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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.
It's inevitable, when you're working with tables in a publication here in Publisher, you may not have initially created the correct number of columns and rows, and you may need to adjust the width of your columns and the height of your rows. That's what we're going to do right now, continuing to work with our TTCalendar publication. We're going to go into our table area here and count the number of rows after the title, so row two, three, four, five, and six. We would then realize we need an additional row to label each of the days of the week, and we're missing that.
We might not have enough rows. So we need to insert a least one row. As for columns, they're fine. So let's just click anywhere in this second row; it doesn't matter where. As soon as you do that, you'll notice Table tools appear above two new tabs that appear on the Ribbon: Design and Layout. We'll click Layout. In the Rows & Columns group, you'll notice we have the ability to delete rows or columns, or insert either rows above or below the current row, or insert columns to the left or right of the currently selected column.
In this case, we need a brand- new row above our flashing cursor. So we're going to choose Insert Above. When you do that, you get the new row, but look what happened to our table as we scroll down. It's a little bit too long for the page, but that's okay. We realize that the row height for this brand-new row is much too high. We're just going to be typing in the days of the week. So when you move anywhere between row two and three on the border, you'll see this double-arrow, indicating you're about to change the row height. So click and drag down to make it taller or drag upwards to make it shorter.
We're just going to go up to make it short enough that we can get the days of the week in there. Now the remaining rows stay the same height. Again, you can see we are still a little bit off the edge of our paper here, just past the margin. So we can go to the remaining borders, between each of the rows, and just drag them up slightly. It's fairly easy to do; just drag them up, and everything fits nicely now on our page.
When you click off the page, you can see everything clearly without anything highlighted. Now the next thing we're going to do is enter some text for our days of the week. You can see, when we click in there, the same formatting has been applied from the previous lesson where we want everything to be in the top right-hand corner. So let's click and drag from the first cell in the second row to the last cell, to highlight the entire row. With the Layout tab still selected, we're going to choose to center. Let's center right in the center of the cell horizontally and vertically by choosing this middle button.
Now anything we type in, any of these cells when we click will be perfectly centered. So there we go! It's really a simple matter of using the tabs that appear on the Ribbon. They are context-sensitive, allowing you to change things that you need to change when it comes to working with rows and columns, adding and removing rows or columns, changing widths and heights.
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