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Microsoft Publisher 2003

Creating a Publication: Process Overview

Before pointing and clicking your way through creating a new publication, it is important to have an idea of what you are creating and how you should create it. This document includes an overview of the steps in creating a publication.

return to topBrainstorm and Prepare

Gathering your ideas and determining the goals of your publication is an important step in the writing process. It acts as a blueprint for what your publication will become. Things you should consider include:

return to topWrite the Articles in Word

Using Microsoft Word to write your articles or text is a good idea because Word is a more powerful word processor than Publisher. It is easy to move your text to Publisher when they are complete, but make sure you include the following steps before you do so: 

return to topLocate/Develop the Images

Images play an important role in any publication. You can incorporate images from a variety of sources:

return to topExplore Layout Options

Looking at finished examples helps you determine what layout you like best. You can then use ideas from these layouts to make your publication look the way you want it to. 

return to topMake Layout Decisions

Creating the layout for your Publisher publication includes a variety of components, each of which contributes to the overall look. You have a number of options when deciding on each layout option.

return to topSketch the Layout on Paper

Before you get started with your Publisher publication, it is a good idea to sketch a rough draft on paper first. This will act as a reference when you are creating the layout in Publisher.  

return to topPull Everything Together in Publisher

Use Publisher to bring all the components of your publication together: articles, graphics, and layout.

return to topDevelop Specific Skills

Specific skills you may have to use as you build your publication include:  

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