Microsoft® Publisher 2010

Course Specifications

Course number: 084568 Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will create, format, edit, and distribute publications. Target Student: This course is intended for persons with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word who need to learn how to use Microsoft® Publisher 2010 to create, layout, and edit publications. Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard (basic typing skills are recommended). They should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. To ensure success, we recommend that students first take one of the following Element K’s introductory courses, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

  • Windows XP Professional: Level 1
  • Windows XP Professional: Level 2
  • Windows 7: Level 1

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • get familiar with the Publisher 2010 environment and start working on a publication.
  • modify the layout and structure of a publication.
  • format text in a publication.
  • edit the contents in a publication.
  • format graphics in a publication.
  • prepare a publication for distribution.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Publisher 2010


Topic 1A: Identify the Components of the Publisher Interface

Topic 1B: Customize the Publisher Interface

Topic 1C: Create a Basic Publication

Topic 1D: Add Content to a Publication


Lesson 2: Modifying the Layout and Structure of a Publication


Topic 2A: Import Text into a Publication

Topic 2B: Organize Text Boxes and Picture Placeholders in a Layout

Topic 2C: Control the Display of Content in Text Boxes

Topic 2D: Insert Common Layout Elements

Topic 2E: Use Building Blocks


Lesson 3: Formatting Text in a Publication


Topic 3A: Format Text

Topic 3B: Format Paragraphs

Topic 3C: Apply Paragraph Styles

Topic 3D: Apply Schemes


Lesson 4: Editing Content in a Publication


Topic 4A: Edit Text in a Publication

Topic 4B: Present Content in Tables

Topic 4C: Review Text in a Publication

Topic 4D: Insert Symbols and Special Characters


Lesson 5: Formatting Graphics in a Publication


Topic 5A: Customize the Appearance of Pictures

Topic 5B: Add Graphical Objects to a Publication


Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Distribution


Topic 6A: Check the Design of a Publication

Topic 6B: Save a Publication for Distribution

Topic 6C: Preview and Print a Publication

Topic 6D: Send a Publication by Email