PART 1: WORD DOCUMENT (COMPANY NEWSLETTER)
In an effort to improve workplace communications and visibility for news, events, and points of interest, your company has decided to start a monthly newsletter for its internal employees.
For this section of the final project, you will create a 2- to 3-page Word document for this company newsletter. The newsletter may reflect an actual company you have worked for in the past, one where you are currently employed, or a fictitious company.
The document must include the components and features in the following list (at a minimum) plus any supporting text paragraphs. You will need to create all required textual content, and all text, images, etc. should relate to the document subject. Remember, you should write your content at the college level, and you should use the spelling and grammar check before submitting to ensure your document is free of any errors.
Follow the instructions below to complete your assigned project.
1. Create a new, blank document in Portrait page orientation and set custom margins to the following: a. Top: 1 in b. Left: 1.5 in c. Right: 1.5 in d. Bottom: 1 in 2. Format your document header for all pages. The header should include your name, MEID, and course section number. 3. Format a document footer for all pages with auto-updating page numbers. 4. Create an original name for the newsletter and format it using the Title style. Enhance the title appearance using WordArt. 5. Include the month, year, and issue number for the newsletter. Format these elements so they have visual interest and stand out on the page. 6. Create the following sections for the Newsletter and apply the Heading 1 Style. a. Breaking News b. From the Top c. Productivity Tips d. Employee Spotlight e. Giving Back f. Save the Date
7. Create the appropriate text and information for each of the six newsletter sections based on the following direction. Format the paragraph content you create as normal text style and use a consistent font and font size (e.g., Calibri, 11 pt). Include at least one numbered or bulleted list of information and format at least one section of your document to display using two or three columns. a. Breaking News: Create a breaking news story or informational article consisting of 1-2 paragraphs related to your company or industry (such as a new product, innovation, acquisition or partnership, etc.). b. From the Top: Create an informational memo written from the perspective of upper management to inform employees of upcoming changes or improvements being implemented. c. Productivity Tips: Provide an instructional “how to” step-by-step tip for performing something in an MS Word document (such as how to modify a Style, insert and update and Table of Contents, etc.). Consider numbering these steps. d. Employee Spotlight: Create a profile summary consisting of 1-2 paragraphs for one of your employees or, better yet, for yourself! Include information such as the department where the person works or the person’s job duties, how long the company has employed the person, hobbies or interests, and a littleknown point of interest about this person. e. Giving Back: Describe a charitable event your company is sponsoring and how employees can participate or contribute. This should be 1-2 paragraphs. f. Save the Date: List important dates or events occurring during the month the newsletter covers (such as employee birthdays or anniversaries, national holidays, etc.). Consider displaying this information using bullet points, arranged in a table, etc. 8. Locate and include at least two to three images for the content areas of your document. (This could be your own image or another that corresponds to your document topic.) Format and position the images so your content text flows around them. You may apply visual effects to the images using Picture Styles. Note: When searching for images, be sure to look for images that allow you to use them (i.e., they are released under a Creative Commons license or are in the public domain). BING image search will allow you to limit the search to only usable images with the options under the License drop-down menu that appears after you make a search. 9. Create a “References” section at the end of the document to list any sources for textual or image content used in your document. Format the References heading using the Heading 1 style. Be sure to use APA formatting for all references and citations. 10. Insert a text box using the Banded Quote option. Create a brief text quote for a motivational or inspirational quote in the Banded Quote text box. Position the text box within your document so it’s visually appealing. 11. Apply a document theme that is a good match (visually) for your document topic. 12. Insert an auto-updating Table of Contents reference on the first page under your title. Remember, if you add or change any of your document headings, pages, or length, be sure to update the Table of Contents as a final step before finalizing and submitting your document. 13. Save your Word document file as “Newsletter_MEID.docx.” Note: Replace MEID with your MEID number.