You may be pleasantly surprised by just how much control you have over text in Publisher. Text doesn't just fill up all the space between the margins and flow from one page to the next, as it does in a word-processing program. Instead, each block of text lives in a container called a text box, and you build publications by arranging text boxes on your pages.
As you'll learn in this lesson, you can place a text box anywhere you want on a page, make it any size you want, and divide it into columns; you can also connect one text box to another so text flows between them — even if the text boxes are on different pages. You have a lot of control over both the placement of text boxes and the appearance of the text within the text boxes.