Microsoft Word Chapter 3 Projects

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Objectives: In this chapter, you will learn about using different elements in Word to enhance your documents. Such elements include Word Art, Clip Art and Autoshapes.

You will also begin to integrate the Internet into your Word documents. You will learn about inserting hyperlinks, inserting pictures from the Internet, and linking pictures to the Internet.

You will learn how to make your own web page to publish on the Internet, using Microsoft Word.

Besides learning about the Internet, you will also learn how to create different kinds of documents by using wizards and templates in Word such as the Resume Wizard or a template for a personal web page.

All these lessons will help you to make more interesting and colorful documents in Word.

 

Note: If the project asks you to save the document, save the final document like this: yournameWrd3Proj##.doc.

For example, if your name is Fantine Le Duc and you are working on Project 8, your final document will be saved like this: fleducWrd3Proj08.doc.

If the project asks you to save in HTML format, the file extension should be .html or .htm instead of .doc. Otherwise, it should always be .doc for these projects.

If you are working on a group project, you do not need to put a name on the project file. Just save as Wrd3Proj##.doc or something similar. However, make sure all your group members’ names are somewhere in the document.

After you are done with the projects, save them all onto a floppy disk to hand in to your instructor.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

1. Word Chapter 3 Project 1 – Creating an Envelope

 

            2. Word Chapter 3 Project 2 – Inserting Clip Art

 

            3. Word Chapter 3 Project 3 – Inserting Autoshapes

                       

4. Word Chapter 3 Project 4 – Using Word Art

 

5. Word Chapter 3 Project 5 – Making a Web page for Rwanda

 

6. Word Chapter 3 Project 6 – Using a Hyperlink in Word

 

7. Word Chapter 3 Project 7 – NOT using a hyperlink in Word

 

8. Word Chapter 3 Project 8 – Using Word Art Shape, Character Spacing, and Colors

 

9. Word Chapter 3 Project 9 – Inserting a Footnote

 

10. Word Chapter 3 Project 10 – Inserting and Cropping Clip Art

 

11. Word Chapter 3 Project 11 – Using Fax Wizard

 

12. Word Chapter 3 Project 12 – Linking a Picture to the Internet

 

13. Word Chapter 3 Project 13 – Using Word Art as a Hyperlink

 

14. Word Chapter 3 Project 14 – Resizing Word Art

 

15. Word Chapter 3 Project 15 – Using Resume Wizard

 

16. Word Chapter 3 Project 16 – Using a Web Page Template

 

17. Word Chapter 3 Project 17 – Using and Rotating Word Art

 

            18. Word Chapter 3 Project 18 – Using Multiple AutoShapes and Textboxes

 

19. Word Chapter 3 Project 19 – Using the Agenda Wizard

 

            20. Word Chapter 3 Project 20 – Using Shadows and 3D Objects

 

 

 

 

 

1) Individual Project – Creating an Envelope

 

Objective:

Using Word, you are going to prepare a professional-looking envelope to send to the Microsoft Corporation. 

 

Create the Envelope

1.      Open a blank Microsoft Word document.

2.      Pull down the Tools menu.

3.      Click on Envelopes and Labels.

4.      Select the Envelopes tab (if necessary).

5.      In the text box underneath Return Address, enter your own address as the return address.

6.      In the text box underneath Delivery Address, enter this delivery address:

 

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

 

7.      When you are done typing the addresses, click the Print button to Print the envelope. Also, Save the file.

(Before printing the envelope it is a good idea to practice inserting blank envelopes into your printer’s automatic feeder)

 

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            2) Individual Project – Inserting Clip Art

 

Objective

In this activity, you are going to use clip art to enhance the given text. 

 

Inserting the Text

1.      Open a new document in Microsoft Word.

2.      Copy the following text and Paste it into your blank document:

 

When learning how to use Microsoft Word, it is important that you not forget some of the creative tools that Word has to offer.  Inserting Word Art can make your document more interesting and aesthetic.  Word art is often used to enhance letterheads, brochures, and fliers.  Word Art adds an element of creativity to your document, and can be used to make titles and names look more interesting.  Using Word Art to enhance a title often grabs the attention of the reader. 

