Microsoft Word 2013CREATING AND FORMATTING A FLYER IN WORD
Example of Flyer Instructions will be given for this flyer to advertise our class, but feel free to create your own in a similar fashion
Start Word If your Start screen contains a Word 2013 tile or shortcut, click on that to start Word.
If you do not see Word 2013, click on Search and type Word to search for the program and click on Word 2013.
Click Blank Document on the Word Start screen to create a blank document
See next slide for screen shot of a Word document with explanations of the screen.
Example of Word Screen
Number of Words in document on the status bar
Spelling and grammar checked that there are no errors
Print Layout icon automatically used to view document
Ribbon – changes based on which tab is chosen
Dialog boxes with more choices
Typing the Flyer◦ Type Computer Classes as the first line and press the Enter key◦ Type a short paragraph such as this.
◦ First United Methodist Church of Hurst is offering free computer classes at the church. The classes are intended to prepare students to use technology in the workplace.
◦ Do not press the Enter key just because your typing has reached the edge of the page. Let the words wrap until you finish the paragraph – then press the Enter key. So – press the Enter key when you have finished typing the paragraph
◦ Leave a blank line for clip art to be inserted. Do that by pressing the Enter key again◦ Type Classes are Free and then press the Enter key◦ Click on the bullet icon. Type the following - one per line.
◦ Class Content◦ Operating Systems and Microsoft Word (Click on the Increase Indent)◦ Microsoft Access◦ Microsoft Excel◦ Contact (Click on the Decrease Indent)◦ Rev. Joseph N. Kazadi (Click on the Increase Indent)◦ 817-282-7384 ext. 33◦ [email protected]
◦ Press the Enter key. Remove the bullet. Click the Decrease indent to line the cursor back up at the left margin. Press the Enter key again to leave a blank line◦ Type on the last 3 lines:
◦ First United Methodist Church◦ 512 West Pipeline◦ Hurst, TX 76054
◦ Select those last 3 lines and remove spacing after paragraph by clicking on the Line and Paragraph Spacing icon and choosing Remove Spacing After Paragraph
Show or Hide Non-Printing Characters
You can click on the show/hide characters on the Home Ribbon in the Paragraph group if you want to see where you pressed the enter key, the space. It is a toggle switch that you click on and off.
Increase and Decrease Indent
Line Spacing to remove spacing after paragraphs
Spell Check and Grammar CheckSaving the file
Spell and Grammar Check◦ Red or blue wavy lines under words mean the word might be misspelled. Right-click on it to see possible
corrections.◦ Green wavy lines mean possible grammar error. Right-click on it to see possible corrections.
Saving a File◦ Click on File / Save As◦ Click on Computer and then click on Browse◦ Find your folder you created with your name and choose it◦ Find the Word folder you created under your name and choose it.◦ Type YourLastName Flyer as the name of the file.◦ Click on Save.◦ The file should now be saved in the Word folder that is in your own folder.
Click DESIGN tab on the ribbon to display the DESIGN tab
Click the Colors button (DESIGN tab | Document Formatting group) to display the Theme Colors gallery
Tap or click the desired theme color to change the document theme colors. To match mine, choose Yellow.
Changing Theme Colors
Center and Change Font and Font Size
Center the first line◦ Click on the line to be centered (Computer Classes)◦ Click the Center button (HOME tab | Paragraph group) to center the paragraph containing the insertion
Change font and size for first line◦ Select the words Computer Classes in that first line◦ Click the Font arrow (HOME tab | Font group) to display the Font gallery ◦ Scroll through the Font gallery and choose Stencil if you want to match mine◦ With words still selected, click on the Font Size and change to 36 to match mine.
Do the same for the line that says Classes are Free – except choose 18 for font size.
Change font size for paragraph and bulleted list to size 14 to match mine.
Shading◦ Click somewhere in the paragraph to be shaded – in our case the first line◦ Click the Shading arrow (HOME tab | Paragraph group) to display the Shading gallery ◦ Click the desired shading color – to match mine, choose Orange, Accent 3, Darker 25%.
Text Effect◦ With the text selected, click the Text Effects button (HOME tab | Font group) to display the Text Effects
and Typography gallery◦ Click the desired effect – to match mine, choose Fill – Tan, Background 2, Inner Shadow
Do the same for the line that says Classes are Free
See next slide for screen shot
Shading and Text Effect
Shading and Text Effect
Inserting Clip Art or Picture◦ Place cursor on blank line below paragraph◦ Click on Insert / Online Pictures and you will see Office.com Clip Art◦ Type in whatever you want to search for. To match mine, type in computer stick figures. Since the clip art
is online, it is constantly changing, so you may not find the one I used. Just choose one you like if you don’t fine the one I chose.
◦ Center the picture on the line and then resize it by clicking on one of the corners and dragging. You want the flyer to all fit on one page. You can easily make that happen by resizing the picture.
◦ Recolor it to one of the theme colors by clicking on it and then clicking on Format under Picture Tools. Choose Colors. I chose the 3rd one on the last row.
◦ Apply a Picture Style to the Picture. I chose Bevel Rectangle.◦ Apply a glow effect. That is from Picture Effects. I chose one of the oranges.
Screen Shot of Formatting Picture
Picture Effects – has the Glow
Format Last 3 Lines◦ Select the last 3 lines◦ Center◦ Change the font size to 10◦ Bold by clicking on the bold icon on the Home ribbon◦ Make sure everything fits on one page. If not, resize the picture
Add a Page Border◦ Click on Design / Page Borders◦ Choose a style that you like◦ Use the same color we did for the shading: Orange, Accent 3, Darker 25%. ◦ Save by clicking on the disk icon on the very top – or by clicking on File / Save. Since you have already
saved it by a name, this will just replace it with your changes.