Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 20: Rotate Shapes

Microsoft Word 2010 Rotation Handle
Microsoft Word 2010 Rotation Handle
When you select an Object, you'll see a Green Circle above it. This is a Rotation Handle that allows you to Free Rotate the Object.

Microsoft Word 2010 Rotated Shape
Microsoft Word 2010 Rotated Shape
Move your Cursor over it, and when the Cursor changes to a Rotation Arrow, hold down your mouse button and move to the Left or Right of the Object.

Duplicate a few of the Eggs to put in the Basket and in the Bunny's Paw.

As these Objects are very small, the Rotation Handle does not show.

Microsoft Word 2010 Rotate More Options
Microsoft Word 2010
Rotate More Options
In this instance you would go to the Arrange Group of the Format Tab and select Rotate.

From the drop down menu that appears select More Rotation Options.

This opens the Layout Window.

Microsoft Word 2010 Layout Window
Microsoft Word 2010 Layout Window

You'll see Tabs for Position, Text Wrapping and Size.

In the Rotate Section of the Size Tab set Rotation to 10 Degrees and click OK.

Repeat for the other 2 Eggs in the Basket.

Microsoft Word 2010 Rotated Eggs
Microsoft Word 2010 Rotated Eggs

With that you've completed the Background for the Easter Egg Hunt Flyer and you can now move on to adding Text.

Microsoft Word 2010 Background Images
Microsoft Word 2010 Background Images


Step 21: Free Fonts

Advert Font
Advert Font
The Main Font used in this Easter Egg Hunt Flyer is Advert by Richard Mueller, which was downloaded from FontFreak.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font
The remaining Text on the Flyer uses the Desyrel Font by Apostrophic Labs.

You can download this Free Font from Fontsquirrel.

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.


Step 22: Insert & Format Text

Sticking with the 10 Basic Flyer Design Principles, let's add the Title to the Flyer next.

Repeat Step 11 to Insert a Text Box above the Bunny.

Microsoft Word 2010 Large Text Box
Microsoft Word 2010 Large Text Box

You'll see a Flashing Cursor.

Microsoft Word 2010 Selected Text
Microsoft Word 2010 Selected Text
Type the Flyer Title "Easter Egg Hunt". The Text will be very small.

Triple Click (click 3 times quickly) over the Text to select all.

In the Format Tab, go to the Font Group and clik the Down Arrow on the Font Box.

Microsoft Word 2010 Font Group
Microsoft Word 2010 Font Group

Select Advert from the Font List.

Microsoft Word 2010 Font List
Microsoft Word 2010 Font List

Microsoft Word 2010 Font Sizes
Microsoft
Word 2010
Font Sizes
The Font has changed but the Text Size is still very small.

The Font Size is just to the right of the Font Box.

If you click the Down Arrow you can see a list of available Font Sizes.

However, the Font Size that we need is not on this list, so go ahead and type 60 into the Font Size Box and hit your Enter Key.

Microsoft Word 2010 Large Text
Microsoft Word 2010 Large Text


Step 23: Text Effects - Transform

In the Format Tab select the Text Effects Icon from the WordArt Styles Group.
Microsoft Word 2010 WordArt Styles Group Text Effects
Microsoft Word 2010 WordArt Styles Group Text Effects

Microsoft Word 2010 Text Effects Transform
Microsoft Word 2010
Text Effects Transform
This reveals a drop down menu with options for Shadow Reflection, Glow, Bevel, 3D Rotation, and Transform.

Select Transform.

This reveals a Transform Options Menu.

Microsoft Word 2010 Transform Chevron Up
Microsoft Word 2010 Transform Chevron Up

Select the Chevron Up options from the Warp Section.

You'll see the immediate change to the Text.

Microsoft Word 2010 Transformed Text
Microsoft Word 2010 Transformed Text

Notice also that a Pink Diamond Handle has appeared on the left side of the Text Box. You can drag this Handle up or down if you wish to adjust the Transform Effect.

Make the Text Box Transparent so that all of the Bunny will be visible.

Microsoft Word 2010 Transformed Text Transparent Border
Microsoft Word 2010 Transformed Text Transparent Border



Step 24: Text Outline Color & Weight

Reselect the Title Text and on the Format Tab select Text Outline from the WordArt Styles Group.
Microsoft Word 2010 WordArt Styles Group Text Outline
Microsoft Word 2010 WordArt Styles Group Text Outline

In the drop down Text Outline Color Menu select White from the Theme Colors Section.

