a new Word document and change the margins to .5 on all sides. Ignore the warning that margins are set outside the printable
the Columns button and drag to choose 2 columns or choose Format, Columns and
click 2. You may click line between
if you want a line separating the columns.
Options from the Tools menu and select Text Boundaries then OK.
This will allow you to view the column boundaries.
the Rectangle tool on the Draw toolbar and draw a rectangle across the top of
the page to mark the banner location.
the WordArt icon or choose Picture, WordArt from the Insert menu. Type the name of your newsletter.
the Clip Art icon or choose Picture, Clip Art from the Insert menu.
insert your clip art choice in your banner
the Text Box icon or choose Text Box from the Insert menu and Draw a text box
and type your professional name. Move
it to the bottom of the banner.
the Line Color icon and choose No line to hide the line around the text box
another text box and Choose Date and Time from the Insert menu.
Choose a date style. Be sure
update automatically is NOT checked so that the date wont change every time
you open the file. You want to keep
the date constant for the issue of the newsletter.
or draw any other graphics you want on the banner
shift and click each element of the banner to select it.
Click the Draw menu and choose Group.
The banner will show only 8 handles to indicate that it is all one
object. If you start typing your
newsletter stories now, they will move behind the banner.
You need the banner to force the text to stay below it.
click the banner or choose Format, Object from the Format menu.
the Layout tab and Then Square. Click
Advanced. Click the Text Wrapping
tab. Type .4 in the box next
to Bottom to allow white space between the banner and the text.
Click the Picture Position tab. Remove
the check mark from the Move object with text, Click OK, then OK again
click the banner or choose Format Object from Format menu. Click Wrapping tab. Choose
Square. Type .4 in the box
next to bottom. Click OK.
Click the insertion point so that the cursor is below the banner.
Choose Break from the Insert menu. Choose
Continuous and click OK
your newsletter at this point as a Template will save you a lot of work later.
Newsletters are ideal documents to save so that you can make each edition
look the same without recreating the document each time.
Save As from the File menu
the file the name Newsletter
Document Template from the Save as Type menu.
The default place is in the Word Template folder.
You may save it there or create your own Folder location.
type original stories into your newsletter or you can use documents already
prepared and copy and paste them into your newsletter.
To move between columns of the two column format use key combination
Control + Shift + Enter
heading and format in normal way or use the keystroke Shift + Control + > to
increase text size and Control + B for boldface
the letter you wish to be a drop cap at the beginning of your story
Drop Cap from the Format menu
the size of the font and the type of drop cap then Click OK and you are done
Insert, Picture, Clip Art or From File
Tight from the Format Picture box or Word Wrap from the Picture toolbar and
Order, Send Behind Text from the Draw menu
the Picture Tab and Choose Watermark in the Picture dropdown menu
the text you want in the border area
Borders and Shading from the Format menu
the Borders tab then choose Shadow form the Settings and determine the Width you
want and click OK
the file and change the name so use File Save As
change the name so that you do not affect your template.
Be sure that you the Save as Type to Word Document and save your
Control + P or Print from the File menu or the Print Icon from the toolbar
Janet. Word Workshop for
Teachers. Tom Snyder
Bonita. Microsoft Office 97 Step
by Step. Computer Literacy
Press: Cincinnati, Ohio. 1997.
|This page was updated on: 04/10/02|