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Using the scratch area

From: Publisher 2010 Essential Training

Video: Using the scratch area

Laying out a publication in Publisher 2010 can sometimes involve adding new pieces and moving other pieces around. To help with staying organized, we have the scratch area that we're going to take a look at now, as we work with our FlyerAd publication. You'll notice that it's two pages. The second page has very little on it. Let's say we wanted to add some items and move some items around from page 1 to page 2. We might use this area around the outside of our publication known as the scratch area.

Using the scratch area

Laying out a publication in Publisher 2010 can sometimes involve adding new pieces and moving other pieces around. To help with staying organized, we have the scratch area that we're going to take a look at now, as we work with our FlyerAd publication. You'll notice that it's two pages. The second page has very little on it. Let's say we wanted to add some items and move some items around from page 1 to page 2. We might use this area around the outside of our publication known as the scratch area.

It's kind of like a holding tank for content. For example, if we want to take all of these sections here on the right-hand side and move them to the back, all we might do is to simply click. We'll click on the Our Amazing Oils text box. Then when we see the four-sided arrow along the border, just click and drag that off the edge, and into the scratch area. We'll do the same with the other boxes that we see here, such as this content. When you see the four-sided arrow, we'll move it over for the paragraphs. We'll leave everything else as is.

Maybe we want a copy of this, this little graphic here. So we'll right-click on it, and choose Copy. We'll just right-click over in the scratch area, and choose the Paste button. Now we've got this, that's been moved off to the side, it has to be off the page, and it's available to us when we move to page 2. So let's see what happens. We'll go to page 2. There are the items that we left in the scratch area. So now we can move those over. When we see the four-sided arrow, you know you can click and move something around, until we have them placed exactly how we want.

So the scratch area is a great place to move and organize existing content. We'll just move our text over here, and we'll just spread it out a little bit. But you can also create new items, and leave them in the scratch area as well. For example, if we go up to Draw a Text Box here from the Home tab, and we click and drag in the scratch area, anything we type here is going to stay in the scratch area. So we'll just type in "Two Trees Olive Oil Company." It's very hard to see, so we're going to select that text.

I'm going to bump it up to say 24 points. This allows us to see that we might have made a mistake. There we go, Two Trees Olive Oil Company. As long as it's in the scratch area, we have access to it, to pop it in anywhere on any of the pages in our publication. So a great way to stay organized, and to ensure that you've got all of your items easily accessible. Use the scratch area, which is that gray area anywhere outside the pages of your publication.

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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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