Close all the wizards or help boxes that
appear when you load Publisher. Click on 'exit catalog' or close
the boxes. All you need is a blank page as shown below:
Whichever version of Publisher you are
using, you need to use the menu buttons to help you create your
publications. Look at the buttons below and find them on the
left hand side of your Publisher screen.
Don't worry if yours look slightly different - it just depends on
which version of Publisher you are using.
To complete this lesson, you need to know
about and use all these buttons. The main ones to use are
the Textbox button and the Word Art button. These have been
highlighted in the diagram above.
Click on the textbox button. Draw a
box as wide as the page and about a third of the way down.
Type some text in - try your name!
You have already mastered the text box.
Every time you want to add normal text, just draw a box and type
in in. If you look at your Publisher screen you can use the
options at the top to change the way your writing looks - either
by changing the colour, the font or the style. Try putting
your name in four different ways.
Finally - the WordArt button. Lots of
people use this too much. It creates graphical text that
includes more colours, funky formatting or wacky presentation.
Click on the WordArt button and draw another box.
This gets a bit more complicated as a pop-up
box appears. Don't worry though - select the options you
want and then type in the text. Experiment and try your name
again. See if you can make your text look like this:
I'm ready for the tasks