Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using templates, part of Publisher 2010 Essential Training.
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 office.com, 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.
- Exploring the user interface
- Creating and saving publications
- Adjusting page and print setup options
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Changing the appearance of typography
- Translating text into other languages
- Aligning, layering, and formatting objects
- Inserting pictures and graphics
- Working with tables
- Creating master pages
- Using Design Checker to fix design issues
- Preparing publications for the web
- Performing mail merges
- Preparing publications for commercial print
- Previewing and printing publications
- Sharing publications with Pack and Go