Using Microsoft Publisher 2010

Using Microsoft Publisher 2010

by Brien Posey

Paperback

$24.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789742964
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 09/06/2010
Series: Using Series
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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 www.BrienPosey.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 An Introduction to Publisher 2010 5

What Is Microsoft Publisher? 7

Getting Started 8

System Requirements 8

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Office 2010 9

System Requirements for Publisher 2010 10

Operating System Requirements 10

My Recommendations 10

Verifying Your System's Hardware 11

Installing Office 2010 12

What's New in Publisher 2010 16

The Ribbon 16

How Documents Are Displayed 18

Going Backstage 18

Printing 18

PDF and XPS Support 18

Image Controls 19

Minor Improvements 20

What's Up with Web Mode? 20

2 Getting Started with Publisher 2010 21

Using Publisher for the First Time 21

Creating a New Document 21

Page Margins 22

Custom Margins 23

Grid Guides 25

Built-In Guides 27

Ruler Guides 27

High-Precision Guides 29

Using Multiple Ruler Guides 30

Enabling and Disabling Rulers 32

Enlarging Rulers 32

Changing the Units of Measurement 33

Moving Rulers 33

Moving the Zero Mark 35

Page Orientation 37

Page Sizes 38

Page Backgrounds 40

Templates 40

Web-Based Templates 41

Locally Installed Templates 43

The Anatomy of a Template-Based Document 44

Changing Templates 45

Creating a Custom Template 45

Saving Your Documents 47

Alternative Document Types 47

Creating a New Document 49

Opening a Publisher Document 50

3 Working with Visual Elements 51

Text Boxes 51

Creating a New Text Box 52

Entering Text into a Text Box 53

Fonts 54

Purchasing Fonts 54

Typography 56

Installing a Font 56

Previewing a Font 57

Formatting Pictures 60

Transparency 60

Picture Styles and Shapes 62

Changing a Picture 62

Picture Captions 63

Changing a Caption's Color 64

Going Beyond Simple Colors 65

Gradients 66

The Texture Tab 67

Patterns 68

Photos 68

Tint 70

Clip Art 71

Clip Art Key Words 72

Copyright Issues 73

Shapes 74

Adding a 3-D Effect 75

Coloring a Shape 76

Layering 77

Other Objects 79

Drawings 80

Equations 82

4 Designs and Layouts 85

Calendars 85

Additional Customizations 87

Postcards 90

Greeting Cards 92

Additional Visual Elements 92

Color Schemes 93

Word Art 96

Creating Building Blocks 105

5 Working with Longer Documents 109

Text Boxes Revisited 110

Formatting 110

Linking Text Boxes 111

Navigating Text Boxes 112

Layout Strategies 113

Master Pages 113

Additional Master Page Options 117

Importing Microsoft Word Documents 118

Adding Images to the Document 120

Word Documents with Images 125

Wrapping Text Around Images 125

Irregularly Shaped Images 129

Formatting Text Boxes 132

Text Fitting 132

Text Direction 133

Hyphenation 134

Alignment 134

Columns 134

Word Art Lite 135

Drop Cap 135

Number Styles 137

6 Tables 139

What Are Tables? 139

Creating Tables 140

Formatting Tables 141

Resizing a Table 141

Fill Effects 143

Borders 143

Table Rotation 146

Text Wrapping 147

Cell Alignments and Margins 148

Table Design 151

Table Formats 151

Table Layout 151

Inserting Rows and Columns 152

Deleting Rows and Columns 153

Diagonals 153

Merging and Splitting Cells 153

Importing Excel Spreadsheets 155

Importing a Spreadsheet 156

Importing Excel Charts 160

Importing an Existing Chart 165

7 Finalizing Your Publisher Document 167

A Visual Inspection 167

Proofreading Techniques 168

Adjusting Document Spacing 169

Use a Compact Font 169

Text Boxes 170

Overlapping Frames 171

Coming Up Short 172

Test Printing the Document 176

Document Metadata 177

Working with Metadata 178

The Design Checker 181

Creating PDF and XPS Files 185

8 Printing Your Documents 187

Design Checking Your Document 187

Printing Documents Yourself 188

Basic Printing 188

Professional Printing 190

What Will the Job Cost? 191

How Long Will It Take? 192

How Long Will It Take to Correct Printing Mistakes? 192

Is There Anything That You Won't Print? 192

In What Format Should Materials Be Submitted? 193

Color Models 193

Grayscale 194

RGB 194

HSL 195

CMYK 195

PANTONE 195

Choosing a Color Model 196

Offset Printing 196

What a Printing Company Expects 201

Packaging Your Print Job 202

How to Save on Printing Costs 204

Stock 204

File Preparation 205

Quantity 205

Ink Colors 205

Deadlines 205

Use the Correct Printing Device 206

9 Publishing Online 207

Creating a Website 208

The Anatomy of a Web Page 210

Enhancing a Web Page 212

More Hyperlinking Techniques 214

Bookmarks 217

Editing Hyperlinks 219

Changing a Hyperlink's Appearance 219

Using a Web Template 220

Working with the Template 221

Previewing Your Website 221

The Web Tab 222

Hot Spot 222

Navigation Bar 223

Form Controls 225

HTML Code Fragment 226

Web Page Options 226

Publishing Your Website 228

Acquiring a Domain Name 229

Choosing a Hosting Company 229

DNS Entries 230

Uploading Your Website 231

10 Bulk Mailing Techniques 233

Mail Merge 233

Creating the Recipient List 235

Adding Merge Fields to Your Document 241

Performing the Mail Merge 243

Alternative Data Sources 245

Email Merge 248

The Recipient Experience 251

Snail Mail 251

Index 257

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Using Microsoft Publisher 2010 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago