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This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Florist Flyer using the
Business Application - Microsoft Publisher 2007.

Microsoft Publisher Florist Flyer
Amaya's Flower Garden Flyer

Steps

01: Publication Types
02: Page Size
03: Margins
04: Insert Rectangles
05: Format Autoshape Window
06: Rectangle 1 Fill
07: Rectangle 2,3,4 Fill
08: Rounded Rectangle
09: Add Text
10: Format Text
11: Add More Text
12: Line Spacing
13: Royalty Free Images
14: Add Images
15: Resize Image
16: Add New Images
17: Add Drop Shadow
18: Drop Shadow Settings
19: Nudge Drop Shadow
20: Copy & Paste Image
21: Arrange Images
22: Group Images
23: Save File

Step 01: Publication Types

Microsoft Publisher Publication Types
Microsoft Publisher Publication Types
Upon opening Microsoft Publisher 2007, you will see a listing of Popular Publication Types.

Select Blank Page Sizes.


Step 02: Page Size

Microsoft Publisher Standard Page Sizes
Microsoft Publisher Standard Page Sizes
Double click on "Letter (Portrait) 8.5 x 11"to open up a Blank Page.


Step 03: Margins

Microsoft Publisher File Menu - Page Setup
Microsoft Publisher File Menu - Page Setup
Go to the File Menu > Page Setup. This will open up the Page Setup Window.

To the right side of this window you will see the Margin Guides section.
Microsoft Publisher Margin Guides
Microsoft Publisher Margin Guides


Set Top, Left, Bottom, and Right to "0.5".

Click on the "OK" button on the bottom right of the screen.


Step 04: Insert Rectangles

We will construct the colored background with 4 rectangles.
Microsoft Publisher Object Menu Bar
Microsoft
Publisher
Object
Menu Bar
Select the Rectangle Tool Icon
Microsoft Publisher Rectangle Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Rectangle
Icon
on the Objects Menu Bar to the left of the screen.
Microsoft Publisher Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher
Rectangle

Once you have drawn Rectangle 1 it will have "8 Circles" around it. Move the mouse over any one of these to resize the shape if needed.

To continue drawing Rectangles you must go back to the Objects Menu Bar to reselect the Rectangle Tool Icon.

Microsoft Publisher Rectangle Background Template
Microsoft Publisher
Rectangle Background
Template
The 4 Rectangles should look like this:



Step 05: Format AutoShape Window

Microsoft Publisher Format AutoShape
Microsoft Publisher Format AutoShape
Select Rectangle 1. Right click while over it and select Format AutoShape from the menu that appears.

This will bring up the Format AutoShape Window.
Microsoft Publisher Format AutoShape Window
Microsoft Publisher Format AutoShape Window


























In the Colors and Lines Tab, go to the Fill Section and select the Down Arrow next to Color: No Fill.

Then select More Colors.

This brings up the Colors Window.


Step 06: Rectangle 1 Fill

Click on the Custom Tab. Set the Color Model to RGB by clicking on the Down Arrow and choosing RGB from the list. Then enter the values R to "170", G to "212" and B to "0". Click OK.
Microsoft Publisher Color 1 R 170 G 212 B 0
Microsoft Publisher
Color 1 R 170 G 212 B 0


You will be back at the Colors and Lines Tab. Go to the Line Section. Select the Down Arrow and choose No Line. Click OK.


Step 07: Rectangle 2, 3, 4 Fill

Repeat this process for the 3 other Rectangles.

Rectangle 2 - R to "218", G to "236" and B to "143". Click OK.
Microsoft Publisher Color 2 R 218 G 236 B 143
Microsoft Publisher
Color 2 R 218 G 236 B 143


Microsoft Publisher Color 3 R 239 G 255 B 177
Microsoft Publisher
Color 3 R 239 G 255 B 177
Rectangle 3 - R to "239", G to "255" and B to "177". Click OK.

Microsoft Publisher Color 4 R 209 G 236 B 99
Microsoft Publisher
Color 4 R 209 G 236 B 99
Rectangle 4 - R to "209", G to "236" and B to "99". Click OK.


Microsoft Publisher Multicolored Green Background
Microsoft Publisher
Multicolored Green Background
Remember for each Rectangle go to the Line Section, select the Down Arrow and choose No Line. Then Click OK.

The new background should look like this:



Step 08: Rounded Rectangle

Go to the Autoshapes Icon > Basic Shapes > Rounded Rectangle.

Draw the Rectangle. You will notice that on the left side of it there is a Yellow Diamond. Click on it and drag Down in order to change the Radius of the Rounded Corners. Release when you have the desired look.

Microsoft Publisher Rounded Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher Rounded Rectangle
Set the Fill to "White" and the Stroke to a "Dark Green".

The completed background will look like this:


Step 09: Add Text

Microsoft Publisher Insert Text Box
Microsoft Publisher Insert Text Box
Microsoft Publisher Object Menu Bar
Microsoft
Publisher
Object
Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Text Box Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Text Box
Icon
Select the Text Box Icon on the Objects Menu Bar to the left of the screen or go to Insert Menu > Text Box.

Hold down the left mouse button, draw a Text Box on the screen and then release.

Start entering Text, in this case it will be the Company's Title: "Amaya's Flower Garden".


Step 10: Format Text

Microsoft Publisher Formatting Bar
Microsoft Publisher Formatting Bar
Select all the Text, then move up to the Formatting Menu Bar (which is normally much longer than this).

Select the down arrow on the right side of "Times New Roman" and change the Font to "Harlow Solid Italic".

Select the Down Arrow next to the number "10" and set the Font Size to "48".
Change the Layout to "Center" by clicking on the Center Icon
Microsoft Publisher Center Icon
Microsoft
Publisher
Center
Icon
.

To move the Text into place, move the mouse over the Text until the Cursor turns into a 4 Sided Arrow. Then select the Text and Drag.