Microsoft Publisher

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Microsoft Publisher review by <span>Keila Nohemi B.</span>
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Microsoft Publisher, a program that does not lose validity.

What do you like best?

Publisher is a program that has a simple interface that makes it easy to use, inclusive for people who have no knowledge of the subject in graphic design, is created for the preparation of calendars, brochures, diplomas, newsletters, resumes, signs, information sheets, letterheads, envelopes, business forms, invitations, catalogs, flyers, calendars and announcements in general. The best thing about the program is that thanks to its easy-to-use tools and its ease of use, it can be implemented both by professional designers, as well as by people who do not have a very large specialization in graphic design, since their Templates and tools make it much easier to use.

What do you dislike?

One of the weak points that Publisher has that offers publications that can be considered only of home type and although they are of professional aspect they are often considered as such, because the ease with which the user works this software, prevents in some way that This shows on the sheet what you really want to design, the clearly pre-designed templates are of perhaps classic taste, this is occasionally not so useful because it prevents the user from giving his personal touch and can not be compared with the result of the work of an expert in graphic design that uses programs of a more specialized type, but in spite of this it offers quite satisfactory results to be a program that could be called simple.

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Publisher is a very simple management application that has tools such as predesigned templates, or downloadable templates that can be obtained for free on the web, which gives it an indispensable character for organizations today.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Publisher allows the design of brochures, newsletters, and other advertising content that can be printed later or used directly on the web, by the company. Thanks to its easy-to-use tools and its ease of use, it can be used both by professional designers and by people who do not have a very large specialization in graphic design, since their templates and tools greatly facilitate their use, and allows you to solve a number of problems in terms of graphic design and advertising quickly and effectively.

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Microsoft Publisher review by <span>Maiky Yelitze Z.</span>
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Microsoft Publisher, Ideal for the creation of didactic material.

What do you like best?

The best thing about the program is its simple interface, which allows even people who do not have knowledge of the subject in graphic design as professors to elaborate teaching tools such as calendars, brochures, diplomas, newsletters, resumes, posters, worksheets. information, letterheads, envelopes, forms, invitations, catalogs, brochures, calendars and announcements in general that allow students to get attention in a more efficient way thus improving the entire educational process. The program has a wide range of easy-to-use tools and can be implemented by both teachers and students, an aspect that greatly enriches the entire learning process. It is the perfect program for teachers and educators who do not have a great specialization in graphic design, since its templates and tools make it much easier to use.

What do you dislike?

The weakest point of this program is that it is often considered simple by people with knowledge in design, although the publications made in the professional-looking child are often considered boring and repetitive, due to the ease use of templates for which you can often use on the sheet, what can really be designed, these same things are very easy to use can use your personal touch and can not be compared to the result of the work of a graphic design expert that uses programs of a more specialized type, but in spite of this it can have a quite competent content for the development of the didactic material of good quality that allows to improve the whole learning process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The program has a simple interface that brings many benefits to teachers including the possibility of making attractive publications, in addition to having great tools such as predesigned templates or those that can be downloaded that can be obtained for free on the web.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it is without a doubt an incredible program that offers all the people the opportunity to achieve the design of brochures, newsletters and other advertising content that the company can print later or directly on the web. Thanks to its easy-to-use tools and its ease of use, it can be used by teachers who do not have specific or professional knowledge in graphic design, in addition to the series of templates and tools that the program provides to strengthen the learning process and acquisition of knowledge by students.

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Microsoft Publisher review by <span>Amny N.</span>
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a design program, for users who do not have a very broad knowledge of graphic design, so it is easy

What do you like best?

The professional marketing and sales material can help a small business to promote its business, keep in touch with its customers and get new ones, and build a solid and professional business identity. But entrusting other companies with these products is expensive and time consuming, and manufacturing them with a word processor or any other program without design guides or customization options can project an unprofessional image.,Publisher is easy to learn to manage, and can help entrepreneurs, managers and workers to create and publish professional quality marketing and sales materials for commercial printing, e-mail or Internet publishing, and all from the family environment of Office,Simply use Word, Microsoft PowerPoint or other Office programs beforehand so that users can quickly learn how to work with Publisher and use the appropriate Office tool for each task,Simply use Word, Microsoft PowerPoint or other Office programs beforehand so that users can quickly learn how to work with Publisher and use the appropriate Office tool for each task

Save time when you use your work again,Create personalized publications from a database.

