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Duration: 1-day

Location: inhouse, online or at our UK locations

What you will learn

This course focuses on creating longer newsletters and comprehensive brochures allowing you to insert, add and control publication elements. You will be able to control the layout and flow of longer publications, with linked text boxes across pages.

You will get a greater understanding of the full life cycle of a publication, from incorporating corporate branding to using the Design Checker, inserting Page Parts and customise a catalogue mail merge. We also look at setting up a publication for print by professional printing companies.


Attendees are required to be familiar with the Publisher Introduction content before attending this course.

Course outline

Working with Text from Other Applications

  • Opening files from another application
  • Opening Word documents in Publisher
  • Inserting text from another program
  • Editing stories in Microsoft Word

Linking Text Boxes

  • Controlling text flow in multiple linked text boxes
  • Reposition and removing linked text boxes in longer publications

Customising Template Elements

  • Creating publication templates
  • Changing template design and layouts
  • Creating custom template colour and font Schemes
  • Deleting Custom Schemes

Creating New Colour Schemes

  • Create, insert and edit customised colour schemes in your publication
  • Using schemes to control formatting when inserting objects

Using Master Pages

  • Placing objects on a Master Page
  • Applying a Master Page
  • Naming pages
  • Add a watermark
  • Using multiple Master Pages
  • Moving a Master Page

Working with Building Blocks

  • Inserting Building Blocks
  • Save an Object as a Building Block

Working with Styles

  • Controlling line and paragraph breaks
  • Importing styles from other applications
  • Applying Stylistic Sets
  • Swashes and Stylistic Alternates

Graphics Feature

  • Adding captions to pictures
  • Editing wrap points
  • Changing a picture’s shape
  • View the graphics manager

Further Shape Features

  • Managing complex shapes
  • Aligning objects
  • Distributing objects
  • Object Stacking

Working with Other Applications

  • Inserting objects from other applications
  • Embedding data from other applications
  • Linking data
  • Saving as a web page

Distributing Publications Via Email

  • Inserting and testing hyperlinks
  • Using email preview
  • Send a publication via email

Creating Newsletters and Brochures

  • Creating longer publications
  • Changing a newsletter page content
  • Inserting a “Continued” notation
  • Using custom colours
  • Choosing a colour model for printing
  • Enable Automatic Trapping

Creating Mailing Labels and Postcards

  • Creating a sheet of return addresses
  • Creating a recipient list
  • Sorting and filtering a recipient list for merge
  • Start the Mail Merge Wizard
  • Preparing a publication for merge
  • Catalogue tools

Checking and Printing Publications

  • Using the Design Checker
  • Using advanced print settings
  • Preparing for a professional print job
  • Preparing for outside Printing
  • Embedding fonts
  • Using Pack and Go