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The Basics

In the first module, participants will learn the basics of signing in with a Microsoft account, how to create and save a new publication, and the benefits of the scratch area.

  • Getting Started
  • Signing In
  • Creating a New Publication
  • About the Scratch Area
  • Saving a Publication
  • Opening a Publication

Your First Publication

This module gives participants ways to deal with text in Publisher. Topics include how to create a text box and how to type, delete, and select text. The module also touches on handy timesaving features such as Undo and Redo; cut, copy, and paste; and drag and drop.

  • Creating a Text Box
  • Typing and Deleting Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Using Drag and Drop

Working with Pages

This module covers how to insert pages, navigate through pages, delete pages, and rename pages. The module also looks at creating a page background and how to change the color and font schemes for a publication.

  • Inserting Pages
  • Navigating Through Pages
  • Deleting Pages
  • Renaming Pages
  • Creating a Page Background
  • Changing the Color and Font Scheme

Formatting Text

The fourth module of this course takes a closer look at text. Participants will learn how to change font face, size, and color, as well as how to apply text effects and change character spacing. The module also covers working with the Font dialog, how to use the Format Painter, and how to clear formatting from text.

  • Changing the Font Face, Size, and Color
  • Applying Text Effects
  • Changing Character Spacing
  • Working with the Font Dialog
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Clearing Formatting

Working with Objects

Objects are a big part of any publication, so this module covers how to select, resize, move, rotate, and delete an object. Contextual tabs and the mini toolbar are also covered.

  • Selecting an Object
  • Resizing an Object
  • Moving an Object
  • Rotating an Object
  • Deleting an Object
  • About Contextual Tabs and the Mini Toolbar

Illustrating Your Publication

What better way to add some punch to your publication than by adding illustrations? This module shows participants how to insert images from a local or online source. It also gives participants instructions on how to insert a picture placeholder, shapes, WordArt, and tables.

  • Inserting Local Images
  • Inserting Online Images
  • Inserting a Picture Placeholder
  • Inserting Shapes
  • Inserting WordArt
  • Inserting Tables

Inserting Building Blocks

This handy module shows participants how to insert page parts, calendars, borders and accents, and advertisements into a publication. The basics of modifying these objects are covered as well.

  • Inserting Page Parts
  • Inserting Calendars
  • Inserting Borders and Accents
  • Inserting Advertisements

Using Business Information

Business information can be quickly and easily copied to a publication by using Publisher’s business information sets. This module looks at how to set up business information, manage business information sets, and insert business information fields. Participants will also learn how to add building blocks to the Business Information Gallery.

  • Setting up Business Information
  • Managing Business Information Sets
  • Inserting Business Information Fields
  • Adding Building Blocks to the Business Information Gallery

The Finishing Touches

In this module, participants will learn how to use the spell checker, insert page numbers, add footers and headers, and run the Design Checker.

  • Checking Spelling
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Running the Design Checker

Using Master Pages

Master pages are like templates in a publication. This module describes master pages and shows how to create and edit them. Participants are also shown how to send objects to the master page, apply a master page, and remove a master page.

  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Creating and Editing a Master Page
  • Sending Objects to the Master Page
  • Applying a Master Page
  • Removing a Master Page

Printing and Sharing Your Publication

This module looks at how to save a publication as PDF or XPS and for photo or commercial printing. Information on how to print and e-mail publications is also included.

  • Saving a Publication as PDF or XPS
  • Saving a Publication for Commercial Printing
  • Saving a Publication for Photo Printing
  • Printing a Publication
  • E-mailing a Publication

Customizing the Interface

In the final module of this course, participants will learn how to collapse and expand the ribbon, customize the Quick Access toolbar, hide and show ribbon tabs, create custom ribbon tabs, and reset interface changes.

  • Collapsing and Expanding the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
  • Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
  • Resetting Interface Changes

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