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Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013

This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures using Microsoft Publisher 2013. 

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.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting March 13 | April 17

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013

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Course Code: pb3

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the elements of the main Publisher window and how to use them
  • Learn how to create and format drawing object, insert clip art, and import pictures
  • Discover how to plan for and create a predesigned newsletter and a newsletter from scratch
  • Understand how to use connecting text boxes and columns, continue a story from one page to another
  • Explore Publisher's templates for common types of professional publications such as fliers, ads, and business cards
  • Find out about Publisher's templates for personal projects such greeting cards, letterhead, and certificates
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn how create professional-quality publications for business or personal use
  • Gain new skills that will transfer to any organization or industry and open the door to new opportunities
  • Master use of Microsoft Publisher to create any type of document you might need from greeting cards to brochures and newsletters to fliers

Outline

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Week 1

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.

Week 2

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.

Week 3

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.

Week 4

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.

Week 5

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.

Week 6

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.

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Instructors & Support

Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons, B.A., M.Ed, is a best-selling author, trainer, and multi-media expert. He holds degrees in English and communication studies and has more than 10 years of experience teaching English and writing in the classroom. Additionally, Simmons has authored numerous books on a wide variety of technology topics and has been a technical editor for numerous other titles.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Publisher 2013 (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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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 course 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 two 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 two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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