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									               Create a Newsletter with MS Word

               Technology for Classroom Teachers
               Marilyn Western

Format your newsletter:                                                        Add Borders:

   1.   Open a MS Word document.                                                   1. To add a border around
   2.   Click on File and Page Setup.                                                 your whole page, go to
   3.   Change all margins to .5” – top, bottom, and both sides.                      Format and Borders and
   4.   Save your newsletter NOW! Click File and Save As.                             Shading and click the Page
   5.   Put it in a new folder called Newsletters.                                    Border tab.
   6.   Name this file with today’s date.                                          2. Select a setting, a style, and
                                                                                      a width, then OK.
Add a title:                                                                       3. Save your work.

   1. Click Insert and WordArt.
   2. Select a WordArt style. Click OK.
   3. Type in the name for your newsletter. Choose the font and style. Click OK.
   4. Click and drag your WordArt to the top, center of your newsletter.
   5. Resize the title by clicking & dragging any of the sizing handles (little boxes around the edges
      of your WordArt).
   6. Save your work: Click File and Save or click the floppy disk icon on the toolbar or hold the
      Ctrl key and press S for Save.

Adding Articles:

   1. Select the text box tool from the Drawing Toolbar (a white square with the letter A and
      lines)
   2. Click and drag a text box for your first newsletter article.
   3. Enter your text.
   4. Change the font, size, style, and alignment if you wish.
   5. Move the text box by dragging the edge.
   6. Resize the text box by dragging a corner resizing handle.
   7. Your article will have a border around it. To change the style of the border, double click on
      the border, then click on the Line Style dropdown to choose different border. To have no
      border at all, double click on the border, then click on the Line Color dropdown and
      choose No Line.
   8. Save your work.

Adding Graphics:

   1. Click on Insert and Picture and Clip Art.
   2. Select the picture you want. Click the Insert button.
   3. Add a digital photo or picture you have copied from the Internet by clicking on Insert and
      Picture and From File.
   4. Or select Insert and ClipArt for drawings to put in your newsletter.
   5. Save your work.

 Permission granted to distribute this document to classroom teachers as long as credit is given to Marilyn Western.
                     How to create a newsletter in five easy steps
            Save your work                                       #1 Format your newsletter
Click File and Save
or                                                             1. Open a MS Word document.
Click the floppy disk icon on the toolbar                      2. Click on File and Page Setup.
or                                                             3. Change all margins to .5” – top, bottom,
Hold the Ctrl key and press S for Save.                           and both sides.
                                                               4. Save your newsletter NOW! Click File
                                                                  and Save As news.
              #2 Add a title                                   5. Put it in a new folder called Newsletters.

    1. Click Insert and WordArt.
    2. Select a WordArt style. Click OK.
    3. Type in the name for your                                          #3 Add Articles
       newsletter. Choose the font and
       style. Click OK.                                        1. Select the text box tool from the
    4. Click and drag your WordArt to the                         Drawing Toolbar (a white square with
       top, center of your newsletter.                            the letter A and lines)
    5. Resize the title by clicking &                          2. Click and drag a text box for your first
       dragging any of the sizing handles                         newsletter article.
       (little boxes around the edges of                       3. Enter your text.
       your WordArt).                                          4. Change the font, size, style, and
                                                                  alignment if you wish.
                                                               5. Move the text box by dragging the edge.
           #4 Add Graphics                                     6. Resize the text box by dragging a corner
                                                                  resizing handle.
    1. Click on Insert and Picture and                         7. Your article will have a border around it.
       Clip Art.                                                  To change the style of the border,
    2. Select the picture you want. Click                         double click on the border, then click
       the Insert button.                                         on the Line Style dropdown to choose
    3. Add a digital photo or picture you                         different border. To have no border at
       have copied from the Internet by                           all, double click on the border, then
       clicking on Insert and Picture and                         click on the Line Color dropdown and
       From File.                                                 choose No Line.
    4. Or select Insert and ClipArt for                        8. Save your work.
       drawings to put in your newsletter.
    5. Save your work.



                                             #5 Add Borders
    1. To add a border around your whole page, go to Format and Borders and Shading and
       click the Page Border tab.
    2. Select a setting, a style, and a width, then OK.
    3. Save your work.
Permission granted to distribute this document to classroom teachers as long as credit is given to Marilyn Western.

								
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