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Publisher Training

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Microsoft Publisher

Producing a Publication

Before you create a publication, you should already have an idea of what you want to do with it when it’s finished. Will you print and distribute it? Will you publish it online? Knowing the answers to these questions is essential to making decisions about how your publication will look.

In this lesson, you'll learn about the things you need to consider before publishing, like layout, print supplies, and more. You'll also learn about printing your publication and converting it to a PDF.


Creating a New Publication

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a new publication using either a template or a blank page. You'll also learn how to customize your publication by modifying page layout, applying a new template, and adding, deleting, and rearranging pages.

Working with Text

To create and design effective publications, you need to be able to present text in a readable and visually interesting way. For this reason, Publisher offers a number of tools that let you customize and control the layout and appearance of the text in your publication. In this lesson, you'll learn how to add and arrange text boxes, as well as how to format them and the text they contain.

Working with Shapes and Objects

In Publisher, the components of any publication are called objects. You've already worked with text boxes, which are one type of object. Publisher offers decorative objects as well, including shapes and Building Blocks.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create and modify shapes and Building Blocks. You'll also learn how to align, group, and arrange objects of all types.

Working with Pictures

Pictures are a great way to add visual interest to your publication. Depending on the type of publication you're creating, adding pictures can even be essential. For instance, you wouldn't create a brochure for a product without including at least one picture of it. The picture tools in Publisher 2010 make it easy to incorporate images into your documents and modify those images in interesting ways.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to insert, fit, and format pictures, including Clip Art. You'll also learn about preparing your pictures for publication and using other Office programs to make advanced edits to your pictures.

Working with Tables

A table is a grid of cells arranged in rows and columns. Tables are useful for organizing information in a concise and easily readable way. Text contained in tables is easy to space and align, which make them ideal for presenting lists of related information in Publisher, like store hours or products and their prices.

In this lesson, you will learn how to insert, modify, and change the appearance of tables.