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How to improve communication with Word 2010

Create a PDF newsletter in Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft Word 2010 has always been far more than a word processor. We outline how to use it to produce a PDF newsletter for online and email distribution.

Step 3: Use colour carefully. Good design depends upon the careful choice of fonts and colours. Documents work best with those that complement the theme. In our example of a ‘Carnivorous Plants’ newsletter for a gardening club, a simple font, Arial, is used with shades of leafy green.

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Step 4: Add your text. By default, text boxes contain ‘lorem ipsum’ placeholder text. Text boxes can be typed into directly, or the copy can be pasted in from other sources, such as emails. When pasting text, automatically apply formatting options to match your box by selecting Edit, Paste Special, Unformatted Text.

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Step 5: Use master pages. To edit items that appear on every page, such as the date and issue number, click the Master Pages tab at the bottom right of the screen and select the correct template. The first and last pages will use different templates, incorporating your masthead and other decorative elements.

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Step 6: Create visual styles. The Styles tab in the Toolbox offers a preview of text styles. Open the Toolbox via its button on the toolbar. The style applied to selected text appears at the top of the palette. To modify styles, click on the paragraph symbol next to a style and edit the text settings accordingly.

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