This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through the basics of how to create a newsletter with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007. Microsoft Publisher 2007 is an excellent software program for creating custom newsletters.

Whether you're promoting your business, updating school activities or just keeping friends or family up to date on latest news happenings, Publisher 2007 is the perfect choice. The software program contains a wide variety of templates to help you choose a design for your newsletter which can then be customized in any way you want.

Step 1 – Getting Started

To get started open Microsoft Publisher and scroll down the Publication Types section (bottom left) to find the newsletters option on the menu. Choose the design that is closest to the one that you want.

You will be given the option to change the colors for your layout, the font scheme and the page size. Once you have completed this, click on the “Create” button located on the bottom right of the screen so that you can begin to go to work on your content.

Step 2 – Editing the Newsletter

In each text box, you can enter your own information by typing it in or by copying it from a word document and pasting it into your text box. On the main menu, you will find all the tools you need to select the font, font size and appearance of the text.

If you click on the outside of the text box, you can use your mouse to adjust the width and height to fit your page.

Step 3 – Adding or Editing Images

Now it is time to add images to your newsletter. To add your image just highlight the image within the newsletter you want to change, click on “Insert” located on the toolbar and then select “Picture”. You can choose from the existing clip art that is included with the software or upload images of your own.

Once you add the image, click on it with your mouse and you can adjust the size. You can also move it to the desired location on the page. Follow this same process if your newsletter includes more than one page until you have created all of your content and save it.

Saving and Distributing Your Newsletter

Let's not forget to save our newsletter. To do so click the save icon on the toolbar or select file then choose save using the drop down menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2007 includes a way to electronically distribute your newsletter. The new E-mail merge list can be customized to include a personal message to the people you're trying to reach.

In addition to the address block, there is a greeting line where you can include a special message to each individual who will receive it. The E-mail merge feature will work with both Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.

Source by Johnny W. Rogers