"Are You Headache With Your Current Publishing Works? Discover How Microsoft Publisher Can make You Smile!"

Microsoft Publisher helps you easily create, customize, and publish professional-looking materials such as newsletters, brochures, resumes, catalogs, business cards and lots more. Publish easily on your desktop printer!

Publisher is outstanding for its flexibility, big selection of prefab templates, crisp interface, and inclusion of many of the same tools found in Microsoft Word. The templates are creative and well designed. They're much more professional-looking than those of its competitors, and more pleased with the results.

With new version of Microsoft Publisher, it comes with a whopping 8,500 customizable templates and start-from-scratch wizards. There are also numerous color and font schemes, as well as occasional mini-wizards for trying tasks.

Yes, the best part about Microsoft Publisher:

  • you can get up and running with the program very quickly because it is easy to understand
  • wizards and galleries get you started by allowing you to choose from the many pre-designed templates that it's silly not to find one you like
  • you also can create a document or project from scratch
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8-Step to Desktop Publishing!

1. Have a Plan in mind, Make a Sketch.
To jump start, it is wise to have an idea where you are going with your design. Even the roughest of sketches can be useful. These quick sketches allow you to try out several ideas on the most likely layouts before beginning a project.

2. Choose a Suitable Template.
Start Microsoft Office Publisher (or other software) and choose a template for the type of project you plan to do. The advantage of using template:

  • Save your time
  • Offer your client a cheaper alternative to your original, made completely from scratch designs.
  • Maintain consistency with newsletters or between related marketing pieces.
  • For non-designer, use templates to give a more professional edge to your own promotional materials.
  • Maintain page-to-page consistency in a large Web site and simplify updates.
3. Set Up the Document.
If using a template, you may need to change some of the template settings. If starting from scratch, set the page size, margins and orientation of your document. If you'll be doing text in columns, set up text columns, and paragraph styles.

4. Insert and Format Text.
3 ways to insert text into your document: i) import from a fileii) copy from another program iii) type-in directly!

Align your text and apply the necessary formatting to your text. These included:

  • Alignment - left, center, right.
  • Style and Size - Bold, italic, Caps, etc
  • Spacing - line, character and paragraph
  • Fine-tuning - bullets, punctuation, etc
5. Place and Format Graphics.
The 3 ways to insert text above can apply to graphic as well. If your document is mostly graphics-based, you may want to place the images before adding the text. Move your graphics around so that they line up the way you want them. The graphic color, file type and placement are important consideration.

6. Important Elements to be Included.
Consider the following list of elements when designing your project:

  • Headline – grab attention
  • Body – what should be included?
  • Testimonials – from the satisfied users
  • Call for action point – ‘close deal’
  • Time, venue, date, phone, address, etc
7. Fine-tune it to the best fit!
Once you have your initial layout, improve and fine-tune, check for errors. Here are some points to pay attentions:
  • attractive headline to grab reader attention
  • use fewer fonts, less clip art (not graphic)
  • leave appropriate white space in the document
  • color effects and brightness
  • balance line length with type size
8. Proofread and Print the Project.
You can proofread on screen but it's always a good idea to print out your project. Proof your printout not only for colors, typographical errors and placement of elements but if it is to be folded or trimmed, make sure it folds properly and that trim marks print correctly.Once you're happy with your layout and your proofs are printing properly, print (publish) your project. Do aware with the printer settings.

Then, let's see Microsoft Publisher...
Do you need a program that can produce both home projects—greeting cards, award and gift certificates, airplanes, and origami—and business projects like resumes, menus, and business cards? Microsoft Publisher does it all.

So, if you have Microsoft Publisher sitting on your computer and you've never taken the time to play around with it...what are you waiting for? You can quickly become a design maniac, creating lots of professional documents, invitations, flyers, banners...even cool paper airplanes!

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