The page, the sheet and the difficulty to differentiate them (Part 1)

It is very likely that in the past some Publisher users got confused regarding the distinction between page and sheet. In the print dialog when should one choose “Multiple pages per sheet” or “Multiple copies per sheet”? I know this is confusing. This current article intends to clarify some of the unknowns.   The Publisher…

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Publisher 2010 Public Beta Now Available

Today, the Publisher 2010 Public Beta is as the name suggests, available to the public. This means that you can now go download it, along with the rest of Office 2010, from www.microsoft.com/2010. Go ahead. Go download it. I’ll still be here when you get back. In my July post about the Technical Preview, I…

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Fun with Candy Bar Wrappers

One fun and easy project I’ve done using Publisher is to make a candy bar wrapper replica for special occasions. These are simple to create publications that you wrap around a store bought candy bar to dress them up with your information on them. You could use them for: • Birth announcements with the new…

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Fun With Publisher – Pumpkin Carving Stencils

People often think of Publisher as a tool for newsletters, brochures, and other serious business… but, here on the team we also like to use the app for fun projects. From candy bar wrappers to wanted posters, there are all sorts of fun things you can do in Publisher.   Today, I’d like to address…

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Intro to uploading templates to Office Online

In the previous post, we explored the vast array of Publisher templates available on Office Online that you can download and use for free. Though some of those templates were created by Microsoft, most were created by customers like you. In this post, we’ll talk about how you can post your Publisher files to the…

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Intro to downloading from Office Online

Microsoft Publisher has always included a large collection of built-in templates to help you create your publications, but did you know that Publisher 2007 can connect to Microsoft Office Online to download snazzy new templates as well? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Many folks were unaware of this great feature  and today…

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A Glorious Tour of Microsoft, Redmond, and Seattle

Today’s entry is our second in the series from our 2009 summer interns. See the previous entry to find more info on the Microsoft intern program — Cherie   After living most of my life in the state of Michigan, I got the opportunity to move to Redmond, WA for twelve weeks of the summer,…

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Twelve Weeks and a Hundred Chocolate Milks Later

Each summer, Microsoft hosts hundreds of interns from universities around  the US and the world.  This year, the Publisher team was fortunate to have four – two in Development, one in Program Management, and one in Test.  We’ve asked each of these unique individuals to share their thoughts on the blog as their time with…

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Capturing & Applying Color and Formatting

Ever see a color in your Publication, an object, or a favorite picture and wish you knew what it was so that you could apply it to other items in your publication? You can! Ever wish there was an easy way to grab all of the formatting off of one object and just paint it…

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Designing a Tri-Fold Brochure

We return to our regularly scheduled Publisher tips and trick to bring you pointers for creating a brochure in Publisher 2007.  Similar steps can be used for earlier versions of Publisher. Printed materials are an excellent way to communicate information. A well-developed brochure for advertising a product or communicating a message to a specific audience…

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