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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 been said, "a picture is worth a thousand words," so what a great way to save some space in your publication than by inserting a picture instead of typing those thousand words. That's what we're going to do right now using our Brochure1 publication. From the Ribbon, you simply click the Insert tab, and you will notice we have an Illustrations group. The very first icon is Picture, and this allows you to insert a picture that you have stored somewhere from a file. So I will just click that button. You will find an olive tree. So I will just click once to select it - double-clicking would insert it, and then we have the Insert button down below.
Now, clicking Insert will simply insert it into the middle of your publication, and then you will have some adjusting to do. If you click the dropdown, you can see Insert is at the top - that's the default, but you can also insert a link to that file, and that will keep the size of your publication down. You will have a link to the file. You won't be inserting the actual file into your publication. You can also look at previous versions of an image, if you've already inserted it elsewhere in your publication. Well, we're just going to insert it for the first time. You can see it looks a little different than the other image that we've inserted on the first panel.
It's right there in the middle. It's a little too big. It's in the wrong spot, so now it's just time to simply click and drag from anywhere inside. We're going to go to the back panel here. We're going to resize it down. Let's just go to the bottom corner. When you see the double diagonal arrow, you can click and drag it down. Now, if you want to keep the actual proportions, hold down your Shift key as you're dragging. You will notice you can't actually change the shape, just the size. Once you got the size, let go of the mouse first, and then just pop it into position. You will see those guides aligning you with other objects on your page.
When you line it up with the caption that's down below, you can let go, deselect by clicking off the page to see the end result. That's all there is to inserting a picture that you have stored somewhere on your computer or on a device.
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