Giving Feedback on Publisher 2010

The Office 2010 Technical Preview invitations have been sent out now, and we’re looking forward to getting as much feedback as possible. We have a few tools to get feedback in the technical preview, and we want to make sure you know how to access them.   For the majority of our users, those who…

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The Publisher Technical Beta is Released!

Starting today, people who are part of the Office 2010 Technical Beta and Office 2010 Technical Preview programs start getting access to our first public bits for Publisher 2010. This is good news for you as a reader of this blog, whether or not you are getting the bits, because it means we can start…

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How to add UI to Publisher for your macro code

In this post I wanted to cover something simple that might come up handy when trying to add custom controls to Publisher’s UI that can serve as entry points for your macro subroutines. For that, I created a simple macro that adds a new button to the “Objects” toolbar. Then it creates a new toolbar…

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Beta test Publisher 2010!

Office is now taking applications for the Technical Beta program for the next release.  If you’d like a chance to test drive Publisher 2010 and give us feedback on the upcoming release, fill out the nomination form.   You’ll need to sign into Microsoft Connect with a Live ID to access the form.  MVPs don’t need to sign up…

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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…

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Scratching the Itch: Using the Publisher Scratch Area for Layout

In addition to toolbars, the page, task panes and rulers, there is another area of the Publisher window that is especially useful for working on publications.  It’s call the Scratch Area, and is a place where you can put textboxes and objects to move them around on the page or onto other pages. You’ve probably…

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Mail Merge: A Quick Tutorial

This week’s blog post talks about a neat feature of Publisher that makes it much easier to send out personalized publications to the masses. Whether you’re a small business sending out marketing flyers or a home user sending out customized greeting cards, mail merge can help make the process easy and save you time. So…

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For Booklet Printing – Publisher is the best choice in Office

In a recent article on Woody’s Office Watch, a staff writer opined that for printing a booklet in Office, “the ideal is to start with a standard Word document …”.  This is helpful advice if you have only Word on your computer.  Most people, however, also have Microsoft Office Publisher on their computer.  Since Publisher’s…

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Coming in SP2: Save as PDF or XPS

In this week’s blog post, we’d like to talk about a cool feature that’s coming in Office 2007 Service Pack 2: the ability to save a document as a PDF or XPS file right from your favorite Office applications. First, a little background. Saving as PDF is one of the most common feature requests we…

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Did you know … #1

This week’s post begins another occasional series, this one in which we’ll share with you 2-5 very brief tips for working in Publisher.  The series is taken from tips written by one of our senior testers, John Dimmick, and is used to help new hires and interns on our team become more familiar with the product.  …

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