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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4296-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4296-4

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COVERS: Microsoft® Publisher 2010

CATEGORY: Productivity Applications

USER LEVEL: Beginner



ISBN 0-7897-4296-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4296-4

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Chapter 1 An Introduction to Publisher 2010

What Is Microsoft Publisher?

Getting Started

System Requirements

    Minimum Hardware Requirements for Office 2010

    System Requirements for Publisher 2010

    Operating System Requirements

    My Recommendations

    Verifying Your System’s Hardware

Installing Office 2010

What’s New in Publisher 2010

    The Ribbon

    How Documents Are Displayed

    Going Backstage


    PDF and XPS Support

    Image Controls

    Minor Improvements

    What’s Up with Web Mode?

Chapter 2 Getting Started with Publisher 2010

Using Publisher for the First Time

Creating a New Document

Page Margins

    Custom Margins

Grid Guides

    Built-In Guides

Ruler Guides

    High-Precision Guides

    Using Multiple Ruler Guides

    Enabling and Disabling Rulers

    Enlarging Rulers

    Changing the Units of Measurement

    Moving Rulers

    Moving the Zero Mark

Page Orientation

Page Sizes

Page Backgrounds


    Web-Based Templates

    Locally Installed Templates

    The Anatomy of a Template-Based Document

    Changing Templates

    Creating a Custom Template

Saving Your Documents

    Alternative Document Types

Creating a New Document

Opening a Publisher Document

Chapter 3 Working with Visual Elements

Text Boxes

    Creating a New Text Box

    Entering Text into a Text Box


    Purchasing Fonts


    Installing a Font

    Previewing a Font

    Formatting Pictures


    Picture Styles and Shapes

    Changing a Picture

    Picture Captions

    Changing a Caption’s Color

    Going Beyond Simple Colors


    The Texture Tab




Clip Art

Clip Art Key Words

Copyright Issues


    Adding a 3-D Effect

    Coloring a Shape


Other Objects



Chapter 4 Designs and Layouts


    Additional Customizations


Greeting Cards

Additional Visual Elements

    Color Schemes

    Word Art

Creating Building Blocks

Chapter 5 Working with Longer Documents

Text Boxes Revisited


    Linking Text Boxes

    Navigating Text Boxes

    Layout Strategies

Master Pages

    Additional Master Page Options

Importing Microsoft Word Documents

    Adding Images to the Document

    Word Documents with Images

Wrapping Text Around Images

    Irregularly Shaped Images

Formatting Text Boxes

    Text Fitting

    Text Direction




    Word Art Lite

    Drop Cap

    Number Styles

6 Tables

What Are Tables?

Creating Tables

Formatting Tables

    Resizing a Table

    Fill Effects


    Table Rotation

    Text Wrapping

    Cell Alignments and Margins

Table Design

    Table Formats

Table Layout

    Inserting Rows and Columns

    Deleting Rows and Columns


    Merging and Splitting Cells

Importing Excel Spreadsheets

    Importing a Spreadsheet

Importing Excel Charts

    Importing an Existing Chart

Chapter 7 Finalizing Your Publisher Document

A Visual Inspection

    Proofreading Techniques

Adjusting Document Spacing

    Use a Compact Font

    Text Boxes

    Overlapping Frames

    Coming Up Short

Test Printing the Document

Document Metadata

    Working with Metadata

The Design Checker

Creating PDF and XPS Files

Chapter 8 Printing Your Documents

Design Checking Your Document

Printing Documents Yourself

    Basic Printing

Professional Printing

    What Will the Job Cost?

    How Long Will It Take?

    How Long Will It Take to Correct Printing Mistakes?

    Is There Anything That You Won’t Print?

    In What Format Should Materials Be Submitted?

Color Models






Choosing a Color Model

    Offset Printing

What a Printing Company Expects

    Packaging Your Print Job

How to Save on Printing Costs


    File Preparation


    Ink Colors


    Use the Correct Printing Device

Chapter 9 Publishing Online

Creating a Website

The Anatomy of a Web Page

Enhancing a Web Page

    More Hyperlinking Techniques


    Editing Hyperlinks

    Changing a Hyperlink’s Appearance

Using a Web Template

    Working with the Template

Previewing Your Website

The Web Tab

    Hot Spot

    Navigation Bar

    Form Controls

    HTML Code Fragment

    Web Page Options

Publishing Your Website

    Acquiring a Domain Name

    Choosing a Hosting Company

    DNS Entries

    Uploading Your Website

Chapter 10 Bulk Mailing Techniques

Mail Merge

    Creating the Recipient List

    Adding Merge Fields to Your Document

    Performing the Mail Merge

    Alternative Data Sources

Email Merge

    The Recipient Experience

Snail Mail

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