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Publisher Screen Overview
Understanding the screen layout is paramount to mastering this program. This lesson gives a concise tour of the scratch area, rulers, ribbons, and status bar tools.
Business Information contains your professional contact info and the Design Checker runs through the technical layout of your publication.
Instead of starting from scratch, discover the pre-made templates that are available and easily customized.
File Ribbon - Other Features
Be aware of the options other than printing and design with your end product in mind.
Prepare your work area by setting up the tools you’ll need most often.
Working with Pictures
Identify Parts of Pre Made Template
Review the parts and structure of a pre-made template and save frustration later when you build your own.
Picture tools help you manage and control your pictures.
Cropping tools let you cut away parts of a picture.
Frame the spot for a picture still to come.
Pictures - Size, Layers, Group
Size pictures precisely to your own measurements; Layer the pictures and control the overlap; and Group pictures so they move as one object.
Align pictures precisely on the page.
Adjust picture brightness, color, reset to original, or compress picture file size.
Pictures - Styles, Frames, Captions
Change the picture style, shape and frame (border), also add captions.
Pictures - Find online, Copyright free
Creative Commons License is a copyright free picture license.
Working with Text
Insert decorative text into your publication.
Text box - Identify Parts
View existing text boxes and screen options.
Text box - Formatting Tools
Review toolbar and connect text boxes and word overflow.
Text box - Business Information
Edit your business information so that all publications are uniform with no typos or variations.
Text box - Building Blocks
Building blocks are pre-designed text boxes that save you time from creating from scratch.
Page Design - Header Footer
Content that appears at the top and bottom of every single page, like logo’s or page #’s.
Work with template design, page setup tools, and layout guides.
Work with page tools, color schemes and fonts, and page background.
Working with Shapes
Shapes add interest to a publication by adding text and color.
Two methods to adding a picture inside of a shape.
Shapes, Control Placement
Use the Publisher guides and rulers to control the placement of your shapes.
Group, rotate and wrap text to shapes.
Edit exactly how text wraps “through” your shape or picture.
Interesting script is vital to a professional publication. Use the review ribbon tools to find words, spell check, or translate.
The view ribbon helps you manage your publication as it is developed and allows you to work with multiple Publisher files efficiently.
Regardless of where your text is placed, formatting tools are in one location.
Ribbon - File, Save-Print-Export
The file ribbon is where you make the final production decision to your publication.
Creative Ideas - Mail Merge
Learn how to use the mail merge feature to personalize every single publication to the individual recipient.
Create a manual of products with corresponding pictures.
Creative Ideas - QR Codes in Catalogs
Learn how to use Quick Response (QR) Codes, which are device-scanable images that will deliver information or send the user to a product webpage.
Understand how to use tables which are a “grid layout” for columns of text, like room locations or employee contact information.
Creative Ideas - Create Picture Files
Create a picture from a Publisher file in order to send a full-color marketing flyer via email.
Creative Ideas - Keyboard Shortcuts
Learn these shortcut tips that will expedite your design time.
Creative Ideas - Color Codes
Learn the differences between the advanced CMYK or PANTONE color formats which are required by some commercial printers.
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