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Decorate documents with backgrounds, borders, and text effects

Three documents with decorative borders
Your document is complete, but it's begging for some visual sparkle. Make it less plain and more polished using decorative elements in Microsoft Office Word 2007.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Word 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Add a custom watermark to printed documents.
  • Add a colorful background to Web-based documents.
  • Add defining borders to pages, paragraphs, pictures, or tables.
  • Use shading to emphasize headings or paragraphs.
  • Give color and snap to shapes and tables.
  • Make headings more professional with text effects and WordArt.

Your document is complete, but it's begging for some visual sparkle. Make it less plain and more colorful and polished using decorative elements in Word 2007.

For example, add defining borders to pages and pictures, use colorful backgrounds for Web documents, and communicate information using a page watermark.

Give snap to graphics like tables and shapes, and make text stand out with colored shading or shadows.

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