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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.
While some of the publications you create in Publisher 2010 will be designed for printing at home on an inkjet style or laserjet printer, you may also need a more professional look, and you'll consider taking your publication to a commercial print house. In those cases, you'll want to address certain settings that are necessary. We are going to do that now, working with our Resume2 publication, and we will just go to Backstage view by clicking the File tab. And with Info selected, you'll notice there's a button for Commercial Print Settings.
Those are few different settings that you will need to consider. So we will click this button, and we will start with the first one, which is Choosing a Color model. When you select this you'll see the Color Model dialog box open up, and right at the top you'll see the default, which is Any color(RGB), which is best for your desktop printer like an inkjet or a laserjet printer. However, if you're going to be taking it to commercial print house, you might want to talk to them first, ask them what they prefer, and then find it on the list, select it, such as CMYK. You will see a little message saying that all the colors will be converted to the process colors. And if you have any transparent fills or lines, they become solid.
So you can choose not to see this message again, because it will pop up every time you select something other than RGB, or just click OK. Now you'll see the inks and a Colors tab, and all you've to do is click OK to have that setting changed for your current publication. Let's go back to Commercial Print Settings, and go down to Managing Embedded fonts. Now your commercial print house may say that they don't want the fonts embedded, or they do want them. So you have some options here. Embed TrueType fonts when saving the publication, that's a first check box.
Subset fonts when embedding is another option, or you can choose not to embed common system fonts. So the system fonts that are common on pretty much every computer you go to, you can choose not to embed those. So again, ask your commercial print house what they prefer. Once you have made the selection, click OK, and that is about to be saved with the publication. And we will go back to the Commercial Print Settings button to look at the last one, which is Registration Settings. So trapping, overprint and spot colors settings. Again, this is something that you would want to discuss with your commercial print house, such as the trapping and when colors overlap one another there are certain degrees of trapping that are taken into consideration.
So if you click this check box, you'll be able to adjust the width and the indeterminate to trap settings. You can also only allow spread traps on text glyphs and so on. If you don't know what this means, no problem; your commercial print house will know what it means. They'll tell you exactly what to select here, and once you have made your selections, you'll click OK. Of course, you'll want to save your publication, so we'll go back out of Backstage view here, just click the Save button in the Quick Access toolbar to save those settings, and you will be ready to send it off to your print house exactly the way they need it to create that professional-looking print job.
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