 

Inserting Clip Art

3.      Pull down the Insert menu, and click on Picture.  From there, click on Clip Art.

4.      Click the Pictures tab, and go to the Household category by clicking the Household button.

5.      Select a picture you like, and insert the picture into your document. It should now appear on your document, along with the text.

6.      Click once on the picture. Pull down the Format menu at the top of the screen.

7.      Click on Picture.  Then click the Layout tab.  Select Square as the wrapping style, and then choose Left under horizontal alignment.  Click OK.

8.      If the picture is too large, click on the picture and use the handles that appear on the picture’s borders to change the size. Size the picture appropriately so that all of the text is to the right of the picture.

9.      Save the document and Print it out.     

 

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            3) Individual Project – Inserting Autoshapes

                       

Objective:

You are going to use Autoshapes on the Drawing toolbar to enhance a document.

 

Inserting the Autoshape

1.      In the Project Data folder, open the file, Wrd3Proj03Data.doc.

2.      Pull down the View menu, point to Toolbars, and make sure Drawing is selected. (If selected, it will have a check mark next to the word.) The Drawing toolbar should appear at the bottom of the window once it is selected.

3.      Click on the AutoShapes button on the Drawing toolbar. Click on Basic Shapes and click on the heart shape. To insert the shape onto the page, click once somewhere in the document.

4.      Move the heart so that it is on top of the name “Bonaparte” at the bottom of the page. Resize the heart by clicking on the image once and dragging the image handles. Make sure that the name is completely covered.

5.      To display the text, right click the heart, click Order, and select Send Behind Text.

 

Personalizing Autoshapes

6.      To change the style of the line around the heart, click the Line Style, Dash Style, or Line Color buttons on the Drawing toolbar. Edit the line around the heart however you wish.

7.      With the heart still selected, click the down arrow next to the Fill Color button on the Drawing toolbar and choose either pink or red to fill the heart.

8.      Pull up AutoShapes on the Drawing toolbar. Select More AutoShapes, and browse through the categories. Choose one that you like, and move it on the right side of the document’s title.

9.      Resize the new AutoShape until you are comfortable with its size, using the same method as in Step 4. Fill it with the color blue using the same method as in Step 7.

10.  Save the new document.

 

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4) Individual Project – Using Word Art

 

Objective:

You are going to edit the text of preexisting Word Art.

 

Creating Word Art

1.      In the Project Data folder, open the file, Wrd3Proj04Data.doc.

2.      Click on the colorful text that says “Word Art.” This should select the Word Art. If it is selected, 8 small boxes, or resizing handles, should appear around the Word Art.

3.      After selecting the Word Art, you should see the Word Art toolbar floating in the middle of the window.  Click on Edit Text.

4.      Delete “Word Art”, which is written in the Text box.  Type “Rwanda” in the box instead.

5.      Change the Size of the text to 98 by clicking on the down arrow to the right of the Size box and selecting 98.

6.      Click on the down arrow next to the font box and change the Font of the text to Comic Sans MS by selecting the appropriate font.

7.      Press the B button to make the text bold. Click OK.

8.      You should now have a large Word Art of “Rwanda” on your page. Save the document and hand it into your instructor.

 

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5. Individual Project – Making a Web page for Rwanda

 

Objective

You can insert a hyperlink into your document and save it as a web page.

 

Inserting a Hyperlink

1.      Open a new Microsoft Word document.

2.      Copy the following incomplete paragraph.

 

When I want to learn about the Internet and creating web pages, I use the University of Rwanda as an example.  The website for the University of Rwanda is

 

3.      Put the cursor at the end of the paragraph.  Press the Spacebar on your keyboard.  Type www.nur.ac.rw.  Press the Spacebar again.  Now the text should look like this: www.nur.ac.rw.

 

Saving Your Document as a Web Page

4.      Pull down the File menu.  Click on Save as Web Page.  Choose a name for your document, such as fleducWrd3Proj05.html.  Press Okay.

 

Preview your Web Document

5.      Pull down the File menu.  Click on Web Page Preview.  A new window will automatically appear in Web Page form.  This indicates you have done a successful job.

 

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6. Individual Project – Using a Hyperlink in Word

 

Objective:

You are going to put a hyperlink in a Microsoft Word Document.

