Pitman Training


Course Outline

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 a workbook to keep as a handy reference guide – and 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.

Over five 2-hour lessons, we’ll give you all the skills you need to use the program in the workplace – something which we believe other Microsoft Publisher courses simply can’t match.

You’ll walk away with some great new desktop publishing skills to add to your CV.

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.

Before undertaking this course we’d recommend you have prior working knowledge of the Windows environment and the Word programme.

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.

This course will take around 10 – 12 hours to complete.

Our Microsoft Publisher course is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Publisher course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Microsoft Publisher training, /training-a-z/”>

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