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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.
OpenOffice Draw Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Format/Orientation
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
OpenOffice Draw Page Setup
OpenOffice Draw Menu
OpenOffice Draw Menu
To start, move the mouse over the blank canvas, then right click and select Page > Page Setup.

The Page Setup Window will appear.


Step 02: Format/Orientation

OpenOffice Draw Page Setup Window
OpenOffice Draw Page Setup Window
On the 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
OpenOffice Draw Drawing Toolbar





Select the Text Icon
OpenOffice Draw Text Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Text Icon
from the 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
Tel. 555.666.5555
Fax 555.666.7777".


Step 04: Format Text

OpenOffice Draw Text Formatting Toolbar
OpenOffice Draw Text Formatting Toolbar





Select all the Text, then choose the Center Icon
OpenOffice Draw Center Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Center Icon
from the 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
OpenOffice Draw Bold Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Bold Icon
and change the Font Size to "24".

OpenOffice Draw Menu
Next reselect all the Text and right click over it, then select Paragraph from the menu that appears.

This will open the Paragraph Window.



Step 05: Line Spacing

OpenOffice Draw Paragraph Window
OpenOffice Draw Paragraph Window
In the 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:
OpenOffice Draw Formatted Text
OpenOffice Draw Formatted Text
Continue adding the remainder of Text, making the necessary changes.

The "April" Text uses the Font "Advert" also downloaded from FontFreak. Font Size is "30" and Layout is "Center".


Step 06: Fontwork Gallery

OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Gallery
OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Gallery
Next we can add some Fill Colored Text with a Drop Shadow.

In this case, the Text is "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt".
Click on the Fontwork Gallery Icon
OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Gallery Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork
Gallery Icon
on the Drawing Toolbar.

This will open up the Fontwork Gallery.

Select the first option and click OK.



Step 07: Enter Fontwork Text

OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Text
OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork Text
The 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.

OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Menu Bar
OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork Menu Bar
The Fontwork Menu Bar will appear. Select the 4th Icon and select "Center" from the drop down menu.

OpenOffice Draw Fontwork Alignment Menu
OpenOffice Draw
Fontwork Alignment Menu
With the "Easter" Text selected, right click and select Character from the menu that appears. This brings up the Character Window.


Step 08: Format Fontwork Text

OpenOffice Draw Character Window
OpenOffice Draw Character Window
In the Font Tab, change Font to "Advert", Size "60", then click OK.

Next we will add Color to the Text. Right click over it and select "Area" from the menu that appears.