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Microsoft Word Happy Father's Day Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Happy Father's Day Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Word 2013.

Happy Father's Day Flyer made with Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Word Happy Father's Day Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Insert Rectangle
03: Set Shape Dimensions
04: Set Fill & Outline Color
05: Edit Shape Points
06: Add Points
07: Arrange Order
08: Create Duplicate
09: Royalty Free Clip Art
10: Insert & Resize Text Box
11: Insert Image
12: Set Transparency
13: Free Fonts
14: Insert & Format Text
15: Insert Hearts
16: Rotate Hearts
17: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

When you open Microsoft Word 2013, you are taken to a Welcome Screen with Templates for Styles and Document Types. You can also search for Online Templates.
Microsoft Word 2013 Welcome Screen
Microsoft Word 2013 Welcome Screen

For the purposes of this Tutorial, select Blank Document, from the Top Left Corner.

Microsoft Word 2013 Blank Document
Microsoft Word 2013 Blank Document

A Blank Document appears.

The Home Tab will be visible.

Select the Page Layout Tab.

Microsoft Word 2013 Page Layout Tab
Microsoft Word 2013 Page Layout Tab

Click on the Margins Icon in the Page Setup Group.

Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Margins Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Margins Icon

From the Margins Menu, select Narrow.

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Margins Options - Narrow
Microsoft Word Margin Options 2013 - Narrow

Next select the Orientation Icon from the Page Setup Group.

Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Orientation Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Orientation Icon

Select Portrait from the Drop Down Menu.

Microsoft Word 2013 Orientation Options Portrait
Microsoft Word 2013 Orientation Options Portrait

Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Size Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Page Setup Group Size Icon
Clicking the Size Icon gives you options for different Document Sizes.

The Default Size is set to Letter.

Microsoft Word 2013 Size Options
Microsoft Word 2013 Size Options

Now that Document Setup is complete you can start working on the Flyer Background.



Step 02: Insert Rectangle

Microsoft Word 2013 Insert Tab Illustrations Group Shapes
Microsoft Word 2013 Insert Tab Illustrations Group Shapes

Select the Insert Tab. From the Illustrations Group, select Shapes.

A drop down menu with a variety of Shapes appears.

Microsoft Word 2013 Shapes Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2013 Shapes Rectangle

Select Rectangle, either from the Recently Used Shapes section or the Rectangle Section.

Draw a Rectangle on the Page, don't worry about its Size just yet.

Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangle
Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangle

Notice the Default Color of the Rectangle is Blue.



Step 03: Set Shape Dimensions

The Ribbon changes to the Drawing Tools Format Tab.
Microsoft Word 2013 Drawing Tools Format Tab
Microsoft Word 2013 Drawing Tools Format Tab


Microsoft Word 2013 Size Group Heigth & Width
Microsoft Word 2013 Size Group Heigth & Width
To the far right of this Tab is the Size Group.

Here you will see the Height & Width of this Rectangle.

Set Height to 11 Inches and Width to 8.5 Inches.

Move your cursor over the Rectangle and drag it so that it completely covers the page.



Step 04: Set Fill & Outline Color

In the Shape Styles Group, select Shape Fill.
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill

This opens a menu with options for Color, Picture, Gradient and Texture Fills.

In the Theme Colors Section select the 3rd Gray Color in the 1st Column.

Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Fill Theme Color Gray
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Fill Theme Color Gray

Then select the Shape Outline Icon and select the same Gray Color giving the Rectangle a Solid Gray Fill.

Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Outline Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Outline Icon

Now you have a Gray Background Layer of the Flyer.



Step 05: Edit Shape Points

Ok, the next couple steps are going to take a bit of patience. So bare with me.

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Insert Shapes Group Edit Shape
Microsoft Word 2013 Insert Shapes Group Edit Shape

Microsoft Word 2013 Edit Shape Menu Edit Points
Microsoft Word 2013 Edit Shape Menu Edit Points
Select Edit Points from the drop down menu.

4 Tiny Black Nodes will appear around the Rectangle.

Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangle with Nodes
Microsoft Word 2013 Rectangle with Nodes

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