Microsoft Publisher is basically a desktop publishing tool from Microsoft, different from Microsoft Word in the sense that the emphasis is put on visual design and page layout instead of proofing and actual text writing. This program allows you to create digital publications such as booklets, manuals, brochures and catalogs all in Microsoft Word compatible fonts and styles. Microsoft Publisher also comes free with Windows and requires no additional software to be installed. Microsoft provides all the tools and features you need to publish your work through Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Publisher has a number of different features including its Mail Merge service which allows you to synchronise your publications across multiple computers. This means you can send one publication to several users by using one installation of Microsoft Publisher. Once you have started using Microsoft Publisher, you will realise that it is quite flexible when it comes to the kind of publications you can create, the styles in which you design them and the features that make them look professional. For example, Microsoft Publisher allows you to integrate graphics, customisation and theme attributes into your publications and you can also easily alter the appearance of your publications at any time.
There are a number of templates that are included with Microsoft Publisher which allows you to start your publication immediately. The templates come pre-formatted and you can use them to create your publication in the way that suits you best. You can change the style and appearance of your publications at any time to suit yourself, and you do not have to worry about altering the appearance of Microsoft Publisher at any point. If you decide to purchase Microsoft Publisher Professional or Microsoft Business Portal, you will receive over 100 templates which you can use in your own publication. All you have to do then is plug the published document into Microsoft Publisher and it will automatically appear in Microsoft Word.