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Publisher 2000 for Windows
Hall, Gillian R.
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Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [1999]

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xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Z253.532.M53 H35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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With a program like Microsoft Publisher, you dont need to be a design pro to produce attractive, polished documents, for print or the Web. Like the rest of the Office 2000 apps, this popular and easy-to-learn page layout program meets the new millennium with updated templates and tools. Publisher 2000 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is the fastest, easiest way to learn these and all the other important features in Publisher. In this book, youll find the clear, concise instructions and helpful graphics the Visual QuickStart series is famous for. But thats not all: Publisher 2000: VQS is also packed with expert tips and techniques, as well as real-world examples of design to emulate and pitfalls to avoid. Regardless of your current skill level, youll be producing beautiful documents in no time. Platform: WIN

Author Notes

Gillian Hall is the author of eight other computer-related books. She has taught information systems courses at three universities and has worked as an information systems consultant and corporated lecturer. She is now a full-time freelancer, writing about software and creating pages for books like this one.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Who Should Use Publisher 2000?p. xi
Who Should Read This Book?p. xii
Page Layout and Microsoft Automationp. xiii
What Print Pros Say About Publisherp. xiv
Chapter 1 Publisher 2000 Basicsp. 1
Launching Publisher 2000p. 2
The Catalog Windowp. 3
The Microsoft Publisher Windowp. 8
Toolbarsp. 9
Menusp. 14
The Mousep. 15
Getting Helpp. 16
Exiting Publisher 2000p. 19
Chapter 2 Getting Startedp. 21
Starting a Wizard from the Catalog Windowp. 22
Using a Wizard to Choose a Color Schemep. 24
Design Tip: Considering Colorp. 25
Using a Wizard for Setup Optionsp. 27
Exiting a Wizardp. 30
Accessing a Wizard Screenp. 31
Resetting the Designp. 32
Hiding and Showing the Wizard Panep. 33
Starting a Blank Publication from the Catalog Windowp. 34
Starting a Publication from Scratchp. 36
Saving a Publicationp. 37
Opening an Existing Publicationp. 39
Creating a Templatep. 40
Chapter 3 Working with Pagesp. 41
Choosing Page Sizep. 42
Adding and Removing Pagesp. 46
Moving from Page to Pagep. 48
Zooming In and Outp. 49
Viewing Pages as Spreadsp. 51
Using the Page Backgroundp. 52
Adding Page Numbersp. 56
Chapter 4 Working with Objectsp. 59
Adding and Removing Objectsp. 60
Selecting an Objectp. 62
Selecting Multiple Objectsp. 63
Grouping and Ungrouping Objectsp. 65
Resizing an Objectp. 66
Moving an Objectp. 68
Nudging an Objectp. 73
Rotating an Objectp. 74
Flipping an Objectp. 76
Aligning Objectsp. 77
Stacking Objectsp. 78
Duplicating Objectsp. 79
Chapter 5 Using Rulers and Guidesp. 81
Using Rulersp. 82
Using Ruler Guidesp. 85
Using Layout Guidesp. 87
Using Snap To Optionsp. 91
Chapter 6 Working with Text Framesp. 93
Adding and Removing a Text Framep. 94
Entering Text in a Text Framep. 96
Using AutoFit Textp. 98
Setting Text Frame Marginsp. 99
Creating Multiple Columns in a Text Framep. 100
Setting Text Wrapping Optionsp. 101
Linking Text Framesp. 104
Using AutoFlow to Link Text Framesp. 106
Using "Continued" Noticesp. 108
Chapter 7 Editing Textp. 111
