Introduction to MS Publisher

Duration: 1 Day


This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand the fundamental features and uses of Publisher, and the best way to use these to create brochures, newsletters, flyers and other page designs. Reference will be made to the Wizards and Designs which Microsoft provide as productivity enhancements, to users wanting to produce attractive layouts with minimum fuss.


Experience of the Windows operating system or previous attendance on the equivalent training course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Explanation of the main Publisher screen
  • Creating a new document using Wizards
  • Creating a new document using Designs
  • Creating a blank new document

Creating and formatting text

  • Understanding sans serif and serif typefaces
  • When to use bold, italic and underline type styles
  • Importing text files
  • Adjusting the flow of text
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Creating text styles

Working with graphics

  • Understanding basic file extensions
  • Working with bitmap & vector images
  • Cropping images
  • Using the wrap function

Design and longer document features

  • Understanding and laying out document backgrounds
  • Using the automatic page numbering facility
  • Using the layout guides and rulers
  • Drawing and formatting basic images
  • Using the Group function

Output and other issues

  • Printing and output
  • Summary overview of all relevant pull down menu commands
  • Final exercise

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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