|Initial release||1991; 29 years ago|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Desktop publishing software|
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Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.
Publisher is included in higher-end editions of Microsoft Office, reflecting Microsoft's emphasis on the application as an easy-to-use and less expensive alternative to the 'heavyweights' with a focus on the small-business market, where firms do not have dedicated design professionals available to make marketing materials and other documents. However, it has a relatively small share of the desktop publishing market, which is dominated by Adobe InDesign and formerly by QuarkXPress.
While most Microsoft Office apps adopted ribbons for their user interface starting with Microsoft Office 2007, Publisher retained its toolbars and did not adopt ribbons until Microsoft Office 2010.
LibreOffice has supported Publisher's proprietary file format (.pub) since February 2013.Corel Draw X4 features read-only support.
Publisher supports numerous other file formats, including the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format, which is supported on Windows platforms. The Microsoft Publisher trial version can be used to view .pub files beyond the trial period.
Adobe PageMaker also saved files with a .pub extension, but the two file formats were unrelated and incompatible.
|Name||Version number||Release date||Editions of Microsoft Office included in|
|Microsoft Publisher||1.0||Late 1991 (approx.)||N/A|
|Microsoft Publisher||2.0||Jul 12, 1993||N/A|
|Publisher for Windows 95 (beginning to transition to 32-bit)||3.0||Aug 24, 1995||N/A|
|Microsoft Publisher 97||4.0||Oct 21, 1996||Small Business Edition|
|Microsoft Publisher 98 (first fully 32-bit)||5.0||Mar 23, 1998||Small Business Edition 2.0|
|Microsoft Publisher 2000||6.0||Jun 7, 1999||Small Business Edition, Professional, Premium, Developer|
|Microsoft Publisher 2002||10.0[a]||May 31, 2001||Professional OEM, Professional Special Edition|
|Microsoft Office Publisher 2003||11.0||Oct 21, 2003||Small Business, Professional, Professional Plus, Enterprise|
|Microsoft Office Publisher 2007||12.0||Jan 30, 2007||Small Business, Professional, Ultimate, Professional Plus, Enterprise|
|Microsoft Publisher 2010||14.0[b]||Jun 15, 2010||Standard, Professional, Professional Plus|
|Microsoft Publisher 2013||15.0||Jan 29, 2013||Professional, Professional Plus, Standard (volume licensing), all Office 365 editions|
|Microsoft Publisher 2016||16.0||Sep 22, 2015|
|Microsoft Publisher 2019||Sep 24, 2018|
- ^Starting with Publisher 2002, the version number jumps to 10.0 to tally Microsoft Office versions.
- ^Version 13 was skipped due to the superstition attached to the number 13.
- Ventura Publisher, the first popular desktop publishing package for IBM PC compatible computers
- Timeworks Publisher (a major competitor in the marketplace in the early 1990s)
- ^'Release notes for Current Channel releases in 2020'. Microsoft Docs. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
- ^Tom Warren (September 24, 2018). 'Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows and Mac'. The Verge. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
- ^ ab'Desktop Publishing Software 2007 Style'. Computor edge. July 27, 2007. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
- ^'Office Publisher 07'. PC World Australia. IDG. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012..
- ^'User interface differences in Office 2010 vs earlier versions'. TechNet. Microsoft. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
- ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- ^'Where is the Publisher viewer?'. Microsoft. Archived from the original on March 16, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010.
- ^'Where is the Publisher viewer?'. Microsoft. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
- ^'Publisher Life-cycle'. Microsoft. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
- ^Paul Thurrott (May 14, 2009). 'Office 2010 FAQ'. Archived from the original on April 19, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2009.
- Official website
- Microsoft Publisher blog (last updated December 2009) on MSDN Blogs
Microsoft Publisher 2013 is a publishing tool for desktop computers that comes with every copy of the PC version of Microsoft Office 2013, and it is built for novice users who want professional editing tools.
Unlike older versions of Microsoft Office, Office 2013 includes Publisher 2013, one of the most intuitive tools for creating print publications such as magazines, menus, posters, business cards, greeting cards, and much more. There is a free trial version of the software for those that want to test it out before purchase, but users must have a Microsoft account in order to take advantage of the free trial.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 includes a number of features that make it a leader in its field. It has a canvas where photos can be uploaded and arranged by simply dragging them from place to place, and pictures can now be swapped by dragging a photo over the one to be replaced. Once the mouse is released, the switch takes place. It is quite intuitive, and accidentally swapping images is easy to avoid thanks to the pink highlight and clearly marked icons.
Microsoft Publisher Viewer
The new Apply to Background command is quite handy as well. Users can now click on any image in the canvas and have it expand to fill the whole thing or become tiled so that multiple images in the original size populate the canvas.
Unlike older versions of Publisher, this newest iteration has been integrated into Office 2013 very thoroughly. To make this more obvious, formatting options and tools that already exist in PowerPoint and Word have been included in the same design. Perhaps the most helpful tool that was ported from Office 2013 is the app's ability to fetch photos from the internet using the credentials of the Microsoft account connected to the software.
Users can use a single window pane within the app to search for images from a number of prominent social media sites, like Facebook and Flickr, as well as the clip art found on Office.com and any local images that might fulfill the search requirements. There is already a plethora of clip art, and the ability to search through the internet only gives the user even more control over the content they easily transport into Publisher.
Free Microsoft Publisher
Users will find that Publisher 2013 is also highly intuitive thanks to the streamlined user interface. There is a single tool bar that holds the vast majority of the most common commands, and there are also hotkeys and editing menus that can be shown with just a few clicks. On the right hand side of the app, all images uploaded to the program are visible in the Scratch Area.
For the novice or intermediate user that wants to create stunning print publications, there are few apps with the same utility and power as Microsoft Publisher 2013.Pros
- Included w/ Office 2013 (PC Versions)
- Easily Create and Publish Documents
- Automatic Cloud Storage
- Fetch Photos from Flicker and Facebook
- Online Clipart Only