Exercise Word 3-1: Newsletter Sample
What you will do:
|use a template with text
work with multiple documents
insert an image
inside a text box
use Word Art
Start with: , newsletter-professional.dot
from resource files
New Doc from Template
- Create a new document using the Newsletter-professional.dot in Student Templates. [File | New ] This
template for the newsletter already has the title, volume and issues
numbers, and the issue's date and 5 pages.
Can't find the template:
Directions for installing.
Read through the temporary text and
notice how this document has been designed. Nearly everything is in a
text box. You can print it now, if you wish, for future reference.
Look carefully at the paragraph marks. You can
see ¶ marks in the text boxes but also a lot on the left side of the
page, behind the text box. There are Page Break marks scattered around,
Be careful when selecting in a document with text boxes since it is easy to miss the text box and catch marks on the page itself.
- Starting on page 4, delete the text boxes and the paragraph marks behind the text boxes and the breaks until you have
only 3 pages left, and the third page is
- Delete the footer text, but leave the paragraph mark so that
the border will remain.
for footer vanishes: You deleted the paragraph mark as well as the text.
- Change the year at the top of the first page to the current year.
Left Text Box - Floppy disk article
- On page 1 in the left text box, change the following:
Good-bye, floppy disk! style = Heading 1-
subtitle to New
methods make our old friend obsolete , style = Subtitle - Professional
byline is your own name with style= Byline - Professional
delete the company name
- Select the paragraphs following the parts you just changed in the text box and delete them, leaving a blank line and v the "end of article" symbol. There are a lot of paragraphs since this article flows
onto page 2. Just keep deleting what you see in the text
box until you reach the end.
- Open the document floppyarticle.doc from your resources files in the
words folder and copy the
article and, back in your newsletter sample, paste in the text box below your
- Format the pasted text as Body Text - Professional and justify it. Update
the style to include your change.
- Delete the text box at the bottom of this text box, that says continued on page 2
the list of advantages in the article with simple solid circles and indent once.
Adjust the tab after the bullet, if necessary, to 1/8" after the bullet. The font should still be: Arial 10 pts.
Set Space after to 6 pts and Line spacing to exactly 11 pts.
- Use this text to create a style called bullet-article .
- If necessary, drag the bottom of the text box down until your last line is in view, with
the 4 dots symbol v at the end of article
Table of Contents
- Edit the Table of Contents at the bottom left to read: 1
Good-bye, floppy disk ; 1 Ergonomics ; 2 How to buy a video card ; 2 What about 3D video? ; 3 Tips & Tricks for June
- Add a new row at the bottom with text: 4 Microsoft's troubles are not over yet
- Save as newsletter-sample.doc to your Class disk.
If you are asked about saving changes to the template, choose No.
How to handle a full disk
Right Text Box - Ergonomics article
- Make changes: title = Ergonomics ; subtitle = Why your wrist hurts! ; byline is your own name; delete the line Company name. Styles should be the same as for the left text box: Heading 1 - Professional, Subtitle- Professional, Byline- Professional
- Delete the
rest of the contents of this text box on the right. (This one flows on
to another page, too.)
- From the resources files in the words folder, open Ergonomics article.doc and copy the text. Paste in the text box. Close the ergonomics article.
- Check the format of
the title, subtitle, and author's name, which should match what you did for the
floppy disk article.
- Apply style Body Text - Professional to the rest of
- Apply the style bullet-article to the lines under Posture and Design Features .
- Apply Heading 2 to the lines Posture and Design Features
- Modify the style Heading 2 with Space after = 6 pt and scaling = 150%.
- Click at the beginning of the paragraph that starts According to Cornell… and insert the picture ergonomicdesk.wmf from your resource files. Whoops. It didn't all show. Looks really weird! The problem is the line spacing for the paragraph. It is set to exactly 14 pts. No room for a picture.
- Press ENTER to create a new line.
- Change the line spacing for this line to at least 12 pts and insert the image again
on this line.
