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my website address
My Website Address

  • You will be able to view this PowerPoint at a later time via my website at the above address. Write this down now, as you will need this to continue on to the other practice exercises for this 5 lesson unit.
  • After each class meeting, you will practice each lesson on your own.
  • Finally, after each lesson practice session, you will email me a reflection regarding your task at hand with Microsoft Publisher.
let s get started lesson 4
Let’s Get Started! Lesson 4

This lesson will help you continue with Microsoft Publisher and may solve some of your problems, but it is a very good idea to use the Help Files that come with Microsoft Publisher, or go to Microsoft's web site located at

for further assistance.

start a publication from scratch
Start a Publication From Scratch
  • On the File menu, click New
  • Click the Blank Publications tab
  • Click the publication type you want and then click CreateOR If you do not see the type of publication you want, click Custom Page at the bottom of the Catalog, and then choose the options you want
  • On the File menu, click Save
  • In the Save In box, select the folder where you want to save the new publication
  • In the File name box, type a name for your publication
  • Click Save
open an existing publication
Open an Existing Publication
  • On the File menu, click Open
  • Click the publications you want to open, and then click Open. If you do not see the file you want, switch to the drive or folder you previously saved it in.
create a table and type text
Create a Table and Type Text
  • On the Objects toolbar, click the Table Frame Tool
continue create a table
Continue Create a Table

2. Position the pointer where you want a corner of the table to appear, and then drag the mouse diagonally

3. In the Create Table dialog box, choose the options you want. As you click different table formats, the Sample box displays them

4. Click OK

5. In the table, click where you want to add text, and then start typing. (The table automatically expands when your text fills the cell, unless you lock the table)

6. Move to the next cell you want to type in

pack your publication
Pack Your Publication
  • On the File menu, point to Pack and Go, and then click Take to Another Computer. The Pack and Go Wizard takes you through each step of the packing process. Click Next to move to the next step. (If you haven't saved your publication already, the wizard will ask you to save it ).
  • If you're taking your publication on disk to another computer, when the wizard asks you to choose a location for saving your file, click A:OR If you're putting your files on an external drive, on a network, or on your computer's hard disk, click Browse, choose the drive and folder you want, and then click OK.
  • Click Next
packing continued
Packing Continued

4. To embed TrueType fonts and to create links for embedded graphics, click the options you want and add a check mark. OR To not include linked graphics, click to remove the check mark.

5. Click Next

6. Click Finish


7. If Publisher cannot find a linked graphic while packing your publication do one of the following:

  • Click Retry after you insert the disk or CD-ROM containing the original graphic into the appropriate drive.
  • Click Skip to leave the current link and replace the graphic later.
  • Click Browse to locate a graphic that has been moved or to select another graphic and link it.
finish unpacking
Finish Unpacking

8. Insert another disk if Publisher prompts you, and click OK. Remember the ordering of your disks for when you unpack them

9. Click OK

10. Unpack.exe is the program you use to unpack your files, which will be on the first disk.

practice makes perfect
Practice Makes Perfect
  • Time to practice – Practice starting up Microsoft Publisher and creating a publication with a wizard.
  • Remember, review this PowerPoint if you have forgotten the steps.
  • To conclude this lesson and to receive credit, you must email (via link at the bottom of my Home Page) me a reflection about your experience with this introductory lesson to Microsoft Publisher.

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