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Microsoft Publisher 2010 (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
4.3 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews

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  • With Microsoft Publisher 2010, you can easily communicate your message in a variety of publication types, saving you time and money
  • Easily swap out pictures while preserving the look and layout of your publication with new and improved photo-editing tools
  • Transform and customise ordinary text into fine typography with new OpenType fonts
  • Preview built-in templates, customise content with ease and review for design and layout mistakes before printing
  • Align objects, images or text boxes easier with improved object alignment technology and guides

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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.7 x 3 cm ; 27 g
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  • ASIN: B0039L6FRE
  • Release Date: 15 Jun. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 964 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

With Publisher 2010, you can easily communicate your message in a variety of publication types, saving you time and money. Whether you are creating brochures, newsletters, postcards, greeting cards, or e-mail newsletters, you can deliver high-quality results without having graphic design experience.

Get the job done right the first time with Publisher 2010. Click to enlarge.

Easily fine-tune every picture to help your publication look its absolute best. Click to enlarge.

Give your text the appearance of expert typesetting with new OpenType typography. Click to enlarge.

Get the job done right the first time with Publisher 2010.

Create visually compelling publications
Publisher 2010 provides a broad range of new and improved tools that help you look like a design genius and create content that's sure to impress.

  • Use improved picture-editing tools--including the ability to pan, zoom, and crop your images and picture placeholders--that make it a snap to replace images while preserving the layout of your page. Easily fine-tune every picture to help your publication look its absolute best.
  • Design and reorganise pages like a pro with new object alignment technology. This technology provides visual guides to help you effortlessly align and position your content, but it always leaves the final layout up to you.
  • Create dynamic publications in very little time when you insert and customise prebuilt building blocks of content, both built-in and from the Publisher community, directly from Publisher 2010. Choose from an array of page parts--such as sidebars and stories--as well as calendars, borders, advertisements, and more.
  • Give your text the appearance of expert typesetting with new OpenType typography. Publisher 2010 provides support for the ligatures, stylistic sets, and other professional typography features available in many OpenType fonts. Use built-in or custom OpenType fonts to create text as impactful as images with just a couple of clicks.1

Manage your publications better with easy-to-use tools
It's much easier to create and manage your publications when you can work the way you want.

  • The extraordinary new integrated print experience in Publisher 2010 enables you to view a full-page print preview with a host of page layout tools and adjustable print settings. The new print experience is just one of many features available from the new Microsoft Office Backstage view. Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to provide a centralised, organised space for all of your publication management tasks.
  • The improved, customisable Ribbon is now available in Publisher to make easily accessible the commands you need most. Create custom tabs or even customise built-in tabs. With Publisher 2010, you're in control.

Share your publications with confidence
When it's time to share your publication, Publisher 2010 leaves nothing to guesswork.

  • Compile, edit, and manage your customer or contacts list directly in Publisher, using the easy and efficient Mailings tab on the Publisher 2010 Ribbon.
  • Access the Design Checker from the new Backstage view to automatically review your publication for many common errors before you share it. Get options for fixing them quickly and easily. Then, return to Backstage view when the publication is ready to go and save it to whatever format you need for easy sharing--from PDF or XPS to a range of image formats, such as JPEG or PNG.

Whether you're working on your monthly newsletter, designing a new postcard, creating greeting cards, or developing a marketing campaign for your business, Publisher 2010 helps you create the content you need more quickly, with more flexibility, and with better results.

1 The new typography tools may be used only with OpenType fonts that have the ability to support them, such as Gabriola, Candara, Cambria, Calibri, and others

Customer Reviews

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This iteration of Publisher finally get's Microsoft's 'ribbon' (the replacement for the toolbar that first appeared in the rest of the Office suite (barring Outlook and Publisher itself) in 2007. That's something you'll either love or hate, but with 2010's version, the ribbons are all customisable, so you can make it suit the way you work.
There's a new 'Page Navigation' pane, which is helpful in getting an overview of the document (and rearranging pages if you want), and Publisher's photo-editing is - at last - the same as Word's (since 2007 small documents actually could be made to look better in Word!).

The greatest reason to choose Publisher as well as Word is when you're making documents to send to a commercial printer, when you can choose the "Save for Commercial Printer" command - outputting pdfs at a higher resolution than the Office/Word 'print to pdf' command. It's also better with bleeds (commercial printers all want a 3mm or 5mm 'bleed' around your document, and you'll need to see how it looks with the bleed.

