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Video:Candy Wrappers in Publisher

with Don Schechter

Customize candy wrappers in Microsoft Publisher to make your treats unique to a specific event. Here's an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to customize candy wrappers in Microsoft Publisher.See Transcript

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Transcript:Candy Wrappers in Publisher

Hi I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'm going to show you how to create a custom candy wrapper. You can use this template to customize candy wrappers for weddings, anniversaries, birth announcements and many other occasions. I'll be making a candy wrapper that will fit a 2.6 oz Hershey's candy bar.

Creating the Customized Wrappers in Microsoft Publisher

Keep in mind that bars come in various shapes and sizes, so you should probably measure your bar before starting and adjust your guidelines accordingly. Open up Microsoft Publisher. We'll need to put down guidelines so we'll know how the design will fit on the candy bar. The approximate size of the wrapper I want to make is 5 and 7/8ths inches long by 5 inches wide. Select the line tool and zoom into the top left corner of the page. If you can't see rulers, go to "View" and click on "rulers." On the vertical ruler, go down to 5 inches.

While holding the "shift" key, draw a line all the way across the page. Now go to the horizontal ruler and find the 5 and 7/8ths inch mark. Draw a line while holding shift all the way down the page. You will be able to fit two wrappers on each page. Each wrapper will also need a glue area so the wrapper will stay on the candy bar. Select the square marquee tool and draw a long narrow rectangle at the top. Leave room at either end. Less than that will work as long as you leave some room to glue the wrapper together. Go to "save as" and save your template as "candy bar template."

Customizing Wrappers in Microsoft Publisher

Now you can design your wrapper using colors, fonts, and images from clip art. The middle of the template is the front of the candy bar and the top and bottom wrap around the back.

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