Microsoft Publisher: What do you use it for?

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Microsoft Publisher: What do you use it for?

In this blog about Microsoft Publisher you can read about what the program is, what you can use it for, and the more about Publisher’s functions.


What is Microsoft Publisher?

Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. Microsoft Publisher is included in several Office packages. These are Office 2021 Standard, Professional and Professional Plus. It can be compared with Microsoft Word, however, there are quite some differences between the two applications. This results in different user experience. What can you use Publisher for? You can read about this in the next paragraph.


What do you use Microsoft Publisher for?

Publisher is mainly used for creating visuals and publications, such as flyers and brochures. For reference, Word is a mainly text-processing program, designed for long texts. A downside to Publisher is the fact that it does not contain footnotes or endnotes, compared to Word. Publisher is an easy to use application, especially for people who are not design professionals. While the application is used to create documents for professional purposes, there is a wide variety of users that Publisher is useful for.


Functions of Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher has a wide range of functions and features. Publisher is an easy-to-use application for any user regardless of their professional background. This is made possible due to the drag and drop function in Publisher. This feature enables users to easily insert photos or videos into your creation by using this function. This way you can create appealing visuals for any occasion fast and effortlessly. This makes Publisher a very multifunctional and useful program, for any user and purpose. There are thousands of different features within this application. Also, there are different formats possible, aswell as different kind of documents, such as pdf, xps and jpeg. Publisher can also be very nice to use for newsletters or certain reports.


Microsoft Publisher for Mac

There is no single Microsoft Publisher license available for Mac. However, there is a different way. f you acquire a Microsoft Office 2021 Standard license at Digi License, you will receive Publisher as a part of the Office package. This means, that you will be able to use Publisher on Mac. Another big advantage of this, is that the Office 2021 Standard license costs only €10 more than the Publisher license. This means, that you get all the other applications for 10 euros more!


System requirements for Microsoft Publisher:

For Publisher, there are the same requirements as for an Office license. These are as following:

  • At least 4GB of free disk space
  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 1.6 GHz or higher, 2-core processor
  • 1280x768 or higher screen resolution



  • There is no singleMAC license for Publisher, unless you work around it, by buying an Office 2021 Standard license at Digi LicenseThis way, you can install and use Publisher on MAC.
  • The main purpose of Publisher is creatings visuals, such as flyers and brochures. Next to that, it can be used for writing and editing texts.


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