Join Laura Bungarz for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the interface, part of Up and Running with Publisher 2013.
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So let's have a look around the interface here. For those of you this may be new. What you're going to notice immediately is that this is very much like Word and it's designed very similarly to Word and laid out in lots of the same ways. So if you're familiar with Word and you're on the Home tab, you're going to notice a lot of the same buttons. All of the formatting buttons are here, the styles are here. And publisher adds in the objects so things like text boxes which you're going to use all the time, pictures which you'll use all the time, you may use shapes fairly regularly, and then a lot of your alignment stuff is here.
You'll also notice down the left hand side here all of the pages that are in your document are laid out. Now, you may only have one and that's fine. Or you can have 20 and they'll all show here. Anything that's a double page spread will show this way and so what you see is sort of two pages beside each other and single pages just show like this. You'll also have the Insert tab, common tab, a lot of the same stuff that you're going to see in Word, Powerpoint, they're all here. Tables and Pictures and Text boxes, all that kind of stuff, your word art is all here.
Headers and footers are all here and the best thing to do is actually just to click around and see what's where. Page design, so you get a little more design function in publisher than you do in some of the others, but again, your margins, your orientation, your page size, they're all here. The guides can be handy if you want exact measurements and places for things, you might find the guides really, really handy if you're doing columns, you want to get perfect placements of pictures, 'kay? So you might find those handy. Mailings.
If you wanted to do a mail merge from Publisher you can. That function is here. So, if you were making name tags or something like that, you could use Publisher to put a fancy design on your name tags and do a mail merge. Your review, so spelling and research. Now clearly Publisher isn't designed to do an essay. But certainly, you can spell check a little bit to text. You do put in and then the view menu, which we've already been to, gives you the zoom functions and will show guides and grid lines and things like that if you want them for exact placement of different things, and that's really about it.
- Printing and sharing Publisher files
- Changing text
- Changing, removing, and formatting pictures
- Adding shapes
- Customizing page backgrounds
- Adding page parts and ads