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

Microsoft Word 2007 Digital Photography Flyer
Digital Photography Flyer

Steps

01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Page Orientation
04: Insert Rectangle
05: Rectangle Dimensions
06: The Shape Styles Group
07: Rectangle 1 Fill and Line
08: Rectangle 2 Fill and Line
09: Colored Background
10: Add Text
11: Insert Text Box
12: The Font Group
13: The Paragraph Group
14: Line Spacing
15: Change Text Color
16: Format Text Box
17: Text Box Transparency/Line
18: Add Remaining Text
19: Add Star
20: Star Transparency
21: Drop Shadow
22: Royalty Free Images
23: Add Images
24: The Size Window
25: Scale Images
26: Format Picture Window
27: Line Color - Short Menu
28: Line Color - Full Menu
29: Line Style - Width
30: Shadow
31: Format Text Box
32: Arrange - Bring to Front
33: Bring to Front Menu
34: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon
Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon
To begin, go to The Ribbon / Menu Bar 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
Then click on Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.


Step 03: Page Orientation

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


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


Step 04: Insert Rectangle

Microsoft Word 2007 Shapes Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Shapes Window
Now we will make 2 Rectangles that go side by side.

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.

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

Select the Rectangle under Recently Used Shapes.



Step 05: Rectangle Dimensions

Microsoft Word 2007 Object Dimensions
Microsoft Word 2007
Object Dimensions
Once you have inserted the First Rectangle, go back to the Ribbon and select the Format Tab. Go to the Size Group and set the Shape Height to "11" and the Shape Width to "4.25".

Right Click over the Rectangle, and select Copy from the menu that appears. Right Click again and select Paste. Move the new Rectangle into place.


Step 06: The Shape Styles Group

Now we will set the First Rectangle to "Black" and the Second to "Dark Red". To do this select the First Rectangle, go to the Format Tab > Shape Styles Group. Then select Shape Fill.
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group


Step 07: Rectangle 1 Fill and Line

Microsoft Word 2007 No Outline Color
Microsoft Word 2007 No Outline Color
Under Theme Colors select "Black".

Then select the Shape Outline Icon in the Shape Styles Group and choose "No Outline" from the menu that appears or you can select "Black".


Step 08: Rectangle 2 Fill and Line

Microsoft Word 2007 Custom Color Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Custom Color Tab
Select the Second Rectangle, go back to the Shape Styles Group, reselecting Shape Fill.

Go to More Fill Colors which brings up the Colors Window.

Select the Custom Tab. Set R to "128", G to "0" and B to "0".

Click OK.


Step 09: Colored Background

Microsoft Word 2007 Recent Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Recent Colors
Select the Shape Outline Icon and choose the Dark Red Color under Recent Colors.

Digital Photography Flyer Background
Digital Photography Flyer Background
The Colored Background will look like this:


Step 10: 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 11: 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: "Aiden's Digital Photography".


Step 12: The Font Group

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 "Disko" which is a free Font that was downloaded at www.FontFreak.com. Set the Font Size to "48".


Step 13: The Paragraph Group

Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
To the right of the Font Group is the Paragraph Group.

Select the Center Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Center Icon
Microsoft
Word 2007
Center Icon
.

Then select the Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft
Word 2007
Line Spacing Icon
and choose "Line Spacing Options" from the drop down menu.
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Options


Step 14: Line Spacing

Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Window
This will bring up the Paragraph Window.

Go to the Spacing Section, select the down arrow under Line Spacing, choose "Exactly".

Set "At" to "34pt". Also change "After" to "6pt".

Then click OK.


Step 15: Change Text Color

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Colors
Next we will change the Text Color.

Select the Text then go to the Home Tab and select the down arrow next to the Font Color Icon in the Font Group.

Select "White" from the Color Menu that appears.


Step 16: Format Text Box

Next select the 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
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box