You and a friend from college are starting a new business, Pool Pros, a pool maintenance and supplies operation. You plan to have on hand various documents and brochures related to pool ownership, one of which you are working with now. You will use skills presented in this chapter to format text, adjust alignment and indents, bullet and number lists, and incorporate various types of graphic objects that help describe the process of caring for a pool.
Start Word. Download and open the file named Exp22_Word_Ch02_Cumulative_Pool.docx. Grader has automatically added your last name to the beginning of the filename. Ensure that nonprinting characters are displayed.
Select crystal-clear perfection at the end of the first body paragraph and bold it. Select all text and change the font to Arial. Change the alignment of selected text to Justify.
Select the first two body paragraphs on page 1 and adjust the line spacing to 1.5. Ensure that paragraph spacing before and after is 0 pt for the selected paragraphs. Apply a First line indent for the two paragraphs of 0.5″.
Select all subheadings that are formatted in bold and change the font size to 14.
Select the four paragraphs that precede the Get Rid of Debris heading, beginning with Check the pool’s water balance and ending with Add an algaecide. Add a Box, double-line border with ¾ line weight and a color of Blue-Gray, Text 2 (fourth column, first row). Shade the bordered area with Blue-Gray, Text 2 Lighter 60% (fourth column, third row under Theme Colors).
Display the ruler. Click or position the insertion point at the top of the document and press ENTER. Click or select the newly inserted blank paragraph. Drag or move the First line indent marker back to the left margin to remove the First line indent from the blank paragraph.
Set a left tab at 1″ and a right tab at 5″. Ensure that the right tab includes a dash leader. Press TAB and type Your Pool. (Do not type the period.) Press TAB and type Your Way. (Do not type the period.) Change the font for Your Pool and Your Way to Lucida Calligraphy. Bold both text items on the first line and change the font size to 10.
Click or position the insertion point before the second sentence in the first body paragraph at the top of page 3. The sentence begins with Add more in hot weather. Delete the preceding space and period that ends the first sentence. Insert an Em dash symbol and change the case of Add to add.
Select the four paragraphs in the shaded area near the top of page 1. Apply numbering, choosing Number alignment: Left (1., 2., 3.).
Click or position the insertion point at the top of the document and insert WordArt, selecting Fill: Blue, Accent color 1; Shadow (row 1, column 2). Type Pool Maintenance. (Do not type the period.) Change the font size of Pool Maintenance to 24 and change the Text Fill to Black, Text 1. Ensure that WordArt font is Arial. Wrap text at Top and Bottom and visually center the WordArt horizontally on the first line
Click or position the insertion point at the end of the document and press ENTER. Insert SmartArt, selecting Basic Cycle. Display the Text pane. Type Get rid of debris beside the first bullet. Type Vacuum pool beside the second bullet. Type Adjust chemicals beside the next bullet. Type Backwash filter and Add chlorine beside the next two bullets. Close the Text pane.
Adjust the SmartArt height to 3″ and the width to 5″. Choose Polished SmartArt style and change colors to Gradient Range – Accent 3 (row 5, column 3). Choose text wrapping of Square. Align the SmartArt object in the center relative to margins.
Click or position the insertion point at the top of the document. Insert a Sun shape from the Basic Shapes category. Draw the shape approximately 1″ wide and 1″ high, near the left margin on the top line of the document. Using the Shape Format tab, adjust the height and width to exactly 1″.
Change the shape fill of the sun to Yellow. Insert a Cloud shape from the Basic Shapes category, sizing it to be approximately ¾” high and ¾” wide. Position the shape so that it overlaps the top right corner of the Sun shape. Change the shape fill of the cloud to Light Gray, Background 2. Send the cloud to the back so that it appears to be peeking out from behind the sun.
Group the cloud and sun shapes into one object. Duplicate the shape and drag the copy to the right, aligning it at the right margin on the same line as the WordArt heading. Align the first shape at the left margin, approximating a mirrored placement of the copied shape.
Draw a text box of any size near the middle of page 2. Copy the first sentence in the document, On a searing summer day, a swimming pool is a welcome respite from the heat. (Include the period.) Paste the copied sentence in the text box. Adjust text box height to 1″ and width to 3″. Choose Tight text wrapping.
Change the font size of text in the text box to 14 and change the font to Tahoma. Center the text. Click or press Align in the Arrange group on the Shape Format tab and align the text box in the middle and also in the center of the page. If the text box awkwardly divides a heading, drag or move it down slightly to better position it visually. Remove the outline from the text box and apply a shape fill of Blue-Gray, Text 2, Lighter 80%.
View the document in Multiple Pages and check for any poorly placed headings. Insert a page break before Vacuum the Pool at the bottom of page 1. Insert a page break before Add Chlorine to the System at the bottom of page 2.
Save and close Exp22_Word_Ch02_Cumulative_Pool.docx. Exit Word. Submit the file as directed.