Microsoft Publisher is a design program for both print and electronic publications. Its main objective is to facilitate desktop publishing for users with little experience or no knowledge of graphic design. It achieves this feat thanks to a very simple interface, similar to Microsoft Word, a basic object insertion system, and a very visual work area. All the tools included in this application are designed to facilitate the design and composition of publications in very different formats. Here are some examples:

  • Newsletters.
  • Labels.
  • Postcards.
  • Envelopes.
  • Menus.
  • Programs of events.
  • Tags.
  • Business cards.
  • Diplomas.
  • Announcements.
  • Prospects.
  • Catalogs.
  • Brochures.
  • Calendars.
  • Letterheads.
  • Forms.
  • Invitation, greeting, or presentation cards.
  • Airplanes and other paper figures.
  • Bulk e-mails.
  • Electronic publications in PDF format.

To create any of these projects, Microsoft Publisher offers two ways. The first one is to use a blank document. If you choose this option, you will have to take care of the design and content. The second option is to use the templates included in its gallery. All of them come with a predefined design and structure. In this case, it is only necessary to modify the content to adapt it to the needs of your publication.

If you wish to use this application, it is necessary to download its installer. Remember that, as part of Microsoft Office, other tools such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are included. A license must be purchased to activate this software. As an alternative method, the company offers a monthly or annual subscription with some additional benefits, such as online file storage, unlimited access to all updates, and technical support for questions and problems.