Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
As you read this chapter, you will learn how to create the ﬂ yer shown in Figure 1–1
on the previous page by performing these general tasks:
• Enter text in the document.
• Save the document.
• Format the text in the document.
• Insert a picture in the document.
• Format the picture.
• Add a border to the page.
• Print the document.
General Project Guidelines
When creating a Word document, the actions you perform and decisions you make will
affect the appearance and characteristics of the ﬁ nished document. As you create a ﬂ yer,
such as the project shown in Figure 1–1, you should follow these general guidelines:
1. Choose the words for the text. Follow the less is more principle. The less text, the more
likely the ﬂ yer will be read. Use as few words as possible to make a point.
2. Determine where to save the ﬂ yer. You can store a document permanently, or save it,
on a variety of storage media including a hard disk, USB ﬂ ash drive, or CD. You also can
indicate a speciﬁ c location on the storage media for saving the document.
3. Identify how to format various elements of the text. The overall appearance of a
document signiﬁ cantly affects its ability to communicate clearly. Examples of how you
can modify the appearance, or format , of text include changing its shape, size, color, and
position on the page.
4. Find the appropriate graphical image. An eye-catching graphical image should convey
the ﬂ yer’s overall message. It could show a product, service, result, or beneﬁ t, or visually
convey a message that is not expressed easily with words.
5. Establish where to position and how to format the graphical image. The position and
format of the graphical image should grab the attention of passersby and draw them
into reading the ﬂ yer.
6. Determine whether the ﬂ yer needs a page border, and if so, its style and format. A
graphical, color-coordinated page border can further draw attention to a ﬂ yer and nicely
frame its contents. Be careful, however, that a page border does not make the ﬂ yer look
When necessary, more speciﬁ c details concerning the above guidelines are presented
at appropriate points in the chapter. The chapter also will identify the actions performed
and decisions made regarding these guidelines during the creation of the ﬂ yer shown in
The Word Window
The screen in
Figure 1-3 shows how
the Word window looks
the ﬁ rst time you start
Word after installation
on most computers. Your
screen may look different
depending on your
screen resolution and
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want
your screen to match the ﬁ gures in this topic, you should change your screen’s resolution
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, read