Publisher Introduction Course Outline
Microsoft® Office Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher includes a large collection of templates that provide a great way to start a new publication. 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 online sharing and mail merge features, which are 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, Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications.
*** Version Note ***
This course is for individuals using Publisher 2016, 2013 or 2010 and is taught using Publisher 2016 software. However, there are very few differences between the 2016 and the 2013 and 2010 versions from an end-user's perspective. Our instructors have used all 3 versions and will be able to quickly highlight the several small changes to the user interface. Users of any of the 3 versions of Publisher will have no problem learning in the 2016 software environment.
In this course, you will create, format, edit, and share publications.
Perform basic tasks in the Microsoft Publisher interface.
Add content to a publication.
Format text and paragraphs in a publication.
Manage text in a publication.
Work with graphics in a publication.
Prepare a publication for printing and sharing.
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 Office Publisher to create, lay out, edit, and share publications.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic Microsoft® Windows.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher
Topic A: Navigate the Interface
Topic B: Customize the Publisher Interface
Topic C: Create a Publication
Lesson 2: Adding Content to a Publication
Topic A: Add Text to a Publication
Topic B: Add Pages and Picture Placeholders to a Publication
Topic C: Control the Display of Content in Text Boxes
Topic D: Apply Building Blocks to a Publication
Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs in a Publication
Topic A: Format Text
Topic B: Format Paragraphs
Topic C: Apply Schemes
Lesson 4: Managing Text in a Publication
Topic A: Edit Text in a Publication
Topic B: Work with Tables
Topic C: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
Lesson 5: Working with Graphics in a Publication
Topic A: Insert Graphics in a Publication
Topic B: Customize the Appearance of Pictures
Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Sharing and Printing
Topic A: Check the Design of a Publication
Topic B: Save a Publication in Different Formats
Topic C: Print a Publication
Topic D: Share a Publication
Appendix A: Automating Communication Using Mail Merge
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