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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.
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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