How to use Microsoft Publisher

Content
  1. Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Publisher
  2. How to create a new message
  3. How to save in MS Publisher
  4. Change existing text in your message
  5. Add new text in MC Publisher
  6. Add images to your message
  7. Print a publication

Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is one of the lesser known programs in the Office suite, but that doesn’t make it any less useful. Publisher is a simple yet versatile desktop publishing program that allows you to create everything from simple objects such as labels and greeting cards to more complex items such as newsletters and brochures. This beginner’s guide to Microsoft Publisher shows you how to create a simple publication, such as a greeting card.

The example in this article uses Publisher 2016, but the process is almost identical in Publisher 2019 and 2013.

How to create a new message

When you open Publisher, you’ll see a set of design templates to get you started publishing quickly, as well as a blank template if you want to start from scratch. To create a new greeting card using a template:

  1. Click the link built-in at the top of the screen.

  2. Click greeting cards on the built-in templates screen.

  3. Click on template Birthday to select it.

  4. Press the button To create on the right panel.

How to save in MS Publisher

Before customizing your greeting card, you must save it. You can save your message to your computer or your OneDrive account. To save a greeting card to your computer:

  1. Open a tab File on the tape.

  2. Click Save as on the left side of the screen.

  3. Click This computer under the title Save as .

  4. Click Overview .

  5. Navigate to the folder where you want to save your greeting card.

  6. Enter a name in the field file name . Make sure to keep the .pub extension in the file name.

  7. Click Save .

Change existing text in your message

Your greeting card pages appear as thumbnails on the left side of the Publisher window, and the first page is ready to customize. To add or change text in an existing text field:

  1. Click on the text field to place the cursor in it.

  2. Place the cursor where you want to add or change text using the mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard.

  3. To replace text, click and drag to select the text you want to change, or use the Return key to delete text.

  4. Enter new text.

Add new text in MC Publisher

You can also add new text boxes for your message. To add a new text field:

  1. In the left pane, click the page to which you want to add text.

  2. Open a tab Insert on the ribbon, then click Draw text field In chapter Text . The cursor changes to a cross or a plus sign.

  3. Click and drag to draw the text box where you want to add your text.

  4. Release the mouse button when you have finished drawing the text field. The cursor is automatically placed in the text field, so start typing.

  5. tab Format becomes available on the ribbon when the cursor is in a text box and can be used to change font, alignment, and other formatting options.

  6. To resize the text box, click and drag one of the corner and edge handles.

  7. To move the text box, move the cursor to an edge until it changes to a cross with arrows, then click and drag the text box to a different location.

  8. When you’re done editing your text, click outside the text box to deselect it.

Add images to your message

At this point, you can add some pizza to your greeting card with a different image. Follow these steps to add an image to a post:

  1. Go to the tab House if it is not already active.

  2. Press the button Pictures in the “Objects” section.

  3. Click in the box to the right of Bing image search in the dialog box that opens.

  4. Enter a keyword or search term and click the magnifying glass icon.

  5. Select the image you want to use from the selection displayed and then click Insert .

  6. Click and drag the pasted image to move it where you want it, and use the handles on the sides and corners to resize it to your liking.

  7. Click ctrl + s on your keyboard to save the message at any time.

Print a publication

The publisher arranges the card pages so that you can fold the paper and have all the pages in the right place. To print a card:

  1. Open a tab File .

  2. Click seal on the left side of the screen.

  3. Select a printer .

  4. To adjust Settings if you want.

  5. Click seal .

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