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Microsoft Word Digital Photography Flyer Tutorial


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
Microsoft Word Digital Photography Flyer

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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

To begin, go to The Ribbon / Menu Bar and select the Page Layout Tab.
Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon
Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon

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

Then 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

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

Now we will make 2 Rectangles that go side by side.

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: 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.
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Shape Styles Group

Then select Shape Fill.



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

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.

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

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

Click OK.