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MS Publisher help for newbie

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sundance2008, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. sundance2008

    sundance2008 Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. Raised Grain

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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.
     
  3. sundance2008

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    Bleed, print all the way to the edge of the card.

    Thanks!!
     
  4. letchworth

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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"

    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).

    letchworth
     
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