Discontinued features and modified functionality in Publisher 2010

If you are familiar with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 or earlier versions of Microsoft Publisher, the following list describes features and functionality that have been discontinued or changed in Microsoft Publisher 2010.

Web Publishing

Creating new web sites and web publications is being deprecated as a feature. Publisher 2010 retains the ability to edit old Web publications created in previous versions of Publisher. If you open an existing Web publication a new Web Tools tab will become available with Wed publication tools. There will also no longer be Web templates available in the Template Gallery.


Several of the features that were found in Tools, Options have been deprecated or moved to a different UI location.

Show basic colors in color palette

This option was found in the General tab of Tools, Options and is no longer relevant with the Publisher 2010 color picker.

  • Show TipPages and Reset Tips

These options were found in the User Assistance tab of Tools, Options. Tip pages have been removed from the product and these options are now obsolete.

Show underline for merge fields and business information fields

This functionality still exists in the product, but the User Interface for these now live in the View tab; therefore these settings are not needed here.

Automatically synchronize formatting

This functionality was found in the User Assistance tab of Tools, Options and has been removed from the product.

Use a wizard for blank publications

This functionality was found in the User Assistance tab of Tools, Options. In Publisher 2010, if you launch a blank page size, Publisher 2010 will always give you a blank publication without using a wizard.

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