Thanksgiving Day

1. Format Text

To get started, open the "Thanksgiving Day" starting file in your Z: "Computer6" folder.

Format Font

Select all (CTRL+A) and change the font type to "Tahoma" and size to "12". 

Your name

Select "your name" near the top and change it to your first & last name.

2. Insert Picture

Click at the top of the page before the page heading "Thanksgiving Day". Hit Enter. You should see the cursor blinking...

Go to INSERT and choose Online Pictures.

In the Bing search box, type out "Thanksgiving Day". 

Set the type of picture to "Clipart". 

Select a wider type of picture, not with any words in it! Then Insert

Make it a bit smaller, something like this...

3. Page Heading


Select the first 3 lines with the picture, page heading and your name, and center them.

Font type

Select the page heading text "Thanksgiving Day" ... 

  • set the font type to "Stencil" or "Snap ITC"
  • set the font size to "28"
  • Give it a style

You should have something like this...

4. Section Headings

First Heading

Select just a bit of your page heading, not the whole line.

Click on the Format Painter and drag the mouse over the first heading "Thanksgiving Day in Canada".

When you've painted over the line, it'll be the same font type/size/style as the page heading, but it's on 2 lines...

So with it still selected, pump down the font size until it fits on one line (size "18" or "20")...

Also change the Word Style so it's not exactly the same as the page heading.

So now it's something like this...

Other Headings

  1. Select the first heading "History of Thanksgiving Day in Canada".
  2. Double-click on the Format Painter
  3. Paint over the other 2 headings so they're all the same font type, size and style.
  4. Then click on the Format Painter to turn it off.

5. One Page

Text on extra page?

If you have a second page with text on it like this...

... then reduce the size of your top picture until everything is on one page.

Extra blank page?

If you have an extra page like this (blank, no text on it)...

Click on the extra page anywhere and Backspace/Delete to get rid of any extra lines.

6. Bullets

Select each list and make them bullets - click on the Bullets toolbutton (on the HOME toolbar or right-click on your selected text)

So they're just normal lists...

Symbol Bullets

Select one of the lists and go into the bullet options (right-click or toolbutton's drop-down menu) and choose "Define New Bullet".

For this list select Symbol

Go to font "Symbol" or "Wingdings" and pick something you like.

You'll have something like this...

Picture Bullets

First find a clip art picture of something you want to use and save it to an easy-to-find place on your computer (Desktop, Documents or Pictures folder).

Then select the other list, and go again to "Define New List" again but this time choose "Picture"...

Type in a word in the Bing search box.

Choose a photo and insert.

If you zoom in on your bullets, you see them more clearly...

You're done. Save it and zoom out to 70%. Come and get it checked off.