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Microsoft Publisher Introduction (2010 to 2016)
Microsoft Publisher Introduction (2010 to 2016)


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A hands-on one-day course with free pre-course online skills testing
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This course covers 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365 versions


This is a one-day training course structured into 6 modules

This intensive, hands-on one-day training course has been designed to give a solid understanding of Publisher's large collection of templates and required basic skills, to set delegates on the path towards creating professional publications with ease.
The course is intended for people with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word who need to learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010, 2013 or 2016 to create, layout, and edit publications. Note: Delegates should be familiar with using a PC in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers.


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

  • Get familiar with the Microsoft Publisher 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

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    MODULE 1:  Getting Started with Publisher
    Learning outcomes:
    Looking at the Publisher Interface, its layout, commands and creating a basic Publication.
    Topics covered:
    • Starting Publisher
    • Identify Publisher Components
    • Open, Create and Save a Publication
    • Getting Help in Publisher
    MODULE 2:  Publication Layout & Structure
    Learning outcomes:
    How to import text and organise the layout of text boxes and placeholders within a publication and other related features.
    Topics covered:
    • Page Set-up Options
    • Using Layout Guides
    • Adding Extra Pages
    • Creating Master Pages
    MODULE 3:  Adding and Formatting Text
    Learning outcomes:
    Formatting text and paragraphs as well as applying Microsoft's suppled styled and themes to enhance the overall look of your publication.
    Topics covered:
    • Inserting Text Boxes
    • Importing and Linking Text in a Publication
    • Formatting Text
    • Formatting Paragraphs
    MODULE 4:  Editing Publication Text
    Learning outcomes:
    Introducing tools and features to edit/review your text as well as using tables for a more organised layout.
    Topics covered:
    • Cut Copy and Paste text
    • Working with Tables
    • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
    • Reviewing Publications
    MODULE 5:  Working with Graphic Objects
    Learning outcomes:
    Adding pictures and images to your Publication and using various tools to format and fine tune their appearance.
    Topics covered:
    • Inserting Pictures
    • Customising Pictures
    • Adding Shapes to Publications
    • Using Building Blocks
    MODULE 6:  Finishing a Publication
    Learning outcomes:
    Using Publisher's tools to check on your design, preview, print and sent by email.
    Topics covered:
    • Check the Design of a Publication
    • Save a Publication for Distribution
    • Preview and Print a Publication
    • Email a Publication
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    Microsoft Publisher Introduction (2010 to 2016)
    Nov 5, 2019
    Leeds West One
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    Nov 8, 2019
    Bristol Easton BS5
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    Nov 25, 2019
    Manchester Piccadilly
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    Dec 13, 2019
    London Victoria
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    Melinda Bridges-Briggs
    , Jun 6 2018
    "Excellent instructor."

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    Wendy Lamb
    , Jan 24 2018
    "Was an excellent tutorial."

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    Jenny Baker
    , Nov 14 2017
    "An informative and enjoyable course. Good location."

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    Moinul Mannan
    , Sep 26 2017
    "Good course and well delivered. "

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    Helen Tyler
    , Sep 15 2017
    "Steve was fantastic, very helpful and informative. it was a great day!!"

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    Marina Yaseen
    , Sep 12 2017
    "Fantastic tutor, great pace and well developed course materials. I would not hesitate to recommend."

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    Davina Wilson
    , May 30 2017
    "Wendy was a fantastic tutor who was very friendly and never once got fed up with my 'Silly questions'. She knew her stuff and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely reccommend"

    Course rating of 5 stars
    Jackie Welsh
    , May 30 2017
    "Really enjoyed the training, very relaxed, nice environment, easy to get to."

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    Sarah Philips
    , Feb 10 2017
    "Jamie was a very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable trainer and would recommend him again."

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    Rukhsana sadique
    , Oct 28 2016
    "excellent trainer knowledge"

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    Jane Thorp
    , Sep 16 2016
    "The training by Gareth (the trainer) was delivered at the right pace and he was very helpful throughout the training and any questions raised were answered appropriately "

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    Karen Barnes
    , Feb 16 2016
    "The course tutor was very friendly and approacable. I did not feel awkward in asking questions. He helped and gave feedback on specific questions that my colleague and I had in relation to our work. He was knowledable and professional."

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    Dexter Hockley
    , Sep 18 2015
    "an enjoyable course"

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    Lisa Leaver
    , Feb 20 2015
    "training was fantastic"

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    Abimbola Johnson
    , Jan 30 2015
    "Thanks for an excellent course Debbie was an excellent trainer"

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    Ginny Butterworth
    , Dec 2 2014
    "I found the trainer Liz, to be very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. "

    Course rating of 5 stars
    Erica Mathys
    , Nov 28 2014
    "Excellent as ever"

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    Laura Jones
    , Nov 28 2014
    "Jamie was a great trainer and enabled us all to work at our own speed."

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Ali Allan
    , Nov 21 2014
    "Overall, the course was really useful and beneficial and I am looking forward to drafting out and revamping my first publication using publisher"

    Course rating of 5 stars
    Julie Archer
    , Apr 25 2014
    "I enjoyed the course and learnt many useful ways of working with Publisher. The trainer, Steve, was very professional and excellent at engaging all the delegates to the intricacies of Publisher."

    Course rating of 5 stars
    Siobhan McDermid
    , Apr 25 2014
    "the instructor was knowledgible and helpful throughout the day."

    Course rating of 4 stars


    General Information

    All Activia introduction to publisher training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Microsoft Publisher training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

    Class Sizes

    Maximum class size for Microsoft Publisher courses is 8 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 6 delegates.

    Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

    For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 10 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

    How to book
    Course, dates and delegate numbers
    Decide on the Microsoft Publisher course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
    Training location
    Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
    Speedy course booking
    You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
    Call us
    if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

    Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

    Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

    The confirmation process
    Course places allocated
    Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
    Booking confirmation
    You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
    Training invoice
    You receive a VAT invoice

    Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

    What happens on the day

    If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:













    Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

    For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

    What you get

    With every Microsoft Publisher training course with Activia, you get a free workbook as well as downloadable exercises, which match the course content exactly, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge.

    Every delegate on a Microsoft Publisher course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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