If you are using Excel graphics in a publication make sure the graphics
are not drawn using the finest line weight available in Excel, as they
reproduce on the imagesetter as hairlines which are unprintable. The
next weight up is fairly heavy, about a one point line, but at least
you can print it!
MSP users can get grey tints in objects by selecting the right colours
(The fill patterns from publisher produce terrible tints for printing).
Yellow gives a 10%, Silver 20%, Aqua 30%, Lime 40%, Fuchsia 50% and
Getting Rid of Useful Tips
Once you know your way around Microsoft Publisher (and other Microsoft
products) you may find the "Useful Tips" are more annoying
than useful. To switch them off go to the Tools pulldown menu and select
Options... Click on the View More Options button. Near the bottom under
Reminders and Quick Demos, click on Activate to remove the cross.
If you forget to save your work regularly, and use MS Publisher, you
can set it up to automatically remind you. Just go to the Tools menu,
select Options and choose Remind to Save Publications box. You can select
how often you want to be nagged (default is 15 minutes), and it will
pop up a box reminding you to save if you haven't.
When dragging around photos and objects, word automatically snaps to
the ruler marks, to avoid this, hold ALT for a 'free roam' mode.
Make sure you are working with the standard A4 size in your document. To check,
go to 'File' > Page Setup properties, you can also edit your margins from the edge
of the page, the default is about 2.5cm, this can be taken out to 1cm if you need the space.
If you have your computer in-store and have permanent internet access
(ie. Broadband, ADSL etc.) You can setup outlook to check for emails
at certain intervals (say every 15mins or so), and get the program to
play a sound that you'll hear to let you know new email has arrived.
To do this, go to Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices, select the Sounds tab and scroll down
until you get to New Mail Notification (under the windows heading) and locate your desired file.
Sometimes Outlook is defaulted to not let you access any attachments
that it's unsure of, this can be a real pain sometimes when trying to
access most documents that you know aren't viruses. Namely MS Office
documents and PDF files. To enable this feature, go to Tools > Options,
select the Security tab, and
To change the "header" part when you send out emails (i.e.
the header part appears in quotes, followed by your email, e.g. "Type
Go to Tools > Accounts..., then make sure you are in the "Mail"
section, select your account and click "Properties" on the
right. You just need to change the "Name" field under the General tab.