Course Code: pb3
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.
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
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.
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.
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.