Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 3: Publishing a news-letter with Word
Publishing a
newsletter with Word
Equipment needed: Computer (desktop or laptop) running
Microsoft Word 2010 or Microsoft Word 2007 (see Introduction).
Skills needed: Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse (or
trackball). Familiarity with navigating Word documents, selecting
text and simple formatting controls (see Chapter 1), and ability to
insert images (see Chapter 2).
So far, you’ve used Word to create some snazzy one-page documents. In this
chapter, you’ll learn how to make a newsletter with a more sophisticated layout.
If you are a volunteer for an organisation like Probus, U3A or your local
parentteacher association, you could create a newsletter to keep members and
supporters updated. Alternatively, you could use the skills you learn here to put some zing
into your annual round robin to friends and family. Or perhaps you could create
a spoof newspaper as a birthday gift for a friend.
Word is sophisticated, but it’s not ideal for magazine-quality layout. It works
particularly well for producing newsletters that consist mainly of text, with
occasional pictures as illustration. You can create a full-colour newsletter and email it
out (see Chapter 9), or stick to black on white if you want something that will
reproduce well on a photocopier.
To get a taste of the kind of layout you’ll learn to create, see Figure 3.14.
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