1-2 Day(s)


Microsoft Publisher Training is for people who are new to creating Publications

Skills Gained

By the end of this course participants should be able to

  • Use Basic Publication Skills
  • Enhance Publication Text
  • Print, Send, and Publish
  • Work with Drawing Objects
  • Format Objects
  • Use Graphic Images
  • Use Text Frames
  • Customise Publications
  • Use Tables
  • Use Mail Merge


Participants should already

  • Be competent in using a mouse and keyboard
  • Have an understanding of Windows
  • Have knowledge of Drawing Tools
  • Have knowledge of word processing

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Exploring Publisher's Interface

Start Publisher, Use the Publisher Window, Use Menu Commands, Display and Hid a Toolbar, Move and Resize a Toolbar, Display Hidden Toolbar Buttons, Use the Task Pane, Set Interface Options, Exit Publisher

Creating a New Publication

Open the New Publication Task Pane, Use the New Publication Task Pane, Use a Publication Type Wizard, Save a Publication, Close a Publication, Use a Design Set Wizard, Use a Blank Publication Type Wizard, Open Existing Publication, Use Existing Publication

Using Basic Publication Skills

Magnify a Publication, Navigate and View Multiple Pages, Add Text to a Text Box, Move an Object, Resize an Object, Use Undo and Redo, Use Margin and Grid Guides, Hide and Display Layout Guides, Move the Rulers, Create and Clear Ruler Guides

Using Personal Information

Edit Personal Information, Add a Logo to Personal Information, Insert Personal Information

Changing Publication Design

Modify a Publication, Use the Publication Options Task Pane, Use the Publication Designs Task Pane, Use the Colour Schemes Task Pane, Use the Font Schemes Task Pane, Use the Page Content Task Pane, Use Suggested Verses, Format a Blank Publication, Import a Word Document

Enhancing Publication Text

Display and Hide Special Characters, Change the Font, Change the Font Size, Change Font Style and Effect, Change the Font Colour, Change Text Alignment, Add and Remove Bullets, Create a Numbered List, Modify Bulleted and Numbered Lists, Create Custom Bullets, Modify Line and Paragraph Space, Indent Paragraphs, Use the Format Painter, Add Horizontal Rules to a Paragraph, Use the Styles and Format Task Pane, Create a New Text Style

Using Text Tools

Check Spelling as You Type, Run a Spell Check, Control Hyphenation, Find and Replace Text, Use the Thesaurus to Look up Synonyms

Printing, Sending and Packaging

Preview, Print and Send a Publication by E-mail, Use the Design Checker, Select Page Setup Options, Use the Pack and Go Wizard

Working with Drawing Objects

Work with Objects, Use the Objects Toolbar, Draw Enclosed Objects, Lines, and AutoShapes Size and Position Objects, Add Text to an Object, Create and Use WordArt

Formatting Objects

Change the Fill Colour of an Object, Format Lines and Borders, Use Additional Line Format, Use BorderArt, Work with Layers, Select Multiple Objects, Group Objects, Delete an Object, Rotate and Flip Objects

Using Graphic Images

Work with Graphics, Use the Insert Clip Art Task Pane, Insert Clips with Clip Organizer, Organize Clips, Insert a Picture, Crop a Picture, Change Text Wrapp, Recolor a Clip or Picture, Use the Design Gallery, Use a Smart Object Wizard, Save a Graphic to a Picture File

Using Text Boxes

Create, Connect, and Disconnect Text Boxes, Delete Text from the Overflow Area, Create Columns in a Text Box, Move and Copy Text, Use the Paste Options Button, Use the Clipboard Task Pane, Import Text from Word, Disable Automatic Copyfit

Using Tables

Create a Table, Select, Resize, Insert and Delete Columns and Rows, Merge Cells in a Table

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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Reading 238111 Aug 17
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