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Publisher 2002 Version Upgrade

Platform : Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me
3.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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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

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / Me
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00005KJ41
  • Release Date: 8 Jun. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,506 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

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

Manufacturer's Description

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.

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I use Publisher a lot for Parish work, especially a quite complicated layout for the Parish Magazine, and I have used Publisher from its early days, when I relinquished a very good programme called Pagestream on the Amiga Platform. My sons became wizards with this programme, which has served them in good stead in business. Publisher by Microsoft is a different animal because it has a very useful Wizard approach to Desk Top Publishing. This means you get a lot of help with setting up your page. The new Templates and useful new set of graphics clips which are now much easier to access through smart tags, and visible icons in the request folder make life very easy. The same basic set of pull down menus has been tidied up, and the saving of files much more visible with a side panel whicvh shows your most recently used files, so no messing about with drop down menus unless you need to, they are still there. A very nice and nifty programme. The upgrade is the best bet for price, but the full programme if you need it is well worth the long term investment, and a lot less than the money paid out over the years for those of us who bought 97 and 2000.
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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.
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I have upgraded from publisher 2000. Publisher 2002 is a retrogresive step. 2002 cannot merge date formats! (takes you back about 10 years dosn't it!) 2000 could.
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!
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I've migrated to Serif for DTP and graphics and have never looked back. I am only sorry I can't slough off MS office with something written to the same high standard as the Serif products.
Serif pageplus 9 knocks the spots right off Publisher's page. No contest.
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