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Microsoft Word Florist Flyer Tutorial


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

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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

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 Rectangle

We will construct the Colored Background with 4 Rectangles.

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 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

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

Florist Flyer Multiple Rectangles
Florist Flyer
Multiple Rectangles


Step 06: Shape Fill

Now we will add color to the Rectangles.

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

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


Step 07: More Fill Colors

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

Then select the Custom Tab in the Colors Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Custom Color Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Custom Color Tab



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 12: Remove Outlines

While holding down the "Shift" Key select all 4 Rectangles. Go back to the Format Tab and select Shape Outline.

Select No Outline from the menu that appears.

Microsoft Word 2007 No Outline
Microsoft Word 2007 No Outline

The new background should look like this:

Florist Flyer Green Background
Microsoft Word 2007
Florist Flyer Green Background