Introduction: Quick & Dirty T.V. Paper Prop Card Using Open Office

Paper Prop : Any Prop in a T.V.show or Movie made of paper IE. any news paper that is read on screen or is in the scene back ground to make the movie more believable.
Today I am going to show you how to make a paper prop for your Fave T.V. Show or Movie using a screen cap and open office dot org.
This is my first Instrucable so be kind!

Step 1: Find a Usable Screen Cap

O.K first things first you have to find a screen cap of the prop card (or any paper prop you want to make!). In this case I will be using a screen cap from the t.v. show "Angel" thats right folks you can now be apart of Angel Investigations and Help the Helpless!

Step 2: Find or Make Graphic

Next we need to make or find the right logo for our card in this case it was easy just did a search for "angel logo" and found a nice and clean graphic (which is essential for a top notch prop)!

Step 3: Open Sez Me Dude!

one we have found the screen cap and graphic we now need to open openoffice.org! What? you don't have it? shame on you! It is a 100 times better then the "windoze"office suite, plus it's FREE! Now let's all get togather and make ol' Bille Gates a little less rich ;-)

Step 4: Getting to the Cards

Once Open Office is open click file, then new, then scroll down to the "Business Card" link and click!

Step 5: Pick Your Card

Next we need to pick what type of card stock we are using

Step 6: Half Way THERE!...YAYYYYYY!

Once you pick your card stock type ,Open Office will display the correct template.

Step 7: Insert and Adjust the Pic

Next we insert then graphic and using our screen cap adjust it to the right position. Don't forget about the font!

Step 8: Almost There

Next is the text. in open office it is easier to enter the text on the left and use the space bar to adjust it. in this case we can see that it is on the right hand side just beyond the lower wing. Once it is adjusted click on the Synchronize Labels button And...............

Step 9: TADAAAA!

All the Columns are now the same!

Step 10: Print and ENJOY!

Now all you have to do is print them out! I don't think I need to tell you all how to use your printer,now open office will automatically set up your printer to print properly. Now that you have them in your little hand time to display them! Get creative with them!

Step 11: How I Display Them.

Here is my Display for them ! Well I hope you enjoyed my first instructable criticisms is always welcome

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Mach5 made it! (author)2010-07-15

I want to put the angel graphic on a t-shirt with the caption "The angels have the phone box."

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)2008-03-14

That's pretty cool. My only suggested would be to add more of a description about what you're making. It took me a little while to figure out what a "paper prop" is. Could just be me, though.

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the_eradicator made it! (author)the_eradicator2008-03-14

I thought about that and I may up date it and add one I grew up around prop making and some times forget not every one else has....lol . Thaks for being constructive instead of being destructive.

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the_eradicator made it! (author)2008-03-14

Thanx GorillazMiko! I have since redid the font making it a little bolder.

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-03-14

Wow, nice job! They came out rather good in this Instructable, great job!

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