Publisher Essentials

Publisher is a great package!  Often underused, it allows you to create flyers, posters, newsletters and booklets with ease!

Who is this for?
This is aimed at those who have used Publisher a little or no exposure at all!  You may also be self taught and be missing out on some of the shortcuts!

What does it cover?
Starting from the basics of creating an A4 publication, you progress to importing text, creating and using styles, creating folded booklets, dealing with photos and text wrapping, and using the Publisher grid system to help create well designed publications.

How long is it?
1 day or can be split into several sessions if required

Where is it run?
On your premises or via one of the training centres I use

What you'll learn ...

Publisher Overview
The ribbon & its tabs
The Page & the drawing board
Margin & grid guides
Getting started …
Creating a page
Drawing, moving, rotating & resizing text boxes
Formatting text & sizing automatically
Changing text direction
Formatting paragraphs & vertical alignments
Fill colours & borders
Managing pages
Adding, moving and deleting pages
Spell checking
Adding images…
Inserting a photo or clipart
Adding a picture frame
Picture styles
Corrections & recolouring
Cropping an image
Cropping to a shape
Combining images with text…
Text wrapping settings
Changing wrap points
Importing text
Linking text boxes & flowing text
Importing from Word
Adding “Continued” notices to text boxes
Controlling hyphenation
Creating & using styles
Overview of styles
Creating & applying styles
Modifying styles 

Creating columns
Simple columns & column options
Using column guides
Creating custom page sizes
Using pre-set blank page sizes
Creating folded booklets
Adding pages
Creating compliments slips
Understanding master pages
Accessing the master pages
Adding page numbers
Headers & footers
Creating & modifying drawing objects
Creating, resizing & modifying shapes
Formatting and filling shapes
Adding and formatting text
Grouping and ungrouping shapes
Ordering, distributing & aligning shapes
Shape effects
Connecting shapes
Distorting a curved / freeform shape
Presenting information - Creating Tables & Tabs
Applying a table format
Adding & deleting rows and columns
Changing column widths & depths
Merging & splitting cells
Creating tabs in a text box
Text box margins & alignments 

Download the Course Outline here