Microsoft Publisher

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Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Publisher icon.png
Microsoft Publisher screenshot.png
Microsoft Publisher 2013 running on Windows 8
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable release2013 (15.0.4433.1506) / December 11, 2012; 21 months ago (2012-12-11)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeDesktop publishing software
LicenseTrialware
Websiteoffice.microsoft.com/publisher
 
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Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Publisher icon.png
Microsoft Publisher screenshot.png
Microsoft Publisher 2013 running on Windows 8
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable release2013 (15.0.4433.1506) / December 11, 2012; 21 months ago (2012-12-11)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeDesktop publishing software
LicenseTrialware
Websiteoffice.microsoft.com/publisher

Microsoft Publisher is an entry-level desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.

Overview[edit]

Publisher is included in higher-end editions of Microsoft Office, reflecting Microsoft's emphasis on the application as an easy-to-use and less expensive alternative to the "heavyweights" with a focus on the small business market where firms do not have dedicated design professionals available to make marketing materials and other documents.[1][2] However, it has a relatively small share of the desktop publishing market, which is dominated by Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.[1]

In Microsoft Office 2007, while most of Microsoft Office apps adopted ribbons in their user interface, Publisher retained its toolbars and did not adopt ribbons until the next version, 2010.

Compatibility[edit]

Publisher's proprietary file format (.pub) is supported in LibreOffice since February 2013.[3] Corel Draw X4 features "read only" support. Adobe's PageMaker software saves files with a .pub extension but the two files are incompatible and unrelated. Publisher supports numerous other file formats, including the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format which is supported on Windows platforms. The Microsoft Publisher trial version can be used to view .pub files beyond the trial period.[4]

Release history[edit]

NameVersion Number[5]Release Date[6]Edition of Microsoft Office included in
1.01991
2.01993
Publisher for Windows 953.0Sept. 15, 1995
Microsoft Publisher 978.0Dec. 8, 1996Small Business Edition
Microsoft Publisher 988.5June 21, 1998Small Business Edition 2.0
Microsoft Publisher 20009.0Sept. 7, 1999Small Business Edition, Professional, Premium, Developer
Microsoft Publisher 200210.0May 31, 2001Professional OEM, Professional Special Edition
Microsoft Office Publisher 200311.0Nov. 24, 2003Small Business, Professional, Professional Plus, Enterprise
Microsoft Office Publisher 200712.0Jan. 27, 2007Small Business, Professional, Ultimate, Professional Plus, Enterprise
Microsoft Publisher 201014.0June 15, 2010Standard, Professional, Professional Plus, Office 365
Microsoft Publisher 201315.0Jan. 29, 2013Professional, Professional Plus, Office 365

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Desktop Publishing Software 2007 Style". Computor edge. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Office Publisher 07". PC World Australia. IDG. Retrieved 2012-02-13. .
  3. ^ https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.0
  4. ^ "Where is the Publisher viewer?". Microsoft. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ The version numbers follow the Office version numbers.
  6. ^ "Publisher Life-cycle". Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 

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