Selecting Textp. 112
Moving Textp. 114
Displaying Special Charactersp. 117
Finding and Replacing Textp. 118
Checking Spellingp. 122
Using AutoCorrectp. 127
Using Hyphenationp. 130
Inserting Symbol Charactersp. 133
Inserting Date and Timep. 134
Inserting Personal Informationp. 135
Chapter 8 Formatting Charactersp. 139
Using the Formatting Toolbarp. 140
Design Tip: Considering Fontsp. 142
Using the Font Dialog Boxp. 147
Controlling Character Spacingp. 148
Using a Special First Characterp. 150
Chapter 9 Formatting Paragraphsp. 153
Setting Line and Paragraph Spacingp. 154
Setting Text Alignmentp. 156
Setting Indentsp. 158
Creating Listsp. 160
Setting Tabsp. 163
Using Text Stylesp. 166
Copying Text Formattingp. 171
Chapter 10 Working with Tablesp. 175
Creating a Tablep. 176
Selecting Cells in a Tablep. 178
Entering, Formatting, and Editing Table Textp. 180
Moving Around in a Tablep. 182
Pasting Data into a Tablep. 183
Repeating Text in a Range of Cellsp. 186
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columnsp. 188
Resizing Rows and Columnsp. 190
Merging Cellsp. 191
Setting Cell Marginsp. 192
Dividing Cells Diagonallyp. 193
Using Table Formatsp. 194
Chapter 11 Using WordArtp. 195
Adding a WordArt Framep. 196
Entering Text in a WordArt Framep. 198
Using Symbols in WordArtp. 200
Choosing a Font for WordArtp. 201
Sizing WordArt Textp. 202
Formatting WordArt Textp. 203
Shaping WordArt Textp. 204
Using Special Effectsp. 205
Setting WordArt Character Spacingp. 207
Aligning WordArt Textp. 208
Adding Color and Fills to WordArtp. 209
Adding Shadows to WordArtp. 211
Adding Borders to WordArtp. 212
Running WordArt Separatelyp. 213
Chapter 12 Drawing and Formatting Objectsp. 215
Drawing a Shapep. 216
Modifying a Custom Shapep. 218
Using Bordersp. 219
Using BorderArtp. 224
Removing Borders and BorderArtp. 228
Using Color Fillsp. 229
Using Color Schemesp. 232
Applying Fill Effectsp. 234
Adding Shadowsp. 236
Formatting Linesp. 237
Copying Object Formattingp. 239
Chapter 13 Working with Pictures and OLEp. 241
Importing a Picturep. 242
Controlling Picture Displayp. 246
Scaling a Picturep. 247
Cropping a Picturep. 248
Setting Picture Marginsp. 249
Recoloring a Picturep. 252
Adding an OLE Objectp. 254
Setting OLE Link Optionsp. 259
Chapter 14 Using Mail Mergep. 261
Creating an Address List in Publisherp. 262
Editing a Publisher Address Listp. 264
Customizing Address List Fieldsp. 267
Filtering and Sorting an Address Listp. 268
Connecting a Data Source to a Publicationp. 271
Inserting Field Codes in a Publicationp. 274
Performing a Mergep. 275
Chapter 15 Using the Design Gallery and Smart Objectsp. 277
Using the Design Galleryp. 278
Smart Objectsp. 283
Chapter 16 Printingp. 285
Using the Print Setup Dialog Boxp. 286
Using the Printer Properties Dialog Boxp. 288
Using the Print Dialog Boxp. 293
Printing Odd Sized Publicationsp. 297
Printing a Publication as a Bookp. 299
Printing Mail Merge Publicationsp. 300
Printing Envelopesp. 302
Printing in Colorp. 303
Printing on Special Paperp. 306
Trapping Considerationsp. 308
Using the Print Troubleshooterp. 309
Using the Design Checkerp. 310
Using the Pack and Go Wizardp. 312
Chapter 17 Creating Publications for the Webp. 315
Using the Web Publication Wizardp. 316
Adding Hyperlinksp. 320
Using Graphics on the Webp. 322
Adding Sound and Videop. 324
Setting the Backgroundp. 326
Creating a Formp. 327
Converting Print Publications for the Webp. 328
Setting Properties for Web Pagesp. 330
Saving a Web Publication as a Web Sitep. 332
Previewing a Web Sitep. 333
Publishing a Web Sitep. 334
Appendix A Installing Publisher 2000p. 337
Indexp. 345