Objective 1. Create a Decorative Title

Microsoft Word uses an Office program called WordArt to transform text into a decorative graphic. WordArt can be formatted, even after the text has been changed to a graphic. Word also has attractive borders with which you can separate parts of the newsletter.

Activity 4.1. Inserting WordArt


Start Word. From the student files that accompany this textbook, locate and open w04A_Garden_Newsletter. Display the Save As dialog box; create a new folder named Word Chapter 4 in the location where you are saving your projects for this chapter. Save the file in your chapter folder as 4A_Garden_Newsletter_Firstname_Lastname


Be sure that nonprinting characters display, zoom to Page Width, and then notice the two blank lines at the top of the document. With the insertion point positioned to the left of the first blank paragraph mark, display the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click WordArt to display the WordArt Gallery dialog box.


Under Select a WordArt style, in the second row, click the fifth WordArt style, as shown in Figure 4.2.

Figure 4.2.



At the bottom of the WordArt Gallery dialog box, click OK. In the displayed Edit WordArt Text dialog box, under Text, type Botanical Notes and then compare your screen with Figure 4.3.

Figure 4.3.

The placeholder text Your Text Here is replaced as you type. For WordArt, the default font size is 36 pt., and the default font is Impact.


At the bottom of the Edit WordArt Text dialog box, click OK, click Save , and then compare your screen with Figure 4.4.

Figure 4.4.


Activity 4.2. Formatting WordArt

When you create a WordArt image, a good technique is to create the graphic at the default font size36 pt.and then adjust it after you see how it fits in the allotted space.


Click to select the WordArt object, and notice that the WordArt toolbar displays, floating somewhere on your screen. On the WordArt toolbar, point to each button to display its ScreenTip. As you do so, examine the description of each button in the table in Figure 4.5.

Figure 4.5. Buttons on the WordArt Toolbar




Insert WordArt

Inserts a new WordArt object.

Edit Text

Opens the Edit WordArt dialog box so that the text for an existing WordArt object can be modified.

WordArt Gallery

Opens the WordArt Gallery so that a new design can be applied to an existing WordArt object.

Format WordArt

Opens the Format WordArt dialog box so that fill colors, size, position, and layout can be modified.

WordArt Shape

Displays options for changing the shape of an existing WordArt object.

Text Wrapping

Displays the text wrapping menu.

WordArt Same Letter Heights

Changes the height of lowercase letters so that they are the same height as uppercase letters.

WordArt Vertical Text

Displays WordArt text vertically.

WordArt Alignment

Applies alignment options to a WordArt object.

WordArt Character Spacing

Adjusts the amount of spacing between WordArt characters.



On the WordArt toolbar, click the Edit Text button . Alternatively, point to the WordArt graphic and double-click.

NoteIf the WordArt Toolbar Is Not Visable

If the WordArt toolbar has been turned off, you may have to turn it on using the menu. Display the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click WordArt from the Toolbar menu. If you click outside of the WordArt graphic, the toolbar will close. To reactivate the toolbar, click the WordArt graphic again.


In the Edit WordArt Text dialog box, click the Size arrow and then, from the displayed list, scroll as necessary and click 66. Click OK.

The WordArt graphic that will form the masthead for your newsletter reaches nearly to the right margin. A masthead is the title at the top of a newsletter and should be short and distinctive.


Look at the horizontal ruler and locate the boundary of the right marginthe area at 6.5 inches where the shading changes. On the right edge of the masthead, drag the middle sizing handle to align approximately with the right margin, as shown in Figure 4.6.

Figure 4.6.



On the WordArt toolbar, click the Format WordArt button , and in the displayed dialog box, click the Colors and Lines tab. Under Fill, click the Color arrow to display the color palette, and then compare your screen with Figure 4.7.

Figure 4.7.



In the second row of color options, click the fourth colorGreen. At the bottom of the Format WordArt dialog box, click OK. Save your newsletter.

Activity 4.3. Adding a Border Line

A line between the masthead and the newsletter text makes the newsletter look more professional. Word provides many decorative line types that you can add to your document.


In the blank line below the masthead, click to position the insertion point. From the Format menu, display the Borders and Shading dialog box, click the Borders tab, and then under Setting, click the Custom option.



Under Style, scroll down about halfway and click the double line with the heavy top and lighter bottom line. Click the Color arrow to display the color palette. In the second row of color options, click the fourth colorGreen. Under Preview, click the Bottom Border button, and then compare your dialog box with Figure 4.8.


Figure 4.8.



In the lower right corner of the Borders and Shading dialog box, click OK. Click Save and compare your screen with Figure 4.9.

Figure 4.9.

A green double-line border is inserted at the bottom of the empty paragraph and stretches from the left margin to the right margin.

Objective 2 Create Multicolumn Documents

Windows XP

Outlook 2003

Internet Explorer

Computer Concepts

Word 2003

Chapter One. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2003

Chapter Two. Formatting and Organizing Text

Chapter Three. Using Graphics and Tables

Chapter Four. Using Special Document Formats, Columns, and Mail Merge

Excel 2003

Chapter One. Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data

Chapter Two. Designing Effective Worksheets

Chapter Three. Using Functions and Data Tables

Access 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables

Chapter Two. Sort, Filter, and Query a Database

Chapter Three. Forms and Reports

Powerpoint 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with PowerPoint 2003

Chapter Two. Creating a Presentation

Chapter Three. Formatting a Presentation

Integrated Projects

Chapter One. Using Access Data with Other Office Applications

Chapter Two. Using Tables in Word and Excel

Chapter Three. Using Excel as a Data Source in a Mail Merge

Chapter Four. Linking Data in Office Documents

Chapter Five. Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents

Go! With Microsoft Office 2003 Brief
GO! with Microsoft Office 2003 Brief (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0131878646
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 448

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