Installing Fonts

  1. Download the fonts from the Brand Toolbox
  2. Unzip the downloaded fonts file to a new folder. Open the folder and Select All (ctrl A), then right click on the selected files. Select Copy from the right click menu.
  3. Open the Control Panel under the Start menu. Choose Appearance and Themes, then select Fonts in the upper lefthand corner.
  4. Drag any fonts you would like to activate into this window.

How to Customize and Work with Word Templates

You'll probably want to customize all your templates when you discover how editing and saving your templates makes creating future documents easier. To customize a template:

  1. Insert Save the Children information in place of the sample text.
  2. Click Save As on the File menu. Click Document Template in the Save As Type box (the file name extension should change from .doc to .dot).
  3. Next time you want to use it, click New on the File menu, and then double-click your template.

To change the style of any paragraph, select the text by positioning your cursor anywhere in the paragraph. Then, select a style from the Style list on the Formatting toolbar.

To change the picture, click it to select it. Click Picture on the Insert menu, and then click From File. Select a new picture, and then click Insert.

In Microsoft Word, you can insert a variety of image types into your documents, but the most common image types are JPEG and BMP images. JPEGs are more suitable for photographs, while BMPs are usually used for logos and line art. On BrandCentral, you'll find assets in both of these file types, as well as EPS files. EPS files are generally used by designers and printers, and are not compatible with Microsoft office. Include EPS files when you are sending work to an outside vendor.

Breaks in a Microsoft Word document appear as labeled dotted lines on the screen. Using the Break command, you can insert manual page breaks, column breaks, and section breaks. To insert a break, click Break on the Insert menu. Select an option. Click OK to accept your choice.

To reduce the spacing between, for example, body text paragraphs, click within the paragraph, and click Paragraph on the Format menu. Reduce Spacing After to 6 points and make additional adjustments as needed. To save your style changes (with the insertion point in the changed paragraph), click the style in the Style list on the Formatting toolbar. Press ENTER to save the changes and update all similar styles. To adjust character spacing, select the text to be modified and click Font on the Format menu. Click Character Spacing and then enter a new value.

To change a font size, click Font on the Format menu. Adjust the size as needed, and then click OK or Cancel. To change the shading of shaded paragraphs, click Borders and Shading on the Format menu. Select a new shade or pattern, and then click OK. Experiment to achieve the best shade for your printer. To remove a character style, select the text and press CTRL+SPACEBAR. You can also click Default Paragraph Font on the Style list.