Microsoft Publisher is a great, simple-to-use desktop publishing (DTP) prgram developed for non-designers. Here are some design tips to help make sure your next Publisher project looks contemporary and professional:
* If you are using Microsoft Publisher 2007 or an earlier version, avoid using the in-built WordArt. Publisher 2010 has some nicer, more contemporary options but use sparingly and don't go OTT (that's over the top!) with special effects.
* Be carefulwith the use of ClipArt. Images can certainly enhance the appeal of your document and can illustrate your message, but make sure your images are relevant and in keeping with the style of the document and the image of your organisation. You might like to consider using stock image services. You do need to pay small fees to purchase licenses to use these pictures.
* When designing your document, thing about how it will be distributed. Will you be printing on laser printer at work? Will it be printed professionally? Will it be distributed via PDF? Make sure you think of the limitations of the distribution option you will be using.
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