Publisher is Microsoft’s tool for making easy edits. It is considered a program for beginners, so it is a good idea to use it if you are just starting out with web design and layout.
This tool helps create, share and personalize a variety of publications and marketing materials. Likewise, it comes programmed with a series of templates installed and some downloadable from its website to create varied, eye-catching, and creative content. If you still do not have the Program installed, you can download Microsoft Publisher from its official website.
If we frequently use a publication, it can be a brochure or an advertisement, we can make a reusable custom template to save time. Basically, you can create a template from any location.
Find or modify templates in Publisher
When we open Publisher, we can see a catalog of templates that can be selected. You can create a file with a template similar to what you need to post to help you. Once the template opens, you can modify elements such as color, fonts, or graphics.
You can create a Publisher template with any file that has been saved as a Publisher template and reuse them as many times as you need without having to apply your customizations again.
As mentioned earlier, Publisher offers logos, basic layouts, and dynamic features that allow for easy formatting. Besides this you can:
- Use one of the post templates to create exactly the type of file you want, such as a calendar, newsletter, or postcard.
- Design a publication, customize it according to your needs, and save it as a template.
Custom templates in Publisher from a blank publication
When we create a new publication in publisher, we can select a blank or pre-designed template. It is important to mention that a copy of the file will be created so that the original template is not modified.
If we want to make a change, we can open the copy of the file and from there make the changes.
To make a custom template, the first thing to do is choose your page size and publication layout. The next thing will be to choose the template format, where all the elements that will make up the template will be. You can modify the font type and colors to your liking.
Once we are satisfied with the elements that will make up the template we will have to save it. To do this we will have to go to the file, then click on the save as option, and there we will have to select the browse option.
We have to click on type and from the options that will be displayed we will have to select the publisher template and it will automatically redirect us to the custom Office templates folder. We put the name and we give it to save and that’s it.
It is important to note that if we save the file in a different folder, Publisher will not be able to find or open the template.
If we go back, we can find the template we just created. We can also find it within the personal category.
Custom templates with preset layouts
In addition to the designs offered by the tool, there is an additional catalog with online templates. It is necessary to be connected to the internet to be able to view these templates.
To create a publication with a predesigned model, click on File and then on new.
In the gallery of templates that will appear, we will have to select a type of publication (business cards, thank you cards, among others).
You can scroll through the different layout types with the left and right arrows. When we have decided we must click on the template and then create.