Document Design in Microsoft Word Free Tutorial Download
Create visually stunning print documents … in Microsoft Word.
You don’t need to switch to complex desktop publishing software to create great print documents. Magical alignment guides, blur shadows, fine-tuned drop caps, kerning, open-type ligatures, old style numerals … Microsoft Word has it all!
This course is aimed at people like you who know the basics of Word such as fonts and formatting, and want to take their design skills to the next level.
Instead of belaboring over abstract principles and boring theory, we’ll get right to work with tips, ideas and shortcuts to great design. These hard-to-find do’s and don’ts are often buried deep in design textbooks, but I will be sharing them with you right up front.
In this course, you will learn the essentials of page layout, headings, line spacing, text alignment, and image placement, including how to:
- Avoid amateur layouts
- Shun overused typeface fonts
- Use color like a pro
- Insert images that enhance the text
- Break out of rectangular boxes
- Spot common mistakes
- … and much more
We’ll work together on sample documents (see Exercise files) and use design principles to improve layout, typography and visual aesthetics.
Start your transformative journey towards well-formatted and visually engaging documents