Microsoft Publisher is an inexpensive program that can help business or education users create professional-looking business cards as well as publications like flyers, brochures, newsletters and posters. It is included with Microsoft Office Professional and is often included in site licences for large organizations, school boards and higher education institutions.\n\nWhat are the primary benefits of using Microsoft Publisher?\n1. Affordable\nPublisher is significantly cheaper than other desktop publishing programs and is often included as part of the Microsoft Office install.\n2. Easy to Use\nYou can get up and running pretty quickly with Publisher, particularly if you already use Word and PowerPoint. Instead of creating a flyer, report cover, or invitation in Word or PowerPoint, consider using Publisher instead.\n3. Templates\nMicrosoft Publisher comes with a large assortment of templates for flyers, posters, business cards, newsletters, report covers and other types of publications and they are installed with the program. These templates are also designed to have a cohesive look across different publications.\n4. Mail Merge and Email Merge Feature\nPublisher integrates mail merge features so that users have the ability to generate mail merges or email publications to a variety of clients or users. Documents can be exported as HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) or PDF (Portable Document Format) files.\n5. Drag and Drop\nYou can drag and drop photos and “building blocks” into your publication to create a more professional looking document.\nIf you are looking for an affordable desktop publishing program and want to create business cards, post cards, flyers and newsletters, you might want to consider Microsoft Publisher. You may even already have a copy with your Microsoft Office suite.