Did you know … #2


This article is the second in our series of quick tips for Publisher.  This week we have a couple of quick tips about working with pages. Did you know …


…..that you can have multiple Master Pages in a publication?


 




  • CTRL+M to get in and out of Master Pages mode.


  • Notice the scratch area color changes and the Edit Master Pages taskpane starts in Master Page mode. You can create multiple Master Pages here.


  • Master Pages are like backgrounds you can apply to the foreground pages. Apply them then go to the foreground pages to see them with both background and foreground objects on the page.

….that you can change the order of the pages in your publication by dragging the page icons at the bottom of the page?


 




  • Just drag the icon to the new position.


  • And did you know that you can give the page a name so that when you hover the mouse over the page icon the name will appear?


  • Just right-click on the page icon and select Rename Page… after changing the name just hover the mouse over the page icon to see the name.

John Dimmick


Software Design Engineer in Test II


 


About the contributor:  John Dimmick is a Software Design Engineer in Test and has worked for Microsoft for 12.5 years, 10.5 years on the Publisher test team. He believes in making every page masterful.

Comments (3)

  1. homsar says:

    You touch on an important point here: "Master Pages are like backgrounds you can apply to the foreground pages."

    A <i>lot</i> of users confuse Master Pages for being the Publisher equivalent of PowerPoint’s "slide master" – something which in fact does not exist in Publisher (and a confusion which is not helped by the similar names).

  2. sean7phil says:

    I can’t stop a newly added picture from appearing on all my web pages. This started happening after weeks of work and I am under a deadline. Going to view and clicking "ignore master" on all pages does nothing to stop this. There is nothing in the MS Office Help database about fixing this. Does anyone have any idea what will correct this?

    Many, many thanks in advance.  

  3. sean7phil says:

    I can’t stop a newly added picture from appearing on all my web pages. This started happening after weeks of work and I am under a deadline. Going to view and clicking "ignore master" on all pages does nothing to stop this. There is nothing in the MS Office Help database about fixing this. Does anyone have any idea what will correct this?

    Many, many thanks in advance.