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Using templates

Using templates provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of t… Show More

Publisher 2010 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Using templates

Using templates provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the 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
  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

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Using templates
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Using templates provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the Publisher 2010 Essential Training


Using templates

If you've created any new publications using Microsoft Publisher 2010, you already know there are a number of templates to choose from to help you get started. The good news is if you do choose a template and you do a lot of work and prepare a lot of content using that template, you can always change the template later on and continue to use your content. That's what we're going to do right now, continuing to work with our TTPostCard publication. In this case, when we look at the publication itself, we actually have set it up so that there are two cards on a page, and we really didn't use a template, per se, to create our postcard.

So a lot of work went into this. There is a lot of content, but maybe we'd like to choose a different template. To do that, it really does matter what page you are on. Go to the Page Design tab, and in the left-hand corner, you'll see the Template group. Here's where we see the Change Template button. When we click this, we can then go to the available templates. If you're connected to the Internet, you'll have more to choose, from, and you'll see Quick Publications likely by default, but click the Home button to go back to the various categories and groups.

In this case, we're working with a postcard. We might be better off using one of the preset templates. So let's select Postcards. Here you are going to see some options for postcards. If you want to pick one that you like, go ahead and do that by selecting it, and over on the right-hand side you have the ability to choose different color schemes. I am going to choose a different one, in this case Grove, which suits the Two Trees Olive Oil Company. You can choose a different Font scheme, if you don't like the default, and there is a preview to check out in the very top of this pane.

I am going to go to Georgia bold. The Business information that's going to appear on this can be selected as well. So if you've set this up, as we discussed in a previous movie, you can go ahead and choose the TwoTrees1 business information, and that's what's going to be used. So you'll see things like logos and Two Trees information appear right there on the preview. You also have some options to choose from for page size. So if you wanted to do the half-sheet like we did or keep it at a quarter-sheet, that's totally up to you. On the side 2 of your postcard what do you want to appear there? It could be the address only.

You could have promotional text, organization only. I am going to leave mine at address only, but you can select whatever you like, and click OK. The next information you're going to see is actually a question. Because you have an existing publication, do you want to apply the new template to this publication and keep all of the information as is, or would you rather create a new publication using all of your text and graphics? All that means is that you'll have access to all of your text and graphics in your new publication.

That is the default. So let's select that and click OK. So your brand-new postcard is set up. There is page 1. There page 2 on the left- hand side on the thumbnails. You'll see some of the business information that's inserted for you. But over here on the right-hand side, you're going to see the Content Manager, and you'll extra content here. That's because we chose to create this new publication using our text and graphics. So that's what you see here, Text and Tables. Images is selected, and you are going to see them down here.

You can scroll down to see the various images, the different pieces of text. It's just a matter of dragging them to the appropriate location. So if you want to take, for example, Two Trees Olive Oil Company, just click and drag it onto the postcard itself and let go. You'll see that text box appear. So you have access to all of your content. You can close that up when you're done using the content. All you've done now is you've created a brand-new publication using a different template, but keeping access to all of the information, the content that appeared in the previous version of this publication.

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