My Publisher 2016 (includes free Content Update Program)

Laura Acklen  
QUE Publishing
Total pages
October 2015
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A must-have companion for using Publisher, every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, full-color screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost of confused. Everything's clearly organized in modular, self-contained chapters designed to help students get more powerful results from Microsoft Publisher, and get them faster. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips and lists - plus quick solutions to the problems users are most likely to encounter.


  • Shows how to quickly create new publications, integrate content and media from the web and Facebook, change graphics instantly, customize personalized emails, and much more
  • Step-by-step techniques show the fastest, most direct way to accomplish each task
  • Carefully annotated, numbered full-color screenshots
  • Perfect for every user, regardless of experience

Table of Contents

1  Getting Started with Publisher 2016
Identifying the Publisher Window Elements
Getting Familiar with the Ribbon Tabs
Touring the Template Collection
Browsing Through the Built-In Templates
Browsing Through the Featured Templates
Searching for a Template Online
Creating a Calendar
Selecting a Calendar Template
Printing the Calendar
Saving the Calendar
Getting Help
Displaying Help
Navigating Through the Help Topics
2  Working with Page Elements

Changing the Margins

Changing the Orientation

Changing the Paper Size

Working with Pages
Creating New Pages
Moving Pages
Deleting Pages
Changing the Color Scheme
Previewing and Picking a New Scheme
Creating a Custom Color Scheme
Changing the Page Background
Selecting a Page Background
Creating a Custom Background
3  Adding Pictures and Graphics
Inserting Pictures
Inserting Pictures Stored Locally
Inserting Pictures Stored Online
Inserting Pictures from the Scratch Area
Moving and Resizing a Picture
Inserting Picture Placeholders
Working with the Picture Tools
Creating a Caption
Selecting a Picture Style
Wrapping Text Around a Picture
Swapping Pictures
Using Corrections and Recolor
Setting a Picture Background

Adding WordArt
Inserting WordArt
Formatting WordArt
Adding Borders & Accents

4 Adding Text Boxes
Creating a Text Box
Drawing the Text Box
Entering the Text
Formatting the Text
Moving and Resizing the Box

Formatting Text Boxes
Setting Colors and Lines
Specifying Size
Setting Layout Options
Setting Text Box Options
Linking Text Boxes

5 Saving and Printing Publications
Saving a Publication
Saving a Publication as a PUB File
Saving a Publication in PDF
Saving a Publication as a Web Page
Opening a Publication

Sharing a Publication
Sending a Page as HTML
Sending the Publication as an Attachment
Sending the Publication as a PDF/XPS File
Printing Publications

Setting Up for Professional Printing
Save for Photo Printing
Save for a Commercial Printer
6 Customizing Publications
Creating a Business Information Set

Inserting Business Information

Editing a Business Information Set

Inserting a Company Logo

7 Incorporating Tables
Creating, Resizing, and Moving Tables
Inserting Tables
Resizing Tables
Moving Tables
Working with Layout Tools
Inserting/Deleting Rows and Columns
Merging and Splitting Cells
Aligning Contents in a Cell
Setting a Table Size
Working with Design Tools
Applying a Table Style
Applying a Fill to a Cell
Selecting Border Options
Importing Excel Spreadsheets and Graphs
Importing a Spreadsheet
Importing a Graph
8 Working with Master Pages
Creating a Master Page

Applying Master Pages
Applying a Master Page
Selecting None for the Master Page
Editing Master Pages

Sending to the Master Page

9  Using Mail Merge to Distribute Publications
Building a Recipient List
Selecting Recipients from Outlook Contacts
Using an Existing List
Creating a Fresh List
Editing Recipient Lists
Adding and Removing Recipients
Filtering the Recipient List
Sorting the Recipient List
Setting Up the Publication Document

Merge the List with the Publication

Using the Merge Wizards
Using the Mail Merge Wizard
Using the Email Merge Wizard
10  Using the Design Checker

Checking the Publication for Problems
Running Your First Design Check
Running a General Check
Running a Commercial Printing Check
Running a Web Site Check
Running an Email Check
Setting Design Checker Options
Selecting Options on the General Tab
Enabling/Disabling Checks on the Checks Tab
Exploring the General Checks Options
Exploring the Final Publishing Checks Options
Exploring the Web Site Checks Options
Exploring the Email Checks Options
11  Proofing Tools
Working with AutoCorrect
Correcting Errors with AutoCorrect
Adding Words to the Dictionary from AutoCorrect
Using the Spelling Tool
Working with the Thesaurus
Looking Up Words
A  Customizing Publisher 2016

Setting the General Options

Setting the Proofing Options

Setting the Save Options

Setting the Language Options

Setting the Advanced Options

Customizing the Ribbon

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar