Microsoft Office            ®Word 2007 TrainingDecorate documents with backgrounds, borders,    and text effects
Course contents• Overview: Less plain, more polished• Lesson 1: Add a watermark or background• Lesson 2: Add borders, shad...
Overview: Less plain,         more polishedYour document is complete, but it’s begging forcolour, polish, and sparkle, all...
Course goals• Add a custom watermark to printed documents.• Add a colourful background to Web-based documents.• Add defini...
Lesson 1Add a watermark or background
Add a watermark or                         background                                                         Do you want ...
Add a watermark or                          background                                                           Another s...
Add a watermark to                       a printed document                                                           Here...
Add a picture watermark                                                    For a custom                                   ...
Add a picture watermark                                                   For a custom                                    ...
Add a background                      to a Web document                                                        Use a colou...
Add a background                     to a Web document                                                      Use a colourfu...
Suggestions for practice1.Add a text watermark.2.Add a picture watermark.3.Save a watermark to the gallery.4.Add a backgro...
Lesson 2Add borders, shading, and styles
Add borders, shading,                     and styles                                                     Borders, shading,...
Add borders, shading,                    and styles                                                     Borders, shading, ...
Page borders                                                        You can add full or                                   ...
Page borders                                                       You apply a page                                       ...
Borders for pictures,               text, and tables                                                       Try borders aro...
Borders for pictures,                    text, and tables                                                          The met...
Borders for pictures,                    text, and tables                                                            The m...
Shading                                                     Use shading to                                                ...
Shading                                                        Use shading to                                             ...
Quick styles for tables                                                           If you want to give                     ...
Quick styles for tables                                                         The picture shows two                     ...
Quick styles for shapes                                                          Shapes, such as the                      ...
Quick styles for shapes                                                         Shapes have their                         ...
Suggestions for practice 21.Add a page border.2.Apply a border to a picture.3.Shade a heading.4.Apply a table style.5.Add ...
Lesson 3Use special text effects
Use special text effects                                                         How do you                               ...
Create a drop cap                                                           An ancient illuminated                        ...
Create a drop cap                                                                You can turn only a                      ...
Special font effects                                                          While font style and                        ...
Special font effects                                                       These three effects,                           ...
Add WordArt                                                          WordArt is not for the                               ...
Suggestions for practice 31.Add a high-impact font effect.2.Try out tips for ways to access font  options.3.Apply a drop c...
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  • [ Note to trainer : For detailed help in customizing this template, see the very last slide. Also, look for additional lesson text in the notes pane of some slides.]
  • You can also give snap to graphics like tables and shapes, and make text stand out with coloured shading or shadows.
  • You can also use a picture watermark if you want it to serve as a type of branding.
  • Let’s continue, and see how to add watermarks and backgrounds.
  • To add a watermark that’s not in the gallery, you can create a custom watermark, like the picture watermark shown on the right. See how in the next section.
  • Note in step 3 that you can scale your picture and opt to wash out the colour so it’s not as visible behind the document text. If you want a custom text watermark, select the text from a list in the same dialog box shown in this picture or type the text you want. You can select font, size, and colour, plus set transparency and choose a diagonal or horizontal layout. You can save your custom watermark to the gallery so it’s easy to apply next time.
  • The example on the left uses a gradient background with two colours, a lighter and darker green. The middle one uses a texture that has a marbling effect. Wood grains are another option for textures. The last is an example of a two-colour striped pattern. Diamonds, dots, and checkerboards are other options You can also apply a picture background, using a file on your computer. However, you will need to wash out the colour using a picture editor before you apply it as a background.
  • [ Note to trainer : With Word 2007 installed on your computer, you can click the link in the slide to go to an online practice. In the practice, you can work through each of these tasks in Word, with instructions to guide you. Important : If you don’t have Word 2007, you won’t be able to access the practice instructions.]
  • Coordinate your colours : When you add decorative accents such as these, you’ll want the colours you use to complement each other. Word 2007 includes themes that you can select for their colour combinations so that all your page accents work well together. This course doesn’t cover themes in detail, but you can learn more about them by using Help in Word.
  • An artistic style can be fun if your document is informal, or which can be tied to a special occasion, business event, or holiday.
  • As with whole pages, you have a lot of border styles to choose from.
  • Experiment with colours and styles, and preview the effects. The preview is particularly helpful in this case because you want the shading to complement, not overpower, any text it sits behind.
  • [ Note to trainer : With Word 2007 installed on your computer, you can click the link in the slide to go to an online practice. In the practice, you can work through each of these tasks in Word, with instructions to guide you. Important : If you don’t have Word 2007, you won’t be able to access the practice instructions.]
