Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 17: Change WordArt Shape

Select the Text, click the Change Shape Icon from the Word Art Styles Group.
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Styles Group

This will open up a drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Shapes Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Shapes Menu

Select the Arch Up (Curve), which is the second shape under Follow Path.

Some of the Text will appear to be cut off.

Don't be alarmed, we will take care of it in the next step.



Step 18: Fix Truncated Text

The Text will be surrounded by a Rectangle that has 4 Squares and 4 Rectangles on it.
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Rectangle

Move your cursor above the Rectangle until you see a 4 Pointed Arrow.

Click again and the Rectangle around the Text will change to just 4 Squares and 4 Circles.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Rectangle

Move the cursor over the Square to the Right.

When you see a 2 Sided Arrow, hold down the mouse button and drag outward to widen the Rectangle.

The Text will now be all visible. This step will have to be repeated whenever any change is made to this Text.

Microsoft Word 2007 Adjusted WordArt Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Adjusted WordArt Text


Step 19: Fill Effects Window

Microsoft Word 2007 Format WordArt Menu
Microsoft Word 2007
Format WordArt Menu
To add the Gradient, right click over the WordArt Text and select Format WordArt from the menu that appears.

This will open the Format WordArt Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Format WordArt Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Format WordArt Menu

In the Colors and Lines Tab, in the Fill Section, click on Fill Effects, which will open the Fill Effects Window.



Step 20: Gradient Filled Text

In the Colors Section, select Two Colors.
Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Effects Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Effects Window

Microsoft Word 2007 Color Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Color Menu
Click on the Down Arrow under Color 1 and select Red from the Color Menu that appears.

Then go to Color 2 and select Yellow.

In the Shading Styles Section select Vertical and then check the "Rotate Fill Effect with Shape" Box.

Click OK.



Step 21: Text Box Line

You will then be back at the Format WordArt Window.
Microsoft Word 2007 Color Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Color Menu


In the Line Section, click the Down Arrow on the Right side of Color and select No Color from the Color Menu that appears.

Click OK.

Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Filled Truncated Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Filled Truncated Text
Remember some of the Text will appear to be cut off.

Leave it alone for now.


Step 22: Shadow Effects

Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Effects Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Effects Group
Double click on the Gradient Title. Notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab. Click on the Shadow Effects Button in the Shadow Effects Group.

Select Shadow Style 5 from the Drop Shadow Section.

Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Presets
Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Presets

If you hold your mouse over each Style for 2 seconds, it will tell you the Style's Name.

Once you select the Drop Shadow, the menu will close.



Step 23: Shadow Color

Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Color Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Color Menu
Go back to the Shadow Effects Button.

Then go all the way down to Shadow Color and select Black from the Shadow Menu that appears.

Now repeat the Previous Step (Step 18) to adjust the Text.

The finished Gradient Filled Drop Shadow Text should look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Filled WordArt Text with Drop Shadow
Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Filled WordArt Text with Drop Shadow


Step 24: Change WordArt Shape

Repeat Steps 15 (Insert WordArt), 16 (Format WordArt) and 17 (Change WordArt Shape), using the Text "Create The Perfect Day". Set the Font to "Advert" and the Font Size to "24".

When choosing the Word Art Shape, select Arch Down (Curve).

Repeat Step 21 (Text Box Line) and finally Step 18 (Fix Truncated Text).

Even though the Curve was applied to the Text, it does require some more adjustments.

Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Text with Arch Down Curve Applied
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Text with Arch Down Curve Applied

With the Text still selected, move the cursor over the Upper Right Corner Square and drag slightly upward to increase the curvature of the Text.

While dragging you will notice a Dashed Curved Line appear.

Once finished, the Text will appear to move downward. Simply select the Text Box around the Text and move upward with the Arrow Key on your keyboard.

The Text should look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Text with Arch Down Curve and Adjustments
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Text with Arch Down Curve and Adjustments



Step 25: Add and Format Text

All that remains is to add regular Text to the Flyer.

Insert a Text Box. Type the "Flower Girl" Text. After typing the entire block of Text, select all the Text by holding down your Left mouse button and dragging.
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group

Go to the Home Tab and in the Font Group select the Down Arrow next to "Calibri".

Microsoft Word 2007 Font Size Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Size Menu
In this case the Font is set to "Segoe Print", which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak.com.

You can also pick a Font of your own choosing.

Set the Font Size to 30 by typing in a number in the Font Size box, or you could click the down arrow to the right of the Font Size box and select a suitable number from the drop down menu that appears.

Set the Text to Bold by clicking on the Bold Icon in the Font Group.

Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
To the right of the Font Group is the Paragraph Group. With the Text still selected, choose the Center Icon.

All the other Blocks of Text are of a smaller Font Size and are set to both Bold and Italic.

Select each Text Box and move into place by using the Arrow Keys on your keyboard.


Step 26: Save File

Repeat Step 14 (Transparency and Line) to set the Transparency and Line Color for each Text Box.
Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer created with Microsoft Word 2007
Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer
created with Microsoft Word 2007

With the Flyer complete, all that's left to do is Save the document.

Microsoft Word 2007 Office Button
Microsoft Word 2007 Office Button
Click on the Office Button (located in the top left corner of the screen), which will open up a drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Office Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Office Menu

Go to Save As > Word Document.

In the Save As Window name your document and click the Save button.

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