OpenOffice Draw Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Tutorial
This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Free Vector Graphics Application - OpenOffice Draw.
Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
01: Document Setup
03: Add Text
04: Format Text
05: Line Spacing
06: Fontwork Gallery
07: Enter Fontwork Text
08: Format Fontwork Text
09: The Area Window
10: The Colors Tab
11: Line and Filling Toolbar
12: The Shadow Tab
13: Royalty Free Images
14: Insert Images
15: Arrange Images
16: Save File
Step 01: Document Setup
OpenOffice Draw Page Setup
To start, move the mouse over the blank canvas, then right click and select OpenOffice Draw Menu
Page > Page Setup.
The Page Setup Window will appear.
Step 02: Format/Orientation
On the OpenOffice Draw Page Setup Window
Page Tab, change the Paper Format to Letter, and Orientation to Portrait.
Then set Margins to "0.50" each.
Then click OK.
Step 03: Add Text
OpenOffice Draw Drawing Toolbar
Select the Text Icon
from the OpenOffice Draw
Text Icon Drawing Toolbar.
Click anywhere on the canvas and start entering Text, in this case it will be the Company's Title and Contact Information:
"Adrienne's Recreation Center
495 Aiden St.,
Atlantis Place, Atlantis 34332
Step 04: Format Text
OpenOffice Draw Text Formatting Toolbar
Select all the Text, then choose the Center Icon
from the OpenOffice Draw
Center Icon Text Formatting Toolbar.
Select the Down Arrow on the right side of "Arial" and change the
Font to "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded from
FontFreak. Set the Font Size to "18".
Then specifically select the Company Title, select the Bold Icon
and change the OpenOffice Draw
Bold Icon Font Size to "24".
Next reselect all the OpenOffice Draw Menu
Text and right click over it, then select
Paragraph from the menu that appears.
This will open the Paragraph Window.
Step 05: Line Spacing
In the OpenOffice Draw Paragraph Window
Indents and Spacing Tab, in the Line Spacing Section, select the Down Arrow, choose "Proportional" and change to "60%". Then click OK.
The changes to the Text should look like this:
Continue adding the remainder of Text, making the necessary changes.
OpenOffice Draw Formatted Text
The "April" Text uses the Font "Advert" also downloaded from
FontFreak. Font Size is "30" and Layout is "Center".
Step 06: Fontwork Gallery
Next we can add some OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Gallery
Fill Colored Text with a Drop Shadow. In this case, the Text is
"Easter Crafts Egg Hunt".
Click on the Fontwork Gallery Icon
on the OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork Gallery Icon Drawing Toolbar.
This will open up the Fontwork Gallery.
Select the first option and click OK.
Step 07: Enter Fontwork Text
The OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork Text Fontwork Text will appear.
Double click on this Text to get a flashing cursor. Then select the "Black Fontwork" that appears inside it and type in "Easter Egg Crafts Hunt". Then click anywhere on the canvas to see the changes.
Fontwork Menu Bar The Fontwork Menu Bar will appear.
Select the 4th Icon and select "Center" from the drop down menu.
With the OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork Alignment Menu "Easter" Text selected, right click and select Character from the menu
that appears. This brings up the Character Window.
Step 08: Format Fontwork Text
In the OpenOffice Draw Character Window
Font Tab, change Font to "Advert", Size
then click OK.
Next we will add Color to the Text. Right click over it and select "Area" from the menu that appears.