Publisher 2002 Version Upgrade
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- 15 refined master sets designed by leading design firms
- Font schemes offer professionally paired headline and body text fonts
- Easily update Publisher-created Web pages
- Open basic Word files for enhancement
- Smart Tags let you use AutoCorrect and Paste Options right at your cursor
- NOTE: This is an upgrade for a previous version
- Platform: Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / Me
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
If you want to design catalogues, newsletters or maybe greeting cards with that professional touch but don't know where to start then Publisher looks an ideal candidate. It has always had a reputation for being user-friendly and Publisher 2002 takes this to new levels.
As you'd expect, Publisher 2002 fits in seamlessly with Office XP so you'll find features such as XP style menus, the new Task Pane and Auto Correct to name but a few. Word users will approve of the Import Wizard as documents can be loaded directly into Publisher and have new fonts, styles and colour schemes applied at the click of a mouse button. A huge range of pre-defined templates are provided and you now get a further 15 design sets focusing on business stationary themes--just pick one from the Task Pane and it's loaded ready for your master touch. Fill effects and background choices abound and you decide how you want text to be wrapped around each object.
The Web page design tools are a mixed bag as Publisher allows excellent results to be produced easily and exported directly to HTML format. However, a lack of control over the Web page naming convention used for multi-page projects and the fact that Netscape Navigator doesn't cope well with Publisher's proprietary XML-based code won't impress professional designers. It's a pity that Ad obe's PDF format isn't supported either. These make Publisher 2002 less appealing to professionals but to the rest of us it offers a flying start into the world of desktop publishing. --Dave Mitchell
Microsoft Publisher is for business users who are serious about creating their own sales and marketing materials. Publisher offers professional design guidance, thousands of customisable publication templates, powerful integration with Microsoft Office and other Microsoft Office applications, as well as a complete publishing solutionicrosoft Publisher is for business users who are serious about creating their own sales and marketing materials. Publisher offers professional design guidance, thousands of customisable publication templates, powerful integration with Microsoft Office and other Microsoft Office applications, as well as a complete publishing solutionsletters, flyers, catalogues, brochures, Web sites, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
In the summer of 2002 I was landed with the job of editing an association magazine - yet again. The inducement was a shiny copy of MS Publisher 2002, and as an experienced MS Pub 98 user I jumped at the chance to play.
But it was a disappointment - on two different 128K RAM machines running MS Win 98 SE. The Sony 366Mhz Pentium DVD laptop slowed down to a crawl, and the XP-oriented bloatware features overstuffed the 6GB hard drive.
The machine started crashing regularly as clockwork, so we tried the HP 800 Mhz AMD desktop next, with pretty similar results - except that the 20GB hard drive was not so full, and the crawl was not as slow. But it still locked up regularly on a few pages of mostly text.
It took over two weeks of hard graft before we gave up trying workarounds and eventually re-installed my old Publisher 98, which does -almost- all we could want, and was a lot more stable on our systems. It too would still lock up on a big file, but the file had to be -way- bigger than with 2002.
We did use MS Update weekly on both systems, and regularly purged our systems of any spyware or other dross. They ran better for it, but Pub 2002 was still a dog, and also seemed to lack the collection of clip art in Pub 98. Never fully pursued that, for obvious reasons.
We recently bought a monster DVD-writing XP desktop, and Pub 2002 now looks more tempting, but why waste our time on a fairly small improvement? So the CD is still in its case, and Pub 98 soldiers on. Just did our first website with it a week ago.....
So if you have a smaller machine, stick with the older software. They will probably work together better. It works for us.
Many other problems with this turkey of DTP software. Microsoft won't help you either, they are equally embarrased and very defensive. They will try to get you to say the software is good by focusing on the bits that work.
Don't buy it!
Serif pageplus 9 knocks the spots right off Publisher's page. No contest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Working with the rest of Office XP (2002) it fits in brilliantly! Faster, easier, fantasic! The best version of Publisher I have ever seen.Published on 28 Aug. 2001 by Daiviv