Creating a Publication from Scratch

We have already discussed how you can create a publication from a design template (in Lesson 2, "Creating a New Publication") and how you create a publication family using design sets (as discussed in this lesson). You also have the option of creating a publication from scratch. However, you will find that even when you use this option, Publisher provides you with help in determining the overall layout of the publication.

To create a publication from scratch, follow these steps:

  1. Open the New Presentation task pane (select File , then New to open the task pane), and select the Blank Publications option.

  2. Scroll down through the list of blank publication types in the Preview window. Then select the publication type you want to create (such as banner).

The new blank publication appears in the Publisher workspace (see Figure 3.3). You can now add text boxes, picture frames , and other objects to complete your presentation. Color schemes and font schemes for the publication can be selected from the New Publication task pane as discussed in the preceding section of this lesson (and in Lesson 2).

Figure 3.3. A number of blank publication types are available from the New Presentation task pane.


Adding text boxes and picture frames to a publication is discussed in Lesson 6, "Working with Publication Objects." For more about formatting text in a publication, see Lesson 7, "Changing How Text Looks."

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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