Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. It is often seen as an entry-level program and as a program to have more control over the elements of a page than in Microsoft Office Word, but less than in programs such as InDesign, PublishOne, or QuarkXPress. Historically, Publisher has been less popular with professional, commercial printers, especially when compared to other desktop publishing software. The program is only available for Windows. This position of Publisher as a basic program is further reinforced by problems such as fonts and inserted objects that are not available on the machines of professional service providers (although Publisher does come with tools to bundle related files in self-extracting applications).