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    About this Course

    Microsoft Publisher is a powerful desktop publishing software that provides all the tools you need to create, customize and share a wide variety of professional looking publications and marketing material.  Come join our intensive 1-day class in Publisher and learn to publish like a pro!

    Audience Profile

    ​This course is designed for users who are already proficient in the basics of Windows and basic word processing and need to use Microsoft Publisher to create professional looking publications such as newsletters, brochures or other marketing material.

    At Course Completion

    Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

    • Identify the components and customize the Publisher interface
    • Create and add content to a basic publication
    • Import text into a publication
    • Organize text boxes and picture placeholders in a layout
    • Insert common layout elements
    • Format text and paragraphs in a publication
    • Apply custom styles, fonts and color schemes to a publication
    • Customize the appearance of a picture
    • Add graphical objects to a publication
    • Save a publication in the XPS and PDF formats for distribution
    • Preview and print a publication
    • Send a publication by email


    The content of this course follows the step-by-step Springhouse guide, Publisher 2016 and is combined with a PowerPoint presentation, lecture and hands-on exercises.  Each student works at their own fully equipped workstation.

    Lesson 1: Getting Started with Publisher

    • Identify the components of the Publisher interface
    • Use the Page Navigation pane
    • Use the Customize Status Bar menu
    • Use Publisher templates
    • Create a new publication
    • Work with text boxes and picture placeholders
    • Work with margin and ruler guides

    Lesson 2: Modifying the Layout and Structure of a Publication

    • Import text into a publication
    • Organize text boxes and picture placeholders in a layout
    • Control the display of content in text boxes
    • Link text boxes
    • Work with master pages
    • Insert headers and footers
    • Work with building blocks
    • Add building block objects to a publication

    Lesson 3: Formatting Text in a Publication

    • Enhance the appearance of text in a publication
    • Apply paragraph styles
    • Apply color and font schemes

    Lesson 4: Editing Content in a Publication

    • Edit and modify text in a publication
    • Create and insert tables
    • Use the Find and Replace task pane
    • Use the proofing tools
    • Insert symbols and special characters

    Lesson 5: Formatting Graphics in a Publication

    • Use the Picture Tools tool tab to manipulate pictures in a publication
    • Apply picture styles
    • Add graphical objects to a publication
    • Use WordArt and clip art, insert and format shapes

    Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Distribution

    • Check the design of a publication using the Design Checker task pane
    • Save a publication in the XPS and PDF formats for distribution
    • Preview and print a publication
    • Send a publication by email


    ​To be successful in this course, students should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system, including how to launch an application and create and save files. Previous experience with word processing such as the use of Microsoft Word is also required. Students should be familiar with the concepts of cut, copy and paste.


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F