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Microsoft Publisher

Who is it for?

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

Pre-requisites

Basic working knowledge of Windows and the Word program

Objectives

To teach desk top publishing skills using this popular publishing program

Benefits

  • 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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