 

Inserting a Hyperlink

1.      Open a new Microsoft Word Document

2.      Copy and Paste the following paragraph:

 

Search engines are valuable tools in “surfing” the Internet.  Typing a word that relates to your subject into the search engine yields every website that is at least minimally connected to your subject.  Search engines are especially useful when writing a short paper or when you want to familiarize yourself with a topic.  Some examples of search engines are Altavista, Ask Jeeves, and Google. 

 

3.      You are going to create hyperlinks for each of the three search engines’ websites.  First, select Altavista by clicking on the word twice with your mouse.  Now open the Insert menu.  Click on Hyperlink, which is toward the bottom of the menu. 

4.      The second box, labeled Type the web page or file, should be empty. This is where you put the address of the website you want to hyperlink to. In that box, type http://www.altavista.com.  Click on OK.  Now Altavista should look like this: Altavista. 

5.      Create a hyperlink for Ask Jeeves the same way.  That website is http://www.askjeeves.com. 

6.      Using the same process, create a hyperlink to Google.  The Google website is http://www.google.com.

 

Connect to the Internet

7.      Put your mouse over Google without clicking.  You should see a yellow pop-up box, which says, http://www.google.com/.  Click once on the word Google to automatically connect to the website through Microsoft Internet Explorer.

8.      Minimize the Internet Explorer window.

9.      Now the hyperlink in the document should look like this: Google.  If the link is a purple color, this means you have already visited this website.

10.  Save and Print the document and turn it in to your instructor.

 

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7. Individual Project – NOT using a hyperlink in Word

 

Objective

You are going to refer to websites without creating hyperlinks.

 

Typing a Hyperlink

1.      Open up a new Microsoft Word document.  Copy and Paste the following sentence:

 

A useful website is www.mapquest.com, because it helps you reach your destination.

 

2.      Put your mouse over the hyperlink.  You should see the following in a yellow pop-up box: http://www.mapquest.com/

 

Deleting a Hyperlink

3.      Right click with your mouse on the hyperlink.  Click on Hyperlink.  Click on Remove Hyperlink.

4.      Test to make sure it is removed by clicking on the website address.  Nothing should happen.

5.      Save and Print out your document and turn it into your instructor.

 

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8. Individual Project – Using Word Art Shape, Character Spacing, and Colors

 

Objective:

You are going to become familiar with the Word Art Toolbar with changing shape, character spacing, and fill/line colors.

 

Inserting Word Art into a Document

1.      Open a new Microsoft Word Document.

2.      Pull down the Insert menu and click on Picture.  Then click on Word Art to open the Word Art Gallery. Click on the first box.  Press Okay.

3.      In the text box, replace Your Text Here with BMGT 201.

 

Editing Your Word Art with the Word Art Toolbar

4.      Click on your Word Art to see the toolbar.  Click on the ABC icon to change the Shape.  Change the shape the last one on the third row.

5.      On the Word Art Toolbar, click on the last icon, that says AV, to change the Character Spacing.  Change it to Very Tight.

6.      Put your mouse over the various icons until you find the icon whose pop-up box says Format Word Art.  Click on that icon to change the color.

7.      Experiment with the various Color and Weight choices until you find a combination you like. (Try using the same colors for Fill and Line, but check the Semitransparent Box.  Try making the weight high, like 3 pt or more.)

8.      Save and Print out your document, and hand it in to your instructor.

 

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9. Individual Project – Inserting a Footnote

 

Objective:

You are going use a footnote to site a source. Footnotes are extra information that are often used to explain something in the main document. Not only are footnotes a good way to present bibliographical information, but they are also a great way to give the reader supplemental information as well.

 

            Get the text

1.      Open a new document in Microsoft Word.

2.      Copy the following text and Paste it into your blank document. Or, type it in by hand:

 

“A technological revolution is changing our way of life: the way we live, work, and play.  The cornerstone of this revolution, the computer, is transforming the way we communicate, do business, and learn.”

This quote was taken out of an Information Technology textbook written by Dr. Larry Long and Dr. Nancy Long. 

