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Tech Tip #6: The (Horrid Annoying) Publisher Drawing Canvas

When I try to insert a text box or object into Word 2003, a drawing canvas appears around it. It gets in the way–everything has to wrap around it and it leaves too much white space, even when I resize it.

My solution: Get rid of it. It’s huge and designed to allow you to place multiple shapes that are moved and resized as one. Most of us are only interested in inserting one text box, so it is cumbersome, annoying and useless. To turn the drawing canvas off: Continue reading

fifth grade / first grade / fourth grade / homeschool / K-5 Tech training / Publisher / second grade / third grade

Learn Publisher Basics II

My first post on this topic is actually more difficult. I started with it because it is more useful for kids. They love making personal cards and they can excel at this quickly. It’s always a favorite in my class. We give birthday cards to other teachers, congrats cards to fellow students, and invites to … Continue reading

fifth grade / first grade / fourth grade / homeschool / K-5 Tech training / Publisher / second grade / third grade

Learn Publisher Basics I

Start with a card. These are easy enough for a first grader and everyone loves them. By fifth grade, they can create one in the five minutes before heading off to a birthday party. Open Publisher. Go to ‘publications for print’, ‘quick publications’, ‘greeting cards’. Pick the one you want. For younger students, leave the … Continue reading