Microsoft Publisher

What Does Microsoft Publisher Mean?

Microsoft Publisher is a graphic design application that is similar to Microsoft Word but differs in the fact that its emphasis lies more on page layout and design, and less on word composition and formatting. It provides easy-to-use and less expensive publishing options for creating designs and logos for small businesses, where using other high end applications may not be feasible.

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Techopedia Explains Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is an entry-level graphic design program included in some versions of Microsoft Office. It is considered ideal for small business because it is user friendly and does not demand prior knowledge about the application or graphic design in general. Publisher includes templates for many types of common business needs, such as business cards, brochures, address labels and calendars. Microsoft offers the options to directly mail the file, export it as another file type or upload it to the cloud and publish online.

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