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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.

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

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Page Orientation
04: Add Text
05: Insert Text Box
06: Format Text
07: Line Spacing
08: Line Spacing Options
09: Format Text Box
10: The Word Art Gallery
11: Edit Word Art Text
12: Format Text Box
13: Transparency
14: Position Text
15: Custom Color
16: Edit Text Line
17: Drop Shadow
18: Shadow Color
19: Royalty Free Images
20: Insert Images
21: Arrange Images
22: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

To begin, go to the Ribbon / Menu Bar and select the Page Layout Tab.
Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon
Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon

Click on Size and select Letter from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Paper Sizes Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Paper Sizes Menu


Step 02: Margins

Click on Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.
Microsoft Word 2007 Margins Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Margins Menu


Step 03: Page Orientation

Go to the Page Setup Group and click on Orientation.
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Setup Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Setup Group

Microsoft Word 2007 Page Orientation
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Orientation
Select Portrait from the drop down menu.


Step 04: Add Text

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.

There you will go to the Text Group and select Text Box.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group


Step 05: Insert Text Box

Choose Simple Text Box from the drop down menu which will put a ready made Text Box into your document, or select Draw Text Box to create your own.
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options

You will also notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Text Box Tools.



Step 06: Format Text

Start typing the Address for the event which is:
"Adrienne's Recreation Center
495 Aiden St.,
Atlantis Place, Atlantis 34332
Tel. 555.666.5555
Fax 555.666.7777"
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group

Then go back to the Home Tab and in the Font Group select the down arrow next to "Calibri". In this case the Font is "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at www.FontFreak.com.

Then change the Font Size from "11" to "16pt".

Microsoft Word 2007 Center Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Center Icon
Go to the Paragraph Group and select the Center Icon.

Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group


Step 07: Line Spacing

Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Icon
Select the Line and Spacing Icon and choose "Line Spacing Options" from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Word Page Layout Tab - Page Setup Group

This will bring up the Paragraph Window.



Step 08: Line Spacing Options

Go to the Spacing Section and select the down arrow under Line Spacing and choose "Exactly".

Set "At" to "18pt". Then click OK.

Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Window

Then specifically select the Company Title and choose the Bold Icon from the Font Group and change the Font Size to "24pt".



Step 09: Format Text Box

Go back to the Format Tab and select "Shape Outline" from the Text Box Styles Group.
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Tab - Text Box Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Tab - Text Box Styles Group

Then select "No Outline" from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Outline
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Outline

The Formatted Text should look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 Edited Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Edited Text

The "April" Text uses the Font "Advert" also downloaded from www.FontFreak.com.

Font Size is "22pt", Line Spacing "19pt" and Layout is "Center".



Step 10: The Word Art Gallery

Next add some Fill Colored Text with a Drop Shadow. The Text is "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt". First insert another Text Box. Then go back to the Insert Menu and select the Word Art Icon from the Text Group.

Select the 1st Option from the Word Art Gallery Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group

This will bring up the Edit Word Art Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Gallery
Microsoft Word 2007 WordArt Gallery


Step 11: Edit Word Art Text

Type the first word "Easter", set the Font to "Advert", change the Size to "66pt" and click the Bold Icon.

Then click OK.

Microsoft Word 2007 Edit WordArt Text Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Edit WordArt Text Window

Repeat the steps (3 times) all the way from the insertion of the Text Box to entering the Text in the Edit Word Art Window for each word.



Step 12: Format Text Box

Select all words by holding the "Ctrl" Key while selecting each word.

Then while holding the mouse directly over one of the Text Box Outlines, right click and select Format Text Box from the menu that appears.

Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Menu

This will open the Format Text Box Window.



Step 13: Transparency

In the Fill Section, set Transparency to "100%".
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box Window

In the Line Section you can set Color to "No Color". Then click OK.