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					                                Microsoft Publisher 2007
This manual helps you to start learning how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007, a widely used
desktop publishing program. It provides a very basic course, good for people who are just
getting started using the program. It is written for MS Publisher 2007, but is helpful for other
versions. It is intended for use in computer classes offered through the King County Library
System, but can also be used for self-directed study on a computer at home, work, or school.

Publisher is known as a desktop publishing program. At first glance it looks similar to Microsoft
Word, but there are important differences. Word works best for documents where every page
follows a standard pattern. Publisher is more effective for documents that require a lot of
variety from page to page.


Contents
Signing in to Library Computers ...................................................................................................... 1
Making a New Publication .............................................................................................................. 2
Inserting Text, Pictures, and Formatting ........................................................................................ 2
Saving Your Work ............................................................................................................................ 4
Editing an Existing Publication ........................................................................................................ 5
   Format Publication...................................................................................................................... 6
   Word Art...................................................................................................................................... 6
Create Business Cards ..................................................................................................................... 6
More Practice .................................................................................................................................. 7




Signing in to Library Computers
King County Library System provides computers for public use for activities such as surfing the
web, requesting library materials, communicating by email, and performing word processing.
Computer use in the library does require a library card. For personal use, sign in using your
library card bar code and PIN (personal identification number).

In a computer class, use the following codes:

           627837
           1212

Make sure to use numeral keys when typing the numbers. That is, don’t use the letter o when
you want a zero (0) and don’t use the letter l when you want a numeral one (1).

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Don’t press Enter after typing the first code. To get to the second box, either click the mouse in
the box or press the Tab key. Also note that you can’t read the password as you type it in the
second box. You see asterisks (****) on the screen so someone reading over your shoulder
can’t see what you typed. After you have filled in both boxes, click OK or press the Enter key to
move to the next step.

Making a New Publication
Publisher allows you to choose from various templates to create professional looking
publications. Each predesigned template has placeholders to guide your des ign; once you learn
how to manipulate and change one template, you can apply those skills to others.

       Instructor’s note: Students should use class USB drives to insert pictures and for
       practice saves. Have them insert the drives before
       beginning.

Follow your teacher’s instructions to open a blank publication.

   1. Choose the type of publication you want to create. For this
      exercise, the class will create a flyer (click Flyers folder).



   2. Choose a template for your
      flyer by clicking on one you
      like. A preview will appear on
      the right side of the screen.
      From here, you can
      customize your publication
      by changing the color
      scheme from the drop down
      menu, font scheme, etc. If
      you choose customization
      now, you can still change it
      later.


   3. Click Create to begin working with the publication.


Inserting Text, Pictures, and Formatting
Publications are made up of many independent elements called placeholders. You can add and
edit pictures and text in the placeholders by clicking the designated area to activate (each
placeholder is an independent element).

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  1. Click one of the text placeholders—you can use the F9 key to make the publication
     larger—now, type text in the box. For example:

     Free Cupcakes!

     The West Seattle Marching Band is having a cupcake fundraiser. Please join
     us at Alki Beach Park on Saturday for treats, music, and fun. Thanks for your
     support!




     TIP: If you make a mistake or want to reverse a change, use Undo



  2. Double click the picture
     placeholder to insert a new
     picture. A picture
     formatting bar should
     appear.

     TIP: To find out what each icon is for, let the
     mouse arrow hover over the icon.

  3. Click the insert picture icon to search the
     computer or removable device for a new
     picture. Find the location on the computer
     where pictures are saved. Click the picture you
     want to use and then Insert.




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   4. You can also use Clip Art to insert pictures. Click Picture
      Frame icon on the left side of the screen, choose Clip Art.
      Now you can search for a keyword and find pictures by
      clicking Go.



   5. The move tool allows you to drag the placeholders
      around the document to change their location.




The Format menu allows you to change and edit the text—Explore different options using font,
paragraph, bullets and numbering, spacing, drop cap, etc.




Saving Your Work
You can use the Save and Save as commands to store your work. In order to avoid losing your
work, save your documents often. When naming a document, be sure to choose a name that is
easy to remember. To save, go to File and choose Save as. You should see a window that looks
something like this:




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Editing an Existing Publication
Follow your instructor’s directions to open the Spring 2009 MS Book Talks publication. If you
want to access this exercise from the Internet (so you can practice in the library or at home), go
to this address:

http://www.kcls.org/about/support/volunteers/netmasters/nm/exercises/

Click Spring 2009 MS Book Talks.pub to open. Now you can practice making changes and saving
with this document.

Spring 2009 MS Book Talks.pub is a brochure; notice the dotted lines between each of the
section. This indicates that the publication is meant to be folded once it is printed. The concepts
are the same as the ones used for making a flyer, but the sections are narrower.

   1. Use the Zoom In and Zoom Out tool to change the view of text and pictures.

   2. Edit the contact information by clicking inside the box that says
      Terry McQuown—add your own name and change the job title
      (you can make something up).




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Format Publication
  1. Explore the Format Publication window to change the
     following: Color Schemes and Font Schemes to change
     the look of the brochure.

     TIP: Remember, you can click the Undo icon or use the
     Edit menu to remove the last few changes




Word Art
  1. Click “Need Homework Help” to make the Word Art toolbar appear.




  2. Click the Word Art gallery icon to change the style of the phrase—this will work for
     “Online Teen Zone” and “MySpace,” too.

     TIP: Click File and Print Preview to see what the brochure would look like when printed


Create Business Cards
  1. Click File and New, now choose the Business Cards folder and
     select one of the designs, then click Create.


  2. Using the concepts from previous sections, fill in your
     information in the text boxes (or make something up).




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   3. Click File and Print Preview—Publisher automatically makes 10 cards to a page, so you
      are in business!


More Practice
Microsoft Office products such as Publisher 2007 are supported on Microsoft’s website. You
can find quick and comprehensive tutorials on the Internet here:

www.office.microsoft.com/help

You can also type keywords in the help box in the upper left corner:




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