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

Florist Garden Flyer
Amaya's Flower Garden Flyer

Steps

01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Page Orientation
04: Insert Rectangle
05: Multiple Rectangles
06: Shape Fill
07: More Fill Colors
08: Fill Rectangle 1
09: Fill Rectangle 2
10: Fill Rectangle 3
11: Fill Rectangle 4
12: Remove Outlines
13: Rounded Rectangle
14: Add Text
15: Insert Text Box
16: Edit Font
17: Format Text Box
18: Text Box Transparency
19: Add New Text
20: Alignment
21: Line Spacing
22: Repeat Transparency
23: Add Images
24: Insert From File
25: Scale Image
26: The Size Window
27: Insert/Scale Images
28: Add Drop Shadow
29: Copy & Paste Image
30: Group Images
31: 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

Microsoft Word 2007 Margins Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Margins Menu
Click on Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.


Step 03: Page Orientation

Go to the Page Setup Group and click on Orientation.
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Setup Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Page Setup Group


Microsoft Word 2007 Page Orientation
Microsoft Word 2007
Page Orientation
Select Portrait from the drop down menu.


Step 04: Insert Rectangle

Microsoft Word 2007 Shapes Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Shapes Window
We will construct the Colored Background with 4 Rectangles.

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.

Go to the Illustrations Group. Select Shapes to open up the Shapes Window.
Microsoft Word 2007 Illustrations Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Illustrations Group


Select the Rectangle under Recently Used Shapes.



Step 05: Multiple Rectangles

Once you have drawn the 1st Rectangle, you will notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Drawing Tools.

To continue drawing the remaining Rectangles, just select the Rectangle Tool from the Insert Shapes Group on the Format Tab.
Microsoft Word 2007 Insert Shapes Group
Microsoft Word 2007
Insert Shapes Group


Florist Flyer Multiple Rectangles
Florist Flyer
Multiple Rectangles
Draw the Rectangles on the page so that they look like this:


Step 06: Shape Fill

Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group
Now we will add color to the Rectangles.

Select Rectangle 1. Then select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group on the Format Tab.


Step 07: More Fill Colors

Microsoft Word 2007 Fill Colors Window
Microsoft Word 2007
Fill Colors Window
Select More Fill Colors from the Colors Menu that appears.
Microsoft Word 2007 Custom Color Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Custom Color Tab


Then select the Custom Tab in the Colors Window.


Step 08: Fill Rectangle 1

R=170 G=212 B=0
Green R=170
G=212 B=0
Set R to "170", G to "212" and B to "0".
Click OK. Repeat steps for other Rectangles.


Step 09: Fill Rectangle 2

R=218 G=236 B=143
Green R=218
G=236 B=143
Set R to "218", G to "236" and B to "143".
Click OK.


Step 10: Fill Rectangle 3

R=239 G=255 B=177
Green R=239
G=255 B=177
Set R to "239", G to "255" and B to "177".
Click OK.


Step 11: Fill Rectangle 4

Set R to "209", G to "236" and B to "99".
Click OK.
R=209 G=236 B=99
Green R=209
G=236 B=99


Step 12: Remove Outlines

Microsoft Word 2007 No Outline
Microsoft Word 2007 No Outline
While holding down the "Shift" Key select all 4 Rectangles.

Then go back to the Format Tab and select Shape Outline. Then select No Outline from the menu that appears.
Florist Flyer Green Background
Microsoft Word 2007
Florist Flyer Green Background


The new background should look like this:



Step 13: Rounded Rectangle

Go back to Shapes and select the 6th Icon in Recently Used Shapes.
Florist Flyer Rounded Rectangle Background
Microsoft Word 2007
Florist Flyer Rounded Rectangle Background


Draw the Rectangle.

You will notice on the right side of it there is a Yellow Diamond.

Click on it and drag to change the Radius of the Rounded Corners.

Release when you have the desired look.

Set the Fill to "White" and the Stroke to a "Dark Green".


Step 14: Add Text

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group


Then go to the Text Group and select Text Box.


Step 15: Insert Text Box

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options
Choose Simple Text Box from the drop down menu which will put a ready made Text Box into your document, or select Draw Text Box to create your own.

You will also notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Text Box Tools.

Start typing the Company Title which is:
"Amaya's Flower Garden".



Step 16: Edit Font

Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group
Go back to the Home Tab and go to the Font Group. Select the Down Arrow next to "Calibri".

In this case the Font Family is "Harlow Solid Italic" and the Font Size is "48".


Step 17: Format Text Box

Select the Text Box.

Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box
Microsoft Word 2007
Format Text Box
While holding the mouse directly over the Text Box Outline, right click and select Format Text Box from the menu that appears.

This opens the Format Text Box Window.
Microsoft Word 2007 Colors and Lines Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Colors and Lines Tab


Step 18: Text Box Transparency

Florist Flyer Background with Title
Microsoft Word 2007
Florist Flyer Background with Title
In the Fill Section, set Transparency to "100%" and in the Line Section you can set Color to "No Color". Then click OK.

This is what the Flyer Title would look like:


Step 19: Add New Text

Next add the company address -
"89 Adrienne Lane, Alyssatown, Fl 34332, Tel. 555.111.2323, Fax 555.111.4434".

Create a new Text Box for each block of Text.

Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
Use the Font Family "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at www.FontFreak.com.

Style is "Normal", Size is "16" and Layout is "Centered". Some of the Text on the Flyer is made larger and bold for emphasis.