Many of you have rough drafts due next week. So, here are ten steps to help you format your article in case you missed the lesson or need a review of it.
Formatting Your Feature Article in Ten Steps
1. Finish writing and typing on the normal (default) settings. You’ll need at least a page of text for formatting to work.
2. Add your byline immediately under the title and subtitle.
3. “Select All” (Ctrl+A) and then make columns. Select all (Ctrl+A) again and choose single spacing (Ctrl+1)
4. Then, select just your title. Choose your color and font.
5. Select the first sub-heading. Choose the colors and font for that. (Be sure it coordinates with the title color/font.)
6. Use format painter (paintbrush icon) to make all subheadings match.
7. Next, Insert => Picture => Clip-art or from file. (or, paste from website and give credit in caption.) Make text wrap “tight” around graphics.
8. To make your sidebar, insert => textbox. Right click on its border to format textbox.
9. To create your call-out, select and COPY an intriguing line from your article. Then, insert => wordart. Paste the quote into the word-art and format it to look the way you’d like.
10. Create a Works Cited for all quotes, research, and images/graphics. Do this on www. Easybib.com.