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Microsoft® Publisher for Office 365/2021

Microsoft® Publisher for Office 365/2021

Course Description Overview

Course Number:
Course Length:
1 day
Course Description Overview:
Microsoft® Publisher for Office 365™ is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher includes a large collection of templates that provide a great way to start a new publication. Publisher offers a large selection of "building blocks" that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates online sharing and mail merge features, which are handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers, and it's possible to export publications as HTML web pages or PDF documents. With a user-friendly interface, Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications. 

This course presents information and skills that are appropriate for users of the Office 2019/2021 or Office 365 desktop applications. However, the instructional environment for the delivery of this course utilizes Office 365.
Course Objectives:
In this course, you will create, format, edit, and share publications. 

You will: 
Perform basic tasks in the Microsoft Publisher interface. 
Add content to a publication. 
Format text and paragraphs in a publication. 
Manage text in a publication. 
Work with graphics in a publication. 
Prepare a publication for printing and sharing.
Target Student:
This course is intended for persons in a variety of job roles such as publishing specialists, layout specialists, graphic designers, or any other knowledge workers who need to use Microsoft Office Publisher to create, lay out, edit, and share publications.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic Microsoft® Windows® 10 tasks and be comfortable in the Windows 10 environment. 

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following South African Career Campus courses: 
Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7 
Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:
For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor. 

Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 
1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor. 
2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). 
32 GB available storage space. 
Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory. Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive. 
Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device. 
Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) adapter or faster and cabling to connect to the classroom network. 
IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network. 
Internet access (contact your local network administrator). 
(Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.
Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise 
Microsoft® Office 365™ for Business license which provides the Microsoft Publisher desktop app The Office 365 plan you use depends on the licensing available in your environment. If you wish to use a trial version, Office 365 Business Premium is acceptable. This course was not tested with Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal; some features might not be available in these editions. Adobe® Reader® XI (11.0 or above) 
If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)
Course Content:
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher 
Topic A: Navigate the Interface 
Topic B: Customize the Publisher Interface 
Topic C: Create a Publication 

Lesson 2: Adding Content to a Publication 
Topic A: Add Text to a Publication 
Topic B: Add Pages and Picture Placeholders to a Publication 
Topic C: Control the Display of Content in Text Boxes 
Topic D: Apply Building Blocks to a Publication 

Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs in a Publication 
Topic A: Format Text 
Topic B: Format Paragraphs 
Topic C: Apply Schemes 

Lesson 4: Managing Text in a Publication 
Topic A: Edit Text in a Publication 
Topic B: Work with Tables 
Topic C: Insert Symbols and Special Characters 

Lesson 5: Working with Graphics in a Publication 
Topic A: Insert Graphics in a Publication 
Topic B: Customize the Appearance of Pictures 

Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Sharing and Printing 
Topic A: Check the Design of a Publication 
Topic B: Save a Publication in Different Formats 
Topic C: Print a Publication Topic D: Share a Publication 

Appendix A: Automating Communication Using Mail Merge
Certification reference (where applicable)
Remote Software Environments