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Microsoft Word Bridal Boutique Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Word.

Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer made with Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Page Orientation
04: Insert Oval
05: Shape Fill
06: Fill Effects Window
07: Fill Effects - Two Colors
08: Shape Outline
09: Royalty Free Image
10: The Text Group
11: Insert Text Box
12: Insert Picture
13: Flip Picture
14: Transparency and Line
15: Insert WordArt
16: Format WordArt
17: Change WordArt Shape
18: Fix Truncated Text
19: Fill Effects Window
20: Gradient Filled Text
21: Text Box Line
22: Shadow Effects
23: Shadow Color
24: Change WordArt Shape
25: Add and Format Text
26: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon
Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon

To begin, go to the Ribbon and select the Page Layout Tab.

Microsoft Word 2007 Paper Sizes Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Paper Sizes Menu

Click on Size and select Letter from the drop down menu.



Step 02: Margins

Click on Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Margins Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Margins Menu


Step 03: Page Orientation

Microsoft Word 2007 Page Setup Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Setup Group

Go to the Page Setup Group and click on Orientation.

Microsoft Word 2007 Page Orientation
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Orientation

Select Portrait from the drop down menu.



Step 04: Insert Oval

We will draw an Oval Shaped Background.

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.

Go to the Illustrations Group.

Microsoft Word 2007 Illustrations Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Illustrations Group

Select Shapes to open up the Shapes Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Shapes Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Shapes Window

Select the Oval under Recently Used Shapes.

Hold down the Left mouse button and draw the Oval on the Page. You will notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Drawing Tools.

The Oval should take up most of the page.

Microsoft Word 2007 Draw Oval Shape
Microsoft Word 2007 Draw Oval Shape

8 Blue Shapes appear around the Oval. You can use any of these to resize the Oval if needed.



Step 05: Shape Fill

Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group

While the Oval is still selected, go to the Format Tab > Shape Styles Group.

Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Fill Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Fill Icon
Click on the Down Arrow on the right side of the Shape Fill Icon.

A drop down Color Menu will appear.

Microsoft Word 2007 Color Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Color Menu

Select Gradients, which will open a Gradients Presets Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Presets Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Presets Window

From here select More Gradients which will open up the Fill Effects Window.



Step 06: Fill Effects Window

You should automatically be in the Gradient Tab, which is the first tab of this window.
Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Effects Window - Gradient Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Effects Window - Gradient Tab

In the Color Section select Two Colors.

This will change the Color Section of the Fill Effects Window to include 2 Drop Down Color Menus.



Step 07: Fill Effects - Two Colors

Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Effects Window - Gradient Two Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Effects Window - Gradient Two Colors

Select the Down Arrow for Color1 and select "White" from Theme Colors, and select the Down Arrow for Color2 and select "Yellow" from Standard Colors.

In the Transparency Section, set From to "100%" and To to "0%".

In the Shading Styles Section, select Diagonal Down.

To the Right of this will be the Variant Section. Of the 4 Variants, select the one on the Bottom Right. You will notice this change reflected in the Sample Box.

Then select the Check Box for "Rotate fill effect with shape". Click OK.

The Gradient Filled Oval should look like this:

Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Filled Yellow and White Oval
Microsoft Word 2007 Gradient Filled Yellow & White Oval


Step 08: Shape Outline

Now to remove the Shape Outline, select the Oval and go back to the Format Tab > Shape Styles Group.
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Outline Color
Microsoft Word 2007
Shape Outline Color

Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Outline Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Outline Icon
Select the Down Arrow to the right side of the Shape Outline Icon.

This will open the Color Menu. Select No Outline.

There you have it, a Gradient Filled Oval Background.

Microsoft Word 2007 2 Color Gradient Filled Oval with No Border
Microsoft Word 2007 2 Color Gradient Filled Oval with No Border