How to Get Microsoft Publisher on a Computer

By Erin McManaway

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Microsoft Publisher is a program that comes installed with the Microsoft Office Professional version of the Microsoft Office software suite. The Microsoft website offers a downloadable 60-day free trial of Publisher. You can install and use all features of Microsoft Publisher during the trial. If you need a permanent version of the program after the trial period ends, you can purchase the full version through the trial.

Step 1

Navigate to the Windows Live website (see Resources) and sign up for a free account. If you already have a Windows Live, MSN or Microsoft Passport, you can use this to log into the Microsoft Office site instead.

Step 2

Go to the Microsoft Office Publisher 2010 Web page (see Resources) and click the "Try Free for 60 Days" button.

Step 3

Sign into the website and confirm your order in the website shopping cart to proceed to the download page.

Step 4

Record the product key provided on the download page for future reference.

Step 5

Click the "Download Now" button to save the Publisher file to your computer.

Step 6

Double-click the file to launch the installation.

Step 7

Type the product key when the installation prompts you. After the installation is complete, you have 60 days to use the trial of Microsoft Publisher on your computer.