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Setting Publisher Options -
The Options menu (Tools…Options) has 7 tabs
that you can click on and change the settings. The preferences in
these tabs are preset for the most common settings. Last time, we
did the General Tab. I will take you through the
other tabs and point out settings that you may want to change.
The Edit tab:
Keep all the defaults here, but you may want to turn off
Hyphenation. I generally do not like hyphenating my text boxes
so I uncheck the box next to “Automatically hyphenate…” If you
decide later that you want to hyphenate a text box, you can
click on Tools, point to Language, and click on Hyphenation.
If you are a beginner to Publisher, you may want to click on the
box next to Show Tippages. You will get neat little tips while
you are working on your publications.
Also, if you are a novice, click on the boxes next to Show
ScreenTips on Objects and Use Helpful Mouse Pointers.
If you want to use a Wizard for blank publications, check that
box. You will get a panel on the left side every time you start
a new publication to help you get started.
If you want to automatically save your documents, check the Save
AutoRecover… box. Set the number of minutes you want wait for
each Save. 10 minutes is the default – I set mine to 5 minutes.
Nothing to set here. You should generally not be using
Publisher as your web creation program. Use FrontPage, or
GoLive, Or DreamWeaver, or any other html editor to create your
If you are super security conscience, check the box next to
Remove information from file properties on save. The documents
you create will not have identifying information in them – you
Don’t mess with Macro security – use the defaults.
That’s it – your Options Menu is set – now you can
get to work on your publications.
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