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In Publisher 2010 Essential Training, author David Rivers demonstrates how to create professional publications, such as brochures, newsletters, and menus. Using real-world examples, the course includes an overview of the different types of publications available in Publisher, shows how to use Publisher's tools for modifying text, objects, and tables, and explains how to customize layout and design options. Tutorials on performing mail merges and preparing publications for the web and for print are also included. Exercise files accompany the course.
Sometimes when you insert objects, like pictures into a publication, you need to add a caption, some information that goes with that image. You can do that manually, using text boxes, and then format the text boxes to make them stand out, or you can use the built-in caption feature, which will save you a lot of time. We are going to do that now, using our brochure. And we're on the second page. We're simply going to select the olive tree that appears in the middle panel. We have been working with this, cropping it, and so on. Now to add the image, like I said, manually you could draw your own text box, and start formatting it and positioning it, or you'll notice the Format tab appears when we select that image. Click the Format tab, under Picture tools and in the Picture Styles group, you'll see the Caption button.
This is actually a dropdown. Now this is going to drop down right over our image. So let's use a scrollbar to move it over to the left, so we can see the live preview as we hover over the various options. We'll click Caption. Right at the top there is No Caption, so that's where you go to turn off the caption if you turned it on. Then you'll see some formatted options, top and bottom might appear on the left or the right. Down below, you'll see some overlay options. There's some cool choices here, and you'll have to adjust, obviously, the content of your caption, typing in your own text.
Let's go to the this one here, that suits our particular image called Wave-Layout1. You see that as you hover over it. We'll click to select it, and it gets added to the bottom of our image, and as we hover inside the image, you are going to see these frames indicating where the text is. You can see the added graphics, the original image as well, so it all becomes one object. And then of course, to change the content, we just click inside there. The word "picture" will be highlighted. You might want of bump that down a little bit to create a little more room for us to type.
We just type over what's there. Let's just type in "Olive Oil," and I'll just click anywhere outside that selected graphic, to see what looks like with our new caption. Now if you do see a publication with objects that have captions and you want to turn them off, you just simply select the image again, go up. Now you can see what's happened to the Ribbon here. We now have drawing tools, a Format tab, Text Box tools, because there's text involved in the caption, and there's our Picture Tools Format tab. That's where we go to select the caption dropdown, and you could choose no caption.
You can see what happens. It goes right back to the way it was. But I kind of like the caption. I'm just going to click anywhere off the page, so I don't make a change. Click again to deselect, to see what the end result looks like, very nice.
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