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Microsoft Publisher 2003

Graphics: An Overview

Graphics can add interest and variety to your publication. Graphics can be cropped, sized, and moved in Publisher. Some graphics, depending on their format, can be re-colored in Publisher. Changes to the graphic itself, however, must be done in a graphics program.

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Graphics can be obtained from a variety of sources, but closely observe their format. Not all formats are suitable for use in Publisher publications. For more information, refer to Graphics Formats. Some graphics can be converted to a compatible format using a graphics program. Some sources for graphics include:

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Graphic formats supported by Publisher include:

Publisher suggests using EPS for vector graphics (Vector graphics are object-orientated and use mathematical relationships between points and paths, connecting them to describe the image) and TIFF for bitmapped graphics. These file formats support precision output for text and high resolution graphics.

Since Publisher uses the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), you must change your image to CMYK color mode so that it will be printed correctly in a color publication.

To change image mode:

NOTE: Consult your graphics program's documentation for additional information.

  1. Open image in Adobe Photoshop

  2. From the Image menu, select Mode » CMYK Color
    A check mark appears in front of the selected mode.

  3. From the File menu, select Save

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