Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer Tutorial
This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Computer Classes Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer
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01: Document Setup
02: Create Rectangle
03: Create Duplicates
04: Fill & Outline Color
05: Royalty Free Clip Art
06: Text Group
07: Insert Picture
08: Format Shape Outline
09: Edit Image
10: Free Fonts
11: Insert Text
12: Text Fill & Stroke
13: Drop Shadow
14: Add Remaining Text
15: Save File
Step 01: Document Setup
Microsoft Word Page Layout Tab - Page Setup Group
To properly setup your document, go up to the
Ribbon and select the Page Layout Tab.
Microsoft Word Size Options - Letter
Then in the
Page Setup Group, select Size > Letter from the drop down menu.
Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.
Microsoft Word Margin Options - Narrow
This sets the
Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 0.5" each.
Orientation and select Portrait from the drop down menu.
Microsoft Word Orientation
Options - Portrait
Now that Document Setup is complete you can start working on the flyer background.
The Step 02: Create Rectangle Computer Classes Flyer is a very simple flyer that looks like you took some time to create it.
The first thing that you will add to the Flyer is a
Rectangle. On the Ribbon, select the Insert Tab.
Microsoft Word Illustrations Group - Shapes
Illustrations Group select Shapes > Rectangle (the 4th shape in Recently Used Shapes or the 1st shape in Rectangles).
Microsoft Word Shapes Rectangle
Rectangle on the page.
Microsoft Word Rectangle
You will notice that the
Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Drawing Tools.
8 Blue Resizing Handles appear around the Rectangle.
On the far right of the Format Tab is the Size Group.
Height to 2.6" and Width to 4.15".
Microsoft Word Size Group - Width & Height
Rectangle and move it to the top left corner of the page.
Select the Step 03: Create Duplicates Home Tab and go to the Clipboard Group.
Microsoft Word Clipboard
Group - Copy
Paste 7 times so that you will get 7 more Rectangles.
Microsoft Word Clipboard
Group - Paste
Line them up on the page so that they are equally spaced.
Microsoft Word Duplicated Rectangles
Step 04: Fill & Outline Color
Microsoft Word Shape Styles Group - Shape Fill
1st Rectangle. Click on the Format Tab and in the Shape Styles Group select Shape Fill which opens a drop down Color Menu.
Instead of using the Blue Colors that I used for the Computer Classes Flyer in Inkscape, let's try variations of Orange.
Theme Colors Section select Orange, Accent 6, Darker 25%, which is the second to last Orange Color.
Microsoft Word Shape Fill Color Options
The Rectangle now has an
Orange Fill but still has its Blue Outline.
Microsoft Word Rectangle with Orange Fill, Blue Outline
To change the
Outline Color, select Shape Outline in the Shape Styles Group.
Microsoft Word Shape Styles Group - Shape Outline
Then select the
Accent 6 Orange, 25%.
You will now have a
Uniform Fill and Outline.
Microsoft Word Solid Orange Rectangle
Now repeat for the other
Rectangle 2 - Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 40%
Rectangle 3 - Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 80%
Rectangle 4 - Orange, Accent 6
Rectangle 5 - Orange, Accent 6, Darker 50%
Rectangle 6 - Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 60%
For the Last 2 Rectangles, we'll try a different approach.
Select Rectangle 7.
Color Menu, instead of choosing a color from the Theme Colors, select More Fill Colors.
Microsoft Word Shape Fill - More Fill Colors
This opens the
Microsoft Word Colors Window
Red to 246, Green to 130 and Blue to 34, then set Transparency to 20% by moving the slider or typing it in.
Then for the Outline Color, re-enter the RGB Values and Transparency.
For Rectangle 8, under More Fill Colors, set Red to 205, Green to 98 and Blue to 9.
Click OK. Repeat for the Outline.
So all the
Colored Rectangles should look something like this:
Microsoft Word Colored Rectangles
Rectangle on the Page.
Microsoft Word Rectangle Layers
This time set its
Height to 10" and Width to 7.5".
The Default Fill Color will be Blue.
Set both the
Fill and Outline to White by choosing this Color from the Theme Colors section.
Shape Fill - Color Options
Now the flyer background is complete, we can move onto inserting the
Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer Background
The Step 05: Royalty Free Clip Art Public Domain Vector Clip Art for this Computer Classes Flyer was downloaded from the .
Open Clip Art Library - Computer Clipart
Clip Art is called Cartoon Computer and Desktop by DTRave.
Once the image has been downloaded, you will need to place it into the flyer.
In Step 06: Text Group Adobe Illustrator, OpenOffice Draw, Inkscape, Corel Draw and Microsoft Publisher, you are able to freely move an Image anywhere on the canvas. This is also possible in Microsoft Word as long as you first place the Image within a Text Box.
Insert a Text Box, go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.
Microsoft Word Text Group - Text Box
Then go to the
Text Group and select Text Box.
At the bottom of the
Built-In Window, select Draw Text Box.
Microsoft Word Built In Window - Draw Text Box
Your cursor will change to an
While holding down your mouse button, drag and draw a Text Box on the Flyer.
Text Box will have 8 Handles around it for resizing.
Microsoft Word Text Box
Click anywhere inside of the Step 07: Insert Picture Text Box so that you have a flashing cursor.
Since drawing the Text Box, notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab.
Go back to the
Insert Tab and click on the Picture Icon in the Illustrations Group.
Microsoft Word Illustrations Group - Picture
This allows you to
Insert a Picture from File.
Microsoft Word Insert Picture Window
It opens up the
Insert Picture Window, where you can select your file and then click Insert.
Be certain that your images are in a format that will be recognized by Microsoft Word.
These images are saved in PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Format.
Once the Image has been inserted, Resize it by selecting one of the Circles and holding down the Ctrl and Shift Keys together, so that you don't get a disproportionate Image.
The Step 08: Format Shape Outline Image will then be placed inside of the Text Box.
Microsoft Word Image Inside Text Box
Text Box, then right click over it to reveal another menu.
Microsoft Word Format Shape
This opens the
Format Shape Window.
Microsoft Word Format Shape Window - Fill
Right below the
Fill Tab is Line Color.
Microsoft Word Format Shape Window - Line Color
Select this to make changes to the
Outline/Stroke of the Text Box.
Notice that the
Window has also changed.
Microsoft Word Format Shape Window - No Line Color
No Line, changing the window yet again.
Microsoft Word Selected Text Box Border
Image now appears with no visible border around it, however, you know that it is still there.
Remember to move this Image, you will have to select its invisible border and not the Image itself.
You can tell if you have the right box selected by its border.
Microsoft Word Selected Image Border
Text Box Border has Dashes while the Image Border is a Solid Line.