Getting Familiar with the Drawing Toolbar – Creating a Portrait in Microsoft Word
Created by Patricia Janann Nicholson
Lesson Plan
Grading Rubric

You are going to be using the drawing tools to create the portrait shown below:

House

Word 2007 Instructions:

Before creating the certificate, two terms need to be addressed. The first term is input device, which inputs data into the computer. The main input device you will be using is the keyboard, which inputs text by keying in the letters that appear on the screen. Another input device you will use is the mouse.

Start Word 2007:

To start your Table of Contents open Microsoft Word (Programs > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Word 2007.

Click the Office button in the top left corner of the document window Office Button and select new from the drop down menu. Select new blank document:

New Document

Save Your Work:

Click the Office button again Office Button and select Save As from the drop down menu and name your file House Portrait. See the information below on how you want to save your document.

Save As Options

Use the Landscape Orientation:

With the Page Setup Tab click Layout button the select Portrait:

Page Layout Portrait

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Road:

With the Insert tab selected click on Shapes then select the rectangle shape located in the first row.

Insert Shape

While holding down the left mouse button, drag it across the slide where you want your road to go.

With your rectangle still selected we want to add a texture fill. Click on the Format tab then drop down the Shape Fill menu and choose Texture then select a texture that might represent a road.

Texture Fill

Next you will add lines on the road with the same steps we used above. Select the rectangle shape, draw out four or five small rectangles and place them on top of the road.

Road

Grouping Objects:

Now that you have your road finished it is a good idea to group it so it is not five or six different parts. Click once on one of the separate shapes and while holding down the shift key select the rest of the shapes. All the separate shaped should appear with a blue outline with a small green circle above it as shown below:

Road Grouped

Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Group, and then click Group.

Group Ojbects

Now your road is only one object and not five separate shapes. To ungroup the object simple select the object, follow the steps above but select ungroup from the dropdown list.

Ungroup Ojbect

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Sky Background:

Draw out a large rectangle for the sky background just above the road that covers the sky area.

Fill with Gradient – Light Variation – Linear Up.

Gradient Fill

If you have pictures stacked on top of each other, you can move objects or groups of objects up or down within the stack one layer at a time, or you can move them to the top or bottom of a stack in one move. You want to place the sky on the bottom of the stack, behind the road.

Click the sky to select it.

Under Picture Tools, click the Format tab.

In the Arrange group, click the arrow next to Send to Back, and then click Send to Back.

Use the reference below for moving the rest of your shapes you will create for you portrait :

To bring an object one step closer to the front, click the arrow next to Bring to Front, and then click Bring Forward.

To bring an object to the front, click the arrow next to Bring to Front, and then click Bring to Front.

To send an object one step toward the back, click the arrow next to Send to Back, and then click Send Backward.

To send an object to the back, click the arrow next to Send to Back, and then click Send to Back.

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a House:

Draw out large square for base of house

Fill with texture fill following the steps above for fill the road with texture.

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create Two Windows:

Draw out small squares for windows – line width 2.25 - fill color yellow following the directions below:

Select the rectangle tool and draw out a small square for the window

Select the fill tool on the Drawing Tools Format tab and select yellow Yellow Fill

With the rectangle window still selected click on the down pointing arrow in the Size section of the Format Drawing Tools tab.

Size of Line

This opens the Format AutoShape dialog box. With the Colors and Lines tab selected in the Line section change the Weight to 2.25.

Line Width

Draw two lines to create panes using the AutoShape Line Tool Line. To make your lines perfectly straight, hold down the shift key as you pull out the line. The first line should appear vertical in the rectangle. When you complete the first line size the line to 2.25. Click off your line then create the second line, the horizontal line. Size it to 2.25. Your window should look like the graphic below:

Window

Group Square and Lines:

Select both lines and the square as you did with the road you created above and follow those steps to group these three shapes into one shape, one window pane.

Duplicate the Window

Drag the window onto the house and size it to fit the house.

Now we need to duplicate the window so that both windows are the same. Click on the window and while holding down the Ctrl key and the left mouse button, drag the shape out on the canvas.

Group the two windows and the base of the house together.

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Door:

Select the rectangle AutoShape and drag to draw out a rectangle

Fill with wood texture

Draw out small circle for door knob

Fill with gray color gradient fill

Group door rectangle and circle together

Place the door on the house – size it to fit the house

Group the door with the house

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Roof :

Select the triangle Autoshape Triangle and drag it out to create a roof for the house

Fill it with a pattern fill by clicking the fill button and selecting Pattern from the dropdown list.

Pattern Fill

At the Fill Effects dialog box with the Pattern tab selected set the Foreground to black and the Background to white and select the last pattern fill option shown below:

Pattern Fill

Place the roof on the house – size it to fit the house

Group the roof and the house

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Stop Sign:

Under Basic Shapes choose Hexagon

Hexagon

Fill the hexagon with red

Add text to the hexagon autoshape

Click off your hexagon to deselect it.

With the Insert Tab selected click Text Box then Simple Text Box:

Insert Simple Textbox

Drag over the sample text and type in Stop changing the font size, face and size on the home tab. Also center align the text in the box. Drag the box on top of your red hexagon shape.

