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Tutorial 4 Desktop Publishing and Mail Merge Creating a Newsletter and Cover Letter
Creating a Newsletter and Cover Letter
• Identify desktop publishing
• Format text in columns
• Insert drop caps
• Insert symbols and special
• Create WordArt
• Edit, resize, and move WordArt
• Align and wrap text around
• Add clip art to a document
• Edit clip art
Case | Shepherd Bay Medical Center
Joel Conchola, a public outreach specialist at Shepherd Bay
Medical Center, needs to create a one-page newsletter that explains
the importance of exercise and diet in preventing type II diabetes.
He has asked you to help him create the newsletter and a cover
letter to accompany it.
• Edit a photograph
• Add a page border
• Balance columns
• Perform a mail merge
Joel has already written the newsletter text. He wants you to
transform the text into a publication that is organized and
professional looking. He wants the newsletter to contain a headline and
In this tutorial, you’ll get acquainted with some desktop publishing
features available in Word that you will use to create the newsletter.
You will create a headline using WordArt, and format the text in
columns to make it easier to read. To add interest, you’ll include clip
art and edit a photograph. You’ll ﬁ ne-tune the newsletter layout and
add a border around the page to give the newsletter a ﬁ nished look.
Lastly, you will use Word’s mail merge feature to insert personalized
information into the cover letter that will accompany the newsletter.
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