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Microsoft® Office 2010 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Faithe Wempen, Michael R. Groh, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Chapter 32. Designing Dazzling Publications with Publisher

Starting your design with one of Publisher's templates virtually guarantees that you will create a nice-looking publication. You know your message and your audience best, so you can improve on a template by adding graphics and changing aspects of the overall document design. You can use special graphic features that emphasize or decorate text, add predesigned objects such as coupons, and work with page options such as the color scheme for the publication. From there, you can fine-tune objects and page settings and then wrap up and print the publication. This chapter shows you how to do all that to add your own razzle-dazzle to a publication.

Adding Special Effects

One of the advantages of using Publisher to design your publications is that Publisher makes laying out and designing document text easier. Linked text boxes give you much control over where information appears in a document. Beyond dealing with that aspect of text design, Publisher also provides you with tools to dress up text to catch your reader's eye—BorderArt, drop caps, WordArt, and special new text formatting choices ...

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