Note: You should be competent in a word processing program before you attempt this Tutorial.
Microsoft Publisher 2007 is a really neat program that allows you to create professional quality newsletters, brochures, flyers, postcards, calendars, award certificates, calling cards, paper airplanes, origami – and a whole lot more great “things.”
This tutorial will proceed from what we think is the easiest publication to the most complex. First we’ll create a flyer using Microsoft Publisher 2007. Then, we’ll create a brochure, and finally a newsletter. Each skill we learn in the flyer will be of use in the brochure. The flyer and brochure techniques will also be used in the newsletter. Your abilities will grow from publication to publication. You may save your publications on a formatted 3 ½ inch diskette, a USB key, or on your hard drive.
To load the Microsoft Publisher 2007 program, Double click on the Publisher 2007 icon on the main Windows screen,
You should now be in the Microsoft Publisher 2007 main screen.
On the center of your screen you should see the view below.
We’ll use the Publications from Print area to initially begin each publication.
For “old” Publisher users, the Task Pane is something new in Publisher XP/2002-2007. It replaces the Microsoft Publisher Catalog that was a part of the initial Publisher 2000 screen.
In the Microsoft Publisher Task Pane, you’ll see all of the different Publications you can create.
On the right side of the screen you will see the Recent Publications Task Pane (like the image below). This is really handy if you want to return to a publication and make some changes. All you have to do is click the publication and it will open.
In this tutorial, whenever we indicate that you need to click a mouse button, it will mean to click the left mouse button – unless we indicate that you should click the right mouse button. So, always move the cursor over the “place” we indicate and “click left” unless we tell you otherwise.