Using Microsoft Publisher

For some graphic arts professionals, Microsoft Publisher is the software program they love to hate. It’s not just that the program is only available on the PC platform, and most graphic arts professionals prefer Macs. It’s also that in its earliest versions, Publisher did not support many of the essential functions of prepress – principally, color separations.

Today Publisher is getting a second look, in part because of its continuing popularity with printing customers. It is a good alternative to high-end design programs like Adobe PageMaker and Quark XPress, both in price and ease of use. And according to a Microsoft survey of Publisher 98/2000 users, half of the eight hundred respondents use Publisher for business.

applications – business cards, newsletters, flyers

and brochures.