  • Note : The feature that animated text, which you may have used in prior Word versions, is not available in Word 2007. However, you can preserve animation created in an earlier document within Word 2007. The Quick Reference Card linked to at the end of the course has details.
  • For example, you can edit the text, change fill colour or word outline, apply a different warping style, and add shadows. For most of the choices, you get previews on the WordArt before you apply a selection.
  • [ Note to trainer : With Word 2007 installed on your computer, you can click the link in the slide to go to an online practice. In the practice, you can work through each of these tasks in Word, with instructions to guide you. Important : If you don’t have Word 2007, you won’t be able to access the practice instructions.]
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    1. 1. Microsoft Office ®Word 2007 TrainingDecorate documents with backgrounds, borders, and text effects
    2. 2. Course contents• Overview: Less plain, more polished• Lesson 1: Add a watermark or background• Lesson 2: Add borders, shading, and styles• Lesson 3: Use special text effects Each lesson includes a list of suggested tasks.
    3. 3. Overview: Less plain, more polishedYour document is complete, but it’s begging forcolour, polish, and sparkle, all of which you canachieve by using decorative elements in Word2007.For example, add defining borders to pages andpictures, use colourful backgrounds for Webdocuments, and communicate information using apage watermark.This course shows you these snazzy techniques,and more.
    4. 4. Course goals• Add a custom watermark to printed documents.• Add a colourful background to Web-based documents.• Add defining borders to pages, paragraphs, pictures, or tables.• Use shading to emphasize headings or paragraphs.• Give colour and snap to shapes and tables.• Make headings more professional with text effects and WordArt.
    5. 5. Lesson 1Add a watermark or background
    6. 6. Add a watermark or background Do you want to visually convey that a document is draft only? Or that the information is strictly confidential? You can do that with a watermark.Example shows what a watermark is. The watermark tells people somethingabout the document.Watermarks are semitransparent in colour, so they sit behind and don’t divertpeople’s attention from the document’s content. They are for documents that willbe printed.
    7. 7. Add a watermark or background Another sort of background, shown in example , is purely for decoration and is intended for documents you’d post to a Web site.You can add all sorts of colourful backgrounds, including solid colours, gradients,patterns, textures, and even pictures.The goal is to liven up the page — but you don’t want to make it hard to read.
    8. 8. Add a watermark to a printed document Here are examples of watermarks. The ones with text are typical of what’s available in the watermark gallery in Word 2007.Once the watermark’s inserted, you can see it in Print Layout view, in printpreview, or in the printed document.As this indicates, watermarks are intended for printed documents — they will notshow up in the Web Layout view of the document, which is the view used if youpost the document to a Web site.
    9. 9. Add a picture watermark For a custom watermark, you can use either text or a picture. These steps show how you’d create a picture watermark.On the Page Layout tab, click Watermark to open the gallery.Click Custom Watermark, at the bottom of the gallery.
    10. 10. Add a picture watermark For a custom watermark, you can use either text or a picture. These steps show how you’d create a picture watermark.Click Picture watermark, and select your picture. Use any image on yourcomputer, or clip art in the Microsoft Clip Organizer.Your result might look something like the example shown.
    11. 11. Add a background to a Web document Use a colourful background to add boldness or flavour to Web documents.You add a background from the Page Layout tab, by clicking Page colour.From there, you can apply a solid colour or click Fill Effects to choose agradient, textured, or patterned background, as shown here. Or, you can apply apicture from your computer.
    12. 12. Add a background to a Web document Use a colourful background to add boldness or flavour to Web documents.Important: Don’t overpower your text with the background you choose. You wantit to complement the text, not make it unreadable.
    13. 13. Suggestions for practice1.Add a text watermark.2.Add a picture watermark.3.Save a watermark to the gallery.4.Add a background to a Web document.5.Bonus: Set up Word to print backgrounds
    14. 14. Lesson 2Add borders, shading, and styles
    15. 15. Add borders, shading, and styles Borders, shading, and decorative effects aren’t just for holiday newsletters. Word gives you many ways to spruce up your documents all year round.Apply page borders for results ranging from playful to business-sharp.For pictures, add new style effects, such as shadows and reflections, or simpleborders.Emphasize whole paragraphs with shading and borders.
    16. 16. Add borders, shading, and styles Borders, shading, and decorative effects aren’t just for holiday newsletters. Word gives you many ways to spruce up your documents all year round.Choose from new table styles to instantly add colour and formatting.Give flair to shapes with new styles and fill effects.
