Microsoft KB Archive/101550

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Publisher 2.0: (SHORT) Feature Summary List PSS ID Number: Q101550 Article last modified on 07-29-1993 PSS database name: W_MSPub



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Publisher version 2.0


This article summarizes the new and improved features of Publisher version 2.0. For a complete description of new and improved features, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

description and publisher and features and new and improved


Ease of Use:

  • New PageWizards
  • New templates
  • ClipArt Gallery
  • Layout Checker
  • Print Troubleshooter
  • First Time Help
  • Quick Demos
  • Cue Cards
  • Introduction to Publisher
  • Technical support information on-line
  • Keyboard guide to learn about keyboard shortcuts
  • Right-mouse-button shortcut menus
  • OLE 2.0 support (Publisher is the first Microsoft product to support OLE 2.0)
  • Expanded range of views (10 levels of zoom, up to 400 percent)

Text Handling:

  • Styles: create your own or import from any major word processor
  • New, improved WordArt that can use any TrueType font
  • “Continued on page x” and “continued from page x” notes at top and bottom of columns
  • Auto-jump to next column in story
  • Rotation of text by any degree (in WordArt only)
  • Improved typography (kerning, tracking, justification)
  • Auto-hyphenation
  • Smart quotes
  • Automatic bulleted and numbered lists, right from the toolbar
  • Drag-and-drop text
  • Optional Show All Characters mode
  • Import filters for all major word processors

Graphics and Design Features:

  • Irregular text wrap around graphics
  • More than 125 clip art images
  • Optional View Facing Pages mode
  • Tables right from the toolbar with autoformat, fill right, fill down, and drag-and-drop
  • Shape tool with 90-degree rotation, right from the tool bar
  • Grouping and aligning
  • Nudge control
  • Greater color support (256 colors)
  • Tile printing (posters and banners)
  • Paper Direct paper viewed on-screen

Publisher 2.0 also includes the following:

  • 17 new professionally-designed PageWizard design assistants
  • 35 professionally-designed templates
  • ClipArt Gallery, which you can use to view and categorize not only the clip art that comes with Publisher 2.0, but all of your existing clip art as well
  • 20 new TrueType fonts
  • New, improved version of WordArt that can use any TrueType font and includes many new special effects
  • Microsoft Draw

Additional reference words: 2.00 mspub advantages aspects improvements additions

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.