Creating a Newsletter with MS Word
Format your newsletter
1. Open a MS Word document with your news articles.
2. Select File and Page Setup.
3. Change all margins to .5” – top, bottom, and both sides.
4. Be sure Drawing Toolbar is open (View, Toolbar, Drawing).
5. Save your newsletter NOW! Click File and Save As.
6. Put it in a new folder called Newsletters.
7. Name this file with today’s date.
Add a title
1. Select WordArt from Drawing Toolbar.
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).
6. Save your work: Click File and Save.
Format Columns to the news article
1. Position the insertion point at the beginning of the news article.
2. Select Format and Columns.
3. Choose three (3) columns, add a line between columns, and apply to This Point Forward.
4. To insert a column break, position insertion point at the break point, select Insert, Break, and Column.
5. At end of article, type Enter. Select Format/Columns/choose one(1) column and apply to This Point Forward.
6. To insert a page break, position insertion point at the end of the article, select Insert, Break, and Page.
Formatting your news articles
1. Change the font, font size, & style, if needed.
2. Change the line alignment to justify.
Adding a Drop Cap
1. Select (highlight) the first letter at the beginning of your article.
2. Select Format and Drop Cap
3. Select Dropped and OK
4. Click and drag sizing handles to make drop letter bigger or smaller.
Inserting a Pull quote Text Box
1. Locate the insertion point where you will be placing the pull quote text box.
2. Select Text Box from Drawing Toolbar.
3. Type in quote (or copy/paste quote from article) – change the size and style
4. Select Format and Text Box
5. Choose a fill color and line color.
6. Select Layout and choose Tight (this creates a floating object to move around in the column)
7. Select OK.
Insert a Picture (from file or clip art)
1. Locate the insertion point where you will be placing the picture.
2. Select Insert, Picture, and From File (or clip art)
3. Navigate until you find the folder where the picture is saved.
4. Select picture and select Insert
5. Right-click on picture, Select Format Picture
6. Select Layout and choose Tight (this allows text to wrap around picture).
7. Click and drag sizing handles to make the picture bigger or smaller.
8. Click and drag picture around in column for positioning.
Format a Page Border
1. Select Format and Borders and Shading.
2. Select Page Border tab.
3. Select Box, Style of line, and OK
4. To remove page border, select Format, Borders and Shading, Page Border tab, and None.
Text copied from:
Technology for Classroom Teachers (http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/)
Permission granted to distribute this document to classroom teachers as long as credit is given to Marilyn Western.
Formatted and pictures by:
Celeste F. Craig