CIS-100. Chapter 6—Backgrounds, Borders, and Text Effects. Chapter Objectives. After successful completion of this chapter you will be able to: Add a custom watermark to printed documents. Add a colorful background to Web-based documents.
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Chapter 6—Backgrounds, Borders, and Text Effects
After successful completion of this chapter you will be able to:
A watermark conveys something important about a document. They can be illustrated through text, as shown above, or through pictures or graphics. Watermarks are typically semitransparent in color and appear to sit behind the content of a document. This way they don't divert a reader's attention from the document's content.
Watermarks can be found on the Page Layout Tab
Once a watermark is inserted, you can see it in
Word gives you many ways to professionalize many types of documents.
When you add decorative accents to your documents you'll want the colors you use to complement each other. Word 2007 includes ColorThemes that you can select for their color combinations so that all your page accents work well together.
Color themes are located on the Page Layout tab under the Color drop down menu.
Word provides a variety of built-in page borders, from businesslike to fancy. You can choose and modify:
The methods for adding borders vary depending on what you're adding a border to. For a picture, Word 2007 offers a whole new set of picture styles that include borders as well as effects such as reflections and shading. You find these styles by selecting the picture and then working with the Picture Tools on the Ribbon.
The shading options are in the same place as border options: Page Layout tab under Page Borders.
You can apply a table style by selecting the table in the document and working with Table Tools on the Ribbon.
As with tables, whole packages of finished styles are available to give color and instant finish to circles, arrows, text boxes, and myriad other shapes.
Text effects can include:
Select the letter you want to turn into a drop cap, and click Drop Cap on the Insert tab. The drop cap sits in a text box, and you can apply any text formatting to it. The illustration above shows examples of different fonts you might use.
You create WordArt by typing the text you want to style in a WordArt editing dialog box (opened from the Insert tab). Once WordArt is applied, you treat the affected text somewhat like a picture. You click to select it, and use the WordArt Tools that are available. These tools have several various formatting options.