Microsoft Publisher offers many templates that allow you to make brochures, calendars, business cards, labels, flyers and other documents. Publisher does not have a template for bookmarks, but you can make one from scratch without a template. To make a durable bookmark, you can buy heavy duty paper or card stock to place in your printer instead of regular printer paper.
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Double-click the Microsoft Publisher shortcut icon on your desktop. Alternately, click the Windows "Start" button, select "All Programs" and click on "Microsoft Publisher."
Click "Blank Page Sizes" in the "Popular Publication Types" list, then click the "Create custom page size" option.
Type a name for your custom bookmarks in the "Name" section. Click the scroll bars In the "Page" section to reduce the number in the "Width" box to 2 inches and the "Height" box to 7.5 inches. Click "OK" to close the "Custom Page Size" box.
Click the "Create" button in the lower right corner of Publisher.
Creating the Bookmark Template
Click the text box icon in the "Objects" toolbar in the left column of Publisher. Click and drag with your mouse in the bookmark area to format the size of the text box. Click inside the text box to begin typing and formatting text.
Click the "Insert WordArt" or "Picture" icon on the "Objects" toolbar to insert graphics and images. Click "Color Schemes" in the "Format Publication" menu, then select a colour scheme to apply to the bookmark.
Click "Page" from the "Insert" menu if you want to add a second page to create the back side of the bookmark. Design the back of the bookmark in the same manner as you designed the front side.
Click "File" and then "Print." Click "Multiple Copies per Sheet" in the "Printing Options" section if you want to print multiple copies of the bookmark on the same page. In the "More Print Options" section that appears when you select "Multiple Copies per Sheet," slide the "Side Margin" scroll bar downwards until you can view two or more of your bookmarks in the "Preview" section of the Print box.
Click "Print." Re-insert the paper into your paper tray if you created and want to print the design for the back of the bookmark.
Designing and Printing the Bookmark
Tips and warnings
- Click the "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" icons in the toolbar near the top of Publisher to make the view for your bookmark larger while designing it.
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