This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures using Microsoft Publisher 2010.
You’ll start by learning how to navigate the Publisher workspace using the ribbon, and how to access both local and online Publisher templates. Next, you’ll find out how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents. As the course progresses, you’ll learn about different kinds of publications Publisher can help you produce. You’ll see how to create documents from scratch, but you’ll also learn how to modify existing templates so you can create customized documents more easily. Finally, you’ll learn all about printing your publications and how to share Publisher documents electronically. Once you learn how to manage Publisher tools and features and how to design effective publications, you’ll be able to create anything you might need.
Go over some basic Publisher concepts, including accessing the program and customizing some of Publisher’s powerful features as well as learn how you can access and use Publisher’s extensive online Help system. Then, explore some more of the concepts that you need to know before delving into a large project, including how to open, save, and close a file.
In this lesson, you’ll see how to add and edit text, both directly in the program and by importing it from other documents. You’ll also learn how to format text (including selecting the font, size, and color) and how to change paragraph alignment and line spacing. Then, learn how to punch up the creativity in your projects by adding graphics. We’ll go over how to create and format drawing objects, as well as how to insert clip art and import picture files.
Discover how to create and work with tables in Publisher. Then, learn how to create a professional newsletter in Publisher. By the end of this lesson, you’ll select or create a color scheme, develop a masthead, flow text onto a page, and then continue that text onto another page.
Learn additional techniques that can help you create a professional newsletter such as how to use the Design Gallery to create a professional sidebar, format a drop cap, create a footer on the background, insert a picture, and group objects. Then, explore some common publications often used in business. You’ll learn how to effectively design and create fliers, advertisements, and business cards.
In this lesson, we’ll explore some common Publisher templates that are often used at home: greeting card, postcards, letterhead, and certificates. Then, you’ll learn how to create a good brochure: from planning the content, to designing the cover, logo, and graphics, to placing and arranging your text.
Take a look at the basic process for preparing your publication for a commercial printer. Finally, you’ll learn how to create and use Custom Templates. We’ll also discuss how to access the latest templates the Publisher user community has contributed.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course. Artistic ability is not required, just a desire to be creative.
- This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.
- Windows XP or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Microsoft Publisher 2010.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.