Online Class: MS Publisher 2010

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Course Description

Microsoft Publisher 2010 is a desktop publishing software program that comes with the Microsoft Office suite. While Microsoft Word is a word processing program, Microsoft Publisher is used for page layout and design. You can use Publisher to create brochures, flyers, menus, business cards, certificates, and any number of things that you want to design for either use on the computer or to print – yourself or by a commercial printer.

In this course, you're going to learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010.   If you've used previous versions of it in the past, we'll show you what's new, then how to make the best use out of the latest features. However, if this is your first time using Publisher, don't worry. We're going to start at the beginning and teach you everything you need to know. After completing this course, you should be able to use Publisher like a pro.

You'll learn how to:

  • Create publications using a template
  • Create publications from scratch
  • Use building blocks such as Page Parts to make creating pages even easier
  • Use the Backstage View to manage information about your files
  • Add text to a publication
  • Add images to a publication
  • Create a layout

And everything you need to know to create stunning publications from your computer – even if you don't have any graphics design experience.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 makes designing professional publications as easy as tying your shoe. That's not an exaggeration. We're going to walk through this software step-by-step so that, by the time you're finished with this course, you'll know how to use every feature and be able to create your own publications with ease.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010

Microsoft Publisher 2010 is a desktop publishing software program that comes with the Microsoft Office suite. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: MS Publisher Free Trial Download
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Working with Publisher 2010

In this lesson, we're going to start learning the basics of using MS Publisher 2010. These are the building blocks that we'll use as we continue through this course. 10 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Creating a Publication

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to create a publication. We're going to use a template. 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Page Setup

The Page Settings dialogue box allows you to get started designing your own publication and set options for it. 8 Total Points
  • Review Article: Adjusting page and print setup options
  • Review Video: Video Tutorial of Using Page Set Up
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Inserting Graphics and Other Items

Inserting graphics and items is one of the biggest parts to using MS Publisher 2010. 17 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Convert an Image to a Watermark; Working with Graphics
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Text Frames

The most important part of any document is the text. The pictures, pie-charts, and ClipArt are only supposed to highlight and enhance it. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Change Text With Text Box Tools
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Text Frames Continued and Catalog Merge

WordArt is a text frame in which the text can be warped into different shapes or designs. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: How to Create a Catalog Merge
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Correcting Text and Design Errors

Publisher gives you a number of tools to catch and correct the errors in your document. These can be design errors or spelling errors. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Design Checker
  • Review Video: Video of How to Use the Design Checker
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Use and Format Tables

A table is essentially a grid made up of boxes that are called "cells." 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: How to Create a Table
  • Review Video: Video of Inserting a Table
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Customize Pages

Publisher is a powerful page layout program. As such, it has many tools to help you create great, professional-looking documents, even if you are complete novice. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Adding headers, footers, and page numbering; Customize the Color Scheme
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Other Publisher Tasks

Mail merge is the ability to create a mass mailing based on a single document template. 10 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Publishing

With fast, high resolution printers, "publishing" a document can be as easy as sending it to your printer, and binding it by hand. 69 Total Points
  • Review Video: Creating for the Web
  • Take Poll: What is your opinion of this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what MS Publisher is and what it can do for you.
  • Demonstrate working with publisher 2010.
  • Demonstrate creating a publication.
  • Demonstrate page setup.
  • Demonstrate inserting graphics and other items.
  • Demonstrate text frames.
  • Demonstrate text frames continued and catalog merge.
  • Demonstrate correcting text and design errors.
  • Demonstrate using and formatting tables.
  • Demonstrate customize pages.
  • Demonstrate other publisher tasks.
  • Demonstrate publishing your final project, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: MS Publisher 2010
Course Number: 7550532
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (858 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Computer Skill (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructors
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "Learning how to use Publisher to make flyers an other advertisements for our library was extremely helpful. I always thought Publisher was complicated, but this class showed me it isn't. I love using it! Also, the feature "Save and Send" was new to me & a great surprise. I often have to send flyers to the other libraries in our district & this makes it so easy & fast." -- Jan R.

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