Keeping in touch and communicating
with customers is essential for any business. A complete business
publishing and marketing materials solution, Publisher
2003 can help you reach out to customers. With Publisher 2003, it's
easier than ever to design, create, and publish professional
marketing and communication materials in-house.
Publisher 2003 is a comprehensive solution for creating
and publishing a wide variety of publications for desktop printing,
commercial printing, e-mail distribution, or viewing on the Web.
comprehensive selection of business publications using new Web site
wizards, such as the Easy Web Site Builder, and e-mail wizards, like
the e-mail newsletter. Or, create print publications, including
brochures, newsletters, postcards, CD or DVD labels, and other
publications using an expanded collection of templates, including
personal stationery sets and professionally designed greeting cards
a publication that merges pictures and text from a data source (like
Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access) using Catalog Merge to create
publications ranging from a datasheet to a sophisticated catalog.
Work more flexibly
with commercial printers for higher quality and larger quantity
print jobs, with new support for process-color—or
cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CMYK)—composite postscript files.
Make the most of the
time you invest in your work by publishing a single publication in
multiple ways: Print it to your desktop printer; take it to a
commercial printer; save it to the Web; and send a single page in an
e-mail message or the entire publication as an attachment.
Publisher 2003 provides all the help you need for
professional results. Start from professionally designed templates
that you can customize with color schemes, font schemes, various
layout options, and your own design sense. Or, start from blank
publications and get creative with sophisticated typography and page
Promote a consistent
identity across all your business communication materials when you
select from 10 new Master Design Sets (for a total of 45). Master
Design Sets are collections of commonly used business publication
templates (including newsletters, postcards, flyers, Web sites,
e-mail announcements, and other publications), each with its own
printing and Web site problems and get help fixing them using the
enhanced Design Checker.
control over your publication with improved Layout Guides, Baseline
Alignment and Baseline Guides, the Page Sorter, and support for
multiple Master Pages.
increased flexibility during the planning and layout phase. You can
insert empty picture frames as placeholders before you've selected
final imagery for your publication.
collection of content by downloading templates from Templates on
Microsoft Office Online. Organize and access them in the Templates
category of the New Publication task pane. Learn more about Office
Publisher 2003 looks and works more like other programs
in the Microsoft Office System, making it easier than ever to use the
right Office tool for the task, while still making the most of your
knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office System. New
consistency with Microsoft Office Word 2003, including indents and
spacing, and line and paragraph breaks.
A new Bullets and
Numbering dialog box.
The ability to find
and replace text across stories and text boxes. Backward
compatibility so you can open Publisher 2003 files in Publisher 2002
and share your files more easily.
Getting started is easier than ever with the simplified
Start screen in Publisher 2003.
Use new categories
from the New Publication task pane. Choose to start your design by
publication type (for print, e-mail, or the Web), by a specific
Design Set, or from a blank publication.
Use the Quick
Publication Options task pane to customize a publication. Choose
color schemes, font schemes, layout options, and design, and then
customize the publication with your own text and graphics.