Working with Shapes and Objects

Use Publisher 2010 shapes and objects to design your publication. Also learn how to navigate the Publisher 2010 objects toolbar.

Working with Building Blocks

Building Blocks are another type of object in Publisher. They usually contain some combination of text, shapes, and images, and they're meant to enhance the appearance of your publication. Once you insert a Building Block, you can modify it to suit your needs.

Types of Building Blocks:

There are four types of Building Blocks:

To insert a Building Block:

  1. Select the Insert tab, then locate the Building Blocks group.
  2. Click one of the four Building Block drop-down commands.
    The Building Blocks group of commandsThe Building Blocks group of commands
  3. A drop-down menu will appear with Building Block styles and options. Select the desired Building Block.
    Building Blocks optionsBuilding Blocks options
  4. The Building Block will be inserted.
    The inserted Building BlockThe inserted Building Block
  5. If desired, modify the Building Block's text and formatting until you are satisfied with its appearance.
    The modified building blockThe modified building block