Create a Letterhead Using Text Boxes and Clipart
Open a New document in Word.
Set the page margins as follows:
Save the document as Letterhead.
Open a header to create your letterhead. To open a header with the Insert tab select, click Header then Edit Header (you can also double click at the top of your document). Note that the top margin is set at 2.5" to allow for enough space to create your letterhead.
You will be using a simple text boxes and clipart to create you letterhead. To insert the business name title insert a simple text box. With the Insert tab selected click Text Box then Simple Text Box.
Type "Pampered Pooch" in one text box. Format the text box using Arial , bold, 24 points, then place it in the top-center of the header. In another text box, type "Canine Services." Format this text using Arial, bold, 14 point, then place it below the previous text box as shown below:
Remove the border around the text box. Select each text box then under the Format panel select Shape Outline then No Outline:
Your text box should now appear with no border as shown below:
Insert a ClipArt image to go along with the business theme. Place your cursor to the left side of the text in the header. With the Insert tab selected click on the ClipArt button to open the search for ClipArt dialog box where you will enter a search criteria.
The search criteria I chose was the word dog. Use your own criteria and choose a picture of your choice. Just click on the graphic to insert it into the header.
Your clipart should now appear in the header. Resize it by dragging one of the handles around the graphic.
With the picture still selected text wrap the picture square then move the clipart closer to the Text.
Your letterhead should now look like this:
In a separate text box, type the address, city, state, and zip code using Arial, 12 point, left aligned. Make sure that you format the text box with no border.
Place the text at the bottom left-hand corner of the header as shown below:
In a separate text box, type the phone and fax number:
Format this text box using Arial, 12 point, right aligned, then place it in the bottom right hand corner of the header as shown below. Make sure your text box has no border.
Switch from the header to the footer by clicking Go To footer in the navigation section of the Header and Footer Design panel.
Type the e-mail and Web site addresses formatted using Arial, 12 point, center aligned as shown below:
Your letterhead should look similar to the graphic below:
Spell and Grammar check your document and resave it.