Creating a Publication from a Blank Page

Even though Publisher includes several easy-to-use publication types and design sets, sometimes it s easier to start from scratch. For example, you might have an idea about how you want the document to look, and none of the templates or pre-designed forms suit you. Or you might feel more creative when facing a blank sheet rather than one that illustrates someone else s ideas.

In this exercise, you will create a postcard advertising a Valentine s Day special on garden soil.

USE the Gardenco graphic in the practice file folder for this topic. This practice file is located in the  My Documents\Microsoft Press\Office 2003 SBS\Creating folder and can also be accessed by clicking Start/All Programs/Microsoft Press/Microsoft Office System 2003 Step by Step .

  1. On the File menu, click New .


    If the New Publication task pane is not open , on theView menu, click Task Pane. If a different task pane is displayed, click the down arrow at the top of the task pane, and click New Publication.

  2. In the New Publication task pane, click Blank Publications .

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  3. In the preview window, click Postcard .

    A new, blank postcard opens.

  4. In the Apply a design section of the task pane, scroll down until you see Brocade , and click it.

    Publisher applies the Brocade design to the postcard.

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  5. Click inside the postcard, and type Worship the ground she walks on?

  6. Press [ENTER] twice, and then type This Valentine s day, show your love with a big bagof dirt!

  7. Press [ENTER] twice, and then type Select brands 50% off through Feb 14th!

  8. Select the first line of text. Then on the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Font Size box, and click 18 .

  9. Select the remaining text. Then on the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Font Size box, and click 12 .

  10. On the Insert menu, click Picture , and then click From File .

    The Insert Picture dialog box appears.

  11. Navigate to the  My Documents\Microsoft Press\Office 2003 SBS\Creating folder, click  Gardenco.jpg , and then click Insert .

    The Garden Company logo appears on the postcard.


    The Garden Company logo might appear too large. In fact, it might completely cover the business card you re designing. If this happens, right-click the logo, and click Format Picture. Click the Size tab and, in the Scale area, change the height to a smaller percentage, such as 50. If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, the width will automatically change to match the height when you press Tab to move to the next field. After changing the height and width, click OK.

  12. Position the logo so that it is directly beneath the text.

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  13. Click anywhere in the postcard to deselect the logo, and then position the insertion point at the end of the last sentence you typed.

  14. Press [ENTER] several times to move the insertion point to a position a little belowthe logo and the picture to its right.

  15. Type 1234 Oak Street , and press [ENTER].

  16. Type Seattle, WA 10101 , and press [ENTER].

  17. Type 206 555 0100 .

  18. Select the three lines of text you just typed, and on the Formatting toolbar,click the Center button.

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  19. On the Standard toolbar, click the Save button.

    The Save As dialog box appears.

  20. Navigate to the  My Documents\Microsoft Press\Office 2003 SBS\Creating folder. Then in the File name box, type DirtSalePostcard , and click Save .

CLOSE the DirtSalePostcard publication.

Microsoft Office 2003 Step by Step
MicrosoftВ® Office ExcelВ® 2003 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft))
ISBN: 0735615187
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 350
Authors: Curtis Frye

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