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Microsoft Word Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create an Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Word 2010.

Microsoft Word Easter Egg Hunt Flyer 2
Microsoft Word Easter Egg Hunt Flyer 2

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Insert Shape
03: Set Shape Dimensions
04: Edit Shape Points
05: Add Point
06: Create Duplicate
07: Flip Object Vertically
08: Format Shape Fill
09: Format Shape Outline
10: Royalty Free Clip Art
11: Insert Text Box
12: Insert Image
13: Text Box Transparency
14: Flip Image Horizontally
15: Duplicate Image
16: Recolor & Artistic Effects
17: Arrange Objects - Send Backward
18: Create Easter Eggs
19: Pattern Fills
20: Rotate Shapes
21: Free Fonts
22: Insert & Format Text
23: Text Effects - Transform
24: Text Outline Color & Weight
25: Drop Shadow
26: Add & Format Text
27: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

After you've opened Microsoft Word 2010, set up your document by selecting the Page Layout Tab from the Ribbon above.
Microsoft Word 2010 Page Layout Tab
Microsoft Word 2010 Page Layout Tab


You will see the Themes, Page Setup, Page Background, Paragraph and Arrange Groups.

From the Page Setup Group select Size.
Microsoft Word 2010 Page Setup Group Size
Microsoft Word 2010 Page Setup Group Size

Microsoft Word 2010 Size Letter
Microsoft Word 2010 Size Letter
This opens a drop down menu from which you should select the Paper Size Letter.

Microsoft Word 2010 Orientation Portrait
Microsoft Word 2010
Orientation Portrait
For a Portrait Layout select Orientation from the Page Setup Group and click Portrait.

To set the Margin Size for the document select Margins > Narrow.

Microsoft Word 2010 Margins Narrow
Microsoft Word 2010 Margins Narrow

This sets the Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 0.5 Inches each.

Now that Document Setup is complete, you can start working on the flyer background.



Step 02: Insert Shape

From the Ribbon select the Insert Tab.
Microsoft Word 2010 Insert Tab
Microsoft Word 2010 Insert Tab

This Tab has options for the Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Header & Footer, Text and Symbols Groups.

Select Shapes from the Illustrations Group.

Microsoft Word 2010 Illustrations Group Shapes
Microsoft Word 2010 Illustrations Group Shapes

A drop down menu with a variety of shapes appears. Select Rectangle, either from the Recently Used Shapes Section or the Rectangle Section.

Microsoft Word 2010 Shapes Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2010 Shapes Rectangle

Your Pointer changes to a Plus Sign. Hold down your mouse button and drag to create the Rectangle, don't worry about its Size just yet.

The Default Color of any Shape created is Blue.

Microsoft Word 2010 Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2010 Rectangle

Notice the Rectangle is surrounded by 8 Resizing Handles and a Rotation Handle.

The Ribbon has also changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Drawing Tools.

Microsoft Word 2010 Drawing Tools Format Tab
Microsoft Word 2010 Drawing Tools Format Tab


There are options for the Insert Shapes, Shape Styles, WordArt Styles, Text, Arrange, and Size Groups.



Step 03: Set Shape Dimensions

Microsoft Word 2010 Size Group
Microsoft Word
2010 Size Group
To the far right of the Format Tab is the Size Group. Here you will see the Height and Width of the Rectangle.

Set Height to 3.5 Inches and Width to 8.5 Inches.

Hit your Enter Key to see the change made to the Shape.

Microsoft Word 2010 Rectangle on Page
Microsoft Word 2010 Rectangle on Page

Drag the Rectangle to the top of the page.



Step 04: Edit Shape Points

The next couple of steps are going to take a bit of patience, but you'll love the results.

On the same Format Tab, click on the Edit Shape Icon from the Insert Shapes Group.

Microsoft Word 2010 Insert Shapes Group Edit Shape Icon
Microsoft Word 2010 Insert Shapes Group Edit Shape Icon

Microsoft Word 2010 Edit Shape Points
Microsoft Word 2010
Edit Shape Points
From the drop down menu that appears select Edit Points.

4 Tiny Black Nodes/Points will appear around the Rectangle.

Microsoft Word 2010 Shape with Points
Microsoft Word 2010 Shape with Points

Note that if you click on any area outside of this Rectangle, the Nodes/Points will disappear and you will have to repeat the Edit Shape Edit Points Menu again.



Step 05: Add Point

Microsoft Word 2010 Add Points Cursor
Microsoft Word 2010 Add Points Cursor
Move your Cursor to the Center of the Line Segment at the bottom of the Rectangle. Your Cursor will change to a Plus Sign with a Black Point at its Center.

Microsoft Word 2010 Points Menu
Microsoft Word 2010 Points Menu
Once you think you've got the Center of the Line Segment, right click to reveal a menu.

Select Add Point.

Microsoft Word 2010 Added Point With Handles
Microsoft Word 2010
Added Point With Handles
The New Point is added along with Two White Square Handles that can be moved up or down to curve the Line Segment.

Microsoft Word 2010 4 Sided Arrow Cursor
Microsoft
Word 2010
4 Sided
Arrow Cursor
When your Cursor is moved directly over this point it becomes a 4 Sided Arrow that looks like this.

Move the Middle Point upward about an Inch.

Microsoft Word 2010 Move Point Up
Microsoft Word 2010 Move Point Up

Release the Cursor to see the change to the shape.

Microsoft Word 2010 Line Segment Arc
Microsoft Word 2010 Line Segment Arc

Microsoft Word 2010 Smooth Point
Microsoft Word 2010
Smooth Point
Right click over this Point again and select Smooth Point from the menu.

This curves the Line Segment creating a new shape.

Microsoft Word 2010 Curved Shape
Microsoft Word 2010 Curved Shape


Step 06: Create Duplicate

To create a Duplicate select the Shape then hold down your Ctrl and D Keys together. This will create 1 Duplicate Shape.

Microsoft Word 2010 Clipboard Group Copy
Microsoft Word 2010
Clipboard Group Copy
You could also go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab and select Copy.

Microsoft Word 2010 Clipboard Group Paste
Microsoft Word 2010
Clipboard Group Paste
Then select the Paste Icon once to create 1 Duplicate.

The Duplicate Shape is placed above the Original.

Microsoft Word 2010 Duplicate Above Original
Microsoft Word 2010 Duplicate Above Original