UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO USING MICROSOFT PHOTODRAW Character Portraits FIRST STEP •Open a “Blank” document. –click on BLANK document –click “OK” •Highlight “Default” picture. –click “OK” CHANGE TO “PORTRAIT” VIEW •Go to: –FILE –PICTURE SETUP –In “Active Picture” Tab, in “Orientation” box, click “PORTRAIT.” –click “OK” INSERT PICTURE Click within the blank picture Go to: Insert Picture From File “My Pictures” folder Highlight your picture Click “OK” FIT PICTURE TO SCREEN Go to Zoom window and click on “Fit All” FORMATTING PICTURE •To move the whole picture, click and when cursor is a quadruple arrow, drag picture to new position. •Picture will either be within the inner box/window or it will extend past the box. Only picture within the inner box will be printed. •To change the size of your picture to fit the page, click on corners (double arrow) and drag to get correct size. DESIGNER EFFECTS • Go to “Designer Effects” and select the effect you prefer. INSERTING TEXT Go to: Insert Text At this point you can choose to format your text artistically by using different colors and even designer text. Remember, in order to keep your text within the size of the picture or area, you may have to limit the number of words per line. This isn’t as important to do when typing titles and names. INSERTING TEXT - Continued • Copy and paste representations from your Microsoft Word document onto your picture. PRINTING Go to: File Print In “General” tab, change print quality to “best.” In “Size” tab, change to “Fit to page.” Click “OK” THINGS TO REMEMBER Requirements for your ad: 1. One representations for each character trait. 2. Titled “My Character Portrait.” 3. Your Name on picture. **Remember Your representations should reflect who you are at this time in your life. Check your spelling & grammar. Make sure you are able to read your text (check color).
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