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Design a newsletter (Intermediate level)

As an educator you could be required to design a newsletter for your fund raising efforts / the Science Club or perhaps a monthly school newsletter reporting on sports scores, house points, merit achievements, the Big Walk, etc. This newsletter will be distributed to the whole school – so it will need to be professional and well-designed. You would use Microsoft Word to create this newsletter.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Choose a design for your newsletter
- Select colour and font schemes
- Use the text overflow links
- Insert new text boxes
- Change graphics
- Group objects you want to keep together
- Delete unwanted pages

Create your own newsletter - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft Word. See how »
2. Choose a newsletter template: You will want to consider your target audience when you do this – are they parents or learners? See how »
3. Save your work: Remember to save you work regularly. See how »
4. Select a font and colour scheme: If printing in black and white, select that option for your colour scheme. See how »
5. Type the newsletter.
6. Manage the text flow around images: Text and images will need to be displayed together attractively. See how »
7. Insert new textboxes: If you want to add areas of text you should first create a text box. See how »
8. Edit graphics: If printing in black and white, try to avoid colour graphics. See picture tip sheets »
9. Group pictures and caption text boxes so that they stay together: You would do this if you want images to be associated with text. See how »
10. Add or remove columns. Optionally, you may like to alter the column structure of your newsletter
See how »
11. Save your newsletter. See how »
12. Print your newsletter. See how »

Related scenarios

» Design a poster
» Write a letter
» Create a presentation

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