Designing is a tricky business. One forgotten element—like halfa logo hanging off the front page of my company newsletter—can be endlesslyembarrassing, for me and my company. I’ve learned to double- and triple-checkfor problems before I distribute a file from Microsoft Office Publisher, and Inever send out anything until I run the Publisher Design Checker. DesignChecker does just what the name promises: it checks my design for possibleproblems, such as objects in a nonprintable region, empty text boxes, andmissing pictures.
To run Design Checker:
From here, I simply select an item on thelist, which automatically selects the item on the page. In the DesignChecker pane I click the item’s list arrow to fix the issue or to turn off theDesign Checker feature that searches for issues like this. If I can’t figureout what the problem is or how it will affect my publication, I click Explain to open Publisher Help
Once I run all the checks I need for the type of publicationand distribution method I’m using—and once I fix all the errors Design Checkerfound—my project is ready to go.
Thank you, Design Checker, for saving my publications fromso many humiliating errors.
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