1. Getting Started
Open the starting file "Animal" from your Computers 7 folder on Z:/Documents. It'll look like this...
If you want to do one of the following animals (which have text on the page), just keep the text for that animal, delete text for other animals.
- Bearded Dragon
If you want to do an animal not on the page, keep the text for "Dolphins" and delete the text for the other ones. The text is just so you have something to format, you do NOT have to change the text to suit your animal!
Also delete extra spaces before and after the text.
If you are doing a unique animal, then Replace text for the name of the animal at least. So in my example I'm replacing "dolphin" with "horse".
So now you'll have something like this (don't worry that it doesn't make sense).
At the top of your document, click before the text and type out the name of the animal. It should be on its own line. If you don't have an extra line, just Enter and go back up with the mouse.
If you double-click at the top, you'll be in the Header which looks like this... Just double-click down somewhere on the page to get out of it.
2. Format Text
Font Type & Size
Select all your text (CTRL+A) and make it Tahoma type, size 14.
Select the heading text, and do the following in any order:
- apply a WordArt style
- choose any fun font type and make it bigger
- center it
So now you have something like this...
Select your info and make it a bulleted list.
You should see a list with 3 bullets, like this...
Select the entire list or 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 (or right-click and select "Paragraph").
Add Paragraph spacing of 12 pt Before & After. Make sure the box for "Don't add space between..." is empty (if it's shaded, check and then uncheck it). Should look like this...
- Enter a couple times, then type the word "Anatomy".
- Enter after it a few times.
- Make "Anatomy" bold.
You need 2 photos:
- One needs to be the entire animal (for labelling body parts) - this should be a bigger one; it will go at the bottom
- The other can be any other picture of the animal(s) - size down, needs to fit beside the list
You can get the picture from inside Word, using the INSERT>Online Pictures... and find 2 photos of your animal, OR open a new tab in Chrome and search for a picture online and copy, then paste into your document.
Small photo beside the list
Select the picture you want to go beside the list. 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
Put the other photo (of the entire animal) at the bottom of your page. There should be a few lines after the heading "Anatomy". Center it using the toolbar, not text wrapping!
Enough room for labels
You want to have enough room for labels:
- If you have lots of room still on your page, you can move the bottom picture down by hitting Enter a few more times.
- You can make your picture bigger
- You make your page heading a bit bigger
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.
Then click in the box and type out a part, ie "neck".
Text Box: Font type & size
Select the text inside the box and change it to Tahoma 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
Option #1: Select the box (click in the box, then click on the border of the box to select it) and right-click on the border. Go to Outline... "No Outline".
Option #2: Click in the box, go to the FORMAT toolbar, and set Shape Outline to "No Outline".
You want to label about 5 parts of the animal with text boxes. You can repeat the above procedure, or Copy & Paste as follows:
- Select the text box (click in, then click on the border), and Copy (CTRL+C).
- Click off the text box in a blank area, and Paste (CTRL+V).
- Move the box out of the way (click and drag it - note, you must click when you see the 4-pointed arrow).
- Repeat steps 2 & 3 to get all your text boxes.
- Click in each text box and change the text.
- Position boxes to the left/right and above the photo. Try to space them out nicely. Position them so they're below the Anatomy heading.
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.
Go to FORMAT>Shape Styles...
... and change the line color/thickness so it's not the default blue one.
Add more arrows, just copy and paste more and then change position and directions so you get something like this...
Fits on one page?
Make sure it all fits on one page. If you have a blank page, you need to get rid of it. Put your cursor on the same line as the picture and get rid of any extra lines using Delete/ Backspace.
If that doesn't work:
- adjust the size of your page heading and/or pictures,
- delete a line or two between the Anatomy heading and the bottom picture, or
- adjust the page margin at the bottom, a little down (not further than the red line added in the picture below.