The best tips & tricks for Microsoft Publisher: advice and help

Microsoft Publisher is the publication design tool included in the Office package. With it, it is possible to create magazines, leaflets, brochures, and much more. Its interface follows the pattern of the rest of the office applications of the company, and therefore, taking your first steps with it will not be difficult.

The first version of this application was released in 1991. Since then, Microsoft has continued its development by adding several new features. You can add images, text, tables, and other graphic elements. Thanks to all of them, it is possible to create professional-looking layouts for printed publications of all kinds.

It is necessary to mention that Microsoft Publisher does not try to compete with Word. While Word processes text, following an outline with headings, subheadings, and paragraphs, Publisher allows you to manipulate each element, including the text, to place it anywhere in the work area. Therefore, it is important to see it as a layout tool, mainly focused on design.

On this page, you will find a long list of articles and guides that will let you learn more about Microsoft Publisher. In addition to its installation and the highlights of its interface, we will tell you how to convert your projects to PDF, how to make brochures and magazines, and how to crop an image. We will also discuss some topics of interest, such as what is a template and how many there are, what can be done with Publisher, and what tools it includes. Finally, we will tell you exactly what this application is and what are some of its outstanding functions.

How to convert Microsoft Publisher to PDF

Microsoft Publisher lets you export any design project to a PDF file very easily. All you have to do is click on the File menu to access some additional functions.


How to convert PDF to Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher does not support the direct import of PDF files. However, this problem can be solved by using one of the other applications integrated into the Office package. We are not talking about Microsoft Word, which does support opening and converting PDF files. Therefore, the first step in converting a PDF document to Microsoft Publisher is to open it with Word. Do it from its welcome screen, by clicking on Open and Browse.


How to crop a picture in Microsoft Publisher

Among the options offered by Microsoft Publisher when editing images is the option to snip. It is possible to snip the content of a graphic to your project's needs in just a few clicks.


How many templates does Microsoft Publisher have?

It is very difficult to determine the exact number of templates available in Microsoft Publisher. In the official repository, you can find an endless list of designs that you can freely use in your projects.


How to install Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher has a really simple installation process. The first step to enjoy this magnificent design tool on your computer is to get its installer. Do it with the download button that you will find on this page. This will take you to the Publisher tab in Malavida. Please, take some time to read about the requirements and application features shown there. Then, click on Download to access the download page.


How Microsoft Publisher works

Microsoft Publisher is a really easy-to-use application. Mainly because its interface is very similar to other popular tools in the Office suite, such as Word or Excel. In this article, we review its most basic functions so you will know how to use it from scratch.


How to make a magazine in Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is the publication design tool that Microsoft includes in the Office package. By using it, you can create magazines, brochures, leaflets, flyers, and many other types of publications. In the following guide, we are going to explain the basic functions of this tool so you can start creating your own designs.


How to create a 3-panel brochure in Microsoft Publisher

One of Microsoft Publisher's main strengths is the creation of tri-fold brochures. This kind of printed publication is characterized by the fact that it is folded on itself in two different places, offering three totally differentiated sections of content. Most of the time, they are used to communicate useful information or as an advertising element.


What tools does Microsoft Publisher have

The publication design application included in Office, Microsoft Publisher, has a very high number of functions. Because of this, we can't discuss every one of them in a single article. However, a review of the main menus of the application will help you know most of its tools and discover its location. Will you join us?


Where is the watermark in Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher does not have a tool that automatically adds a watermark, as it does in Microsoft Word. However, thanks to its master page function, it is possible to add a master page in a few minutes.


What can be done with Microsoft Publisher

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:


What are Microsoft Publisher templates?

A Microsoft Publisher template is a pre-designed project that includes various objects, such as text or images, and a specific structure. Thanks to the templates, it is much faster to design brochures, magazines, labels, and other publications. Templates can be used as many times as necessary to replicate the same design, even if the content differs from one project to another.


What is Microsoft Publisher and what's it for?

Microsoft Publisher is a design application for print and digital publications. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite, which also includes applications such as Excel, Access, Outlook, or Word. Regarding the latter, it is necessary to remember that it is not possible to install Publisher independently.


May 4, 2021. Translated by Manuel Sánchez