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Over five lessons, we’ll give you all the skills you need to use the Microsoft Publisher programme in the workplace.

Is this for you?

Microsoft Publisher is a useful application to have knowledge about for anyone who works in an office environment, for example as a PA, EA, Secretary, Admin Assistant or Marketing Assistant. If you’re asked to pull together a poster or newsletter for example, Publisher is a great programme to help you do this.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 11 CPD points upon successful completion

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or a combination, Online, in centre

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Around 10 to 12 hours

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    About this course

    Unleash your creative side with our Microsoft Publisher course. Those familiar with Microsoft Word are ideally placed to learn desktop publishing skills with our Microsoft Publisher training.

    Over each lesson, amongst many other aspects, you’ll cover creating text boxes, formatting, navigating multi-page publications, using rulers and ruler guides and inserting headers and footers. This is a course designed for flexible learning, which means it’s based on self-study at your own pace.

    At the end of your Microsoft Publisher course, you’ll have the power of the Pitman Training name on your CV.

    Once your MS Publisher training is complete, you might want to continue with a further course – in which case, we’d strongly recommend PowerPoint or you might consider seriously increasing your earning and career potential with one of our highly respected secretarial diplomas.

    There are five lessons in this course:

    Lesson One: starting the program; becoming familiar with the Backstage view and the various types of publication; opening a publication design; creating and deleting text boxes; resizing and moving an object; entering text and basic formatting; opening and editing a blank publication; saving a new publication; printing a publication; closing the program.

    Lesson Two: navigating a multi-page publication; deleting pages in publication; selecting objects as a group; deleting grouped objects; resizing text boxes; saving a publication as a template; opening a publication based on a custom template; inserting clip art; inserting text from another program; spellchecking a publication; displaying boundaries

    Lesson Three: checking page size, setup and layout; using rulers and ruler guides; using layout guides; inserting a page; applying best fit to text boxes; grouping and ungrouping objects; copying and pasting grouped objects; using print preview; knowing about advanced print options

    Lesson Four: inserting headers and footers on master pages; recognising serif and sans serif font styles; adjusting the spacing between characters; changing the vertical alignment of text; changing bullet style and indentation; using format painter to copy formatting; adjusting margin sizing and spacing between lines; applying a drop capital to text; using WordArt; creating text box links; changing the order of objects; creating columns and determining gutter spacing; using tables to display text; understanding proof reading symbols

    Lesson Five: applying a design to a blank publication; layering pictures; using drawing tools; changing text wrapping; cropping pictures; opening and customising a blank publication; adding an item to and deleting it from the Building Block library; adding an item from the Building Block library; setting up and using email merge; deleting a business information set.

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