The Microsoft Publisher 2010 Course introduces students to the Microsoft Publisher 2010 and takes you from a beginners perspective all the way through to using and mastering the most advanced features of this hugely popular desktop publishing software package.

Publisher 2010 is a desktop publishing package, designed to enable non-professionals to put together publications that look professional and effective.

This course will take you from a beginners perspective and will teach you how to Create high-quality publications that reflect your own brand identity

Typical uses are for greetings cards, newsletters, advertisements, invitations and leaflets. Part of the Office 2010 family, Publisher 2010 shares a common look and feel and is easily integrated with other applications in the Microsoft Office suite.

The Course Consists of the Following Items:

  • Publisher 2010 Basics Course Book:

This Course Book shows students how to navigate the Publisher interface, create and edit publications, arrange text and pictures, work with master pages, and create and format tables. They will also learn how to flow text across text boxes, create a facing-pages layout, export publications to PDF, and prepare publications for commercial printing.

The following topics are covered by this lesson:

The Publisher interface; Navigation and selection techniques; Publisher Help; Publication basics; Object positioning; Multi-page layouts; Master pages; Text box linking; Paragraph formatting; Table basics; Table structure; Table formatting; Text boxes; Graphics adjustments; Stacking and grouping objects; Publication output; and Print preparation

  • Publisher 2010 Advanced Course Book:

This Course Book builds on the skills and concepts taught in Publisher 2010: Basics. Students will learn how to control colors and gradients, create and apply styles, work with WordArt objects, and apply section page numbers and bookmarks. They will also learn how to create and manage mail merge lists, edit web forms and elements, and maintain and publish Web sites created in previous editions of Publisher. Finally, students will learn to customise the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar.

The following topics are covered by this lesson:

Publication setup; Custom colors; Building blocks; The Graphics Manager pane; Styles and font schemes; Graphics in typography; Precise spacing control; Symbols and special characters; Sections; Bookmarks; Mail Merge; Form letters; Data sources for the recipient list; Catalog merge; Editing Web forms; Modifying form properties; Adding elements to a Web site; Finalising and publishing a site; Customising the Ribbon; and Customising the Quick Access toolbar.

  • Student Files:

Once enrolled students will receive a support email giving them access to their student files and to PowerPoint presentations relevant to the content of each unit. These files are also available through a student page and can be sent on disk on request.

  • Free Online Exam Preparation Software:

The course also comes with Free Online CertBlaster test prep software. CertBlaster covers mock examination questions in multiple choice or multiple answer formats.

CertBlaster has the following testing options:

Assessment Mode: In this mode you take one of the simulation exams and based on your results CertBlaster will determine where you need to focus. You cannot change the timer, the number of questions, or receive any help or hints. CertBlaster uses this mode to create or update your Personal Test preparation Plan (PTP).

Study Mode: In this mode you can work with either an objective or a simulation exam. You can change the timer and the number of questions asked. At the end of the exam CertBlaster will not update your PTP.

Flash Mode: In this mode you can quickly work through an exam. Open an exam or drill and clicking the spacebar highlights the correct answer. Clicking again moves you to the next question. You cannot change the timer or the number of questions asked. Flash mode will not open interactive type questions.

Certification Mode: This mode simulates the actual exam environment. You cannot change the timer or the number of questions. At the end of the exam CertBlaster will determine your score. Your PTP will not be updated based on the results of this exam.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements as the course is set out for beginners although students will require their own version of Microsoft Publisher 2010 to complete the course. To follow all aspects students will also need Microsoft Excel 2010, Adobe Reader and a Printer Driver.

The student will also require Internet access for downloading their exercise files and using exam preparation software. Exercise files can be sent to students on CD on request if they do not have Internet access.

APPLE MAC USERS: We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System. The course can be run on an Apple Macs using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac although we cannot support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.

We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System. The course can be run on an Apple Macs using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac although we cannot support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. The courses are designed as self-study courses but if you have any problems you can email our email support. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.

Assessment:

There are non-assessed exercises to complete in the course.

Qualification:

The course is designed for personal development and is not accredited, although we will supply a Distance Learning Centre Certificate of Completion on request.

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