Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a web publication, part of Publisher 2013 Essential Training.
- You know, these days a lot of the information we view is over the Web. Here in Publisher 2013, we can create web content. For example, if we had a publication that we wanted posted to a website, we can create an HTML version of that that a webmaster could then post to the site, for example. There's a couple of options we're going to explore as we work with our Kinetico flyer we started in a previous chapter. You can open up KE_Flyer0701. It is a single-page flyer.
That's important when we choose the format we're going to export this to. We do that by clicking the File tab. Next, we'll go down to Export. Click there. You'll see Publish HTML. Now there are two options. The first one, the default option, is displayed here in this drop-down, which is a Web Page. It is going to create a separate folder, which is going to be our HTML file with all of the various supporting files, like graphics and XML file, et cetera, in that folder that we would provide to a webmaster, who would put it up on the website.
But another option if we click this drop-down is to create a Single File Web Page. That becomes an MHTML file. All of the images, et cetera, are embedded in the page, so you don't get a separate folder with supporting files. Let's go with that one and we'll give it a click because we do have a single-page publication. Click Publish HTML. When we do that, the Save As dialog box opens up, so we could have, if we wanted to from the File tab, gone directly to Save As. We would've seen this exact same window and then choose Single File Web Page.
Notice from the drop-down, we have both options, Single File Web Page. The other option, the default, is Web Page Filtered. So with Single File Web Page selected, all we have to is change the name if we want to. I think we can keep the same name. Choose a location where it's going to be easy to find. I'm putting it right on the Desktop, and click Save. So when we click Save, we're back into Publisher looking at our original document, our original one-page publication, KE_Flyer. There's the extension, .pub.
We need to go to our browser to view the HTML file that was created, so let's minimize Publisher. There it is on the Desktop. You can see it, KE_Flyer. It looks like a Publisher file, but when we double click it, it's going to launch our default browser and open up that page. You can see what it looks like. So some things were changed. For example, the background that we saw in our one-page publication is removed to make it web-friendly. So as we scroll down, we can read the article.
We have other pieces of content here on the page, such as some business information, our logo. Also, if we wanted to contact someone, there is an email address there. These are things to keep in mind because when creating web content, we may want hyperlinks and hotspots to be included. That's something we're going to talk about next. So let's go back to our Publisher file. We'll continue to work with our flyer, creating a perfectly web-friendly version as we continue on in this chapter.
- Creating a new publication from scratch
- Using the built-in Publisher templates
- Changing fonts
- Translating text
- Inserting pictures, backgrounds, and WordArt
- Working with tables
- Creating and applying master pages
- Using building blocks
- Creating publications for the web
- Using Mail Merge
- Printing and sharing publications