Using Microsoft Publisher 2010 [NOOK Book]


Using Microsoft® Publisher 2010

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Using Microsoft® Publisher 2010

More than just a book!

Get comfortable with simple techniques that you can use to create professional-looking documents. Don’t just read about it: see it, hear it, with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection – no books to carry, updated content, and the benefits of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need… where you want, when you want!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132182614
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 681,640
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Brien Posey is a seven-time Microsoft MVP who is best known for writing about topics related to enterprise networking. In his nearly two decades of IT work, Posey has published thousands of technical articles and written or contributed to over three dozen books on a variety of subjects.

In addition to writing, Brien routinely speaks at IT conferences and engages in various consulting projects.

Prior to going freelance, Posey was a CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has also previously served as a network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox.

When Brien isn’t writing, he enjoys traveling to exotic destinations with his wife, shredding waves in his Cigarette boat, and scuba diving.

You can visit Posey’s personal website at

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 An Introduction to Publisher 2010

What Is Microsoft Publisher?

Getting Started

System Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Office 2010

System Requirements for Publisher 2010

Operating System Requirements

My Recommendations

Verifying Your System’s Hardware

Installing Office 2010

What’s New in Publisher 2010

The Ribbon

How Documents Are Displayed

Going Backstage


PDF and XPS Support

Image Controls

Minor Improvements

What’s Up with Web Mode?

Chapter 2 Getting Started with Publisher 2010

Using Publisher for the First Time

Creating a New Document

Page Margins

Custom Margins

Grid Guides

Built-In Guides

Ruler Guides

High-Precision Guides

Using Multiple Ruler Guides

Enabling and Disabling Rulers

Enlarging Rulers

Changing the Units of Measurement

Moving Rulers

Moving the Zero Mark

Page Orientation

Page Sizes

Page Backgrounds


Web-Based Templates

Locally Installed Templates

The Anatomy of a Template-Based Document

Changing Templates

Creating a Custom Template

Saving Your Documents

Alternative Document Types

Creating a New Document

Opening a Publisher Document

Chapter 3 Working with Visual Elements

Text Boxes

Creating a New Text Box

Entering Text into a Text Box


Purchasing Fonts


Installing a Font

Previewing a Font

Formatting Pictures


Picture Styles and Shapes

Changing a Picture

Picture Captions

Changing a Caption’s Color

Going Beyond Simple Colors


The Texture Tab




Clip Art

Clip Art Key Words

Copyright Issues


Adding a 3-D Effect

Coloring a Shape


Other Objects



Chapter 4 Designs and Layouts


Additional Customizations


Greeting Cards

Additional Visual Elements

Color Schemes

Word Art

Creating Building Blocks

Chapter 5 Working with Longer Documents

Text Boxes Revisited


Linking Text Boxes

Navigating Text Boxes

Layout Strategies

Master Pages

Additional Master Page Options

Importing Microsoft Word Documents

Adding Images to the Document

Word Documents with Images

Wrapping Text Around Images

Irregularly Shaped Images

Formatting Text Boxes

Text Fitting

Text Direction




Word Art Lite

Drop Cap

Number Styles

6 Tables

What Are Tables?

Creating Tables

Formatting Tables

Resizing a Table

Fill Effects


Table Rotation

Text Wrapping

Cell Alignments and Margins

Table Design

Table Formats

Table Layout

Inserting Rows and Columns

Deleting Rows and Columns


Merging and Splitting Cells

Importing Excel Spreadsheets

Importing a Spreadsheet

Importing Excel Charts

Importing an Existing Chart

Chapter 7 Finalizing Your Publisher Document

A Visual Inspection

Proofreading Techniques

Adjusting Document Spacing

Use a Compact Font

Text Boxes

Overlapping Frames

Coming Up Short

Test Printing the Document

Document Metadata

Working with Metadata

The Design Checker

Creating PDF and XPS Files

Chapter 8 Printing Your Documents

Design Checking Your Document

Printing Documents Yourself

Basic Printing

Professional Printing

What Will the Job Cost?

How Long Will It Take?

How Long Will It Take to Correct Printing Mistakes?

Is There Anything That You Won’t Print?

In What Format Should Materials Be Submitted?

Color Models






Choosing a Color Model

Offset Printing

What a Printing Company Expects

Packaging Your Print Job

How to Save on Printing Costs


File Preparation


Ink Colors


Use the Correct Printing Device

Chapter 9 Publishing Online

Creating a Website

The Anatomy of a Web Page

Enhancing a Web Page

More Hyperlinking Techniques


Editing Hyperlinks

Changing a Hyperlink’s Appearance

Using a Web Template

Working with the Template

Previewing Your Website

The Web Tab

Hot Spot

Navigation Bar

Form Controls

HTML Code Fragment

Web Page Options

Publishing Your Website

Acquiring a Domain Name

Choosing a Hosting Company

DNS Entries

Uploading Your Website

Chapter 10 Bulk Mailing Techniques

Mail Merge

Creating the Recipient List

Adding Merge Fields to Your Document

Performing the Mail Merge

Alternative Data Sources

Email Merge

The Recipient Experience

Snail Mail

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    Don't buy the ebook and maybe the paper version as well

    I have written to Que Publishing asking for their help in registering the ebook and have yet to hear from them. To take advantage of the "extras" mentioned in the book, the book must be registered using the ISBN code. When I entered the code, the response was that the code wasn't valid.
    I wrote to QUE asking for their assistance and as mentioned above, have yet to hear from them.
    So I would suggest you look for another book to help you with Publisher.

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