Microsoft Publisherfor Windows



Publishing made easy

No need to spend huge amounts of money to purchase the latest and greatest desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is simple, straightforward and sufficient to suit your publishing needs.

Unleash your creative side

Publishing has never been this easy. Create, design and then print flyers, posters, and newsletters with this desktop publishing app.

Publisher is easy to navigate and use. Add in borders and the smart pop-up guides will help you along the way. You can create all sorts of specific projects. These might include brochures, pamphlets, and even posters.

The tools and menu bars are similar to Word and Powerpoint packages. If you have already mastered these, you’ll be familiar with most of the workings of Publisher.

If you’re very serious about your projects, you can customize the interface to your liking. Even if you are a beginner, you can produce professional-looking artwork using the templates available in the application.

Adjust color schemes to match your preferred choices. Professionals may prefer a more advanced program to this, but novice users may find this is more than enough.

Utilise drop-down menus to modify fonts and styles. Think of Publisher as a more advanced version of Word and more. Recolor images and change text direction. Create single-page flyers or take time to collate 20-page in-depth brochures.

Publisher is well suited for home use and small business owners. It has excellent typography tools, and a large variety of templates to choose from.

This is not a stand-alone program. It works best when paired together with the rest of the Office suite.

Where can you run this program?

Microsoft Publisher runs on Windows Vista and above

Is there a better alternative?

No. For the novice user who is looking to create something professional, there is no better alternative. Scribus is an option, but it’s lacking in features.

Our take

After using other Microsoft programs, Publisher seems very familiar and is easy and user-friendly. A delightful and fun experience.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you need a great addition to your Office package, it’s a definite must-have.


  • Included in Microsoft Office package
  • Easy to use
  • Wide range of editing tools


  • Clip art requires internet connection
  • Incompatible with OneDrive
  • Doesn’t work well as stand-alone

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Microsoft Publisherfor Windows


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