Manual Alignment Tools
Users of Microsoft Publisher have complained for years about the inability to bring guides to the front.The new object control technology implemented within Microsoft Publisher helps you see guides better than ever before. To demonstrate how this new alignment works, create a new blank Microsoft Publisher document.
Now, place an object into your publication. To do this, click the "Insert" option on the main menu and then choose "Picture" from the ribbon. You can then browse to find an image to place. We'll just use the same images that were used for demonstrating automatic alignment options.
To begin aligning an object manually, move your mouse over it until you see the four-way cursor.
As you move your object, you will see the guides highlighted as they become effective to the object.
As you move your object across the page you will notice that the grid becomes visible through the object. This relieves the problem of not being able to move the grid to the front.
You will notice that you also use these manual alignment features to align objects with each other, even when they over lap.
To demonstrate this, grab an object (using the four-way cursor) and then move it near the other object.
You will notice that the grid is effective as stated and helps you align to the edges of the first object or grid lines.
Regardless of whether your alignment is done manually or automatically, you have the flexibility to freely position your objects anywhere (you do not have to place your objects according to any grid, edge, margin, or other system-delimited points.