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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.
Inserting a picture is a fairly simple task, but if you don't have the picture ready for your publication, you can insert a picture frame, a placeholder for your photo or for your image that you might be using later on down the road as you build your publication. So we're going insert that now. Still using our brochure, we are going to move to the second page, and on page two let's say we want to insert a photo down here in the bottom half of the middle pane. Well all we've to do is go back to the Insert tab on the Ribbon, and this time we are going to choose Picture Placeholder, and this allows to insert a picture frame, adjust it, put it in the right location, and then later on, once we have the image we want use or the picture, we can bring it in.
So let's click picture placeholder. You can see its insert right in the middle of your page. Now, don't click the icon in the middle. That's going to open up a dialog box that will prompt you for the actual image to be used. We are not ready to use that yet. So instead, we're going to go anywhere inside the frame but outside the thumbnail. We'll just click and drag this into place. Let's make sure that the title appears above it, and the text wraps around it. That looks pretty good there. We can size it too. We will just make it a little bit smaller, so everything fits nicely.
There's our picture frame. If we click off the page, you are going to see this empty space. Only when you hover over it will you see there's a picture placeholder or frame there, waiting for you to select the picture to be used. So when you're ready to do that, all you do go inside and click that icon, and again, it's going to open up the insert picture dialog box. We are going to navigate to an olive oil photo. We will select that and click Insert. Now it gets inserted into the frame. You going to see the frame outline. We are just going to zoom in a little bit so it's a little easier to look at.
This particular image that we selected is a little bit bigger than the frame. You can see the dimensions are different. It's a little wider than the square we created. We have some options now. We can go to the edges and drag them out, if you want to able to see more. The other option is to go inside and move this around, so we are looking at the right part of the image. Once you've got it, simply release. Click anywhere outside the selected object to see the end result without cropping handles. So that's all there is to using a picture frame.
It's perfect if you're trying to lay out your document or publication, you are not ready to start inserting the pictures quite yet, create the frames so you get the layout of your text versus where the pictures are going to go later on. Simply click the icon to bring in the picture.
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