 

Insert first footnote

3.      Click at the end of the quotation in the first paragraph.

4.      Pull down the Insert menu. Click Footnote to display the Footnote and Endnote dialog box.

5.      Check the options footnote and autonumber, then click OK.

6.      A small number 1 will be inserted automatically after the quotation, and the insertion point (the blinking cursor) will move to the bottom of the page. Here, type the reference information:

 

Long, Larry and Nancy Long.  Computers: Information Technology in Perspective. 10th ed.  Prentice Hall.  2002 p.18

 

Insert second footnote

7.      Click at the end of the second paragraph.

8.      Insert another footnote just as you did in step 4 and 5.

9.      A small number 2 should appear after the word Long.

10.  At the bottom of the page type:

 

Dr. Larry Long and Dr. Nancy Long are a husband and wife team that have co-written more than 30 books.

           

11.  Save your document and Print it out.

 

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10. Individual Project – Inserting and Cropping Clip Art

 

Objective:

In this activity you are going to learn how to insert and crop Clip Art images to enhance the given text.  Cropping is cutting off parts of a picture.

 

Inserting Clip Art

1.      In the Project Data folder, open the file, Wrd3Proj10Data.doc.

2.      Pull down the View menu, click picture, then click Clipart

3.      Browse through the categories in the Insert Clip Art dialogue box. You can get a closer look of the pictures by clicking the desired picture and selecting the Preview Clip button. Close the Preview box when finished.  To look for a particular picture, enter text that corresponds with the picture that you want in the Search for Clips box.

4.      Select an image, and insert it into the document using the Insert Clip button on the Shortcut menu. Close the Insert Clip Art box.

 

Moving and Resizing Clip Art

5.      Click on the Clip Art Image that you selected to show the 8 sizing handles

6.      To change the size of the entire picture, place the mouse on one of the handles of the object until a double arrow is displayed. Then click and drag the object to change the length and width.

7.      To move the object, click anywhere on the picture besides the sizing handles and drag the picture to the place you want it to be in the document. In this case, place it beside the phrase “outside of this space”, and under the phrase, “Blake includes”.  (Some of the text will by covered by the picture).

 

Cropping the Clip Art

8.      Click on the Clip Art Image that you selected to show Picture pop-up toolbar.

9.      On the toolbar, click on the Crop button to activate the tool. Your pointer should now have changed to the Crop tool icon.

10.  To crop, move your mouse over one of the 8 sizing handles on the borders of the Clip Art. Click on the handle and drag the handle to make the picture smaller. Whatever point you drag the handle to will be what is going to be cropped, or cut off, of the picture.

11.  Using the Crop tool, cut your picture approximately in half. Now your image should only be half of what it originally was.

12.  If you make a mistake and crop too much or too little, you can undo the mistake by pulling down the Edit menu and clicking the Undo Crop Picture option (the first option on the Edit menu).

 

Formatting Clip Art

13.  To format the picture, make sure clip art is still selected. Pull down the Format menu, and select Picture.

14.  Click the Layout tab in the Format Picture box, and select the Tight wrapping style. Press OK.

15.  Move and resize the image until you are comfortable with it. Save.

 

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11. Individual Project – Using Fax Wizard

 

Objective

In this activity, we will fax the above paragraph to your new business partner, Dr. Spear.

 

Fax Wizard

1.      First, you are going to create a document to fax.  Open Microsoft Word, as you have been taught, and compose a message.  Save the document as project11.doc.  Do not close the document.

2.      To create a fax cover sheet, you need to open a new window.  Pull down the File menu and click on New.  This will give you the various choices for document formats.  Since you are sending a fax, click on Letters and Faxes.  Select Fax Wizard.  Click OK. 

3.      Now the screen has changed to show Fax Wizard.  Click Next to start.

4.      Indicated on the screen should be “The following document…”  Scroll down to choose your document, project11.doc, if it is not already designated.  Select “With a cover sheet”, since that is what you are going to create.  When you are finished, Click Next.

5.      The new screen asks about your Fax Software.  However, this is just a pretend fax, so select the other option, “I want to print…”  Click Next.

6.      The following screen asks you to list the fax’s Recipients.  You are sending the fax to your new colleague, Dr. Spear at University of Maryland.  Pretend his fax number is 1-222-333-4444.  Enter Dr. Spear for Name and 1-222-333-4444 for Fax Number.  Click Next.

7.      The wizard now asks you to choose your Cover Sheet Style.  Select Professional.  Click Next.

8.      The next wizard screen asks for information about you, the sender.  Type in your Name.  Under Company, type in your school.  Complete Mailing Address, Fax Number, and Telephone Number with your information.  Click Next.

