Just like all the other apps in Microsoft Office, starting Publisher 2013 is quick and easy, whether you’re running in Windows 8 or Windows 7. Either way, after the program launches, you will notice the new, clean look of the Publisher 2013 window.
In Windows 8, swipe or scroll to display the app tiles that are out of view, beyond the right side of the screen.
In Windows 7, click the Start button, click All Programs, and then in the Microsoft Office 2013 folder, choose Publisher 2013.
Click the Publisher 2013 tile. The program opens on your Windows 8 Desktop.