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Publisher Add-ins

To install the add-ins, put the DLL into the folder of your choice (choose one that won't move - like c:\windows or something).  Now, in Publisher go to Tools > Add-ins (you'll need to click the double-arrow at the bottom) and go to Add....  Now browse to the folder you put the add-in in, and double-click MovePage.dll.  Then click OK

Remember, if you find any problems/bugs with any of the add-ins, email me and tell me, so I can see if I can fix them

Warning: These add-ins may not function as intended if you have multiple instances of Publisher open, or if you have opened up a new instance via File > New and closed the original instance.  This applies to both Publisher 2002 and Publisher 2003.

Clone Army/Array Tool

This beta add-in creates arrays of objects. To create an array, select an object, click the Clone Army button on the Objects toolbar, and fill in the appropriate settings. It requires .NET Framework 3.5, Publisher 2007, and the Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs) for Publisher - installed with Publisher if you had the .NET Framework already installed. Since this is a .NET add-in, it comes wth its own installer, so manual placing and activation of the DLL is no longer necessary.

Get it here.

Move Page

Ever wondered how to move a page in Publisher?

Now you can (if you have Publisher 2002 [or 2003, as it has finally added that functionality])

Use the Move Page add-in!  Get it here

Um dieses Add-in auf Deutsch zu bekommen, bitte klicken Sie hier!

You can now get the VB6 source for the Move Page add-in by clicking here (sorry, but it's undocumented).

Align/Distribute

Ever found it annoying that you have to access two menu levels to access the align/distribute options?  Can't be bothered to tear the menus off - or want a separate window like in the old days?

Well, the Align/Distribute add-in is perfect for you!  Click here to get it (version 1.0.1 allows Vertical and Horizontal Distribution simultaneously).

Um dieses Add-in auf Deutsch zu bekommen, bitte klicken Sie hier!

Click here for the VB6 source code (sorry, but it's undocumented)

Default Text Box v1.0.0.3

I suspect that you may have noticed that in Publisher 2002, the "Default for new objects" button is greyed on text boxes.  And in Publisher 2003, you can't save these settings for future publications?  Well, never fear, for the Default Text Box add-in is here!

In order to make sure I comply with the Microsoft license agreement (as this add-in is an extension of the sample code that can be found here), no source code is available for this add-in

Changes since v1.0.0.2:
The toolbar now preserves your choice of icon and button style

Changes since v1.0.0.1:
Captions are displayed for all the toolbar icons, and the tooltips have been made more descriptive for the first two

Changes since v1.0.0.0:
In version 1.0.0.0, if you set the defaults twice in one session, the tabs from the first set of defaults would remain in the second set

WARNING: It has recently been uncovered that this add-in may not function correctly under Publisher 2002 in certain environments.  If you are running Publisher 2002 and have had either success or failure with this add-in, could you please email me describing what has occurred.

Get the add-in here (read the ReadMe.txt file before trying to use the add-in)

Global Find/Replace for Publisher 2002 v1.0.0.1

In Publisher 2002, you were limited to searching across the current text frame/story.  This was fixed in Publisher 2003, but if you don't want to or can't upgrade, you can use this add-in to search/replace across the entire publication.

Known issues:
If you have two consecutive text stories that have exactly the same number of characters as each other, the add-in will mistakenly claim that you have reached the end of your publication without searching past the first of the pair.
Workaround: If you encounter this issue, add a space or paragraph character to the end of one of the text frames.

This add-in relies on the Rich Text Box control, so it is larger than the rest (as a setup routine has to be included

Changes since v1.0.0.0
Minor cosmetic changes - spelling fixes in a couple of dialogs, and making the Close button work on the Replace dialog

Get it here!

Default Layout Guides Add-in v1.0

This add-in is a snap to use - simply set your layout guides to how you want them to be, then go to Arrange > Set Default Layout Guides, and they will be reset for you every time you start a new document

Known Issues:
 - The add-in will fail to set the layout guides properly when the Catalog is disabled on startup.
 - The add-in will only work on the first-opened document. i.e. If you are working on a Publisher document and click New, then the guides may/will not be set there.

If anyone knows how I can fix these issues, feel free to contact me

Get it here

Default Zoom Add-in v1.0

This add-in is also a snap to use - simply set the options under View > Default Zoom, and they will be reset for you every time you start a new document.

Known Issues:
 - The add-in will fail to set the zoom properly when the Catalog is disabled on startup.
 - The add-in will only work on the first-opened document. i.e. If you are working on a Publisher document and click New, then the zoom may/will not be set.

Get it here!

Microsoft Clip Gallery

To access Microsoft Clip Gallery in Publisher 2002 and later. (Note: The Clip Gallery must be installed as part of Office 2000 or earlier or another application that included it; this add-in just adds it to the toolbar so you don't need to use Insert > Object.)

Get it here!

Color Replacer

Replaces colours across a Publisher publication in Publisher 2002 and later.

Get it here!

Duplex Printing

To print single pages duplex (will not satisfactorily duplex booklet publications) in Publisher 2002 and later.

Get it here!

Microsoft Draw

To access Microsoft Draw in Publisher 2002 and later. (Requires Microsoft Draw to already be installed, as with Microsoft Clip Gallery above.)

Get it here!

Resize Tools

Adds some tools for resizing objects (particularly WordArt) in Publisher 2002 and later. Not completely stable. Adds a new Resize menu on the menu bar, rather than adding a toolbar.

Get it here!