Using Microsoft Publisher to Create a Publication
Unlike Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher emphasizes graphic design, page layout, and text composition. It is different from Word in that it is a desktop publishing program. It is also different from Word because it emphasizes text composition and proofreading.
Create a publication
Using Microsoft Publisher to create a publication is a great way to produce professional-looking materials. This tool provides an easy-to-use interface with all the basic features you’ll need.
The program features wizards to help you design your publication. These wizards offer an assortment of features, from formatting pictures to creating custom paper sizes. You can also email or print your documents.
In the Microsoft Publisher Catalog, you can find dozens of templates that cover a range of publications. These include newsletters, flyers, service guides, and product sheets. There are also pre-made text boxes and images you can add to your document.
The best part is, you don’t have to be an expert in desktop publishing to use Microsoft Publisher. The program is designed for beginners and provides plenty of shortcuts to the most basic functions.
The program includes a design checker on the right-hand side of the screen. The tool is designed to detect any design problems in your content.
Insert a picture, photo, or image
Adding pictures to your publications can give your documents a unique look. While it is possible to manually move pictures to a different location, the easiest way to insert a picture is to create a placeholder. Once a picture placeholder has been created, the user can simply drag the image to the desired location.
If the picture does not fit the area on the page, users can crop it or resize it. Cropping a picture can fix distorted images. Also, if the image does not fit on the page, users can align it to the desired placement.
Microsoft Publisher has several ways to insert pictures. You can use a placeholder, create a picture, or use a clip art graphic. You can also search online for pictures. Some image editing tools are better than Publisher’s, but Publisher does provide a variety of options for inserting images.
To insert a picture in Microsoft Publisher, you can double-click the Publisher icon on your computer. A pop-up window will appear asking for the picture’s information. You can enter the description and keywords you need. The image you choose will then be inserted into your document. You can then click the Save button to save it.
Edit a template
Whether you are creating a brochure, business contract, or newsletter, there are a few ways to edit a template in Microsoft Publisher. You can use a template to save time formatting your pages, and the template itself may not require much actual information.
In a typical template, you will find graphics, text boxes, and backgrounds. You can customize your template by changing the text boxes and adding or deleting objects. You can also add pictures, clip art, or design elements to your template.
One of the simplest ways to edit a template in Microsoft Publisher is by using a template that is built into the program. If you don’t have a template, you can create a new one. There are dozens of templates available for different types of publications. In Backstage View, you can search for templates by type. You can also find templates online. The Google Docs templates can be found in two places: the public template gallery and the Docs dashboard.
Save a publication
Using Microsoft Publisher, you can save a publication in a number of different formats. You can save your file as a PDF, a JPG, an EPS file, or a Word document. You can also save your publication in a number of different templates.
When you save your publication, the Publisher sends it to the printer. You can also save your document as an email attachment. If you need to send your publication to a commercial printer, you can use the Pack and Go, Wizard. The Pack and Go Wizard can pack all of the files needed for printing into a single file. You can also take the file to a copy shop to be printed. You can also send your publication to another computer.
The Save and Send feature is also available in Publisher 2010. You can save your publication in a number of different formats. The first format is a PDF. This file can include hyperlinks, process color, and Information Rights Management. It can also be encrypted.