Create a greeting card in Microsoft Publisher 2010

  1. Customize your own map by following these simple steps
  2. Open Template Gallery
  3. View document templates
  4. View card template categories
  5. Customize color scheme
  6. Change layout options
  7. The note
  8. Create your map
  9. Change text
  10. Make additional changes
  11. Using Design Checker
  12. Select print options

Customize your own map by following these simple steps

Creating a simple greeting card in Microsoft Publisher 2010 is easy, especially if you use one of the included templates as a starting point. You can customize the design according to your preferences and the personality of the person you are giving the card to.

Open Template Gallery

To get started, open the publisher and select from the ribbon File . Select in the left guide New to see a selection of document templates.

View document templates

At the top of the screen in the section Available Templates you can select an item from the drop-down list to select templates to view. Or, if you want to search for something specific, enter your search query in the box Find Templates next to the drop-down menu.

Select for this example Installed Templates in the drop-down menu. In chapter Most popular select greeting cards .

View card template categories

Category greeting cards you will find subcategories like Birthday , Holidays etc. You can select one of the templates listed or you can select a folder to view all the templates in that category.

In this example, select a folder All birthdays and select a template named birthday 66 .

Customize color scheme

In the right guide, above the settings options, you will see a slightly larger thumbnail of the template. In chapter Institution use the drop down menu Color scheme to choose your favorite color combination.

The colors you choose affect only certain elements in the template. Some images retain their original colors, while others change decorations, shapes, and text to match the selected color scheme.

When you choose a color scheme, it follows you. That is, when you start a new project (even after closing and restarting Publisher), the most recently used color scheme is displayed on all templates. You can select an option: default template colors to return the original colors.

Change layout options

If you want, under the option Color scheme use the controls to change the font scheme, page size, and layout. The layout you choose affects all the templates you view.

The note

Unlike color and font schemes, there is no default layout option. Once you apply a new one, all templates will remain in this layout. You can choose other layouts, but you cannot go back to the original view with different templates with different layouts. However, you can return to this expanded default view by closing and restarting Publisher.

Create your map

Once you’ve selected a template (with or without customizations), click To create . The first page of the map opens in the main viewing area. To navigate to other pages, in the left frame, use Page navigation .

Change text

To replace text on a card, click in the text box and start typing. Use the tools on the tab to change the font and color of the selected text House .

To make other types of changes, highlight the text and view the tabs Drawing tools and Text Field Tools . In chapter Text Field Tools select Format and use the controls to perform operations such as embossing text, changing the font, or changing the color.

Make additional changes

To make additional changes to global colors or fonts, select on the ribbon Page design and use the controls to make the necessary changes.

Changes in color and font on the Page Design tab affect the entire document. You can use predefined schedules or create your own schedules.

Using Design Checker

Before printing a document, enter Design Checker to diagnose problems that may arise during the printing process. In the example shown here, the Design Checker warns that the image falls off the first page. The images are meant to be printed on the back of the card, which is on the same side of the paper, so this won’t be a problem. But the Design Checker can warn you about these kinds of problems so that you can fix them in advance.

to start it Design Checker , on the ribbon select File > Info and choose Design Checker .

Select print options

To select print options (and preview your document), select on the ribbon File > Print . Here you can specify the paper size, number of copies, and other print settings.

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