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.
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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.
You will see the Themes, Page Setup, Page Background, Paragraph and Arrange Groups.
From the Page Setup Group select Size.
This opens a drop down menu from which you should select the Paper Size Letter.
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.
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.
This Tab has options for the Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Header & Footer, Text and Symbols Groups.
Select Shapes from the Illustrations Group.
A drop down menu with a variety of shapes appears. Select Rectangle, either from the Recently Used Shapes Section or the Rectangle Section.
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.
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.
There are options for the Insert Shapes, Shape Styles, WordArt Styles, Text, Arrange, and Size Groups.
Step 03: Set Shape Dimensions
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.
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.
From the drop down menu that appears select Edit Points.
4 Tiny Black Nodes/Points will appear around the Rectangle.
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
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.
Once you think you've got the Center of the Line Segment, right click to reveal a menu.
Select Add Point.
The New Point is added along with Two White Square Handles that can be moved up or down to curve the Line Segment.
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.
Release the Cursor to see the change to the shape.
Right click over this Point again and select Smooth Point from the menu.
This curves the Line Segment creating a new 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.
You could also go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab and select Copy.
Then select the Paste Icon once to create 1 Duplicate.
The Duplicate Shape is placed above the Original.