In this video, learn some of the key features of Publisher, including creating and saving a publication, changing the page size, adding text and pictures, adding effects to text and pictures, linking text boxes, and reusing content with building blocks.
- [Instructor] Publisher is an easy to use and intuitive publishing application that you can use for your publishing needs from your newsletters and cards and invitations to calendars. We are going to go ahead and create a publication that highlights our wedding packages at the Landon Hotel in London. Publisher is a desktop app therefore you'll need to launch it from your system. I already happen to have Publisher pinned to my Start menu. You may access your application a little differently. You can use a blank template or choose from several that are already available to you.
I'm going to go ahead and use a blank template for our demonstration today. And the first thing I'm going to do is add a little log which is just an image that we need to insert into our document. And to do that I'm going to click on Insert, click on Pictures, and now I'm going to look for my logo which I happen to know is in my Logos folder. And it's right here and I'm just going to move that and simply drag it into place. Now let's add a few more pictures. Again, going back to Insert, Pictures, and in this case, I know the picture that I want is in a different folder.
Now that image is a little bit too big so I'm going to go ahead and resize that. And as you can see, it's fairly easy to resize and move your images around as required. Now let's go ahead and ad some text. To do so I'm going to go ahead and draw a text box. I'll put our text box right there and then scroll down just a little bit. And we'll make that text box just a little bit bigger. And I happen to have text already copied for us. I'm going to go ahead and paste that text in and I know that there is more text than what is pasted into that box.
And we can also tell that because of this picture that's overflowing. This lets us know that there is more text and now we have to add in another text box. I'm just going to simply go ahead and click, and another text box was created for us, and now these two are linked. I'm going to go ahead and move our text box around a little bit. One of the things I do not like here is that it's a little tiny. Let's go ahead and make this text a little bit bigger. I selected all the text and you'll notice that it selected the text from both text boxes.
Let's come up to a 14, and let's come up a little bit more. Let's go to a 16, I think that looks good. And now that I've done that, you'll notice that we're overflowing again. So I have a couple of options. I can expand our text box, I can create another one. I'm just going to go ahead and expand our text box. Let's make that just a little bit bigger and that happened because I made the text a little bit bigger as well. As you can tell, I'm definitely not a graphic designer, but now we have our information in our handout.
So far so good, but let's go ahead and add an accent to this. You'll find accents and other pieces of very useful content under the Insert toolbar and then Building Blocks. And you'll notice here that we have Page Parts, Calendars, Borders and Accents, Advertisements. We're going to go ahead and just use the Borders and Accents. These are pre-configured for us but we can modify them as well. I'm just going to go ahead and add in a little bit of a decorative piece. I'm going to put that down on the bottom.
And let's go ahead and make that just a tad bigger. That way we know we're at the end. One thing I don't like about this is the coloring. As you may recall, the logo for Landon Hotel is purple. So I want to go ahead select our accent and I'm going to change the color. The purple I'm looking for is not in my color scheme so I'm going to go ahead click on the wheel and then grab a purple that's fairly close. There we go, changed everything to purple.
I think I'm just going to move our logo a little bit, maybe make it just a tad bigger. There we go. To me that looks okay. And don't forget to save this. To do so click on File and then Save As. I'm going to put it in OneDrive and I'm simply going to call this our Wedding Package Newsletter. Now let's go ahead and package up our publication for a commercial printer. In order to do that, go ahead and click on file, and then Export not Print.
I know it's somewhat counterintuitive. Click on Save for a Commercial Printer. The Commercial Press is already selected for you, but there are other options. And we're going to go ahead and create both a PDF and the .pub files. Next click on the Pack and Go Wizard. I'm going to put this in another location which will be my Desktop. Click Next and our package is now being created, and it will contain two files. It will contain the PDF and the .pub file.
Go ahead and click okay and you can now distribute that package to your printer.
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