Animal

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1. Format Text

Open the starting file "Animal". It'll look like this...

Font Type & Size

Select all the text on the page (CTRL+A) and change the font type to "Tahoma".

Page heading

At the top, on the first empty line, type out the name of the animal you would like to do it on. In my example, I'll do it on horses.If you want to do dolphins, type that out. Select the word and ...

  • Pump up the font size a few times to "48"
  • make it centered.

Replace Text

Then Replace text for the name of the animal at least. So in my example I'm replacing "Dolphins" with "Horses".

So now you'll have something like this (don't worry that it doesn't make sense).

Page Heading: Font type & style

Select the page heading and change the font type to "Showcard Gothic". Then choose any style

Bulleted List

Select your info and make it a bulleted list.

You should see a list with 3 bullets, like this...

Paragraph Spacing

Select all the text on your page (CTRL+A) and open the Paragraph dialog box using the arrow at the bottom right of the "Paragraph" section on the HOME toolbar.

The Paragraph dialog box opens. You will be changing things in the "Spacing" section.

  • Increase the paragraph spacing Before & After to 12 pt (use the arrow buttons).
  • Make sure the box for "Don't add space between..." is empty (check and then uncheck it).

When you click on "OK", your document should look like this...

Anatomy Heading

  • On the empty line after the bullets, type out the word "Anatomy".
  • Enter after it a few times.
  • Select the word "Anatomy" and make it bold (CTRL+B).

2. Photos

Small photo beside the list

Find a square/tall picture (not wide). After inserting it into your document, size it down a bit and then add Text Wrapping - "Square". 

Move it up to the right of the bulleted list, not too far in the margin, lined up with the top of the first bullet.

Big photo at the bottom

Change the search terms for your animal to include "transparent background".

Copy a picture of the entire animal and put it on the last line, at the bottom of your page.

Play with the size of the picture so it's as big as possible, make sure you have no extra blank page. You may need to delete one of the empty lines before the picture.

Center it using the toolbar, not text wrapping!

3. Labels

Enough room for labels

You want your page to look something like this, with room around the top and sides to add labels.

Insert a text box

From the INSERT toolbar, go to Text Box and choose the bottom option Draw Text Box.

Click and drag out a small text box. Type out a body part and change the font type to "Tahoma" and size "14".

Change the box size so it fits but not lots extra (click and drag in a circle/square at the edge of the box).

Text Box: no outline

Click in the text box, then right-click on the border of the box. Go to Outline... "No Outline".

Also set "Fill" to none.

Move the label to a good spot, near the part but far enough away to add an arrow later.

More labels

You want to label about 5 parts of the animal with text boxes. You can repeat the above procedure, or Copy & Paste as follows:

  1. Select the text box (click in, then click on the border), and Copy (CTRL+C).
  2. Click off the text box in a blank area, and Paste (CTRL+V).
  3. Move the box out of the way (click and drag it - note, you must click when you see the 4-pointed arrow).
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 to get all your text boxes.
  5. Position boxes within the highlighted area in the example below:
    • below the Anatomy heading
    • to the left, right and above the photo
    • space them out

Click in each text box and change the text

Add arrows

Now add arrows pointing to the parts. Go to the INSERT toolbar, click on the arrow tool under Shapes

Click and drag out one arrow, with the arrow going toward the body part. It should be wrapped in front of text.

Go to FORMAT>Shape Styles...

... and change the line thickness so it's the thickest type. You can also choose a color.

Add more arrows, just copy (CTRL+C) and paste more (CTRL+V) and then change position and directions so you get something like this...