Draw another small Rectangle and place it over the monitor.
We are going to change the color of the screen from Blue to Orange.
Rotate this Rectangle by moving the cursor over the Green Rotation Circle located above the Rectangle.
When the cursor changes to a Rotation Arrow, hold down your mouse button and move ever so slightly to the right.
Then click on the Square Resizing Handles to adjust the size of the Rectangle.
With the Rectangle selected, the Format Tab of the Ribbon will be visible.
In the Insert Shapes Group, click on the Edit Shape Icon.
Select Edit Points from the drop down menu.
The Handles around the Rectangle will change to 4 Nodes.
Move inward any Node that needs adjusting.
Bear in mind that if you click off of the image, you will have to redo the step to get back to the Edit Points option.
The Fill Color for this Rectangle is set to Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 40%.
Next we will be able to add Text to the Flyer.
For the Computer Classes Flyer Title and Subtitles, the Font used is Black Rose by Bright Ideas.
(Note for a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while Microsoft Word is open, will not be visible in the Font List. To correct this, you must first restart the Microsoft Word program after Font(s) installation.)
For more information on Fonts and how to properly install them, visit the FlyerTutor Blog.
Select all the Text by holding down your mouse button and dragging over the Text or you can quickly triple click anywhere in the Text.
The Font Group will appear floating above the Text.
Click on the down arrow next to the Font Name and select the Black Rose Font from the Font List.
The box on the right will be Font Size, which you should set to 72.
You may have to make some adjustments to your Text Box if both words dont fit on the same line.
The Text will appear truncated at the bottom.
Simply lengthen the bottom of the Text Box until all Text is visible.
The Text Box is now cutting off a part of the image.
Let's remedy this by changing the order of things.
With the Text Box still selected, click on the Format Tab and in the Arrange Group select the Send Backward Icon.
This puts the Text Box behind the Orange Rectangle that covers the monitor.
Look carefully though, the Text Box is still not completely behind the Image.
Select the Send Backward Icon again.
There appears to be too much Whitespace between the Text and the Top Border.
Move the Text Box up so that there will be less distance between the two.
Now you can see that the white background of the Text Box overshadows the Border.
In the Shape Styles Group of the Format Tab, select the Shape Fill Icon.
Select No Fill.
Next, remove the Outline by setting Shape Outline to No Outline.
Notice the Text Box Border is no longer visible.
The flyer will look like this.
In the Format Tab of the Ribbon, go to the WordArt Styles Group.
Select the down arrow on the right side of the Text Fill Icon and select Orange, Accent 6, Darker 25%.
The Title Text will now have an Orange Fill.
Now click on the Text Outline Icon and select White.
You won't be able to tell that the Text has a White Stroke because of the White Background.
Let's add a Drop Shadow to the Text to bring out the Stroke.
In the Outer section select the Offset Diagonal Bottom Left Icon (3rd Icon to the right).
The Text should look like this:
Set the Font Size for the main block of Text to 28pt.
For the other 3 blocks of Text, set Font Size to 20pt with Subtitles at 26pt.
You'll notice that the space in between the lines is too wide.
To decrease this spacing click on the Line and Paragraph Spacing Icon in the Paragraph Group of the Home Tab.
On the drop down menu that appears select Line Spacing Options.
This opens the Paragraph Window.
In the Spacing section of the Indents and Spacing Tab, set Line Spacing to Exactly (which you choose from a drop down list).
Set At to 22pt.
Then click OK.
Notice the difference.
Remove the White Fill Backgrounds and Black Outlines from all the Text Boxes.
Center Text by clicking on the Center Icon of the Paragraph Group.
Before you know it, your Computer Classes Flyer is complete.
Go up to the Ribbon and select the File Tab.
Select Save As from the left menu.
This opens the Save As Window.
Select the location for your file, give it a File Name and click Save.
If you are new to Microsoft Word, I hope this tutorial shed some lignt on some of the many functions of the Microsoft Word Interface.
Thank you for visiting!