Microsoft Publisher

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  1. Gayla

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    Is anyone familiar with this program?
    I can't figure out how to make a brochure on legal size paper with 4 columns.
    Help!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I hate Publisher, but don't know what else to use. I could figure out what to do Gayla, but would not be able to walk you through it, sorry :( . If it is a simple 4 columned brochure you might be just as well to use Word.
     
  3. Gayla

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    I'm thinking I'll stick to PrintMaster.
    I'll check out Word.
     
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    Gayla,

    Once you figure out Publisher, it's much easier to setup than Word...but that's just my personal opinion. Here's how you set the columns in Publisher.

    Open Publisher and select blank publication. Click on File>Page Setup. Under Layout tab, click Custom. Select Landscape, set width to 14", height to 8.5". Under Printer & Paper tab, select paper size Legal. Click OK. You will have a blank legal size layout.

    Click on Insert>Text Box and draw your text box. Right-click in the text box and select Format Text Box. Click on the Text Box tab and you'll see a box called "Columns". Click on it and enter the number of columns you want, click OK, and voila! You have a 4-column layout.

    Insert a text box in each column and away you go!

    Personally, I think it's much easier to work with than Word when doing stuff like this.

    Hope this helps...

    CJ
     
  5. exscentric

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    Serif has publishing software,and you can usually get the older version for around ten bucks.

    I've found all publishing programs a little difficult, but I think it is because they operate differently than word processors and we aren't used to them.

    I used serif (about five versions older than the current) and it had a big learning curve, but all others I've used have the same.

    Serif has a lot of other software as well and older versions sell cheap. Get on their mailing list if you are interested.
     
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    Good points CJ,

    Maybe I just need a good MSPub teacher [​IMG] .
     
  7. Gayla

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    Thanks, CJ.
    Followed your steps and Voila! four columns on legal size paper!
     
  8. Gayla

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    I bought a disc with about 5 programs from Serif. Page Plus5 and others, but it says I need to call to get an unlock code. It's usually too late to call when I think about doing it.

    Someday . . ..
     
  9. Gayla

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    Help!!
    I need to eliminate the margins. Pastor wants a tri-fold, legal size brochure with virtually no margin.
     

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