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Getting started with Publisher 2010

If you know Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, used an earlier version of Publisher, or have never used Publisher before, explore these resources to begin learning how to use the latest version.



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Basic tasks in Publisher 2010

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What’s new in Publisher 2010

Create a publication

Print your publication

Send your publication in mail or in e-mail

What’s new in Publisher 2010

The biggest change is the adoption of the Ribbon and Backstage view user interfaces. Other changes include an improved print experience to help with more efficient printing, new object alignment technology, new photo placement and manipulation tools, building blocks of content, and fine typography options such as true small caps, ligatures, and stylistic alternates. 

Create a publication

You can create your own publications with the professionally designed Publisher templates and customize the templates to meet your needs. Do you need to create several publications for the same business? You can create different publication types that use the same options and information — such as the same color scheme and business information set. For a step-by-step introduction to creating a publication see the Get Started - Create a publication article.

Print your publication

One strength of Publisher 2010 is the ability to produce high-quality print publications. These may be printed on a desktop printer or sent out to a copy shop or commercial print shop. For a step-by-step introduction to printing a publication that builds on the Get Started – Create a publication article, please see the Get Started - Print a publication article.

Send your publication in mail or in e-mail

After you create your publication, you may want to mail it or send it as an e-mail message to your customers. You can also personalize it to include each recipient's name and address and a personalized greeting. For more information about creating a mail merge, see Create a mail or e-mail merge.

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