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Open a Publication in Publisher 2010 – Tutorial

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Open a Publication in Publisher 2010: Overview

            To open a publication in Publisher 2010, you must first know where the publication you want to open is located. This location could be within a folder on your computer, a network folder, or perhaps located on some other type of removable media. Once you know where the file is located, you open it using the “Open” dialog box.

            You can access this dialog box by clicking the “File” tab in the Ribbon and then clicking the “Open” command button. In the “Open” dialog box that appears, you navigate to the location of the publication you want to open. You should see an icon for the publication file along with the publication’s file name in the files and folders shown in the “Open” dialog box. You can click the icon for the file that you want to open, and then click the “Open” button in the lower right corner of the “Open” dialog box. Alternately, you could also just double-click on the icon of the file shown in the “Open” dialog box to open the file.

Open a Publication in Publisher 2010 - Tutorial: A picture of the "Open Publication" dialog box in Publisher 2010.

Open a Publication in Publisher 2010 – Tutorial: A picture of the “Open Publication” dialog box in Publisher 2010.

            Also notice that if you are simply trying to open a recently accessed publication, you can click the “File” tab in the Ribbon and then click the “Recent” command. You can then click on the name of the recently opened file that appears in the listing in the center of the backstage view.

Open a Publication in Publisher 2010: Instructions

  1. To open a publication in Publisher 2010, click the “File” tab in the Ribbon and then click the “Open” command button.
  2. Navigate to the location of the publication you want to open in the “Open” dialog box that appears. You should see an icon for the publication file along with the publication’s file name in the files and folders shown in the “Open” dialog box.
  3. Click the icon for the file that you want to open and then click the “Open” button in the lower right corner of the “Open” dialog box.
  4. Alternately, you can double-click the icon of the file shown in the “Open” dialog box to open the file.
  5. To open a recently accessed publication, click the “File” tab in the Ribbon and then click the “Recent” command.
  6. Click on the name of the recently opened file that appears in the listing in the center of the backstage view.

Open a Publication in Publisher 2010: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Opening Publications- 2010 Only,” shows you how to open a publication in Publisher 2010. This video lesson is from our complete Publisher 2013 and Publisher 2010 training, titled “Mastering Publisher Made Easy v.2013-2010.”

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