Microsoft Word 2010 Text Outline White
Microsoft Word 2010 Text Outline White

The Title Text now has a White Outline that could be a bit more noticeable.

Microsoft Word 2010 Title Text Outline
Microsoft Word 2010 Title Text Outline

In the Text Outline Color Menu select Weight > 2 1/4 pt.

Microsoft Word 2010 Text Outline Weight
Microsoft Word 2010 Text Outline Weight

This tiny change makes the Title Text pop.

Microsoft Word 2010 Title White Outline
Microsoft Word 2010 Title White Outline


Step 25: Drop Shadow

Microsoft Word 2010 Text Effects Shadow
Microsoft Word 2010
Text Effects Shadow
Let's add a Drop Shadow to this Text as well. Reselect the Title Text.

After clicking the Text Effects Icon select Shadow from the list that appears.

A window with Preformatted Shadows appears.

Microsoft Word 2010 Shadow Options
Microsoft Word 2010
Shadow Options

From the Outer Section select Offset Diagonal Bottom Right.

Here's the Text with the Shadow applied.

Microsoft Word 2010 Text with Shadow
Microsoft Word 2010 Text with Shadow

Let's make the Shadow more vivid.

Reselect the Text and at the bottom of the Shadow Menu, select Shadow Options.

This will open the Format Text Effects Window.

Microsoft Word 2010 Format Text Effects Window
Microsoft Word 2010 Format Text Effects Window

You will see that Transparency is set to 60%.

Change that number to 30%. The change will be made immediately.

Click the Close button at the bottom of the Window.

Here's the Title Text with an even Darker Shadow.

Microsoft Word 2010 Text with Darker Shadow
Microsoft Word 2010 Text with Darker Shadow



Step 26: Add & Format Text

Now you need to add the remaining Text to the Flyer. For the Text within the Bunny Ears, the Font is Desyrel, and the Font Size is 24.

Both Text Boxes will have to be Rotated. The Text needs to be given a White Fill. And the Text Boxes should be made Transparent.

Microsoft Word 2010 Rotated Text
Microsoft Word 2010 Rotated Text

Lastly, select the Text and on the Format Tab, click the Bold Icon from the Font Group.

Microsoft Word 2010 Font Group Bold Icon
Microsoft Word 2010 Font Group Bold Icon

Microsoft Word 2010 Transform Text Rotated
Microsoft Word 2010 Transform Text Rotated
The "Ages" Text is also set to Font Desyrel, with Font Size 24.

It uses the Transform Text Effect - Chevron Up and is also Rotated.

The "Spot the Bunny" Text is set to Font Advert, Font Size 40.

Besides the obvious White Fill, the Text is Rotated and Aligned Center.

Microsoft Word 2010 Paragraph Group Center Icon
Microsoft Word 2010 Paragraph Group Center Icon
You'll find the Center Icon in the Paragraph Group of the Format Tab.

Microsoft Word 2010 Text on Bunny
Microsoft Word 2010 Text on Bunny

Microsoft Word 2010 Wide Line Spacing
Microsoft Word 2010 Wide Line Spacing
At the bottom of the Flyer set the "Music" Text to Font Advert, Font Size 26.

The Space between the Lines of Text is a bit wide.

Microsoft Word 2010 Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Word 2010 Line Spacing Icon
To correct this, select the Text and in the Paragraph Group of the Format Tab, select the Line Spacing Icon.

Microsoft Word 2010 Line Spacing
Microsoft Word 2010 Line Spacing
From the drop down menu select 1.0 instead of 1.15.

Microsoft Word 2010 Adjusted Line Spacing
Microsoft Word 2010 Adjusted Line Spacing
Now the Lines of Text are a little closer to each other.

The "Easter Park" Text is Aligned Right using the Align Right Icon.

And with that you would have completed an Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using Microsoft Word 2010.

Microsoft Word 2010 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Microsoft Word 2010 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

Now the Flyer just needs to be Saved.



Step 27: Save File

Microsoft Word 2010 Quick Access Toolbar Save Icon
Microsoft Word 2010 Quick Access Toolbar Save Icon
To Save this file, you can click the Save Icon from the Quick Access Toolbar above the Ribbon in the top left hand corner.

This opens the Save As Window where you can select the location for your file, give it a File Name and click the Save button.

Microsoft Word 2010 Save As Window
Microsoft Word 2010 Save As Window

If you are new to Microsoft Word, I hope this tutorial shed some light on some of the many functions of the Microsoft Word Interface.

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