Course Outline

1-Day Microsoft Publisher training course designed for basic to intermediate users

This course provides a comprehensive insight into Microsoft Publisher. Publisher has been designed to offer the quick and personalised production of marketing material. Regardless of design experience, this course helps in creating/customising existing print publications, calendars, brochures and flyers.

Target Audience

All users


To comprehensively cover all topics from basic user to top intermediate in one day.


A very basic use of publisher would be beneficial but not necessary


Topics Covered


  • Navigating the publication
  • Creating a basic publication
  • Publisher Screen Layout Ribbons,
  • Live Preview Publication Designs Creating/Saving/Closing/Opening Files
  • AutoCorrect
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Backstage Printing
  • Creating PDF Documents

Using Text Boxes

  • Using and formatting text boxes
  • Creating text styles
  • Connecting text boxes
  • Format painter and spell check

Working with Objects Drawing objects

  • Basic Formatting
  • Undo/Redo Cut, Copy, Paste
  • Single and Multiple Selection
  • Alignment/Line Spacing
  • Spell Check
  • Rotating and flipping objects
  • Grouping objects
  • Importing objects
  • Inserting a table
  • Zoom Control
  • Moving, Resizing and Deleting Objects
  • Find and Replace
  • Bullets/Numbering
  • Format Painter
  • Hyperlink Scratch Area

Publication Setup

  • Page orientation
  • Inserting and deleting pages
  • Using backgrounds


  • Clip Art
  • Pictures
  • Position and Size
  • Moving, Deleting and Resizing
  • Rotating and Flipping Captions
  • Masters

Using Design Effects

  • Using WordArt
  • Using borders and shading
  • Using shadows and page borders Printing
  • Designs
  • Colour Schemes
  • Font Schemes
  • Design Gallery


  • Print options

Using Templates and Wizards

  • Using page wizard tool
  • Using design gallery
  • Creating a template