Microsoft Publisher Introduction

1 day

Course Overview

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher offers a large selection of “building blocks” that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates mail merge features, which is handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers, and it’s possible to export publications as HTML web pages or PDF documents. With a user-friendly interface, Microsoft Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will create, format, edit, and share publications. You will:

  • Perform basic tasks in the Microsoft Publisher interface.
  • Add content in a publication.
  • Format text in a publication.
  • Edit the contents of a publication.
  • Add and format graphics.
  • Print and share a publication.

Target student

This course is intended for persons in a variety of job roles such as publishing specialists, layout specialists, graphic designers, or any other knowledge workers who need to use Microsoft Publisher 2103 to create, lay out, edit, and share publications.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic Windows tasks and be comfortable in the Windows environment.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher

  • Explore the Interface
  • Customize the Publisher Interface
  • Create a Publication

Adding Content to a Publication

  • Add Text to a Publication
  • Organize Text Boxes and Picture Placeholders in a Layout
  • Control the Display of Content in Text Boxes
  • Apply Building Blocks

Formatting Text in a Publication

  • Format Text and Paragraphs
  • Apply Paragraph Styles
  • Apply Schemes

Editing Text in a Publication

  • Edit Text in a Publication
  • Present Content in Tables
  • Insert Symbols and Special Characters

Adding and Formatting Graphics in a Publication

  • Add Graphical Objects to a Publication
  • Manipulate the Appearance of Pictures

Preparing a Publication for Sharing and Printing

  • Save a Publication
  • Run Design Checker
  • Preview and Print a Publication
  • Share a Publication