Now you will need to get rid of the white background and the black outline on the text box. Select the text box by clicking on it. This activates the Text Box Tools at the top of your ribbon. Click on the Format tab located just below it:

Format Textbox

Click on the Shape Fill icon and select No Fill:

No Fill

Click on the Shape Outline and select No Outline:

No Outline

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Sign Post

Draw out a long rectangle for the sign post

Fill with wood texture fill

Group polygon, text box, and post

Move it to the end of the road

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Sun

Drag out the sun AutoShape

Fill with orange

Move it to the top of the canvas

Use the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create Clouds

Drag our one of the star and banner AutoShapes to create a cloud

Fill with texture fill

Using the Ctrl – drag out another cloud

Using the Drawing Tools on the Insert Tab to Create a Text Box

Drag out a text box and type in “Created by Your Name”

When you are sure you have checked your rubric for all components, submit it for a grading.

Horizontal Rule

Word 2003 Instructions:

Page Setup – Landscape

  • Click File > Page Setup

File Page Setup

  • At the Page Setup dialog box select Landscape.

Landscape Orientation

  • Click OK to exit the Page Setup dialog box.

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Road

  • Draw out large rectangle, fill color black, for road at the bottom of the page.

Drawing Toolbar

  • Draw out several small rectangle for lines on road and fill with yellow or white.                    

Group the road parts together

  • Select all the road pieces by holding down the Shift key and clicking on each piece, then select group from the Draw drop down menu on the Drawing toolbar.

Group

Here is what you should have so far:

Road

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Sky Background

  • Draw out a large square for the sky background just above the road that covers the sky area

Fill with gradient fill – preset Daybreak – shading style – horizontal.

  • Click on the fill bucket on the drawing toolbar and selecting fill effects.

Fill Effects

  • This open the Fill Effects dialog box. Make sure the Gradient tab is selected. Colors set to Preset. At the Preset colors drop down list select Daybreak and make sure Horizontal is selected for Shading styles. (See graphic below)

Sky Gradient

Your document should now look like this:

Sky and Road

Order is important when using shapes in Word. We want the sky to be placed behind the road and the other items we will be adding to the document.

  • Click on the Sky to select it.
  • From the Draw drop down list, select Order > Send to Back.

Send to Back

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a House

  • Draw out large square for base of house
  • Fill with texture fill by clicking the fill bucket on the Drawing toolbar and select Fill Effects:

Fill Effects

  • At the Fill Effects dialog box select the Texture tab and select the texture shown below:

Texture Fill

Create two windows
Draw out small squares for windows – line width 1.25 - fill color yellow

  • Select the rectangle tool and draw out a small square for the window
  • Select the fill tool and select yellow

Draw two lines to create panes with line width of 1.25

  • Select the line tool from the Drawing Toolbar:

Line Tool     

  • Draw two lines to create panes. To make your lines perfectly straight, hold down the shift key as you pull out the line. Your window should look like the graphic below:

Window

  • Select both lines and the square drawn for the window. Click Format > AutoShape:

Format AutoShape

  • At the Format AutoShape dialog box with the Colors and Lines tab selected, change the weight of the line to 1.25:

Line Weight
                       

Group square and lines

  • While you still have the three objects selected click Draw on the drawing toolbar and select group from the drop down list.

Draw Group

Duplicate the Window

  • Drag the window onto the house and size it to fit the house.
  • Now we need to duplicate the window so that both windows are the same. Click on the window and while holding down the Ctrl key and the left mouse button, drag the shape out on the canvas.
  • Now group the two windows and the base of the house.
  • Order of the house should be Send to Front.

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Door

  • Draw out a rectangle
    Fill with wood texture
  • Draw out small circle for door knob
  • Fill with two color gradient fill (black and white) with shading style – horizontal

Gradient Fill

  • Group door rectangle and circle together
  • Place the door on the house – size it to fit the house
  • Group the door with the house

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Roof

  • Draw out a isosceles triangle

AutoShape

  • Fill with pattern fill (black and white)

Pattern Fill

  • Place the roof on the house – size it to fit the house

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Stop Sign

  • Draw out a six sided hexagon

Hexagon

  • Fill the hexagon with red

Now we want to add text to the hexagon autoshape.

  • On the Drawing toolbar select the text tool:

Text Tool

  • Drag out a text box and type the word “Stop”
  • Make the font Times New Roman – size 14 – Bold – Center Aligned

Text Setting

Format text box – No fill and no line

  • Click on the hexagon to select it.
  • Click Format on the Standard toolbar and select text box.

Format Text Box

  • At the Format Text Box dialog box select No Fill and No Line

No Stoke or Fill

Create a Sign Post

  • Draw out a long rectangle for the sign post
  • Fill with wood texture fill
  • Group polygon, text box, and post
  • Move it to the end of the road

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Sun

  • Drag out the sun AutoShape
  • Fill with orange
  • Move it to the top of the canvas

Use the Drawing Toolbar to Create Clouds

  • Drag our one of the star and banner AutoShapes to create a cloud
  • Fill with texture fill
  • Using the Ctrl – drag out another cloud

Using the Drawing Toolbar to Create a Text Box

  • Drag out a text box and type in “Created by Your Name”

When you are sure you have checked your rubric for all components, print it out for a grade. Once it is graded place in your portfolio in the order it appears in your Table of Contents.

 

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