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Contents Tool Factory Workshop - Spanish Upgrade Size and Color Gradients
Grade: K-12
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor V3
Who would have thought that with all the features this program has presented us with so far there would be more! It's true. Along with all the other features that Tool Factory Word Processor offers, you can also size and color grade text.

Size and Color Grade Text
Step 1 - The first thing you must do is change either the color or the size of the text at the beginning or the end of whatever sentence or word you want to grade.

Step 2 - Highlight the text by left clicking, holding, and dragging your mouse across the desired text.

Step 3 - Go to Effects on the Menu bar then click Grade. Alternately, you can press CTRL+G on the keyboard.

Grading lets you do crazy and kooky things with your text. Changing the color of the text can be a fantastic way to keep younger students interested your lesson. It would also be an interesting challenge to older students to show them a completed Text Gradient and ask them to replicate it, but don't tell them how you did it. Will they be able to figure it out?
Downloadable Worksheets
  • Print Instructions on Size and Color Gradients (DOC)
  • Print Instructions on Size and Color Gradients (PDF)
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
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