9.      You are now finished with Fax Wizard.  Click Finish.

 

Finish the Fax

10.  Now your Fax Cover Sheet should fill the screen.  Notice how the information on the screen matches the information you have just filled out in Fax Wizard.

11.  Fill out the remaining information, by highlighting the words already on the screen in brackets and inserting your own.  When you click on the information to edit, the words should automatically highlight.  For example, to enter the number of pages, click on the brackets next to Pages and type 2 (or any other number). 

12.  Click on the brackets next to Comments to write any additional message to Dr. Spear, your colleague.  Don’t forget to check your spelling and grammar. You do this just as your would for a normal Microsoft Word Document.

13.  When you have finished, Save and Print to hand in your assignment.

 

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12. Individual Project – Linking a Picture to the Internet

 

Objective

You are going to copy information from the Internet to include in a report.

 

Copying from the Internet

1.      Start Internet Explorer. 

2.      Click on the Search Button on the Internet Explorer toolbar to open the Explorer Bar.  In the text box, enter Bill Gates.  Click on Search. 

3.      The results of your search should be displayed on the left pane.  Click on Microsoft-Bill Gates.  The whole screen should have changed.

4.      Click on Biography.  Right click on the picture.  A toolbar should now be displayed.  Click on Copy.  Do not close Internet Explorer.  You will want to refer back to the website later on in the project.

5.      Open a Microsoft Word Document.  Pull down the Edit menu.  Click on Paste. 

 

Citing the Website

6.      Return to Internet Explorer.  Highlight the Web address by clicking anywhere inside the text box.  Pull down the Edit menu.  Click on Copy.

7.      Return to the Microsoft Word Document.  Put your mouse over the picture.  Press the Right-Click on the mouse one time.  A toolbar should appear.  Click on Hyperlink.

8.      The regular Hyperlink dialog box should be open.  The cursor should be inside a text box.  Hold Down the Ctrl key and the V key on the keyboard to Paste the address to the website.  Click Okay.

9.      Hold the mouse over the picture without clicking.  You should see a yellow pop-up box: http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/bio.asp.  

10.  Make sure the hyperlink works by clicking on the picture.  Internet Explorer should automatically open to that website. If it does, Save.

 

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13. Individual Project – Using Word Art as a Hyperlink

 

Objective

You are going to insert Word Art into a formerly created document to make a decorative title page, which also acts as a hyperlink.

 

Editing a Document

1.      Open Microsoft Word.  Pull down the File menu and click on Open.  Find any document that you have previously written.

2.      Pull down the Insert menu.  Click on Picture.  Click on Word Art.

3.      In the Word Art Gallery, select a style that you like.  Click Okay.  In the Edit box, type in what you want your word art to be.  Experiment with the Font and Size until you’re happy.  Since it is a title for your document, you may want to choose a larger font.  When you’re done, click OK. 

4.      Now the Word Art should be on the bottom of your document.  The Word Art Toolbar should be on your screen.  Click on Text Wrapping.  Click on In Front of Text. 

5.      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text in the original document. Press the Enter key on your keyboard several times above the text to make room for your Word Art.

6.      Click on your Word Art and drag it to the top of your document. Center it using the center align button on the Formatting toolbar.

 

Hyperlinking the Word Art

7.      Once you have the Word Art centered, right click on the Word Art. Make sure the Word Art is selected. If it is, the 8 sizing handles should appear around the Word Art. A pop-up menu should appear after right clicking. Go toward the bottom of the menu and click on the Hyperlink… option.

8.      To the left, click on the first option to link to an Existing File or Webpage.

9.      In the blank text box, type in this web address: http://www.democracy.com/. Click OK. Clicking on the Word Art should now open up Internet Explorer to that web page.

10.  You should now have an interactive title page for your document. Pull down the File menu.  Click on Print Preview.  If you are satisfied with the document, Save.

 

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14. Individual Project – Resizing Word Art

 

Objective

You are going to learn three different methods for changing the size of a Word Art.

 

Inserting Word Art

1.      Open a new Microsoft Word document.

2.      Pull down the View menu.  Click on Print Layout.

3.      Next, pull down the Insert menu.  Click on Picture.  Click on Word Art. 

4.      In place of Your Text Here, type University of Rwanda.  Click on Okay.

 

Changing the Size Without the Toolbar

5.      Around the Word Art should be a border of box handles. Click on one box and drag the mouse toward the corner of the document. This should make the Word Art larger.

