Microsoft Publisher 2002

Microsoft Publisher 2002 : Creating Electronic Mechanicals

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The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.

Among the most popular page layout programs, Microsoft Publisher is part of the MS Office suite. Fully compatible with other Office programs, as well as many third party applications, Publisher provides an effective way to design and publish content both on paper as well as digitally. From the basic authoring environment, through the use of the extensive libraries, design aids, clip art, and Wizards, Microsoft Publisher 2002: Creating Electronic Mechanicals focuses on page layout, color, typography, the use of imported images, WordArt, and much, much more.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 304 pages
  • 220.5 x 273.3 x 14mm | 653.18g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130973572
  • 9780130973573

Table of contents

Getting Started.

Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. System Requirements.


1. Understanding the Design Process.

Deciding on a Design. Distribution Strategies.

2. The Publisher Environment.

The Publisher Window. Menus. Options and Settings.

3. Creating a Publication.

Setting Up Your Documents. Views and Measurements. Multipage Documents. Personal Information Sets.

4. Putting Text in Your Documents.

Text Frames. Editing Text. Fonts. Paragraphs. Proofreading Tools.

5. Graphics.

Lines and Shapes. AutoShapes. Using Graphics from Other Programs. Integrating Graphics and Text. Built-In Graphics.

Free-Form Project #1.

Review #1.

6. Working with Tables.

The Table Frame Tool. The Table Menu. Format Table. Importing Text to a Table.

7. Working with Color.

Color Models. Font Schemes. Custom Colors.

8. Printing.

Preparing Proofs. Commercial Printing Tools. Mail Merge.

9. Creating Web Pages with Publisher.

Web Pages vs. Hard Copy. Web Page Basics. Creating a Web Page.

10. Using the Gallery.

Quick Publications. Other Task Panes. Design Gallery Objects.

Free-Form Project #2.

Review #2.


Business Package. Display Ad. Special Offer. Newsletter.


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Review quote

"I have been pleased with the progression of the books. Leading smoothly from one subject to another within one book as well as the smooth transition between courses."-Andreen Hull, Electronic Imaging Trainer, Hanley Graphic Products Co.

"The Against the Clock textbooks have been used in our Graphic Communications Technology program for several years and they have worked very well. They relate to the 'real world' focus was the determining factor for the adoption of the series for our program."-Doris Anton, Wichita Area Technical College

"During the past few years, I have plowed through several tutorials designed to teach difficult and complex graphics programs. The Against the Clock series is the clearest, most comprehensive, and easiest way to learn difficult, high-end graphics program."-Lori Lorion, Reedley College
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About Inc. Against the Clock

Gary E. Poyssick, co-owner of Against The Clock, is a well-known and often controversial speaker, writer and industry consultant who has been involved in professional graphics and communications for over 15 years.

A respected author, Poyssick penned the highly popular Workflow Reengineering (Adobe Press), Teams and the Graphic Arts Service Provider (Prentice Hall), Creative Techniques: Adobe Illustrator, and Creative Techniques: Adobe Photoshop (Hayden Books).

Michelle Ratliff has been serving as Assistant Professor of Software Applications at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida for the past two and a half years. She earned her Undergraduate in Education and her Masters of Educational Technology at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

In addition to her full-time position at Santa Fe Community College, Michelle consults as Webmaster for an ongoing research project focusing on special education currently underway at the University of Florida.
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