Microsoft Publisher

Who is it for?

Those familiar with using Microsoft Word who want to learn desk top publishing skills.


Basic working knowledge of Windows and the Word program


To teach desk top publishing skills using this popular publishing program


  • Know how to use Publisher 2010 to create your own publications
  • Flexible self-study course to enable you to work at your own pace
  • Workbook to keep as a reference guide
  • The widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate
  • The opportunity to gain an OCR CLAiT Plus unit qualification at Level 2

Course Content

Lesson One: starting the program; becoming familiar with the Backstage view and the various types of publication; opening a publication design; creating and deleting text boxes; resizing and moving an object; entering text and basic formatting; opening and editing a blank publication; saving a new publication; printing a publication; closing the program

Lesson Two: navigating a multi-page publication; deleting pages in publication; selecting objects as a group; deleting grouped objects; resizing text boxes; saving a publication as a template; opening a publication based on a custom template; inserting clip art; inserting text from another program; spellchecking a publication; displaying boundaries

Lesson Three: checking page size, setup and layout; using rulers and ruler guides; using layout guides; inserting a page; applying best fit to text boxes; grouping and ungrouping objects; copying and pasting grouped objects; using print preview; knowing about advanced print options

Lesson Four: inserting headers and footers on master pages; recognising serif and sans serif font styles; adjusting the spacing between characters; changing the vertical alignment of text; changing bullet style and indentation; using format painter to copy formatting; adjusting margin sizing and spacing between lines; applying a drop capital to text; using WordArt; creating text box links; changing the order of objects; creating columns and determining gutter spacing; using tables to display text; understanding proof reading symbols

Lesson Five: applying a design to a blank publication; layering pictures; using drawing tools; changing text wrapping; cropping pictures; opening and customising a blank publication; adding an item to and deleting it from the Building Block library; adding an item from the Building Block library; setting up and using email merge; deleting a business information set

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