Alan Wright has worked professionally in and around IT for over 10 years. He has provided enterprise-level support in the Detroit, Michigan, area and continues to provide software and hardware support for small business and residential users.
Working With Publisher 2013 Welcome to this clip series on Microsoft Publisher 2013. Publisher is a desktop publishing solution that allows you to prepare the content and layout of your documents and then print those documents locally to your printer. Or from Publisher you can prepare your documents for printing via commercial printer. In addition to printed materials, you can publish electronic documents in common formats like PDF or using HTML formatting for web pages. Publisher makes this easy by starting your work with templates that get you started with business cards, brochures, fliers, newsletters, calendars, catalogs, and much, much more. Publisher 2013 has some new features. You'll find new tools for pictures. For example, it's now much easier to swap images and work with online image sources including OneDrive integration. In addition, you can easily select images to use as backgrounds from the context menu, and you'll find new picture effects to apply shadows, reflections, glow, soft edges, bevels, and 3D rotations to your pictures. Many of these same effects can also be applied to text. For sending things out to a commercial printer, you might find photo printing to be a nice new feature that allows you to generate images of your publication as either JPEG or TIF formatted images. This provides a lot more flexibility if you want to upload your publications to a website for printing. And of course new templates. You'll find many contemporary templates to choose from with new color palettes as well. In this series of clips, I'll show you how to perform basic tasks and help get you up to speed with Publisher 2013. Thanks for watching, and I'll see you in the next clip.