Tips to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 effectively
Microsoft Publisher 2010 has facilitated the production of super print publications. These high-quality publications are sourced from vast amount of templates that are included in Microsoft Publisher 2010. Nonetheless, the Microsoft Publisher 2010 utilizes the Ribbon featuring latest ‘Picture’ and ‘Backstage’ tools. This has been a milestone in facilitating more control of publications and even photos. Moreover, Microsoft Publisher 2010 has incorporated a new object positioning technology, integrated content and excellent topography tools such as stylistic alternates and even true small caps. These features have enhanced desktop publications.
Backstage view and print preview
One of the major variations of Microsoft Publisher 2010 from the previous versions is the print command. This command can be accessed in the Backstage view by clicking the File tab located in the upper left corner of the Publisher window. The Backstage View also contains such commands as; opening, closing and saving files. Publisher options, information and sharing of publications are equally featured by this tool. One can add both Print Preview and Print commands onto the Quick Access Toolbar. Nonetheless, the print command can be accessed by combining CTRL+P. One can save a file as XPS document or even PDF for easier printing and sharing.
The most notable improvements in Microsoft Publisher 2010 are found in the 'improved' category. One is able to work on an inserted picture as he or she can see changes made before accepting them. Equally, one is able to access a range of caption layouts, choose from them and adding them to photos. With the object alignment technology, grids are provided unlike the old-type rulers only on the vertical and horizontal ends. Grouping and ungrouping objects can be achieved by pressing - CTRL+SHIFT+G.
Building Blocks refers to Pre-made objects including; sidebars, pull quotes, calendars, borders that gives a professional look when added to the publication. While inserting a Building Block, One has to Click the Insert Tab on the Ribbon and select the object he or she wants to use from the Building Blocks Group. Graphics and mastheads building blocks are enhanced by the eased accessibility of the already-existing themes in colors and fonts. One has the ability to employ stylistic alternates, small caps, ligatures and numeral forms. For instance, to make small caps, the user should press CTRL+SHIFT+K. This enables one to achieve better look on the shadow and reflective fonts. The 'improved' category has seen more templates of publications while connected to the internet.
This application allows the user to employ a range of shortcuts to ease access to tools and features. When the user wants to move between the foreground and the background page, 'CTRL+M' shortcut can be employed. One can also Remove line spacing prior to a paragraph by pressing-CTRL+0 (zero). Other useful shortcuts to Increasing font size by a point, increase kerning and inserting a frame break are- CTRL+]; CTRL+SHIFT+]; CTRL+ENTER consecutively. Moving from current page view to actual size view is possible by pressing the F9 key. These are just but some of the few keystroke shortcuts that are often used as one navigates a working area format and edit a publication for print using Microsoft Publisher 2010. This package has been suited for High-quality print Publications using Microsoft Publisher 2010.