Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 2: Creating a poster with Microsoft Word
Creating a poster
with Microsoft Word
Equipment needed: Computer (desktop or laptop) running
Microsoft Word 2010 or Microsoft Word 2007 (see Introduction),
plus a connection to the Internet to download templates.
Skills needed: Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse (or
trackball). Basic familiarity with navigating Word documents,
selecting text and using simple formatting controls (see Chapter 1).
Whether you’ve lost a kitten, are delivering a talk to your local community group
or are promoting a jumble sale, it pays to advertise. There are lots of places you
can display a poster, including your local library and newsagent’s window. But
how do you make sure that yours stands out from the others?
Using the skills you developed in Chapter 1, you can design an eye-catching
poster of your own. It’s not difﬁ cult to type in the text, use a big, bold font, apply
some fancy formatting to draw attention to the most important parts, add a splash
of colour, centre it all and print it out.
To make it even easier for you, Word has a number of professional designs built
into it, which you can customise to ensure your poster is both eye-catching and
professional-looking. Posters are a lot quicker to create this way as well, because
all the work on the design has already been done for you.