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Publisher Essential Skills

Length: 1    Cost: $375 + GST    Version: Publisher

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About this Course

 This course is ideal for people wh want to learn how to produce newsletters, brochures and flyers quickly and easily.


Attendees must be able to use a mouse and be familiar with the Windows environment, as covered in our Windows:  Getting Started course.  Some word-processing experience would also be an advantage.

Course Outline

The Publisher Window

Getting familiar with the Publisher screen layout and terminology.

Designing Publications

Using either the pre-made templates to assist you, or starting from scratch, create your own publications such as newsletters, flyers and cards. Use the colour and font schemes to quickly change the look of your publication.

Master Page, Headers and Footers

Repeat common images such as Logos on every page with Master pages. Edit headers and footers or simply add page numbering to your publication.

Drawing Tools and Object Management

Enhance your publication with tinted, patterned or shaded shapes created with the drawing tools. Add fancy borders to your text or picture frames.  

Working with Text

Become confident with the word-processing features of Publisher, including entering text, importing text, using Styles, applying Drop Caps, and flowing text from one frame to another.  Also includes Tables.

Working with Images

Insert ClipArt or Pictures from file, and then add additional interest by flipping or rotating them. Emphasize text with artistic WordArt.

Building Blocks

Use the pre-designed page parts to quickly build your publication or design some of your own and save them to the library to use again and again.

Design Checker

Check your publication for common mistakes before printing with the Design Checker.

Printing and Publishing

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