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Why study this course

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to be able to create publications such as flyers, newsletters and labels using Microsoft Publisher 2016.

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What you’ll learn

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

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for users who are keen to learn how to create a range of business-based documents such as flyers, newsletters and labels in Publisher 2016.

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Course subjects

Getting Started with Publisher 2016

  • Understanding Publisher 2016

  • Starting Publisher in Windows 10

  • Understanding the Start Screen

  • Creating a New Blank Publication

  • The Publisher 2016 Screen

  • How Publisher 2016 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

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

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

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

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

Building Blocks

  • Inserting Page Parts

  • Inserting Calendars

  • Inserting Borders and Accents

  • Inserting Advertisements

Working with Shapes

  • Drawing and Inserting Shapes

  • Selecting Shapes

  • Resizing Shapes

  • Moving Shapes

  • Aligning Shapes

  • Grouping Shapes

  • Changing Fill

  • Drawing Lines

  • Deleting Shapes

Working with Pictures

  • Inserting Pictures

  • Inserting Online Pictures

  • Using the Scratch Area

  • Swapping Pictures

  • Picture Formatting and Effects

  • Cropping Pictures

  • Inserting a Caption

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

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

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

Mail Merge

  • Creating a Data Source

  • Creating a Mail Merge Publication

  • Showing Merge Results

  • Sorting a Merge

  • Filtering Data

  • Merge Printing

  • Clearing a Filter

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

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

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works

  • Accessing the Help Window

  • Navigating the Help Window

  • Using Google to Get Help


This course assumes little or no knowledge of Publisher. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

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