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I really like this next feature in Publisher 2013. It's called the Scratch Area. That is the area outside your page in a publication. We can use this area. Think of placing multiple objects in the scratch area and then dragging them onto the appropriate pages in your publication. It works great with images for example. Now, anything we place on the scratch area will be invisible unless it's turned on. So, let's go first to the View tab as we continue to work with our No Obstacles Publication. From here, you'll see in the Show section a checkmark in the check box by default next to Scratch Area.
That way, we'll be able to see the objects that we place in this area. Otherwise, with it deselected, they'll be invisible. They'll still be there. It's just we won't be able to see them. It must be checked off. Next, we're going to go to the Insert tab. Let's go there and insert some pictures. Click Pictures and if you have the exercise files, go to the Publisher folder where we do have a couple of logos. We'll click the Home on first, hold down Shift and click the Sport one to select them both, and click Insert. Now, when we insert multiple objects, they don't go on the page that we're looking at.
They actually go into the Scratch Area. There they are, off to the right. They are both selected, so let's just click anywhere in the Scratch Area to deselect them. Next, if you have the image that we inserted in the previous movie on Page 7, click it and hit the Delete key on your keyboard to remove it. So, let's say we want to place these logos in various locations in our publication. For example, the Home logo goes here. We can click and drag it and we'll move it onto the page. But if you want a copy of it so that you have access to this logo in the Scratch Area on other pages, just hold down your Ctrl key, you see the little plus sign next to your mouse pointer.
Let go first of the mouse, and then your Ctrl key and now we can do things like resize it and let's move it so that it's centered. You'll see a guideline appear when you're right in the center. There it is, I'll let go and that's a good spot for my logo. Now, I'll click off in the Scratch Area here to see what that looks like, deselected. All right, let's go to Page 5 now. Notice that we still have our Scratch Area here. It's the same Scratch Area for every page in our publication so it can place the Home logo here as well.
If we want a copy of it, again, we would use our Ctrl key. If we don't need it, no problem, don't use your Ctrl key just move it down towards the bottom, center and release. All right, let's go back to Page 7; we realized that should be the Sport logo. Here's a handy feature using the Scratch Area and it doesn't have to be in the Scratch Area, but that's where our Sport logo is. Let's click the Home logo on the page. You may have noticed this little mountain icon in the center. This is a swap feature. If we click and drag from here, we can swap this logo with any other image, whether it'd be on the Page or in the Scratch Area like our Sport logo.
So let's click from the mountain icon, when we get to the Sport logo and we're actually over it, we'll see the border highlighted in that bright pink, that means you can let go and the swap is complete. Not only is it swapped, but you can see the Sport logo now takes on the actual size adjustment we made to the Home logo and is placed perfectly on our page. Realize that was a mistake, you can go back, click, and swap again and release just like that. So that's the Scratch Area here in Publisher 2013, a very handy feature when working with multiple objects on multiple pages.
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