The rest of the text is hidden outside
the text box. You will create another text box for it to flow into on
- Center the image.
below the image centers also: Put the image on a separate line.
- Change the text at the bottom of the text box to read continued on page 2 .
New Text Box on Page 2
- Zoom to Whole Page.
- Scroll to page 2 and insert a text box to cover the right half
of the text area.
- Link the
Ergonomics article's text box to the new one. Your remaining text should
This page will form the back side of what is mailed out to potential subscribers. The top half of the page will have the address and return address.
- Scroll to page 3.
This page should have a blue border.
border is gone: Your deleting erased it. You can recreate with | . The top border is
Black and 4.5 pt. The other sides are Black and 1 pt. Apply to All but the first page.
If the border looks too far from the edges, check the margins in Page Setup -
top = .6", bottom = .6", left and right = .6 ".
Setup is grayed out: You have something selected, probably a text box or an
image. Click in the margin to deselect whatever was selected.
- Insert 2 text boxes in the bottom half of page 3. Make them about 4.5" tall.
- Insert WordArt at the top of page 3, using the scheme at the top left of the WordArt Gallery. Use Arial Black at 10
pt . Use as text the following address:
Buenos Aires 1340 Argentina
- Format your WordArt return address as Black with
Black fill, straight.
If necessary, change the Layout to Square. Rotate it 180 degrees (upside down).
[Format WordArt | Size | Rotate ] Position the
WordArt address above the right hand text box on page 3.
Be sure it is in the top half of the page.
- Insert another WordArt creation starting with the scheme in row 1 column 2: text = Free Issue! ; Arial Black, 24 pt.
Fill Color = Blue, no lines, semi-transparent (50%). Position in the top of the
right text box.
Left Text Box on Page 3
- In the left text box on page 3, type:
Could you use -
Tips to make your work easier
Advice on what to buy and NOT buy
Comparison tests for hardware and software
Ideas on what to expect in the future
Then you need Computers Today – a new newsletter for PC users.
To make it easy to find out exactly how much you'll like our newsletter, we're making you an offer you just can't refuse!
Subscribe now and the first issue is free. Plus, if you don't find our newsletter useful, we'll send your money back! How can you lose?
- Format the first line : Britannic Bold, 36 pt, Blue , Emboss, condensed by 1 pt.
- Format the next 4 lines of the text as: Arial,
12 pt , Bold, Blue, Emboss, bullet Ø (right pointing wedge from Wingdings).
- Format remaining text: Arial Rounded MT Bold, 12pt
- Center the last line: Subscribe today! (If it isn't showing, your text box is not large
- Shade the text box light yellow.
- Select the words Computers Today in the first line after the bullets and format: embossed, expanded by 1 pt. Reset the color to
Right Text Box on Page 3
- Drag the
top of the right text box below the Free Issue WordArt until it is about
- Enter the following text:
Send your $24 for 12 monthly issues (plus one free issue!) and the mailing label on this flyer to:
Buenos Aires 1340 Argentina
Please allow 6 weeks to receive your first issue.
- Apply the formatting of the black text in the left text
box to the text in the text box on the right. (Hint: use Format Painter)
- Make the last line italics and 10 pt.
- Indent the address lines once.
- On the top line of page 3 (not in a text box), type your name and the date. (For your teacher's benefit.)
and spell check . Make any
corrections necessary. [Your dictionary may not spot the word "carpel",
which should be "carpal". Both are words, but carpel refers to
a part of a flower.]
- Save as newsletter-sample.doc on your Class disk.
How to handle a full disk
- Print pages 1 and 3 only. [If you get an error
message about the border being outside the printable area, you can still print,
but you will be missing some of the blue border.]
If you want to print page 3 on the back of page 1, use good quality paper, if you have a choice. The
dark bar and title on page 1 may bleed through to the other side. Be careful how you re-insert the paper in
the printer. The finished sample page would be folded, addressed, and