This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Computer Classes Flyer using the Business Application – Microsoft Word.
Step 01: Document Setup
To properly setup your document, go up to the Ribbon and select the Page Layout Tab.
Then in the Page Setup Group, select Size > Letter from the drop down menu.
Click on Margins and select Narrow from the drop down menu.
This sets the Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to 0.5″ each.
Next click Orientation and select Portrait from the drop down menu.
Now that Document Setup is complete you can start working on the flyer background.
Step 02: Create Rectangle
The Computer Classes Flyer is a very simple flyer that looks like you took some time to create it.
The first thing that you will add to the Flyer is a Rectangle. On the Ribbon, select the Insert Tab.
In the Illustrations Group select Shapes > Rectangle (the 4th shape in Recently Used Shapes or the 1st shape in Rectangles).
Draw a Rectangle on the page.
You will notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Drawing Tools.
8 Blue Resizing Handles appear around the Rectangle. On the far right of the Format Tab is the Size Group.
Set Height to 2.6″ and Width to 4.15″.
Select the Rectangle and move it to the top left corner of the page.
Step 03: Create Duplicates
Select the Home Tab and go to the Clipboard Group.
Then select Paste 7 times so that you will get 7 more Rectangles.
Line them up on the page so that they are equally spaced.
Step 04: Fill & Outline Color
Select the 1st Rectangle. Click on the Format Tab and in the Shape Styles Group select Shape Fill which opens a drop down Color Menu.
Instead of using the Blue Colors that I used for the Computer Classes Flyer in Inkscape, let’s try variations of Orange.
In the Theme Colors Section select Orange, Accent 6, Darker 25%, which is the second to last Orange Color.
The Rectangle now has an Orange Fill but still has its Blue Outline.
To change the Outline Color, select Shape Outline in the Shape Styles Group.
Then select the Accent 6 Orange, 25%.
You will now have a Uniform Fill and Outline.
Now repeat for the other Rectangles.
Rectangle 2 – Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 40%
Rectangle 3 – Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 80%
Rectangle 4 – Orange, Accent 6
Rectangle 5 – Orange, Accent 6, Darker 50%
Rectangle 6 – Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 60%
For the Last 2 Rectangles, we’ll try a different approach.
Select Rectangle 7.
In the Color Menu, instead of choosing a color from the Theme Colors, select More Fill Colors.
This opens the Colors Window.
Set Red to 246, Green to 130 and Blue to 34, then set Transparency to 20% by moving the slider or typing it in.
Then for the Outline Color, re-enter the RGB Values and Transparency.
For Rectangle 8, under More Fill Colors, set Red to 205, Green to 98 and Blueto 9.
Click OK. Repeat for the Outline.
So all the Colored Rectangles should look something like this:
Draw another Rectangle on the Page.
This time set its Height to 10″ and Width to 7.5″.
The Default Fill Color will be Blue.
Set both the Fill and Outline to White by choosing this Color from the Theme Colors section.
Now the flyer background is complete, we can move onto inserting the Image.