Gradient Filled Oval Background
Selecting the Image for moving may be a little tricky, since you can only move it when its Text Box container is selected, which should look like this.



Step 15: Insert WordArt

Go back to the Insert Tab, to insert another Text Box. Once this is done, remember the Ribbon will change to the Format Tab.

Go back to the Insert Tab again, look for the Text Group and select the Word Art Icon.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group

This will open up a Word Art Style Menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Gallery
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Gallery

Select Word Art Style 1.



Step 16: Format WordArt

This will open up the Edit Word Art Text Window.
Microsoft Word 2007 Edit WordArt Text Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Edit WordArt Text Window

Start typing the Text "Bridal Pageant Boutique".

Click the 1st Down Arrow to choose a Font.

In this case the Font is "Advert" which is a Free Font that was downloaded at www.FontFreak.com.

Click on the 2nd Down Arrow to change the Font Size. Set it to "48".

Click Ok.

The Word Art Text should look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Text with White Fill and Black Outline
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Text with White Fill & Black Outline

To make the Text Box appear invisible, repeat Step 14 for Transparency and Line.