Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 14: Position Text

Use the mouse to select each word and drag into proper position, so that it looks like a complete phrase.

Select the Text Box and not the Word Art.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Border
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Border
Microsoft Word 2007 Word Art Border
Microsoft Word 2007 Word Art Border

The Grouped Text should look like this.

Microsoft Word 2007 Grouped Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Grouped Text


Step 15: Custom Color

Next select the "Easter" Word Art, then right click and select Format Word Art from the menu that appears.

This will bring up the Format Word Art Window which looks similar to the Format Text Box Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Color Options Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Color Options Menu

In the Fill Section, select the down arrow next to Color, then click on More Colors from the color menu that appears.

This will bring up the Colors Window.

Click on the Custom Tab.

Microsoft Word 2007 Colors Window - Custom Color Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Colors Window - Custom Color Tab

Set Red to "0", Green to "128" and Blue to "232". Then click OK.



Step 16: Edit Text Line

Go to the Line Section and set Color to "White", then change Weight to "2pt". Then click OK.

Repeat these steps for each remaining Word Art, one at a time. Note that when you go back to add Color to the remaining Text, the new Color will be listed under Recent Colors so that you dont have to go through the Custom Color Process again.

Microsoft Word 2007 Color Options Menu - Recent Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Color Options Menu - Recent Colors

The Text should now look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 Blue Colored Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Blue Colored Text


Step 17: Drop Shadow

Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Effects Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shadow Effects Group
Double click on the first Word Art Text and select Shadow Effects from the Shadow Effects Group on the Format Tab.

This will then bring up the Shadow Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Window

Select the 4th Shadow under Drop Shadow.



Step 18: Shadow Color

Click on Shadow Effects > Shadow Color, then click on SemiTransparent Shadow to uncheck it.
Microsoft Word 2007 Colors Menu - Semitransparent Shadow
Microsoft Word 2007 Colors Menu - Semitransparent Shadow

Go back to Shadow Effects > Shadow Color > Black. Now repeat the steps for each of the remaining Word Art Text.

The Text should now look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Drop Shadow Text

Here is what the Drop Shadowed Text does for the Flyer.

Microsoft Word 2007 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer with Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer with Text





Step 20: Insert 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 - Picture
Microsoft Word 2007 Illustrations Group - Picture

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.

Once the Image has been inserted, Resize it by selecting one of the Circles and holding down the Ctrl + Shift Keys together, so that you don't get a disproportionate Image.



Step 21: Arrange Images

Repeat the steps to insert the 2nd Image. After resizing the Images, select the Text Box, then right click and select the Format Text Box option. Again set the Transparency to "100%". Do the same for the other Image.

Then select the Text Box with the Egg, click on the Format Tab and click on the Bring to Front Icon in the Arrange Group.

Microsoft Word 2007 Arrange Group - Bring To Front
Microsoft Word 2007 Arrange Group - Bring To Front

Next while holding down the Ctrl Key, select both Text Boxes, right click and select Format Text Box from the menu, then set the Line to No Color and click OK.



Step 22: Save File

Now your document is complete.
Microsoft Word 2007 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Microsoft Word 2007 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

All that's left to do is Save.

Microsoft Word 2007 Office Button
Microsoft Word 2007 Office Button
Click on the Office Button (located in the top left corner of the screen), which will open up a drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Office Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Office Menu

Go to Save As > Word Document.

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