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Good morning,

I am wanting to create a decorative document for a short story I wrote. Pleasing sepia tones, swirls, all that fun stuff (kind of what you guys have in the tutorial with Alice in Wonderland for Publisher). Since it's such a short story though, I don't know if Publisher or Photo is a better program to use for this project. I was hoping to use it as kind of a self-tutorial to learn the basics of Publisher, but since the story is fewer than 5,000 words and I want it to be one long image document (no pages), I'm not sure that's the case. 

Do you think Photo or Publisher is a better tool for this project? I'm not familiar enough with Publisher to know.
Thanks,

Lisa

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6 minutes ago, adorablebookworm said:

I was hoping to use it as kind of a self-tutorial to learn the basics of Publisher,

Haven't you already answered your own question?

Start it in Publisher - you can always use Studio Link to switch to APhoto to do the things Publisher cant


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I suppose so. I guess it seems like I'd be overcomplicating it by putting it through Publisher instead of just pasting the text into Photo, but you're right--I did already pretty much answer myself. Thanks for your reply.

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Publisher is designed to handle text, Photo can handle text but I wouldn't do more than a few words in Photo.

That sentence above I would do in Photo, perhaps even this whole post. But a short story, no. Publisher allows me/you to change fonts and leading and justification and line length with ease. Plus we can put in a Photo document for the illustration.


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5 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

But a short story, no. Publisher allows me/you to change fonts and leading and justification and line length with ease.

Technically, so does Photo :)

All those are available from the Context Toolbar for the Frame Text Tool, and/or via the Paragraph or Character studio panels in Photo, just as they are in Publisher.

What Photo lacks is automatic-hyphenation, and Find/Replace if you have enough text to need it. Plus, of course, multiple pages which might be needed unless the short story is short enough to fit on one page.


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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

What Photo lacks is automatic-hyphenation, and Find/Replace if you have enough text to need it.

What about the picture frame tools, pin to text, text wrap, etc., (most of which I barely know how to use)?


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2 hours ago, R C-R said:

What about the picture frame tools, pin to text, text wrap, etc., (most of which I barely know how to use)?

Good point. Yes, those are missing from Photo, too.


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