    17. 17. Page borders You can add full or partial borders to a page. Word provides a variety of built-in page borders, from businesslike to fancy.You can choose:• The type of border, from simple box to shadowed to 3-D to a custom style of your own design.• The line style, colour, and thickness.• The artistic style.
    18. 18. Page borders You apply a page border from the Page Layout tab, using the Page Border command.And you can preview your border design, so it’s easy to see how your choseneffect will look.
    19. 19. Borders for pictures, text, and tables Try borders around various elements within a document, such as the ones shown here.Use a border to make a picture stand out.A border can nicely offset an important quotation.Borders can be very effective in tables. Apply them to every cell if you wantthat look.
    20. 20. Borders for pictures, text, and tables The methods for adding borders vary depending on what you’re adding a border to.For a picture, Word 2007 offers a whole new set of picture styles that includeborders as well as effects such as reflections and shading.You find these styles by selecting the picture and then working with the PictureTools on the Ribbon.
    21. 21. Borders for pictures, text, and tables The methods for adding borders vary depending on what you’re adding a border to.For other graphics, such as tables, and for text, you’ll find border options similarto those you’d use for page borders.These are opened from the Page Layout tab.
    22. 22. Shading Use shading to emphasize text. These examples give an idea.Make a heading stand out.Use a quotation style and apply a shading background and border to it.Set off a list.
    23. 23. Shading Use shading to emphasize text. These examples give an idea.You find shading options in the same place as border options: Start on the PageLayout tab, and click Page Borders.
    24. 24. Quick styles for tables If you want to give coordinated colours and shading to a table, use one of the new table styles.These each have a unique format and use of colour, for a professional result.It’s more efficient to use a table style than to try to add shading and borders rowby row or cell by cell.
    25. 25. Quick styles for tables The picture shows two examples of table styles. Each draws upon one set of colours, available in a theme called Oriel.You apply a table style by selecting the table in the document and working withTable Tools on the Ribbon.
    26. 26. Quick styles for shapes Shapes, such as the arrows shown here, have new styling options in Word 2007.As with tables, whole packages of finished styles are available to give colour andinstant finish to circles, arrows, text boxes, and myriad other shapes.The arrows here have three different styles applied.
    27. 27. Quick styles for shapes Shapes have their own tools, as tables and pictures do.You first select the shape, and then work with the Drawing Tools to select a style— which comes complete with border, look, and type of fill.You can tinker as you wish with the fill and border.
    28. 28. Suggestions for practice 21.Add a page border.2.Apply a border to a picture.3.Shade a heading.4.Apply a table style.5.Add borders to the table.6.Add a gradient fill and a style to a shape.7.Use a theme to change the document’s overall look.
    29. 29. Lesson 3Use special text effects
    30. 30. Use special text effects How do you emphasize text? Word offers some formatting choices for text that offer more visual impact than the old standbys, bold and italic.They include:• A dropped capital letter, used at the start of a document or beginning of a new chapter.• Text effects such as emboss, engrave, and shadow.• WordArt formatting for bold flash.
    31. 31. Create a drop cap An ancient illuminated text, the start of a fairy tale, the large first letter that sometimes begins a chapter. In modern typography, that’s referred to as a drop cap.The steps are simple: You select the letter you want to turn into a drop cap, andclick Drop Cap on the Insert tab.The drop cap sits in a text box, and you can apply any text formatting to it. Thepicture shows examples of different fonts you might use.
    32. 32. Create a drop cap You can turn only a single letter into a drop cap.Even if you select a block of text, only the first letter is affected.Also, only the first letter of a paragraph can become a drop cap.
    33. 33. Special font effects While font style and colour do a lot to give impact to text, you can add a little more to the look with different effects. The picture shows examples.An embossing effect makes the text look raised off the page.An outline effect, removes the solid colour fill in the text.An engraving effect makes text look pressed into the page.
    34. 34. Special font effects These three effects, plus shadowing (not shown) can be used to make a simple heading look more like a logo.They have more impact on bigger font sizes, sometimes they’re enhanced by boldor italic formatting, and they’re best used sparingly.
    35. 35. Add WordArt WordArt is not for the faint of heart. Where text effects operate on subtlety, WordArt is big and flashy, and treats text almost like a graphic.Create WordArt by typing the text you want to style in a WordArt editing dialogbox (opened from the Insert tab).Once WordArt is applied, you treat the affected text somewhat like a picture. Youclick to select it, which makes WordArt Tools available, with several formattingoptions on the Format tab.
    36. 36. Suggestions for practice 31.Add a high-impact font effect.2.Try out tips for ways to access font options.3.Apply a drop cap effect.4.Insert WordArt.5.Format the WordArt with a curve, shadow, and colour.
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