Microsoft Publisher Course

Microsoft Publisher Course

Microsoft Publisher short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Grab attention and create professional publications with our Microsoft Publisher courses in Sydney.

Microsoft Publisher is more than just Desktop Publishing Software. In our Microsoft Publisher courses, learn to create professional, personalised newsletters and more. Learn Microsoft Publisher with our Microsoft Publisher courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Microsoft Publisher course aims to give you a thorough understanding of the use of Microsoft Publisher. The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Publisher course are sufficient to be able to create publications such as flyers, newsletters and labels.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Microsoft Publisher course you should be able to:

  1. Work with the basic features of Publisher.
  2. Create a new publication.
  3. Understand concepts essential to the use of Publisher.
  4. Understand how to work with text.
  5. Understand different techniques for working with text.
  6. Insert building blocks into a publication.
  7. Insert and modify shapes.
  8. Insert and modify pictures.
  9. Create, use and modify a table.
  10. Create publications based on different layout and design options.
  11. Use master pages effectively.
  12. Conduct and customise a mail merge.
  13. Create a catalogue merge.
  14. Save and share a publication in several different ways.
  15. Find the information you need in Help.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this Microsoft Publisher course:

Getting Started With Microsoft Publisher

  • Understanding Publisher.
  • Starting Publisher in Windows.
  • Understanding the Start Screen.
  • Creating a New Blank Publication.
  • The Publisher Screen.
  • How Publisher Works.
  • Using the Ribbon.
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon.
  • Understanding the Backstage View.
  • Accessing the Backstage View.
  • Understanding the Status Bar.
  • Exiting Safely From Publisher.

Your First Microsoft Publisher Publication

  • Tips for Planning a Publication.
  • Understanding Different Types of Publications.
  • Adding and Editing Business Information.
  • Creating a Publication From a Template.
  • The Save As Place.
  • The Save As Dialog Box.
  • Saving a New Publication on Your Computer.
  • Inserting Text.
  • Formatting Text.
  • Using Undo and Redo.
  • Saving an Existing Publication.
  • Previewing a Publication.
  • Printing a Publication.
  • Safely Closing a Publication.

Working With a Microsoft Publisher Publication

  • The Open Place.
  • The Open Dialog Box.
  • Opening an Existing Publication.
  • Using the Pages Navigation Pane.
  • Working With Layouts.
  • Zooming and Panning.
  • Inserting Pages.
  • Naming Pages.
  • Moving Pages.
  • Deleting Pages.

Working With Text in Microsoft Publisher

  • Creating a Text Box.
  • Modifying a Text Box.
  • Importing Text.
  • Checking Spelling.
  • Selecting Text.
  • Applying Colour to Text.
  • Creating WordArt.
  • Formatting WordArt.
  • Text Effects.

Text Techniques in Microsoft Publisher

  • Text Columns.
  • Linking Text Boxes.
  • Drawing Text Boxes Accurately.
  • Text Box Margins.
  • Wrapping Text.
  • Aligning Text.
  • Using Baseline Guides.
  • Paragraph Spacing.
  • Hyphenation.
  • Creating Bulleted Lists.
  • Creating Numbered Lists.
  • Creating Text Styles.
  • Applying a Text Style.
  • Modifying a Text Style.

Building Blocks in Microsoft Publisher

  • Inserting Page Parts.
  • Inserting Calendars.
  • Inserting Borders and Accents.
  • Inserting Advertisements.

Working With Shapes in Microsoft Publisher

  • Drawing and Inserting Shapes.
  • Selecting Shapes.
  • Resizing Shapes.
  • Moving Shapes.
  • Aligning Shapes.
  • Grouping Shapes.
  • Changing Fill.
  • Drawing Lines.
  • Deleting Shapes.

Working With Pictures in Microsoft Publisher

  • Inserting Pictures.
  • Inserting Online Pictures.
  • Using the Scratch Area.
  • Swapping Pictures.
  • Picture Formatting and Effects.
  • Cropping Pictures.
  • Inserting a Caption.

Working With Tables in Microsoft Publisher

  • Inserting Tables.
  • Entering Text in a Table.
  • Adjusting Rows and Columns.
  • Applying Table Styles.
  • Using Fills and Tints.
  • Using Sample Fill Colour.

Microsoft Publisher Design and Layout

  • Page Orientation.
  • Understanding Page Sizes.
  • Creating Envelopes.
  • Creating Labels.
  • Creating Folded Cards.
  • Changing Margin Guides.
  • Creating Grid Guides.
  • Creating Ruler Guides.
  • Using Guides.
  • Using Colour Schemes.
  • Using Font Schemes.
  • Creating a Fill Background.
  • Creating an Image Background.

Microsoft Publisher Master Pages

  • Understanding Master Pages.
  • Using a Master Page.
  • Inserting Headers.
  • Inserting Footers.
  • Inserting Page Numbers.
  • Using a Two Page Master.
  • Creating Additional Master Pages.
  • Using Multiple Master Pages.

Microsoft Publisher Mail Merge

  • Creating a Data Source.
  • Creating a Mail Merge Publication.
  • Showing Merge Results.
  • Sorting a Merge.
  • Filtering Data.
  • Merge Printing.
  • Clearing a Filter.

Catalogue Merge in Microsoft Publisher

  • Understanding the Merge Area.
  • Creating a Product List.
  • Selecting a Merge Area Layout.
  • Inserting Text Fields.
  • Formatting Text Fields.
  • Inserting Picture Fields.
  • Previewing and Modifying a Catalogue Merge.
  • Merging to a New Publication.

Saving and Sharing using Microsoft Publisher

  • Sending a Publication as an Email.
  • Changing the File Type.
  • Saving for Photo Printing.
  • Saving for a Commercial Printer.
  • Saving for Another Computer.

Getting Help for Microsoft Publisher

  • Understanding How Help Works.
  • Accessing the Help Window.
  • Navigating the Help Window.
  • Using Google to Get Help.

Intended Audience

Providing comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Microsoft Publisher, this Publisher course is ideal for new or existing users seeking to learn Publisher tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Microsoft Publisher course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in a Microsoft Windows environment. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples.

Course Prerequisites

This Microsoft Publisher course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Publisher. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.


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