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Chapter 3. Formatting Documents > Adding Desktop Publishing Effects

Adding Desktop Publishing Effects

A few simple elements—drop caps, borders, and shading—make your newsletters and brochures look like a professional produced them. A drop cap is the enlarged first letter of a paragraph. Borders are lines or graphics that appear around a page, paragraph, selected text, or table cells. For borders, you can change the line style, width, and colors, and you can add shadows and 3D effects. Shading is a color that fills the background of selected text, paragraphs, or table cells. For more attractive pages, add clips or columns.

Add a Dropped Capital Letter

Click the Print Layout View button.

Click the paragraph where you want the drop cap.

Click the Format menu, and then click Drop Cap.

Click a drop cap position.

Change the drop cap font.

Change the drop cap height.

Enter the distance between the drop cap and paragraph.

Click OK.

Add Shading

Select the text you want to shade.

Click the Format menu, and then click Borders And Shading.

Click the Shading tab.

Click a color.

Select a color style percentage.

Click OK.

Add a Page Border

Click the Format menu, click Borders And Shading, and then click the Page Border tab.

Click a box setting.

Click a line style or click the Art list arrow, and then select a line or art style.

Enter a border width.

Select the pages you want to have borders.

Click OK.

Add Borders

Select the text you want to have a border.

Click the Format menu, and then click Borders And Shading.

Click the Borders tab.

Click a setting.

Click a border style.

Select a border color and width.

Click OK.

Did You Know?

You can add a border quickly. Click the Border button on the Formatting toolbar, and then select a common border.

You can use the Tables And Border toolbar to modify borders. Click the View menu, point to Toolbar, and then click Tables And Borders.


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