Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Introduction
Overview
As you read this chapter, you will learn how to create the l yer shown in Figure 1–1
on the previous page by performing these general tasks:
Enter text in the document.
Format the text in the document.
Insert the pictures in the document.
Format the pictures in the document.
Enhance the page with a border and additional spacing.
Correct errors and revise the document.
Print the document.
Plan
Ahead
General Project Guidelines
When creating a Word document, the actions you perform and decisions you make will
affect the appearance and characteristics of the i nished document. As you create a l 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
principle. The less text, the more
likely the l yer will be read. Use as few words as possible to make a point.
2. Identify how to format various elements of the text. The overall appearance of a
document signii 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.
3. Find the appropriate graphical image(s). An eye-catching graphical image should convey
the l yer’s overall message. It could show a product, service, result, or benei t, or visually
convey a message that is not expressed easily with words.
4. Establish where to position and how to format the graphical image(s). The position and
format of the graphical image(s) should grab the attention of passersby and draw them
into reading the l yer.
5. Determine whether the page needs enhancements such as a border or spacing
adjustments. A graphical, color-coordinated page border can further draw attention to
a l yer and nicely frame its contents. Increasing or decreasing spacing between elements
on a l yer can improve its readability and overall appearance.
6. Correct errors and revise the document as necessary. Post the l yer on a wall and make
sure all text and images are legible from a distance. Ask someone else to read the l yer
and give you suggestions for improvements.
7. Determine the best method for distributing the document. Documents can be distributed
on paper or electronically. A l yer should be printed on paper so that it can be posted.
When necessary, more specii 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 l yer shown
in Figure 1–1.
less is more
For an introduction
to Windows 7 and
instruction about
how to perform basic
Windows 7 tasks, read
the Ofi ce 2010 and
Windows 7 chapter at
the beginning of this
book, where you can
learn how to resize
windows, change
screen resolution,
create folders, move
and rename i les, use
Windows Help, and
much more.
To Start Word
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want
your screens to match the i gures in this topic, you should change your screen’s resolution
to 1024
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, refer to the
Ofi ce 2010 and Windows 7 chapter at the beginning of this topic.
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