Microsoft Publisher – Beginner to Advanced Certificates

Microsoft Publisher – Desktop Publishing Made Easy!

Academy of Learning offers a Microsoft Publisher course for everyone from pure beginners, to those needing a Publisher refresher, to those who need to upgrade their skills to an expert level. Each course includes everything you need for success.

  • Online access through the ILS (Integrated Learning System) to all materials including text, audio files, videos, and interactive PowerPoint training
  • Comprehensive textbooks that include all course material. Plenty of images and screen shots along with room for your own notes
  • One-on-one support from our Learning Coaches who are there to help you over whatever hurdles you may encounter

This course teaches you how to use Publisher to create a variety of publications quickly and easily using some of Publisher’s Design Templates. You’ll learn to modify the design, colour and font schemes, page layout, and background of a publication. Also, you will understand how to create master pages, add and format text, WordArt, and graphics, insert hyperlinks, hotspots, and forms, as well as, manage their publications, email publications, and create and manage websites. View PDF of Microsoft Publisher Course.



Module 1: Getting Started With Microsoft Publisher

Starting and Exiting the Application, The Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar, The Publisher Application Window, Getting Help While You Work

Module 2: Master Templates With MS Publisher

Using Templates, Creating a Publication, Modifying a Publication, Creating Publications from Existing Publications or Word Documents

Module 3: Formatting Text And WordArt

Adding Text to a Publication, Manipulating Text Boxes, Formatting Text, Formatting Characters and Paragraphs, Adding Horizontal Rules, Tab Stops, and Drop Caps, Using WordArt

Module 4: Page Layout For Publisher

Changing the Page Layout, Working with Publication Pages, Using Master Pages, Using Headers and Footers, Adding Backgrounds, Using Building Blocks and Creating Calendars

Module 5: Shapes, Images And Tables

Inserting Shapes and Creating Drawings, Formatting Shapes, Inserting Clip Art and Pictures, Manipulating Objects, Creating Tables

Module 6: Final Polishing And Distributing Microsoft Publisher Documents

Finalizing and Printing a Publication, Distributing a Publication, Managing Mass Mailings with Mail Merge

Module 7: Publisher With Websites, Hyperlinks And Forms

Creating a Web Site, Managing Web Pages, Inserting Hyperlinks, Adding Reply Forms and Form Controls

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence

Each level of Microsoft Outlook includes online/digital resources, interactive practice, remote access for safety, one-on-one Learning Coach assistance, and comprehensive textbooks. These courses are recognized across the province and country.

Students accomplish the learning objectives for each module through a series of hands-on tasks, for which they are given step-by-step instructions and desired result checkpoints. The tasks provide ample opportunity for students to practice, apply, and develop the skills covered in the course.

A practice exercise and review questions are included at the end of each module to measure progress and reinforce the skills learned. There is also a lab exercise at the end of the course to provide further practice and review to reinforce the topics learned throughout the course, and to help prepare students for the exam.

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