Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
What is Publisher?
• The Navigation pane: The area on the left side of the interface displays pages when a
publication is open, or tabs in Backstage view.
An open publication, showing the Navigation pane on the left side.
Let’s examine these components in more detail.
The Ribbon is divided into tabs, and each tab contains groups of commands. The Ribbon
replaces menus that existed across the top of the screen and toolbars, which were found in
older versions of Microsoft Oi ce. The primary tabs of Publisher 2010 are File, Home, Insert,
Page Design, Mailings, Review, and View.
The Publisher 2010 Ribbon is divided into tabs.
The Ribbon’s appearance changes depending on your current task. Some tabs, such as
the Format tab, only appear in certain contexts. For example, when a publication is open
in Publisher 2010 and you draw a text box on the page, the Ribbon displays groups of
commands for formatting the text in this box.
You can hide and show the Ribbon by double-clicking the active command tab; this makes it
easy to maximize your workspace as needed.