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Microsoft® Office Publisher 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox, OTSI, and Joan Lambert

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Working with Shapes

Publisher provides tools for creating several types of shapes, including lines, arrows, ovals, rectangles, stars, banners, and many more. With a little imagination, you will discover countless ways to create drawings by combining shapes.

To create a shape in Publisher, you click a shape button on the Objects toolbar and then drag the crosshair pointer across the page to define the size of the shape. After you draw the shape, it is surrounded by a set of handles, indicating that it is selected. (You can select a shape at any time by simply clicking it.)

Tip

To draw a circle or square, click the Oval or Rectangle shape, and hold down the Shift key while you drag.

You can easily add text to a shape. Simply select the shape by clicking ...

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