Overall, it's a good, mid-range dtp program that has been - finally - updated properly. I found it a worthwhile upgrade from Publisher 2007. In terms of market 'pitch', I now much prefer Publisher to Serif (the look and feel is more modern, I find the program quicker in use, and it has a quick learning curve). For high-end use I'd still look to Adobe, but it should suit the small-medium size business perfectly. Amazon's price is very good too (undercutting Microsoft's download price at time of writing)
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Used earlier versions and always liked the software. New version better by far in every respect. Easy to use, lots of features allow quick, quality publications to be created.Microsoft Publisher 2010 (PC DVD)
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Having sold my ancient computer (loaded with Publisher) recently I couldn't imagine a future without the creative options offered by this software. For years I've created my own greetings and business cards, advertisements and promotions on Publisher. Publisher 2010 is simplicity itself to use and I was able to transfer all my old templates onto the new system. Then, of course, I discovered how much more sophisticated the new version was. Would recommend for anyone seeking creative edge.
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I am happy with the overall performance of this software. It has most of the usual Publisher features I was looking for. However, the older editions of publisher had templates for building a website, this edition doesn't. I was disappointed about that. Microsoft has obviously separated the website building feature and packaged it as a stand alone software in itself but I would have liked to have known this before I purchased this product. If you are looking for help with website building then don't buy this - buy a dedicated website builder software. If you want a publishing package alone then this is your boy! It has a lot of templates for business cards, certificates, calendars, CVs and more. If you have used Publisher before then it is easy to use 2010 version. I needed it because I have upgraded to Vista and my old Publisher wouldn't work with it.
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So far I've designed only a couple of posters on it and it worked just fine. I'll post a comment if I encounter any problems with the book design project I have to work on next.

I've been a PagePlus user for years but Publisher has caught up on what I consider essential features, such as generating PDFs for commercial printing. More seriously, I've had a couple of annoying glitches with PagePlus X3 and X4 (highlighting text and moving text boxes; so far Serif technical department can only say that they are aware there is an issue). My hope is that the Microsoft product is going to be totally compatible with Windows 7 64 bit version. We'll see but it looks very promising so far.

Previous reviewers are understandably disappointed about the lack of web design, which should have been flagged in publicity, but I think Microsoft are right to separate web design from DTP as they're so different. It must have been tempting to leave it there as an extra but I think it would have unbalanced the DTP concept. I take the point that Scribus is free and a professional, continually evolving product but I've briefly tried it and I found it rather intimidating, it reminded me of Quark Express. Publisher suits my un-technical, visual approach to design. I prefer the context sensitive ribbon to going through menus (a concept I've already enjoyed using in Serif products) and it keeps throwing up little extras, like the ability to translate text. I'm sure I'll find a use for that. The alignment guides and the way you can get text to expand to fill a text box speed up work too.

I might have deducted one star for the lack of a manual but you can soon navigate to the specific help you're after. Ideally I would prefer to sit down with a cup of coffee and browse through a paper manual. There's a PDF introduction to Publisher but, as far as I can discover, no full PDF manual is included.
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Really very impressed - allows all sorts of publications to be easily and quickly completed, although some of the tools are somewhat hidden and need to be found before use.
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Microsoft Publisher 2010 (PC DVD)
Having purchased a new ASUS notebook as a Christmas present from my family, I decided to treat myself to the new Publisher DVD as I had had excelent results from Microsoft Publisher when using Windows XP. I was terribly disappointed with this new Publisher 20210, as now it links me permanently to the web - which I find extremely intrusive, and actually ended up having to have this product installed for me through the web. Not at all what I had wanted as I had to pay further costs with my credit card for this procedure! All in all this was a very unsatisfactory experience. The technician that helped install this was extremely pleasant and helpful which to some extent softened the blow, but the whole installation process took far longer than expected, and frankly I wished I hadn't bothered! So far, I have not used this as much as I thought I would because I find it clumsy and complicated with too many options whcih I would far rather invent or make up myself. I feel there must be a simpler Publishing package than this - but have no idea where to find it! I would not reccommend this version if you are like me faint hearted!
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