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Using fine typography options

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Video: Using fine typography options

When it comes to working with text in Publisher 2010, you're going to find some fairly rich typography functionality that's built-in, and we're going to take a look at that now. We're going to continue to work with our flyer. If you're getting caught up, its flyer5.pub. You'll find that in the exercise files. And we're going to focus over here on the right-hand side of our page, where we do see a listing of some different oils. Let's just zoom in, so we have a very good look at this area here, and probably up around 110% is good.

Using fine typography options

When it comes to working with text in Publisher 2010, you're going to find some fairly rich typography functionality that's built-in, and we're going to take a look at that now. We're going to continue to work with our flyer. If you're getting caught up, its flyer5.pub. You'll find that in the exercise files. And we're going to focus over here on the right-hand side of our page, where we do see a listing of some different oils. Let's just zoom in, so we have a very good look at this area here, and probably up around 110% is good.

Next, we're going to just click inside the text box, and then we're going to click and drag to select all of the text. And when we do this, you'll notice what happens up here in the Ribbon. There's a Format tab that appears under Text Box tools, and when we click this, you're going to see a section here for typography. This includes drop caps and number styles, ligatures and stylistic sets, but sometimes many of these features will not be accessible, depending on the font you're using. So we go over here and look at the font in the Font group. It's really a mix of fonts. So all you've to do is click the font name dropdown.

Let's try one, like Gabriola is a good one. You'll notice all of those buttons become available to us in the Typography group. Our text is still selected. It's been changed to the new font, and now we're going to experiment with some of these options. First of all, we're going to go to the stylistic sets you can choose from. When you click the dropdown, you're going to see the default, and then you're going to see some variations of that style. And they are very slight, but you can see, if you look closely, there are some differences. And as you hover over these, you can see in the background, some shifting of your text.

So once you found one that you want to use, you simply select it to change over to that stylistic set. Then there's something called swashes. If we zoom in a little bit further now into our text, just so we can see what it looks like, you can see Gabriola is a fairly fancy font. And there already are some swashes of our font, but when we go to the Swash button and give it a click, you're going to see some slight changes. Now when we go to the Alternates, for example, you can see when we hover over that what it looks like to choose an alternate stylistic set.

Let's go back to our stylistic sets and click the dropdown and choose a different one. And again, as we hover over these, we see slight variations and changes in our text in the background. You can also adjust ligatures, and a ligature is basically when you get a couple of characters that are back to back, what happens to them? Is there space between them? Certain characters will almost fuse together into a single character when you use ligatures, you can see Standard option enables ligatures to improve text readability.

That's the whole point. And then you can choose not to use Ligatures at all. By default, this is probably turned on, so we'll Standard only. And the other thing you can do is work with drop caps. When you click the Drop Cap dropdown, you're going to see some options to choose from, and it really doesn't apply to our selected text, but as we hover over these, you're going to see what happens. Think of those fairy tales that start with "Once upon a time," and the O is a very large character called a drop cap. If you see something you like, go ahead and select it, but if you don't see something you like, you can actually go down to Custom Drop Cap.

When you select that, you'll get the dialog box showing up that gives you some options. You can see dropped with a paragraph wraps around. You can see where it's raised, or up, and then you can choose the number of lines as well. That's another option. Let's try Up. You'll see a preview over here on the right-hand side. You can see size of the letters, in this case, its defaulted to the 4 lines high, but we could drop that down a little bit if we want it to. And you can also choose the number of letters that are going to be dropped. By default, it's the first letter of the first word, but you can increase that if you wanted to, to two or three, and you can see the effect in the Preview pane.

Let's drop that back down to 1, and down below, you can see we're using the current font. If you want to change the font, you just simply deselect that, which allows you to choose a different font. Same thing goes for the style and the color. Let's deselect the Use current color, and change this to a nice olive green, and when we click Apply, you can see what happens in the background. Let's click OK. We'll deselect to see what that looks like. And if it doesn't make sense, it's a simple matter of clicking undo to go back to where we were with our stylistic sets and swashes.

We'll deselect to see the end result clearly, and now you know that you've got some very fine and rich typography options available to you in Publisher 2010.

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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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