What do you dislike?

Competency with other market programs. It is not professional, and can not be compared to the result of the work of a graphic design expert who uses programs such as Photoshop and Corel ... but it is quite good for the common user. It takes up a lot of space on the hard drive to be such a simple program

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its main function is to create designs for advertising and propaganda. For this reason, it is used by a great variety of companies (both large and medium companies, as well as micro companies), for the design of its various advertising campaigns. Therefore as users we must have clear ideas when working with the program

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have benefited using the design of brochures, newsletters, and other advertising content that can be printed later or used directly on the web, by myself. Thanks to its easy-to-use tools and its ease of use, it can be used both by professional designers and by people who do not have a very large specialization in graphic design, since their templates and tools greatly facilitate their use. It has been useful for carrying out various school activities, from some simple designs for primary, to more advanced and specialized designs, for use at higher levels, especially in fields such as journalistic, advertising, commercial education, etc

Microsoft Publisher review by <span>Eliseo D.</span>
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Microsoft Publisher helps create, customize a wide variety of publications and marketing materials.

What do you like best?

I love its ease when converting formats into different types of files as could be in PDF or XPS without any problem saves me large amounts of time at the time of some work from my home or office with the variety of templates that this has and ways to make types of cards, brochures, brochure and invitations ect. A wide customizable dashboard within the software that helps to be simpler and easier to use.

What do you dislike?

One of its drawbacks is that being an easy to use program and something simple occupies more space than desired, and little union between some more current programs of design for a better programming at the time of joining the work within the same software in concluding are few Things I do not like about this program because I use it daily in my work and does not generate major problem and is very easy and easy to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would love to recommend it as it takes a good path at the time of each update and improves much more this software coming from 1991 to its latest version of 2015 giving a breakthrough in each of them

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly the varieties of designs within Microsoft Publisher and the great help in writing as is also the palette of colors quite extensive at the time of including our designs and details of graphics in the program, also the focus on the market of small businesses which start from small projects to large and complex projects.

Microsoft Publisher review by <span>Flavio S.</span>
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Microsoft Publisher is great for quick and easy typography projects

What do you like best?

Microsoft Publisher is great for quick and easy typography projects, it offers you a lot of templates for every need you have. This is what I like most, the fact the it always have a ready to print template that in minutes can became customized following my needs. This thanks to the interface intuitive and fast and thanks to the many tools avaible.

What do you dislike?

What I really can't understand is how it's possible that Microsoft Publisher still have a poor graphic designs area. Can be helpfull to modify a picture and a logo inside the software, without the needs to use multiple software for the same graphic project. This is one of the big and common missing in the app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Despite the appearence Microsoft Publisher is second to none when talking about fast designing and printing. I really reccomend you to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft Publisher is what save me every time I don't have the time or budget to hire a graphic design for small office projects. It allows me to create and print professional lookings graphics within minutes and without leaving our studio. I use it a lot to build up brochures and little flyers. Time saving and money saving.

Microsoft Publisher review by <span>Taylor C.</span>
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Solid Page Layout Software

What do you like best?

Simple interface that's extremely clean, when compared to InDesign or similar pro-level tools. There are lots of tutorials from other users online (Youtube, etc), great time-tested design that hasn't really changed in years. Overall the software is stable and works very well.

What do you dislike?

Can occasionally crash and be a bit buggy. Microsoft seems dead-set on pushing everyone to their cloud-based/subscription service. Annoying advertising for that and constant pushing in that direction. Just purchasing the one-time license alone is a test in patience. I would recommend purchasing from a reseller, as that seems to be the absolute easiest way, as opposed to purchasing it through MS directly. You can often save money going around them as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Publisher is a great tool that definitely is easier to use (and cheaper) than InDesign or similar Pro-Level software. I would say try it out before buying to make sure it will do what you need it to do. My biggest complaint is how Microsoft as a company tries to push Microsoft Office 365 as a subscription product so hard, as opposed to letting people easily (without jumping through 10,000,000 steps and windows) purchase the product outright. I think overall Publisher is best for smaller-house style clients, so keep that in mind as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it to design flyers and items of this sort. Much easier than using Word (on the simple extreme) or InDesign (on the more complex side).

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