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Rev up your newsletter with these MS Word 2007 Tips

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Columns are easy in Word 2007 and Word 2010! On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group you’ll find a button called Columns. There are 5 default selections and a More columns selection to customize your column layout.

How to create columns

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Continuing an article on another page involves a process called linking text boxes. If you are continuing an article on the fourth page of your newsletter, type the continuation text such as “Continued on Page 4.” The process involves two text boxes. We’ll call them source and target.

  1. Insert a target text box on the fourth page.
  2. Right click on the source text box and select Create Text Box Link.
  3. When the icon changes to a pitcher, navigate to the target text box and click inside of it.

Building Source and Target

Check out Quick Parts. You’ll find great items in the Text Boxes gallery for Built-in Quick Parts like sidebars and quote boxes. They are attractive and can really dress up your newsletter. On the Insert tab and in the Text group, click the Quick Parts button and Building Blocks organizer. Sort by Gallery and look for Text Boxes.

How to Sort Building Blocks

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Depending upon your theme and audience, page borders might be desirable. To create a page border, click on the Page Layout tab, the Page Background group and the Page Borders button. Choose from a simply line style or an Art border. To select an Art border, click the drop down arrow. Know in advance whether you will be printing in color or black and white.

Creating a Border

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