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  • Publisher 2003
  • Publisher 2007
  • Publisher 2010
  • Publisher 2013
  • Publisher 2016

Fast Track offers our Beyond the Basics course for Publisher offering a fast-paced, packed programme in one day covering most features available in Publisher

Publisher Beyond the Basics

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of Publisher or users who want to ‘fill in the gaps’ in their knowledge looking at a wide range of features to enable you to create professional publications

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The Content


  • The publisher workplace

Creating a Publication

  • Selecting a publication type and template
  • customising options and Paper options

Master Pages

  • Creating / Editing / Applying Master Pages

Adding Text to your Publication

  • Creating Text Boxes
  • Connecting / Disconnecting Text Boxes
  • Controlling where Text Breaks
  • Text Autofit
  • Importing a Word Document into Publisher

Text Formatting

  • Moving around your Publication
  • Text Selection
  • Typing Replace Selection
  • The Find & Replace Command
  • Horizontal Rules
  • Inserting drop caps
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Character Spacing
  • Editing the Publication using Microsoft Word
  • using AutoCorrect
  • Creating AutoCorrect Exceptions
  • Spell Check, Thesaurus & Hyphenation

Changing Colour & Font Schemes

Bullets & Numbering

Page Manipulation

  • Inserting/ Deleting page breaks
  • Moving pages
  • Page numbering
  • Inserting sections
  • Headers and Footers

Working with Graphics

  • Inserting Clipart & Graphics
  • Design Gallery Objects
  • Inserting a graphic from a scanner or camera
  • The Picture Toolbar
  • Controlling Text Wrap around a Picture

Arranging Objects

  • The horizontal and vertical guides
  • The Ruler
  • The Layout Guides
  • Baseline Guides
  • Grid Guides
  • Margin Guides
  • Align & Distribute commands
  • Distribute commands
  • Nudge commands
  • Snap commands

Customising Your Publication

  • Applying backgrounds
  • Colour Schemes
  • Font Schemes

Creating Business Information Data


  • Inserting tables
  • Splitting cells
  • Deleting Columns / Rows / Table
  • Using the Format Table dialog

The Design Checker

Printing options

Packing a publication options

Delegate Pre-Requisites

No previous knowledge of Publisher is required

Course Duration

This is a One Day Course

Course Details

Courses commence at 9:30 a.m. through to 4:30 p.m.

A laptop computer is provided for each delegate attending on this packed programme to try out the tips and techniques demonstrated

All delegates will receive comprehensive Training Courseware to refer to during the course, together with a Course Attendance Certificate