Online Class: Microsoft Publisher 2019

This course on Microsoft Publisher 2019 for Office 365 will teach you everything you need to to know to become a power user of MS Publisher.

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Course Description

Microsoft Publisher is Office 365's version of desktop publishing software. If you run a business or just have a small individual sole proprietorship, Microsoft Publisher can help you build attractive marketing material to advertise your business and keep in touch with current customers.
In this course, you'll learn how to:
  • Navigate Publisher 2019
  • Work with Templates
  • Work with Objects
  • Use Images to Create Dynamic Publications
  • Use Shapes, Text Boxes, and Colors
  • Use Advanced Aligning and Formatting Features
  • Create a Catalog
  • Use Advanced Customization Techniques on Your Publication
  • Mail Merge
  • Publish, Print, and Share Your Publication
  • And Much More!

The first part of this course focuses on the absolute basics. We review the need for Publisher in small business advertising and working with templates. Publisher comes with numerous templates so that you don't even need to have a design made. They save you money, and this course covers how to customize a template to fit your own brand.

Publications in Publisher are built with objects. This course covers every object that you'll need to build a publication including text, pictures, placeholders and shapes. These basic building blocks have their own customizable styles and features, but Publisher also includes numerous pre-made object styles that can be used as well. With Publisher 2019, a person with little design skills can create professional marketing material.

After creating a publication file, Publisher has a design checker tool that this course explains. We also explain ways that you can mail merge to send publications to potentially thousands of people without creating documents individually. Lastly, we explain ways to finalize publications, send them to a printer and share them with other users. With this course, you should be able to go from a blank Publisher document to an attractive, fully designed publication ready for your audience and readers.
With clear and concise step-by-step directions, beautifully illustrated lessons with screenshots, and HD Video tutorials, this Publisher 2019 online course will teach you everything you need to know to become a Publisher power user.
Note: You do not need access to MS Publisher software in order to successfully complete this course, although it is strongly recommended in order to follow along with the course examples.  
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 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:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2019

For anyone unfamiliar with the application, this course will help you get started and provide step-by-step information on how you can build your own designs. This first lesson will begin with an introduction to this version. Additional lesson topics: How to Use Microsoft Publisher; Microsoft Publisher /Office ; Basic tasks in Publisher 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Navigating Microsoft Publisher 2019

Before you begin creating content, understanding the common features and finding the right tabs will make the process faster. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft 365 Publisher Blog; Save a publication as a Word document 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Working with Templates

Publisher includes several pre-made, pre-installed templates that you can use as a base design and then customize it to something that fits your brand. Additional lesson topics: How to Make a New Template in Microsoft Publisher; Find, create, or change a template in Publisher; Make a brochure using Publisher 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lessons 4: Working with Objects

Every text box, image, WordArt, and shape you place on a publication is an object. Additional lesson topics: Group and ungroup text boxes, pictures, and other objects in Publisher; How to Use Microsoft Publisher 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lessons 5: Inserting Images into Publications

Just about every publication that you create will have at least one image. Images can be illustrations, pictures you've taken from your phone, or graphics you've downloaded from a stock photo site. Additional lesson topics: Tips for working with images in Publisher 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Inserting Shapes

Shapes are basic 2D images that you can add to publications and design layouts. They can be sized and styled just like images, but they add simple shapes to publications instead of standard photos and snapshots. Additional lesson topics: Draw or edit a freeform shape; Insert a picture into an AutoShape 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Inserting Building Blocks

Building blocks comprise shapes, text boxes, colors and images so that you don't need to create your own components. These premade components can be used to make an entire publication, because Publisher includes numerous components with all different designs, patterns, shapes, colors and styles. Additional lesson topics: Use building blocks to quickly create a publication in Publisher 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Aligning and Formatting Objects

To create attractive publications, you need to align objects correctly and build layouts that fit like building blocks up and down the page. Additional lesson topics: Align objects in Publisher; Arranging Objects 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Working with Text and Text Boxes

It's easy to add text, but it must them be formatted into paragraphs and wrapped around other objects to fit the publication layout. Additional lesson topics: Add text and link text boxes in Publisher; Import text from another file into a publication 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Correcting Text and Design Errors

Publisher has a tool called the "Design Checker" to help you find any issues before sending the publication to a printer. Additional lesson topics: Using the Design Checker in Publisher; Picture or other object appears partially off the page 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Creating a Catalog

Publisher provides a mail merge feature that lets you add products on pages within publication catalog. Additional lesson topics: About creating catalogs; Create a catalog merge 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Using and Formatting Tables

Microsoft Publisher makes it easy to add a table and fill it with the data that you need to bring your message to readers. Additional lesson topics: Make changes to cells in a table; Format a table's size, layout, and cell properties in Publisher; Add borders, fills, and effects to a table in Publisher; Change rows or columns in a table 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Customizing Your Publication

Microsoft Publisher comes with numerous templates that can be used in marketing material, pamphlets, catalogs and any other layouts. Additional lesson topics: Change page size, paper size, or page orientation in Publisher; Create and edit master pages 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Mail Merge

Other Features of Mail Merge will be the focus of this lesson. You can also use the mail merge feature to create e-newsletters and email marketing campaigns meant to be sent to your recipients. Additional lesson topics: Customize the ribbon in Office; Create labels with different addresses in Publisher 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lessons 15: Publishing, Printing, and Sharing Publications

After you've put the final touches on your publication, it's time to finalize it by publishing it online, printing it should you want physical copies, or share it online with other users. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Thoughts; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: 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 its capabilities are.
  • Demonstrate navigating MS Publisher.
  • Demonstrate working with templates and objects.
  • Demonstrate inserting images and shapes into publications.
  • Determine aligning and formatting objects.
  • Demonstrate working with text and text boxes.
  • Demonstrate creating a catalog.
  • Demonstrate using and formatting tables.
  • Describe ways you can customize your publication.
  • Demonstrate publishing, printing, and sharing publications.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Microsoft Publisher 2019
Course Number: 9770520
Lessons Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars (551 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: February 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course was extremely beneficial in expanding my knowledge of Publisher." -- Amanda E.
  • "This was an awesome class and i learned so much, thank you." -- Patricia G.
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