Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Text
Adjust the character spacing in the text. See
“Adjusting Character Spacing” later in this
chapter.
Link indicator
Let the extra text fall into another frame.
(See the next section.)
Making Text Flow Across Frames
Notice that most placeholder text shows you
approximately how many words will fit in the story
frames. When you enter more text than will fit
within a frame, you see an icon near the bottom of
the text frame. The icon is there to remind you
that the entire story is displayed across two or
more frames. How many frames it flows across is
dependent on the template you are using.
Figure 24-17
Linked text boxes.
Figure 24-17 shows how Publisher will automatically
go to the next frame when the first column becomes
full. The frames are linked together so Publisher
knows they are filled with the same story. Frames
could be linked on the same page, or could be on
different pages.
Formatting Text
When using a predefined publication, most of the
formatting is already set up for you, but sometimes
you want to make changes. The Publisher Ribbon
contains all the tools you need. Formatting text in
a Publisher text box is identical to formatting text
in a Word document. You select the text you want
to change and click the options you want. Refer to
Chapter 3, “Making a Word Document Look Good.”
As you pause your mouse over the story, the frame
appears as dotted lines. If you click in a frame, the
first frame for example, you see the icon pointing
right, which indicates the story continues to the
next frame on the right. If you were to click in the
second frame, it too would have an arrow pointing
right, indicating there is yet more to the story in
the next frame to the right. And if you click in the
third frame, there is no arrow because that’s the
end of the story.
Figure 24-18
Character formatting options.
What’s a Story?
A story refers to text that fits across multiple
frames.
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