6.      Size it until you like how the Word Art appears.

7.      Click on the Word Art.  Pull down the Edit menu.  Click on Copy.  Then, click on Paste. An identical second Word Art should now be in the document, as well as the first.

8.      By clicking and dragging the art, move the Word Arts so that they no longer overlap.

 

Changing the Size by Changing the Font Size

9.      Select the second Word Art.  Click on Edit Text on the Word Art Toolbar.  Change the Font Size to 60.  Click on Okay.  The Word Art may be partially off the page.  Click on it and drag it so that you can see the whole picture.

10.  Click on the Word Art.  Pull down the Edit menu.  Click on Copy.  Then, click on Paste. You should now have three total Word Arts on the document. Two, which are the same size, and one that is not.

11.  Move the Word Art so that they no longer overlapping.

 

Changing the Size With Format

12.  Select the third Word Art.  On the Word Art Toolbar, click on Format Word Art.

13.  Select the Size folder.  Click on Lock Aspect Ratio.

14.  Under Scale, change the Height to 85%.  The Width should have changed automatically.  Click on Okay.

15.  Save and Print the document and turn it into your instructor.  You should have three “University of Rwanda” Word Arts on that page, each a different size.

 

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15. Individual Project – Using Resume Wizard

 

Objective

You are going to learn how to create professional resume using Resume Wizard. You can use this resume for job or internship applications and interviews.

 

Using the Wizard

1.      Pull down the File menu, and click New.

2.      Click on the Other Documents tab. Click on the Resume Wizard icon. To the right, you should see a sample resume image. Underneath the image, make sure the circle button next to Document is selected.

3.      Click OK to open the Resume Wizard.

4.      Click Next.

5.      Choose Professional as your resume style, by clicking on the circle button next to the word. Click Next.

6.      Choose Entry Level as your resume type, and click Next.

7.      Enter your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, if applicable. To do this, type the text you want to enter in the blank text boxes next to each entry. Then click Next.

8.      Under Standard Headings check each of these: objective, education, and work experience. Do this by clicking the check boxes net to each entry. Then click Next.

9.      Add Extracurricular Activities as an Optional Heading by clicking on the check box. Click Next.

10.  Type in “Computer Skills” as an additional heading in the blank text box.  Click Next.

11.  You are now finished using the wizard.  Click Finish.

 

Personalizing the Content

12.  Fill in the resume with your own information. Do this by entering your own information into the entries surrounded by square brackets.

13.  Limit your resume to a single page. When you are finished, Save and Print the document.

 

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16. Group Project – Using a Web Page Template

 

Objective

You are going to create a web page using the Web Page Template.

 

The Web Page Template

1.      Open up Microsoft Word.  Pull down the File menu and click on New.  Under the Web Page folder, select Web Page Wizard.  Click on Next to Start Web Page Wizard.

2.      The first folder asks for a Title and Location. For Web Site Title, enter your instructor’s name.  That will automatically appear in the text box for Location.  Click on Next

3.      The next folder is Add Pages.  Click on Remove Page to delete all Blank Pages.  Click on Next.

4.      The next folder is Organize Pages.  This does not apply to you.  Click on Next.

5.      The following folder is Visual Themes.  Click on Browse Themes.

6.      Scroll down on the Choose a Theme bar.  Click on Folio.  Do not select Vivid Colors.  Select Active Graphics.  Select Background Image.  Click on Okay.  Click on Next.  Click on Finish.

 

Personalizing a Web Page

7.      Now you’re website should be open in Web Layout.  Edit your website to reflect information about your instructor.  Be creative with the information that you don’t know! 

8.      When you’re done, pull down the File menu and select Save as Web Page.  Save your website to a disk.  Turn your disk into your instructor.

 

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17. Group Project – Using and Rotating Word Art

 

Objective

In this activity, you will learn how to enhance Word Art using rotation, height scale, and layout tools.

 

Opening Word Art Format

1.      To start this project, you need to open a new Microsoft Word Document.

2.      Open a new Microsoft Word document.

3.      Pull down the View menu.  Click on Print Layout.

4.      Next, pull down the Insert menu.  Click on Picture.  Click on Word Art. 

5.      In place of Your Text Here, type GOOD JOB!

6.      Under Font, click the down arrow and select Arial Black. Under Size, click the down arrow and select 36. Click on OK.

