Publisher 2010 Foundation

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Microsoft Publisher is an easy to use program that produces stunning, professional results. This course gets you started with using the package effectively.
Basic MS Office skills are required.
Starting Out:
1. Meeting Microsoft Office Publisher 2010
What is Microsoft Office Publisher 2010?
What’s New in Microsoft Office Publisher 2010?
Opening Publisher
Interface Overview
Interacting with Publisher
Getting Started with
Closing Publisher
2. Creating a Publication
Choosing a Template
Creating a Text Box
Typing Text
Selecting Text
Deleting Text
3. Working With Text
Creating a New Publication
Moving Text Boxes
Resizing Text Boxes
Rotating Text Boxes
Deleting Text Boxes
4. Doing More with Your Publication
Adding Your Business Information to Publisher
Changing Font Face and Size (Home tab/Text Box Tools Tab/mini toolbar)
Applying Basic Text Effects (five buttons in Font group of Home tab/Text Box Tools Tab/mini toolbar)
Using Undo and Redo/Repeat
Removing Formatting
5. Working with Your Publication
Saving Files
Opening Files
Using the Recent List
Switching Between Open Files
Closing Files
6. Getting Help in Publisher
Opening Help
Using the Help Screen
The Help Toolbar
Searching for Help
Online Help vs. Offline Help
Using the Table of Contents
Getting Help in a Dialog Box
The Publisher Interface:
1. Getting Acquainted
Using the File (Backstage) Menu
Using the Status Bar
Using the Mini Toolbar (note that now contextual – many diff options in Publisher)
Using Dialog Boxes
Using Right-Click Menus
Keyboard Shortcuts
2. The Quick Access Toolbar
About the Toolbar
Adding and Removing Buttons
Moving the Quick Access Toolbar
Customizing the Toolbar
3. Tabs and Groups
About Tabs
About Groups
About Option Buttons
Minimizing the Ribbon
4. The Home Tab
Clipboard Commands
Font Commands
Paragraph Commands
Styles Commands
Objects Commands
Arrange Commands
Editing Commands
5. The Insert Tab
Pages Commands
Tables Commands
Illustrations Commands
Building Blocks Commands
Text Commands
Links Commands
Header and Footer Commands
6. The View Tab
Views Commands
Layout Commands
Show Commands
Zoom Commands
Window Commands
Advanced Tabs and Customization:
1. The Page Design Tab
Template Commands
Page Setup Commands
Layout Commands
Pages Commands
Schemes Commands
Page Background Commands
2. The Mailings Tab
Start Commands
Write and Insert Fields Commands
Preview Results Commands
Finish Commands
3. The Review Tab
Proofing Commands
Language Commands
4. The Drawing Tools Tab (note that covering this as key to Publisher)
Insert Shapes Commands
Shape Styles Commands
Shadow Effects Commands
3-D Effects Commands
Arrange Commands
Size Commands
5. The Text Box Tools Tab (note that covering this as key to Publisher)
Text Commands
Font Commands
Alignment Commands
Linking Commands
Effects Commands
Typography Commands
6. Contextual Tabs
Catalog Tools Tab
WordArt Tools Tab
Picture Tools Tab
Table Tools Tabs
Master Page Tab
Web Tab
Developer Tab
7. Customizing the Ribbon
Getting Started
Adding or Removing Tabs
Arranging Tabs and Groups
Creating New Tabs and Groups
Customizing Group Commands
Resetting all Customizations
Creating Publications:
1. Creating a New Publication
Creating a Blank Publication
Creating a Publication from Local Templates
Creating a Publication from Online Templates
Using the Recently Used Templates Area (does this exist?)
Changing the Template in Use (Page Design Tab)
Changing Template Options (Page Design Tab)
2. Setting Up Your Pages and Publication
Graphic Design 101
Choosing a Color and Font Scheme
Adding Built-In Guides
Creating Your Own Guides
Setting Guide Options (2 dialogs)
Toggling Alignment
3. Working with Pages
About the Page Navigation Pane
Adding Pages
Renaming Pages
Moving Pages
Deleting Pages
Navigating Through Pages
4. Moving Text
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text
Using the Office Clipboard
Dragging and Dropping Text
Finding Text
Replacing Text
5. Applying Advanced Text Effects
Applying a Style
Setting Horizontal Alignment
Setting Vertical Alignment
Formatting Text as Columns
Using the Format Painter
6. Adding Building Blocks
Inserting a Building Block
Editing Building Blocks
Moving Building Blocks
Resizing Building Blocks
Rotating Building Blocks
Deleting Building Blocks
Doing More with Text:
1. Fonts on the Home Tab
Setting Font Face and Size
Applying Font Color
Applying Text Effects
Changing Case
Changing Character Spacing
Using the Font Dialog
2. Setting Paragraph Options
Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List
Indenting Using the Home Tab
Changing Line Spacing
Changing Paragraph Spacing
Setting Text Box Margins (Text Box Tools Tab)
3. Setting Text and Typography Options
Choosing Text Fit (Best Fit, AutoFit – right click and Text Box tab)
Changing Text Direction
oAdding Hyphenation
Adding Drop Caps
Choosing Number and Ligature Styles (can break this into two if you want)
4. Formatting the Text Box
Adding Special Effects (Text Box Tools, Effects group)
Changing the Text Box’s Shape
Applying a Style to the Text Box
Manually Formatting the Text Box
Setting Text Wrapping Options
5. Working with Text Boxes and Objects (show w/text box, note that works w/all objects?)
Changing the Order of Objects
Grouping Objects
Aligning Objects
oRotating and Flipping Objects
Changing an Object’s Size
Using the Format Text Dialog
6. Formatting the Page
Adding Page Numbers
Adding Headers and Footers
Editing Headers and Footers
Controlling Headers and Footers with the Page Navigation Pane
Choosing the Page Background
Printing and Viewing Your Publication:
1. Using Layouts and Views
Understanding Publication Masters
Viewing a Single Page
Viewing a Two-Page Spread
Customizing Screen Elements (Show group on View tab)
Using Arrange All and Cascade
2. Using Viewing Tools
Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore
Using Zoom on the View Tab
Using View Controls on the Status Bar
Using Show Whole Page and Page Width
Using the Zoom Dialog
3. Preparing Your Publication
Checking Your Spelling
Setting Margins
Changing Page Orientation
Setting Paper Size
Using the Page Setup Dialog
4. Finishing a Publication
Print Commands
Using Print Preview
Setting Basic Print Options
Setting Printer Properties
E-mailing a Publication