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Step 1: Creating Custom Printable Block Letters Using Word
There are many ways to create titles for your scrapbook pages, including using chipboard or sticker letters. However, if you want to be able to cut out your own letters using patterned paper or cardstock, then you will love being able to use your computer to print reversed block letters right onto the back of your favorite piece of coordinating paper for your next scrapbook page. These instructions use Microsoft Word 2007.
Open a new Word document and click on the "Insert" tab at the top... of the open window (see red arrow above). Next, click on "Word Art" (see red arrow) and choose "style 1" which is an outline style that works perfectly for block letters which you will be cutting out by hand.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Step 2:- Enter the Title Text
When you click on "Style 1," a text box will open as shown here. You can now select the font style and size that you wish to use. For basic block letters, Arial Black works very well. Size is not crucial at this point because we can adjust that in the next step. If you have several words or a very long word, you may want to create separate pieces of Word Art so that you can print them as large as you need for your layout. Here, we've typed the title "Moments" as an example.... Once you are happy with your text, click on "OK."Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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Step 3 - Resize the Block Lettering
When you click "OK" in the Word Art text box, you will see how the outline letters will look on your document. Most likely you will want to increase the letter size so that they are large enough for you to easily cut them out by hand. To change the size of the title, you have two choices. You can click on "Size" drop-down menu which can be found under the Format tab, or you can simply click on the title to select it and then click and drag one corner to resize.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Step 4 - Printable Block Letters Using Microsoft Word
If your word is more than a few letters long or you want your block lettering to be larger in size, you may need to re-orient your document to landscape. Simply click on the Page Layout tab and then on Orientation to open the drop-down menu. Select "Landscape." Now you can continue resizing the word to make is as large as like.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Step 5 - Reverse the Block Letters for Printing
If you reverse the letters before you print them, you will be able to print the title on the back of the paper. When you cut out each letter, you will not have to worry about the printing lines showing because they are on the back of the paper. To reverse the title, click on the Format tab. Next, find the "Rotate" menu. When you click on Rotate, the drop-down menu will include many choices. Look for the phrase "flip horizontal." Now the word should be backward on the document and... ready for printing.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Step 6 - Printing and Cutting Out Block Lettering
When you have reversed the letters (see previous step), you are ready to print the outlined letters on cardstock or patterned paper. Here the letters are printed on the back of a double-sided sheet of patterned cardstock from EK Success. We then began cutting by cutting out the letter "S." As you can see here, once the letter is cut out and flipped over correctly the pattern from the front side of the paper will decorate the letter.