Enhancing Text in Your Publication

In Publisher 2003 text can be enhanced in a variety of ways. Learn all about them in this free lesson.


By the end of this module, you should be able to:

Enhancing text in a publication

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Publisher allows you to enhance your text manually in different ways. While doing this, you may find it helpful to use the boundaries and guides that are displayed by default in Publisher, or you may want to hide these as you design your publication. Publisher allows you decide what is best for you by giving you the ability to turn this feature on and off easily.

Some of the ways you can enhance your text in Publisher include adding a drop cap, wrapping text around an object, and formatting text vertically. You will find that some text enhancements only look good in specific publications. Just because you can do something to your publication doesn’t always mean that you should. It will be up to you to decide what looks best in your publication.

To hide or display boundaries and guides:

To add a drop cap:

To wrap text:

To format text vertically:


Use the publication you created in the last challenge, or create a new blank publication to complete this challenge.