Microsoft Publisher is a software publishing application that allows users to produce professional-looking publications on their computers. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing program from Microsoft that, unlike Microsoft Word, focuses on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing. The publisher is included in Microsoft Office’s higher-end versions, reflecting Microsoft’s emphasis on the application as an easy-to-use and less costly alternative to the “heavyweights” with a focus on the small-business market, where companies lack dedicated design professionals to produce marketing materials and other documents.
It does, however, have a limited share of the desktop publishing industry, which is dominated by Adobe InDesign and, until recently, QuarkXPress.
Although most Microsoft Office apps started using ribbons in their user interfaces with Microsoft Office 2007, Publisher kept its toolbars and didn’t start using ribbons until Microsoft Office 2010.
What are the things you can do in MS Publisher?
You can work as easily with Microsoft Publisher as you can with Microsoft Word, but instead of text editing tools, you’ll be editing page templates and visual content.
Having said that, you may be wondering what Microsoft Publisher can do for you.
The response is almost all you’ll need to design and publish your materials professionally. Here are a few examples: setup.office.com
- Birthday cards with your name on them.
- Posters for events Small company and association newsletters.
- Business cards with a professional look Programs and flyers.
- Brochures and postcards.
The main features of Microsoft Publisher are:
- Text, form, and image effects at a professional level
- Usage of high-resolution picture backgrounds is possible.
- Mail merge program
- Tools for personalization
- Importing and swapping images using a drag-and-drop interface
- For precise measurements, a detailed ruler and guides are given.
- The opportunity to exchange documents
- Ability to save high-resolution files in common image formats by default in the cloud
- Imports images from social media sites like Facebook and Flickr.