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Microsoft Publisher Level 2 Duration: 1 Day

Course Overview

Course Objectives: To deliver more advanced features to the Publisher user. This course is aimed at people who intend to design and create various kinds of publications to a high level. Designers using Microsoft Publisher as the software.   Prerequisites: This course assumes prior knowledge and use of publisher or similar design applications. Delegates should have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of Publisher and DTP concepts. Ideally candidates should have attended the 1 day Microsoft Publisher Level 1 course.





1: Using Styles, Templates and Master Pages

Working with Styles

Creating a New Style from an Existing Format

Creating a New Style from Scratch

Applying Styles

Modifying Styles and Updating the Publication

Clearing formatting

Designing Templates

Creating a Template

Using a Template

Modifying a Template

Master Pages

Two-Page Master

Creating a New Master Page

Controlling Master Pages

2: Enhancing the Publication

Working with Lists

Adding Standard Bullets to Lists

Customizing Bullets

Using Styles to Create Bullet Formats

Creating a Numbered List

Removing Bullets and Numbering

Inserting a Symbol at the End of an Article

Adding Lines As a Design Element

Drawing a Plain Line or Arrow

Modifying a Line or an Arrow

Constraining a Line

Adding a Drop Cap to Text

3: Spacing Your Publication

Refining Spacing

Adjusting Tracking

Adjusting Kerning

Adjusting Vertical Spacing

Nudging Objects

Snapping Objects to Ruler Marks, Guides and Other Objects

Placing Text

Breaking Lines

Modifying Hyphenation

Inserting Nonbreaking Spaces and Hyphens

4: Creating Special Effects

Manipulating Graphics

Wrapping Text around a Graphic

Creating a Custom Text Wrap

Layering Graphics and Text

Making an Object Transparent or Opaque

Using Building Blocks

Page Parts


Borders & Accents


Importing Objects

Inserting Objects Created in Other Applications

Modifying OLE Objects

5: Using Colour Effectively

Adding Full Colour Effects

Colouring Text

Applying Tints and Shading to Text

Colouring Objects

Applying Patterns or Gradients

Copying an Existing Colour from One Object to Another

Creating Colour Bleeds

Applying Shades of Grey

Colour Schemes

Font Schemes


Using a Printing Service

Understanding Colour Printing Processes

Setting Up the Publication for Outside Printing

Using Pack and Go Updating a Link