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Microsoft Publisher 2003 [OLD VERSION]

by Microsoft
Windows 2000 / XP
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) 5 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Design, create, and publish professional marketing and communication materials in-house
  • Publish for desktop printing, commercial printing, e-mail distribution, or viewing on the Web
  • Customize color schemes, font schemes, and various layout options
  • Lets you make the most of your knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office System
  • Getting started is easier than ever with the simplified Start screen in Publisher 2003

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000BZM38
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 12, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,522 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

Publisher 2003 makes it easy to create professional publications for print, the Web, and e-mail/in-house use! Promote a consistent busines identity with 10 new Master Design Sets -- for great-looking, consistent newsletters, postcards, flyers, Web sites, e-mail announcements and more

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars User-friendly, great for everyone-even beginners! August 25, 2005
I have been using Publisher (in its various incarnations) for several years now. One thing that I really like about this particular version is that you can edit a text box in Word. This sounds very complex, but it makes life very easy when you need to use a list with bullets, and can't get the spacing to work in just Publisher. That feature is a really nice addition.

Even though I usually create my own greeting cards, I really like the quick layouts. When I'm crunched for time, Publisher 2003 makes it very easy to print the right card and make it your own. As far as graphics go, you have access to a huge collection of graphics from the Office clip art website. I have found graphics for every occassion, and then some!

Above all, Publisher 2003 is quite easy to use. The program offers a good "help" section with tips, suggestions and solutions to your questions.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this program! August 10, 2005
I'm not a computer guru so needless to say I was a bit apprehensive at first to do our church newsletter using this program. But to my surprise, it was very easy. Everything is laid out for you. I just love it!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Publisher 2003 March 23, 2006
I have been a user of Publisher since the first version came out! Amazingly enough back then local printers would cringe if you told them you use Publisher, today most all use it as well. It is quite user friendly - the first version I taught myself how to use because I did not have a manual! I was happy to hear that this version was available and also learned through my sister - who was a first time user - that the web site wizard is phenomenal when trying to create a website! I would recommend this program to anyone who needs to create anything on a computer. Kudos to Publisher!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still Not a Professional Program June 22, 2006
No save to PDF feature.

No save to EPS feature.

Don't let all the bells and whistles fool you... if you plan on taking your files to a printshop be sure they FULLY support Microsoft programs before you buy this program because it can cause a myriad of problems when outputting to postscript RIP devices such as image setters.

Until Microsoft fully understands the printing process, this program should be used primarily by people who will be printing to a home desktop printer.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars User Friendly! October 19, 2005
If you are looking to create brochures, newsletters, calendars, etc. and can use any of the Microsoft applications, Publisher is the tool for you! I've used Publisher at work for the last five years and finally purchased for home use and I'm glad I did. I plan on using it for family projects and holiday cards and greetings. Publisher is worth the price.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Still Has Bug(s) November 30, 2005
I just wanted to add that Microsoft has still not fixed the bug that screws-up Transparency/Opacity. Want a graphic to show through? Too bad, it appears solid. Same bug in PowerPoint, too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Publisher 2003 not as good as predecessor January 9, 2007
I purchased this Publisher upgrade because I lost my previous version of Publisher. I love Publisher, but this version for me was not as good as the old one. It is not as user-friendly. For example, In "view" I used to be able to "Go to Background", and vice versa. It was an easier way of using backgrounds. That feature is gone. There are other features that are not as good and most importantly, I was expecting improvements and don't see any.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great looks and ergonomics but end result is nada January 31, 2006
The out of the box MP 2003 templates for print and web publishing are excellent and easy enough to manage but trying to get them online is an absoltue nightmare. Files become corrupted easily and directories get run through the grinder, so by the time you're ready to bring up your web site online it's become an FTP rat's nest. I've worked w/ 3 major host services and none of us could get an MP2003 generated site to work w/ all indexes, images and text attached and/or pointed in the right direction. I would go w/ the free Nvu.com software for a more stable web site creation. Code layout is easier to follow.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun program
Just can't live without Publisher and after reading a few reviews, I opted for this version having used it before. It works great with my MS Office 2010 and never locks up. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Barbara A. Faris
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfied ~ Thanks
It was just what I needed! The price was within reasonable means, and I'm completely satisfied.
Published 2 months ago by John C. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted
What a deal...about $23. It has all the features I need and am used to and still works on Windows 7.
Published 6 months ago by Annie Leigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Had damaged my Publisher CD and had to order a new one. Can't do without it on many of the items I create on the computer!
Published 13 months ago by Linda Brandon
3.0 out of 5 stars meets my needs
works well want some sort of odc something or another but all and all serves the reason I bought it
Published 14 months ago by Mark Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars ...something old
so far it works even on windows 8. glad i have something i'm familiar with. much more simple to use than windows 8 junk.. Read more
Published 15 months ago by rc
5.0 out of 5 stars program
Yes we like the program have used it for years and it has been very beneficial to us in our small business.
Published 17 months ago by Tracey M Setzer
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved Files
I have many files that were produced on older versions of Publisher. Newer versions do not support files made with older versions - a terribly short sighted policy. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Roy A. Weidemann
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the money
The product is complete, and does everything it is supposed to do. It interfaces with windows 7 with no trouble, contrary to some reports.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Home work is a breeze...
I would recommend this product to any writer out there who has the gift of writing, whether a novel or a simple newsletter!
Published 23 months ago by G. J. Parks
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