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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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The Publisher Workspace

Each time you start Publisher, the program prompts you to create a new publication file by selecting a template. You can either create a new publication as described in the next section, or click the template window Close (X) button and then use the File Open command to open a publication you created previously. In either case, Publisher displays a publication and tools in its workspace (Figure 31-1) so that you can get to work.

Figure 31-1. The Publisher workspace offers a variety of tools for creating publications.

You will design the publication by adding text, graphic objects, and other elements to the white page area. When the publication has multiple pages, you can move between pages by pressing Ctrl+Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down, or by clicking the icon for a page in the status bar at the bottom of the workspace. The gray area that appears around the page is called the scratch area. This area serves as a holding space for any object that you want to pull off the page and reuse elsewhere. For example, you can drag a graphic off one page to the scratch area, display another page, and then drag the graphic onto that page.

The vertical and horizontal rulers enable you to align objects on a page with precision. As you drag an object, ...

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