Creating Publisher 2010 Master Pages
Starting a new master page.
Creating Publisher 2010 master pages is easy. Just click on the "Add Master Page" and you will get the "New Master Page" dialog.
You will notice the default "Page ID" is "B" and the "Description" is "Master Page B." This is because Publisher counts your first document as the first master page and has labeled it as "A." In other words, every publication has one master page, so when you add one, your document will have two. This can become very convenient if you have one desired look for the cover of your publication, but the inserts need to be of a different layout, but have that layout common among them.
Adding to the master page
Now that you have your master pages in view, you can change the page size, alter the margins, insert guides, add backgrounds, create headers and footers, add images, and a host of other actions.
For the sake of this tutorial, let's create two different master pages with different backgrounds. For master page "A," set the background to 50% tint of Accent 1. For master page "B," set the background to 50% tint of Accent 2.
Click on the "View" tab again and choose "Normal." Your first page now has the form of your second master page (B). Add an object as you would if your were making an actual publication.
Click "Insert" and click the "Page" icon. You see that the new page takes the form of master page (A).
Now, let's add something to this page so we can tell that it is a normal page and not a master page.
We have now created and applied Publisher 2010 master pages to an actual document.