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Microsoft Publisher 2013 (with Challenge Exercises)
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Self-taught course

Description

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Publisher 2013 (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to be able to create publications such as flyers, newsletters and labels.

Target audience

Anyone who wants to know more about the functionality of Publisher.

Prerequisites

Microsoft Publisher 2013 (with Challenge Exercises) assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Topics covered

Getting Started With Publisher 2013

  • Understanding Publisher 2013
  • Starting Publisher
  • Understanding the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Blank Publication
  • The Publisher 2013 Screen
  • How Publisher 2013 Works
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Understanding the Status Bar
  • Exiting Safely From Publisher
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Your First Publication

  • Tips for Planning a Publication
  • Understanding Different Types of Publications
  • Adding and Editing Business Information
  • Creating a Publication From a Template
  • The Save As Place
  • The Save As Dialog Box
  • Saving a New Publication on Your Computer
  • Inserting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Saving an Existing Publication
  • Previewing a Publication
  • Printing a Publication
  • Safely Closing a Publication
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With a Publication

  • The Open Place
  • The Open Dialog Box
  • Opening an Existing Publication
  • Using the Pages Navigation Pane
  • Working With Layouts
  • Zooming and Panning
  • Inserting Pages
  • Naming Pages
  • Moving Pages
  • Deleting Pages
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Text

  • Creating a Text Box
  • Modifying a Text Box
  • Importing Text
  • Checking Spelling
  • Selecting Text
  • Applying Colour to Text
  • Creating WordArt
  • Formatting WordArt
  • Text Effects
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Text Techniques

  • Text Columns
  • Linking Text Boxes
  • Drawing Text Boxes Accurately
  • Text Box Margins
  • Wrapping Text
  • Aligning Text
  • Using Baseline Guides
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Hyphenation
  • Creating Bulleted Lists
  • Creating Numbered Lists
  • Creating Text Styles
  • Applying a Text Style
  • Modifying a Text Style
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Building Blocks

  • Inserting Page Parts
  • Inserting Calendars
  • Inserting Borders and Accents
  • Inserting Advertisements
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Shapes

  • Drawing and Inserting Shapes
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Moving Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Grouping Shapes
  • Changing Fill
  • Drawing Lines
  • Deleting Shapes
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Pictures

  • Inserting Pictures
  • Inserting Online Pictures
  • Using the Scratch Area
  • Swapping Pictures
  • Picture Formatting and Effects
  • Cropping Pictures
  • Inserting a Caption
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Tables

  • Inserting Tables
  • Entering Text in a Table
  • Adjusting Rows and Columns
  • Applying Table Styles
  • Using Fills and Tints
  • Using Sample Fill Colour
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Design and Layout

  • Page Orientation
  • Understanding Page Sizes
  • Creating Envelopes
  • Creating Labels
  • Creating Folded Cards
  • Changing Margin Guides
  • Creating Grid Guides
  • Creating Ruler Guides
  • Using Guides
  • Using Colour Schemes
  • Using Font Schemes
  • Creating a Fill Background
  • Creating an Image Background
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Master Pages

  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Using a Master Page
  • Inserting Headers
  • Inserting Footers
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Using a Two Page Master
  • Creating Additional Master Pages
  • Using Multiple Master Pages
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Mail Merge

  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating a Mail Merge Publication
  • Showing Merge Results
  • Sorting a Merge
  • Filtering Data
  • Merge Printing
  • Clearing a Filter
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Catalogue Merge

  • Understanding the Merge Area
  • Creating a Product List
  • Selecting a Merge Area Layout
  • Inserting Text Fields
  • Formatting Text Fields
  • Inserting Picture Fields
  • Previewing and Modifying a Catalogue Merge
  • Merging to a New Publication
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Saving and Sharing

  • Sending a Publication as an Email
  • Changing the File Type
  • Saving for Photo Printing
  • Saving for a Commercial Printer
  • Saving for Another Computer
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Accessing the Help Window
  • Navigating the Help Window
  • Using the Office Website
  • Googling Help
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample
Objectives

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • work with the basic features of Publisher
  • create a new publication
  • understand concepts essential to the use of Publisher
  • understand how to work with text
  • understand different techniques for working with text
  • insert building blocks into a publication
  • insert and modify shapes
  • insert and modify pictures
  • create, use and modify a table
  • create publications based on different layout and design options
  • use master pages effectively
  • conduct and customise a mail merge
  • create a catalogue merge
  • save and share a publication in several different ways
  • find the information you need in Help
Format

Watsonia workbook with 177 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here

Duration

Approximately 20 hours

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Theme
Design and Desktop Publishing

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