The Clip Art application in Microsoft Word allows users to produce flyers and memos with eye catching graphics. In addition to creating documents with arrows, banners, and phrase balloons, stop signs and yield signs can also be created. Making road side art in clip art is easy to do if directions are followed.
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Things you need
- Computer with Microsoft Word
After booting up computer, click on "Start". The pop-up window will reveal Microsoft Word as an option with a light blue "W" icon. Left click the icon. On bottom left screen, the word "Draw" pops up, followed by "Auto Shapes". Left click on "Auto Shapes". Pop-ups will show:
Stars and Banners
Move cursor to "Basic Shapes". A pop-up window will display stop-sign and yield-sign shapes. To make a stop sign, place the cursor over the octagon shape. The word "octagon" will pop up. Right click on the octagon. For a yield sign shape, click on "Flowchart" after selecting "Basic Shapes" and move cursor over the inverted triangle. The title Flowchart:Merge will pop up. Right click on the image.
A blinking cursor will show up on a blank page. Left click the cursor and drag the mouse. Small squares will pop up. As the mouse is moved, click on small squares and drag. The size of the octagon will enlarge. Use the same procedure for all shapes.
Right click to reveal a pop-up window, and select "Add Text" to put words inside the sign. Begin typing words. When complete, right click and a pop up window will show Paste, Font, Paragraph. Left click "Font", left click on the font and colour desired. The text should reflect selections, then left click "OK". Click "File", then click "Save As", name the document, and click "Print".
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