This book is designed to offer strong advice and training for novice Graphic Arts Professionals delivering completed projects to vendors. Demonstration Software. Project-based instruction. Project data available on dual-platform CD-ROM. Two-color, spiral bound books with four-color illustrations of completed assignments. For all beginners in graphics arts, desktop publishing, and computer design and graphics.
Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations.
Introduction. 1. Published Documents vs. Office Documents.
A History of Publishing. There Is a Human Element. Documents Processed for the Office. The Process of Design. Sketches from Thumbnail to Comp. The Design/Content/Production Team. Assembling Documents. Designing for Print and the Web. Managing a Variety of Files. Intellectual Property. Summary.
2. Getting Acquainted with Publisher's Environment.
The Catalog. Publisher's Page Layout Window. Rules and Guides. The Menu Bar. The Toolbars. The Frame Metaphor. Navigating Microsoft Publisher. Background Pages. Office Assistant.
3. Type, Typography, and Text.
The Evolution of Type. Typographic Terms and Customs. Text and MS Publisher.
4. Lines and Shapes.
Drawing and Modifying Lines. Drawing Ovals and Rectangles. Custom Shapes. Manipulating Objects.
5. Working with Pictures and Art.
Getting Images Onto the Page. Where Do Images Come From?
6. Working with Color.
Understanding Color. The Color Models. Publisher's Color Schemes.
Review. 7. Publisher's Drawing Capabilities.
Auto Shapes. Manipulating Art. Shadow and 3-D Effects.
8. Advanced Text Features.
Style Sheets. Tabbed Text. Vertically Aligning Text. AutoFit Text. Spelling and AutoCorrection. Find and Replace. Using Symbol Characters. Text and Graphics Working Together.
9. Working with Tables.
The Table Frame Tool. The Table Menu. Change Table.
10. Mail Merge.
Working with Data Sources. Filtering and Sorting. Publisher Address Lists. Summary.
11. Packaging and Printing Documents.
Preparing Proofs. Printing in Preparation for the Press. Pack and Go.
12. Preparing Documents for the Web.
Some Basics About Web Publishing.
Business Package (Chapter 3). Display Ad (Chapter 5). Vacations Brochure (Chapter 8). Special Offer (Chapter 10). Newsletter (Chapter 12).