Working with Text

In Publisher 2010 text effects can make your publications more visually appealing. Learn how to use them in this free lesson.

Formatting text

Publisher 2010 includes various typography commands that are designed to help you embellish your text. Although Publisher's developers have touted this as a significant feature, it's important to note that many of these effects only work with a small number of fonts, such as Calibri, Cambria, and Gabriola. Still, if you're using these fonts the typography commands can enhance the appearance of your text.

Typography commands can be found in the Text Box Tools tab. To apply any command, simply select your text, then click the desired command. Certain commands, like Stylistic Sets, will include a drop-down list of choices.

Typography commandsTypography commands

There are six Publisher typography commands: