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Saving design changes to a template

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Video: Saving design changes to a template

If you've created a publication, and you'd like to create a template out of that publication - even if you've already used a template to create it, it's totally possible here in Publisher 2010. There are number of templates to choose from to help you get started, but you can customize though, and then and save them as your own templates for future use. So here we are, working with our postcard from the previous lesson. We just created this brand-new publication based on a template. Let's make a minor adjustment here. Let's say we go to page 2. We just click and drag over the Two Trees Olive Oil Company text that appears in the top left-hand corner.

Saving design changes to a template

If you've created a publication, and you'd like to create a template out of that publication - even if you've already used a template to create it, it's totally possible here in Publisher 2010. There are number of templates to choose from to help you get started, but you can customize though, and then and save them as your own templates for future use. So here we are, working with our postcard from the previous lesson. We just created this brand-new publication based on a template. Let's make a minor adjustment here. Let's say we go to page 2. We just click and drag over the Two Trees Olive Oil Company text that appears in the top left-hand corner.

We'll just change the color to a nice olive green, a simple change. But we're not going to save the publication. We've going to save it as a template. So every time we go to create it brand- new, maybe using different addresses or a mail merge, for example, it's going to have that change in there. To do that, we go to the File tab or Backstage view, and choose Save As. Now, you'll see the current name and current location, but you can change the Save as type from Publisher Files by clicking this, and selecting Publisher Template.

When you do that, you'll notice the extension is still to PUB, as in publication. It's the location that's changed. It's taking you to a folder called Templates. This is actually where you'll find your own templates by selecting an option for my templates, which we'll do momentarily. You can keep the same name if you want, NewPostCard4, or change the name at this point. But it will be a template, because of its location. All you have to do now is click Save. Anytime you want to use that template, you'll go to create a new publication by clicking the File tab, then New, and this time, you'll select My Templates.

Here is where you'll find NewPostCard4. When you click Create, you'll start a brand-new publication using your new template. If you want to see if that change has been saved to the template, just go to thumbnail number two here. You'll see the colored text, just the way we want it. Let's close this up without saving, File and then Close. Choose Don't Save. You can even close the one that's open, because you might want to delete templates.

You can do that by going to New > My Templates. You'll see your brand-new template there, NewPostCard4. One option is to right-click, and chooses Delete from here. You can also go to the very top right- hand corner, and click the link to My Templates, which is another option. It opens up Windows Explorer, and takes you directly to that Templates folder on your hard drive. You'll see an alphabetical listing of all kinds of Microsoft Office templates, including the one you created, called NewPostCard4.

Right-click that one, and choose Delete from this menu, and you'll be removing it when you click Yes to confirm. Now when you close this up, you might still see it there. But if you have it selected, and you click Create, you'll see it's just a blank publication. That actual template has been removed permanently. So you're able now to go on to creating your own templates, using existing templates, and making a few tweaks, or even using your own publications, which you want to be able to reuse over and over, maybe making slight adjustments as you go.

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Publisher 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
    2. Exploring the possibilities with Publisher
      3m 14s
    3. Using the exercise files
      50s
  2. 41m 12s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 54s
    2. Creating a new publication
      3m 30s
    3. Editing your business information
      4m 40s
    4. Considerations when saving publications
      4m 0s
    5. Adjusting page and print setup options
      4m 48s
    6. Zooming and panning a publication
      4m 45s
    7. Inserting pages and navigating them
      8m 25s
    8. Using Undo and Redo
      4m 10s
  3. 41m 2s
    1. Adding and modifying text in a frame
      5m 30s
    2. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      6m 57s
    3. Setting line spacing
      2m 29s
    4. Using AutoFit and linked text
      3m 46s
    5. Using fine typography options
      4m 40s
    6. Using Find and Replace
      4m 11s
    7. Using AutoCorrect
      4m 48s
    8. Using proofing tools
      6m 32s
    9. Translating text
      2m 9s
  4. 14m 17s
    1. Using the scratch area
      2m 53s
    2. Drawing and inserting shapes
      6m 2s
    3. Manipulating objects
      2m 49s
    4. Deleting objects and frames
      2m 33s
  5. 22m 4s
    1. Inserting pictures
      1m 52s
    2. Using picture frames
      2m 30s
    3. Adjusting picture appearance
      3m 29s
    4. Manipulating pictures
      4m 48s
    5. Adding captions to pictures
      2m 40s
    6. Inserting clip art
      3m 31s
    7. Using WordArt
      3m 14s
  6. 12m 45s
    1. Changing fill and line attributes
      4m 46s
    2. Layering objects
      2m 22s
    3. Selecting and grouping multiple objects
      2m 30s
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      3m 7s
  7. 15m 34s
    1. Inserting tables and choosing preset formats
      4m 17s
    2. Changing cell formatting and layout
      3m 46s
    3. Adjusting rows and columns
      3m 18s
    4. Working with text in tables
      4m 13s
  8. 27m 41s
    1. Creating and applying master pages
      4m 49s
    2. Changing the page background
      3m 25s
    3. Using templates
      3m 54s
    4. Saving design changes to a template
      3m 19s
    5. Using the Design Checker
      3m 3s
    6. Using building blocks
      4m 19s
    7. Adding headers, footers, and page numbering
      4m 52s
  9. 13m 20s
    1. Creating a publication for the web
      1m 43s
    2. Inserting hyperlinks
      4m 23s
    3. Inserting bookmarks
      3m 48s
    4. Running web site checks
      3m 26s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. Creating a recipient list
      2m 29s
    2. Inserting merge fields
      3m 5s
    3. Performing a mail merge
      2m 13s
    4. Performing an email merge
      4m 18s
  11. 14m 34s
    1. Previewing and printing your publication
      4m 0s
    2. Setting commercial print options
      3m 3s
    3. Saving your publication for a commercial printer
      2m 35s
    4. Saving your publication for another computer
      2m 6s
    5. Saving your publication to other formats
      2m 50s
  12. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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