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Step 21: Drop Shadow

Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Effects Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Effects Group
Select the Image. Then go to the Ribbon > Format Tab > Shadow Effects Group > Shadow Effects.

Select Shadow Style 5 under the Drop Shadow section.

Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Menu

To set the Shadow Color to "Black", go back to Shadow Effects > Shadow Color and select "Black". Also make sure that the Semitransparent Shadow option is checked.

This is what the Star should look like on the flyer:

Digital Photography Flyer with Images
Digital Photography Flyer with Images




Step 23: Add Images

In Adobe Illustrator, 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.

Place a Text Box, then go to the Insert Tab and click on the Picture Icon in the Illustrations Group.

Microsoft Word 2007 Illustrations Group
Microsoft Word 2007 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. 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.



Step 24: The Size Window

Microsoft Word 2007 Size Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Size Menu
After inserting each Image in its own Text Box we will need to Scale them.

Select the first Image, right click and select Size from the menu that appears.

This opens up the Size Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Size Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Size Window


Step 25: Scale Images

Microsoft Word 2007 Size Window Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Size Window Icon
Another way to open up the Size Window is to go to the Ribbon > Format Tab > Size Group >.

In the Scale Section change the Height to a suitable percentage and make sure that "Lock Aspect Ratio" and "Relative to Original Picture Size" are checked.

Leave the Size Window open while you adjust each Image one by one, then click Close.


Step 26: Format Picture Window

Next we will give each Image a Border.

Select an Image, right click and select Format Picture from the menu that appears.

This opens the Format Picture Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Format Picture Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Picture Window





Step 28: Line Color - Full Menu

Once you have selected this option, the Line Color Window changes to give Color and Transparency options.
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Color Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Color Options

Microsoft Word 2007 Line Color Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Color Icon
Set Color by clicking on the Color Icon and selecting "White" from the Color Menu that appears.

Microsoft Word 2007 Theme Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Theme Colors


Step 29: Line Style - Width

Then go to Line Style and set Width to "2pt" by clicking on the "Up Arrow" or by typing it in.
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Syle Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Syle Window



Step 30: Shadow

Then select Shadow.
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Window

Click on the Presets Icon, which opens a menu with Preset Shadows.

Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Presets Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Presets Window

In the Outer Section select the "1st Shadow" which is Offset Diagonal Bottom Right.

Set Color to "Black", Transparency and Blur to "0".

Then without closing the Format Picture Window proceed to the next Image and repeat until you have made the change to all the Images.

When finished click "Close".



Step 31: Format Text Box

While holding down the "Ctrl" Key, select all of the Text Boxes behind each Image. Right click and select Format Text Box from the menu that appears.

As in "Step 17", in the Fill Section, set Transparency to "100%" and in the Line Section you can set Color to "No Color". Then click OK.


Step 32: Arrange - Bring to Front Icon

Select one of the Text Boxes that holds an Image.

Go to the Format Tab > Bring to Front Icon in the Arrange Group. It will bring the selected object in front of all the other objects.

Microsoft Word 2007 Bring to Front Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Bring to Front Icon


Step 33: Bring to Front Menu

For more options you can click on the "Down Arrow" to the right of the Icon to reveal the Bring to Front Menu.
Microsoft Word 2007 Bring to Front Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Bring to Front Menu

You can also do the same thing for the Send to Back Icon to reveal the Send to Back Menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Send to Back Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Send to Back Menu


Step 34: Save File

Once you've finished arranging your Images, your document will be complete. It should look like this:
Microsoft Word 2007 Digital Photography Flyer
Microsoft Word 2007 Digital Photography Flyer

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 which will open up a drop down menu.

Go to Save As > Word Document.

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

Microsoft Word 2007 Office Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Office Menu

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