MS Publisher help for newbie

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sundance2008

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I am trying to design a postcard with MS Publisher. I can't seem to find where to set the background color or how to set it for bleed.

Can anyone help me with this?

BTW it's a old version, Pub 2002

Thanks,

Steve
 
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Select the text box and insert it to totally fill the post card then choose a fill color. Voila. I don't understand the "bleed' part of your question.
 
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In printing, bleed is accomplished by printing on a stock that is larger than the finished product and printing in a format that is just a little bit larger than the finished product. This is then trimmed to remove the extra and you end up with something that is printed to the very edges.

For a postcard in Publisher you could print 2-up X 2-wide on an 8.5" X11" sheet of the stock in landscape orientation. Publisher has the ability to Crop Markss outside the borders you establish for your trim. This would then give you 4 postcards from an 8.5" x 11"

Print crop marks
Crop marks will print only if the publication’s dimensions are smaller than the paper size selected in File, Print Setup.

  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Click Advanced Print Settings.
  3. Click Publication Options.
  4. Under Printer’s marks, click Crop marks.
  5. Choose any other options you want.
  6. Click OK twice.
To turn off crop marks, clear the Crop marks check box.
ALSO: Notice in the Advanced Print Settings, the options to "Allow Bleeds" and "Bleed Marks". Hover the "?" option above these choices for more information.

The icon on the toolbar that looks like a tipped paint bucket is the "Fill Tool" and it floods whatever frame you happen to be in (either a small frame for a few words--- or the larger frame of the whole post card). Just highlight the frame and click the icon; you will then have the choice of colors (or no color).

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