7.      Click on the Word Art to select it.  Now pull down the Format menu.  Click on Word Art.  You should now see the format box.

 

Using Word Art Format

8.      The Colors and Lines folder should be open.  Change the fill color to your liking.  Select the box named Semitransparent.  Change the line color and dashes according to your preference.  Change the weight to .5 by pressing the arrow inside the box once.

9.      Now select the Size tab.  First, select Lock Aspect Ratio.  With this, when you make one change in size, all the others will change automatically to stay in proportion.  Next to Rotation highlight the “0”  in the box, and replace it with 15.  Hit Enter.  Change the height scale to 150.  Press anywhere else inside the format box.  All the other numbers should have adjusted.

10.  Now select the Layout tab.  For wrapping style, select Behind text.  For horizontal alignment, select Center.  Select OK.  You are done with Format.

 

Finishing Your Document

11.  Now copy the following paragraph:

 

Last week was our first test in computers.  The test was taken on the computer with a series of projects similar to the ones we have done in class.  For one problem, we had to insert clipart.  In another problem, we had to create a Fax Template.  For my favorite problem, we had to insert Word Art with rainbow colors.

 

12.  Paste the paragraph on your document.  Select your Word Art and move it on top of the paragraph.  It should be an exact fit. 

13.  When you have finished, Save and Print the document, and turn it into your instructor.

 

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            18. Group Project – Using Multiple AutoShapes and Textboxes

 

Objective:

In this activity you are going to use multiple AutoShapes and the Text Box tool to enhance the given text. 

 

Using more than one AutoShape

1.      In the Project Data folder, open the file, Wrd3Proj18Data.doc.

2.      Pull up AutoShapes on the Drawing toolbar. Choose one Banner AutoShape from the Stars and Banners category, one AutoShape from Block Arrows, and one from Basic Shapes, and place them at the bottom of the document.

3.      Select each shape separately, and fill them each with a different color, using the down arrow on the Fill Color button from the Drawing toolbar.

4.      Select the down arrow on the Line Color button, and apply the No Line option to each of the AutoShapes.

5.      Select the Block Arrows AutoShape that you have chosen, and drag it so that it is on top of the Basic Shapes AutoShape that you selected. (Depending on which order you selected your AutoShapes, the Block Arrows AutoShape may appear below the Basic Shapes AutoShape, in which case you do not have to do the next step).

 

Editing AutoShapes

6.      Right click the Block Arrows AutoShape, and select Order. Click on Send to Back to send the Block Arrow behind the Basic Shape

7.      Make sure the Block Arrow is still selected, and rotate it by clicking the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar, selecting Rotate or Flip, and clicking on Rotate Right.

8.      Drag the Stars and Banners AutoShape you selected to the middle of the paragraph.

9.      Right click the Stars and Banners Shape and click on Format AutoShape. Select the Layout tab, and select the Square option. Under Horizontal Alignment, select Center.

10.  Enlarge the Stars and Banners AutoShape enough so that text can be entered into it.

 

Using the Text Box

11.  Click on the Text Box button on the Drawing toolbar and click and drag the text box on top of the Stars and Banners AutoShape so that it fills the AutoShape without going outside the lines.

12.  Make sure the Text Box is selected and enter the phrase, “All architectural buildings differ in design and experience.” In some cases, all the text will not be visible because the text box is too small. In these cases, enlarge the Stars and Banners image, and then enlarge the Text Box so that all of the text can be seen. If necessary, relocate the image so that it is still in the middle of the paragraph.

13.  With the text box still selected, click on the Line Color button on the Drawing toolbar (not the down arrow beside the button) to select the No Line option for the Text Box.

14.  Fill the Text Box with the same color as the Stars and Banners AutoShape, and Save.

 

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19. Group Project – Using the Agenda Wizard

 

Objective

You are going to use the Agenda Wizard.

 

Opening the Wizard

1.      Open up Microsoft Word.  Pull down the File menu.  Click New.  Click on the Other Documents tab.  Click on Agenda Wizard.  Click on OK.

