Microsoft Publisher

What is Microsoft Publisher?

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing solution designed to help businesses generate layouts, manage content and add images.

Who Uses Microsoft Publisher?

Not provided by vendor

Where can Microsoft Publisher be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Windows (Desktop)

About the vendor

  • Microsoft
  • Located in Middletown, US
  • Founded in 1975

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Microsoft
  • Located in Middletown, US
  • Founded in 1975

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

Microsoft Publisher videos and images

Microsoft Publisher Software - Create documents using a range of built-in templates
Microsoft Publisher Software - Share documents through multiple methods
Microsoft Publisher Software - Use built-in or custom color schemes to customize documents
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Microsoft Publisher Software - Create documents using a range of built-in templates
Microsoft Publisher Software - Share documents through multiple methods
Microsoft Publisher Software - Use built-in or custom color schemes to customize documents

Compare Microsoft Publisher pricing with similar products

Microsoft Publisher

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US$12.99/month
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Features of Microsoft Publisher

  • Content Publishing Options
  • Document Management

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Reviews of Microsoft Publisher

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Gonzalo R.
Gonzalo R.
IT SAP Analyst in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Automotive, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Microsoft Publisher for your visual designs

5 4 months ago

Comments: Great experience, easy to use. No need for fancy photo editing software! Depending on your needs, this might be a great option so you can use what already is included in the office package.

Pros:

It is a fairly easy to use software, which is useful for designing and editing visual content intended to be published either printed or digitally. Much more comfortable to use than word or powerpoint for editing images, that is for sure! Offers a wide variety of templates and page sizes that make it a lot easier to create material such as diagrams and so on.

Cons:

Features are not so intuitive, you would need to check the help offered by microsoft inside the software or on the internet.

William O.
Owner in US
Publishing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

MS Publisher for Book Covers

5 3 weeks ago New

Comments: It is my go-to Book Cover creator solution. I prefer it to any of the paint programs I have used (Paint.net, Gimp, Pixel, etc.).

Pros:

I have used Publisher for many years. Although it is constantly being improved, I have never had trouble learning the new features and it makes beautiful products (in my case, mostly Book Covers).

Cons:

I can't think of a single negative about this software.

César C.
César C.
Computer engineer in Panama
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Hardware, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The basics never fail

3 2 months ago New

Comments: It is a design program where if you do not have great design skills, it can be ideal, it is easy to use, it does not have functionalities or complex interfaces. A basic but useful option.

Pros:

I like that it is connected to the entire Microsoft ecosystem, it has a basic, intuitive, easy-to-use interface. It presents all the basic functionalities that a design program should have. It has great integration with other office programs. A very good service.

Cons:

I do not like that there are not many options or unique features, it has the basic features, but little else. The gallery of templates is scarce.

Dahlia F.
Freelancer in United Arab Emirates
Executive Office, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Your Publishing Partner

4 4 months ago

Comments: Publisher is an extraordinary app for making outwardly rich, proficient looking publications without focusing on a cluttered publishing application. You can simplify things like hello cards and marks, or more intricate tasks like yearbooks, indexes, and expert email pamphlets. I can make great, proficient designs without any issue on styling text, calendar, images or borders. One can also effectively plan extraordinary, materials without hassle. Make everything from straightforward hello cards and names to proficient bulletins and advertising materials utilizing Publisher's wide scope of pre-arranged designs. One can also publish in the manner that suits your crowd best. Share pixel-amazing printouts, send proficient quality email distributions, or commodity to industry-standard non-editable arrangements.

Pros:

Publisher is a strong programming application utilized for desktop publishing. It permits you to control various features, for example, page size, text, illustrations, and borders. Its value lies in its capacity to unite text and pictures to make proficient looking flyers, pamphlets, freebees, and bulletins. I especially like the following: Specialized level impacts for texts, shapes, and pictures. Ability to utilize great picture foundations. Itemized ruler and guides for right estimations Personalization tools which allow me to contextualize what I need as I work on flyers and leaflets Inserting new content also is easy. Either one uses a Publisher template or create a design from scratch. You can begin your modification process by adding in your own pictures through the Picture command. It is also good to note a good selection of clip arts from the menu option which allows you to use for the original template. Indeed a one good tool for entrepreneurs or freelancers like me to use for designing stationery or letterheads, make banners or upgrade my website.

Cons:

While I enjoy using Publisher with its specific features as above referred, it has the drawback of not being able to edit much of images. It excludes subject tones or does not allow me to alter shapes which can be present in Powerpoint There is also limited control over file size. When you add images to the Publisher task, the file size enlarges as there is no way to stack. This burden will make it take longer when one transfers it to a website or a printing company who can produce your work. Without a choice also to add sound or video (despite the fact that you can incorporate connections to them), we find there are a few restricted media choices to consider assuming you're utilizing this stage to plan sites.

Angela H.
Music & Media Coordinator in US
Religious Institutions, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

LOVE Publisher!

5 2 months ago New

Comments: We use publisher for our church almost daily to create files, and I use it personally as well to create all sorts of things. Much easier to format things (even easier than Word!). We make banners OFTEN and publisher makes it EASY to make a long banner for our needs. Signage, documents, pamphlets, booklets, etc. - we use it for so many things!

Pros:

I've used publisher for over 15 years and I love it. Being able to import pictures/graphics and design booklets, documents and more. And it's easy to export to PDF and make a PDF of a publisher file too.

Cons:

The only thing I miss is that OLD shortcuts (like hyphenating or turning off hyphens in a paragraph) used to be easily accessible as a shortcut. New versions of publisher changed how to find that feature so I have to search in help if I want to find out how to do certain things, then remember how to access the shortcut on the keyboard to carry out the action. I miss certain features like that which aren't easy to find anymore. It's been YEARS since this changed happened.