Publisher Quick Start -Create a publication in Publisher

Applies to: Publisher for Office 365, Publisher 2019, Publisher 2016.

Screenshot of a newsletter created from a Publisher template.
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Publisher is a desktop publishing application that assists you with designing visually stunning, premium quality publications.

Through Publisher on your PC, you can:

  • Customise content for a print or online publication in a range of ready-made designed templates.
  • Design everyday items like greeting cards and labels.
  • Produce complex projects like yearbooks, catalogues, and professional e-mail newsletters.

Create with a template

  1. Start Publisher. If you’re already in Publisher, click File > New.
  1. Choose or find a template:
  • Pick a FEATURED template.
  • Click BUILT-IN and choose a template.
  • Explore a template using:
  • Search for online templates Start Searching button , or
  • One of the Suggested searches.
  1. Choose Create.
Screenshot of templates on the Publisher Start screen.

Add a text box

  1. Click Home > Draw Text Box.
  1. Drag the cross-shaped cursor to draw a box in the desired area to create text.
  1. Write the text in the text box. If the text extends past the text box, enlarge the text box, or connect it to another text box.
Screenshot of a text box on a page of a Publisher file.

Insert a picture

You can add a picture from your computer, or insert an online picture from OneDrive or the web.

  1. Pick Insert > Pictures or Insert > Online Pictures.
  1. Search for your ideal picture and choose it.
  1. Click Insert.
Screenshot of the Insert Pictures window for online pictures.


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