 

Operating the Agenda Wizard

2.      Click Next to begin.  In the Style section, click Modern.  Click Next to continue.

3.      In the Details section, enter the date and time of your meeting.  (You can just enter the current date and time.)  Enter Microsoft Word Review as the title.  Enter Library as the location.  Click Next.

4.      In the Headings section, select Please Read and Please Bring.  Leave the other two boxes blank.  Click Next.

5.      In the Names section, select Meeting Called By and Attendees.

6.      In the Topics section, enter four different entries, writing a different group member’s name between each entry.  Press add between each topic.  The four topics are: Word Chapter 1, Word Chapter 2, Word Chapter 3, and Word Chapter 4.  Click Next when you are finished.

7.      In the Minutes section, click No.  Click Next.  Click Finish.

 

Adding Information to the Agenda

8.      The wizard should be closed.  The screen should now be covered with an incomplete Agenda.  Complete the Agenda by entering the appropriate information in the blanks. Be sure to put your group’s names in the blank next to “Attendees.”  To add in text, click on the open space in the appropriate position and type.

 

Decorating the Agenda with a Picture

9.      After you are finished with entering the text into the agenda, place the cursor at the end of the title of “Microsoft Word Review.” Hit Enter once. This should take the cursor to the next line.

10.  To insert a picture from Clip Art pull down the Insert menu, and click on Picture.  From there, click on Clip Art.

11.  Click the Pictures tab, and go to the Academic category

12.  Select a picture you like, click on it and a pop-up dialog box should appear. Insert the picture into your document using the first option in the pop-up box.

13.  Align the picture to the Left using the Align Left button in the shortcut bar.

14.  Click on the picture. Handles should appear on the edges of the picture. Resize the picture to a size you like using the handles to drag the image bigger or smaller.

 

Completing the Agenda

15.  Save and Print your document and turn it into your instructor.  Don’t worry about your names, because your names should be listed within the Agenda. 

 

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            20. Group Project – Using Shadows and 3D Objects

 

Objective:

In this activity you are going to learn how to use shadows, crop pictures, and make 3D objects. 

 

Creating Shadows

1.      In the Project Data folder, open the file, Wrd3Proj20Data.doc.

2.      Select the Rectangle on the Drawing toolbar. Insert and drag it so that it covers the entire paragraph.

3.      Right click the rectangle, select Order, and click send Behind Text. Fill the rectangle with the color gray (25%) using the down arrow beside the Fill Color button on the Drawing toolbar.

4.      Make sure the rectangle is selected, and click on the shadow button on the drawing toolbar. Select shadow settings Style 6.

5.      Click on the shadow button again and click on Shadow Settings to bring up the Shadow Settings toolbar.

6.      Click the Nudge Shadow Down button four times. Then click the Nudge Shadow Right button six times.

7.      Click on the Shadow Color button on the Shadow Settings toolbar, and select gray (50%). Close the Shadow Settings toolbar. Press Ctrl-end to get to the bottom of the page.

 

Cropping Pictures

8.      Pull down the Insert menu and select Picture, then Clip Art. Insert a Clip Art Image with a color picture of a person in it.

9.      Resize the picture and center it at the bottom of the page

10.  Pull down the View menu again, point to Toolbars, and make sure the Picture toolbar is selected.

11.  Make sure the Clip Art is selected, and click on the Crop button on the Picture toolbar.  Place the cropping icon on the eight sizing handles to crop the picture enough so that the person is the main form in the picture, and the background of the picture is minimized.

12.  Click the Image Control button on the Picture toolbar, and click the Black and White option. Close the picture toolbar.

 

Using 3-D

13.  Select the Oval on the Drawing toolbar, and insert and drag it so that it covers the title of the document. Send it to the back of the title using the Order then Send Behind Text option on the right-click menu.

14.  Fill the oval with the color gray (50%) by clicking the down arrow beside the Fill Color button.

15.  Click the 3-D button on the Drawing toolbar and choose 3-D style 2.

16.  Make sure the oval is still selected, and click the 3-D button again. Click on 3-D Settings to pull up the 3-D Settings toolbar. Click on the down arrow of the 3-D color button, and choose the color gray (25%).

17.  Next, click on the Depth button on the 3-D settings toolbar, and select 72 pt. Close the 3-D Settings toolbar, and Save.

 

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