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WD 150 Word Chapter 3 Creating a Cover Letter and a Resume
• Placement of elements in the letterhead. Some letterheads center their elements across
the top of the page. Others align some or all of the elements with the left or right margins.
Sometimes, the elements are split between the top and bottom of the page. For example,
a name and logo may be at the top of the page with the address at the bottom of the page.
• Appearance of letterhead elements. Use fonts that are easy to read. Give your name
impact by making its font size larger than the rest of the text in the letterhead. For
additional emphasis, consider formatting the name in bold or italic. Choose colors that
complement each other and convey your goals or personality.
When ﬁ nished designing the letterhead, determine if a divider line would help to visually
separate the letterhead from the text of the letter.
The following pages start Word, enter and format the text and graphics in the letterhead,
shown in Figure 3–1 on page WD 147, and then save the personal letterhead ﬁ le.
To Start Word and Display Formatting Marks
If your screen settings
differ from Figure 3–3,
it is possible the default
settings in your Normal
style have been changed.
Normal style settings are
saved in the normal.dotm
ﬁ le. To restore the original
Normal style settings, quit
Word and use Windows
Explorer to locate the
normal.dotm ﬁ le (be sure
that hidden ﬁ les and
folders are displayed and
include system and hidden
ﬁ les in your search).
Rename the normal.dotm
ﬁ le to oldnormal.dotm
ﬁ le. After renaming
the normal.dotm ﬁ le, it
will no longer exist as
normal.dotm. The next
time you start Word, it
will recreate a normal
.dotm ﬁ le using the
original default settings.
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want
your screens to match the ﬁ gures in this topic, you should change your computer’s resolution to
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, read Appendix D.
The following steps start Word and display formatting marks.
1 Start Word. If necessary, maximize the Word window.
2 If the Print Layout button is not selected, click it so that your screen layout matches Figure 3–3.
3 If your zoom level is not 100%, change it to 100%.
4 If the Show/Hide ¶ button on the Home tab is not selected already, click it to display
formatting marks on the screen.
To Apply a Quick Style
When you press the ENTER key in the letterhead, you want the insertion point to
advance to the next line, with no blank space between the lines. Recall that, by default, the
Normal style in Word places 10 points of blank space after each paragraph and inserts a
blank space equal to 1.15 lines between each line of text. The No Spacing style, however,
does not put any extra blank space between lines when you press the ENTER key. The
following step applies the No Spacing style to the current paragraph.
1 Click No Spacing in the Styles gallery to apply the No Spacing style to the current paragraph.
To Change Theme Colors
Recall that Word provides document themes that contain a variety of color schemes
to assist you in selecting complementary colors in a document. In your own letterhead,
you would select a color scheme that reﬂ ects your personality or goals. This letterhead
uses the Urban color scheme. The following steps change theme colors.
1 Click the Change Styles button on the Home tab to display the Change Styles menu, and
then point to Colors on the Change Styles menu to display the Colors gallery.
2 Click Urban in the Colors gallery to change the document theme colors to Urban.