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Microsoft Publisher Course

Duration: 3-4 hours


This popular Microsoft Publisher course is designed for users who would like to put together professional publications, such as newsletters, flyers, business cards and other business stationery, using Publisher - Microsoft's widely used and easy-to-learn desktop publishing program (DTP).


Many participants of this course have basic skills such as text editing and working with tables and graphics. Although not essential, students with these skills will be able to spot many parallels as they use Publisher.

Versions Taught

Our computers are installed with the latest version of Office. Currently that is Publisher 2019 / Publisher 365.

If you have an earlier or Publisher such as Publisher 2016 or Publisher 2013 we will explain any key differences during the training.

Still using Publisher 2010 or earlier? It's time to say goodbye to an old friend and upgrade! Microsoft don't support this version any more.


Overview / Tour

      • Getting acquainted with the Publisher screen
      • Creating a new publication
      • Starting with a blank publication template
      • Using Design Sets
      • Changing the magnification
      • Setting your personal and business information

Publisher Essentials

      • Create, save, close, open and print publications
      • The importance of planning
      • Working with frames
      • Using layout guides, margin guides and ruler guides
      • Undo and re-do
      • Copy and paste techniques


      • Where to turn for help
      • Using Publisher help

Working With Tables

      • Creating a table
      • Selecting, inserting and deleting rows/columns
      • Navigating a table
      • Setting table borders
      • Merging cells

Working With Text

      • Creating a text box
      • Applying line colours and fill effects
      • Changing the font characteristics
      • Changing the character, line and paragraph spacing
      • Aligning the text
      • Importing text
      • Threading a story through two or more connected text boxes
      • Navigating text boxes
      • Splitting text into columns
      • Using Drop Caps
      • Adding graphics to text
      • Changing the page layout
      • Using the text tools

Working With Graphics

      • Using the graphics tools
      • Drawing lines, arrows, rectangles, squares, circles, ovals and autoshapes
      • Changing the line, fill and font colour
      • Using Design Objects
      • Using the Advertisement gallery
      • Adding text to an object
      • Insert a picture stored on the computer
      • Selecting, aligning, nudging, spacing, grouping, layering, rotating and flipping objects
      • Using WordArt

Mail-Merging Your Publication

      • Creating or accessing a data source
      • Adding merge fields
      • Previewing the merge publication
      • Completing the merge