Microsoft Publisher (Design) Basics

A practical or hands-on approach on how you can create simple publications & designs for your business and related work.

The Microsoft Publisher (Ms-Publisher) application is one of the many applications in the Microsoft Office package. According to Wikipedia, Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.

What you’ll learn

  • You will be able to start Ms Publisher application and understand its environment.
  • You will be able to create and design simple publications from scratch.
  • You will be able to create, format and manage text in a Publication.
  • You will be able to working with Layouts and tables in a Publication.
  • You will be able to create your own unique designs within your publication.

Course Content

  • Module 0: General Introduction and Course Description –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Module 1- Introduction to Ms-Publisher + Creating and Working with a Publication –> 8 lectures • 54min.
  • Module 2 – Creating and Working with Text in a Publication –> 4 lectures • 23min.
  • Module 3 – Creating, Formatting and Managing Text in a Publication –> 4 lectures • 24min.
  • Module 4 – Working with Layouts in a Publication –> 4 lectures • 21min.
  • Module 5 – Working with Tables in a Publication + Graphics and Designs –> 7 lectures • 59min.

Microsoft Publisher (Design) Basics

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of using a windows operating system interface like Windows 10 or any other windows.
  • Ensure you have Ms Publisher installed on your laptop or computer via Microsoft Office package (e.g. Ms Office 365 or any other).
  • A laptop or desktop computer.

The Microsoft Publisher (Ms-Publisher) application is one of the many applications in the Microsoft Office package. According to Wikipedia, Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.

Ms-Publisher is used in offices, businesses, schools, and organizations for creating, personalized birthday cards, event posters, newsletters, professional business cards, flyers, and programs etc.

 

Course Objectives

In this Ms-Publisher course, we will utilize a practical or hands-on approach to show how you can create simple publication designs with pre-formatted texts, tables and adding some graphics and designs. You will learn the skills of editing texts, formatting texts, creating tables, adding designs to your publication designs, and using graphics and other tools.

 

Pre-Requirements and Target Audience

The course is designed for both beginners who do not have any prior background in Ms-Publisher, and for intermediate level people who also wish to extend their practical/hand-on skills and knowledge.

To achieve or fully take advantage of this course, you need to have some prior knowledge Windows operating system environments.

It is important you have a laptop or desktop computer with the Ms-Publisher application installed, preferably, a laptop with Windows 10 and with Office365.

 

Job Opportunities – The course also enables you to find jobs in the following areas

  • Web Design house as a publisher design expert
  • Graphics Designer using MS Publisher
  • Cards and Poster Designer
  • Freelancer – Create publication designs adaptable to the need of an individual or group and get paid based on hours spent
  • Marketing jobs (making designs for marketing goods and/or services)
  • Education as a trainer/instructor in a primary school, secondary/high school, private firms etc.
  • Start your own Computer Business and Computer Training for Ms-Publisher with little income/investment.

 

Course Modules / Structure

The Course is divided into 5 Modules:

Module 1: Ms-Publisher Environment + Creating and Working with a Publication

Module 2: Creating and Working with Text in a Publication

Module 3: Creating, Formatting and Managing Text in a Publication

Module 4: Working with Layouts in a Publication

Module 5: Working with Tables in a Publication + Graphics and Designs

 

Finding the Course (Modules) Contents

For each module, a number of videos are made available. These guide you step-by-step through the course. If you have issues with the course materials, please send us a feedback.