Online Class: Microsoft Publisher 2013

This online course includes step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations along with HD Video tutorials to show you how to use all the features, whistles and bells of Publisher 2013.

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Course Description

Microsoft Publisher allows small businesses to quickly create publications such as brochures, flyers, and posters for printing or sharing online.   You can easily create professional-looking publications by either creating them yourself from scratch or using one of the many pre-designed templates that Publisher offers.   These templates can easily be customized for the look you want.

This course will teach you all the skills you'll need to successfully use Microsoft Publisher 2013 like a professional.   Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations along with HD Video tutorials to show you how to use all the features, whistles and bells of Publisher 2013.


You'll learn:

·    How to create new publications

·    How to set up pages so creating publications is easy

·    How to add shapes, images, and graphics to publications

·    How to add beautiful backgrounds and other page elements

·    How to use color correction and other photo editing tools for your publication

·    How to add, resize, and rotate objects to achieve the look you want

·    How to add tables to publications

·    How to create a product catalog using Publisher 2013

·    And so much more!

You don't need previous experience with Publisher to be able to complete this course. This course starts with basic skills, then moves forward to more advanced features and techniques. No matter your skill level with Publisher when starting this course, you will be able to successfully create any type of publication – just like a professional – when you are finished. 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013

Not to be confused with Microsoft Word, Publisher is used primarily for page layouts and designs, instead of text documents and proofreading. Additional lesson topics: What is New with Publisher 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Creating a Publication

Even though Publisher 2013 gives you the ability to create publications from a blank page, its templates can make creating presentations a lot quicker and easier. Additional lesson topics: More Templates for Publisher Scroll Down to View 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Working With Objects

This lesson is going to cover some of the basics of working with objects. As the course progresses, well teach you more advanced features for objects that are available with Publisher 2013. Additional lesson topics: Publisher : Arranging Objects Video Demonstration 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Creating Publications From Scratch, Using Page Setup

If you start with a blank publication and want to create your own, learning to do things such as setting up your page will be very important. Additional lesson topics: Set up text columns by using layout guides 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Inserting Images Into Publications

Images and graphics are the key to making your publications attractive. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Publisher Tutorial 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Applying Formatting and Other Corrections to Images

In the last lesson, we covered how to insert pictures into your publication. This lesson will cover how to work with those images. Additional lesson topics: Tips on Working with Images; Picture Tool Tab 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Inserting Shapes and Other Items

Images aren't the only things you can insert into your publication. You can also draw and insert shapes, advertisements, and the list goes on. Additional lesson topics: Tutorial on inserting shapes in Publisher 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Working With Text and Text Boxes

The way Publisher handles text is what separates it from simple word processing programs like Microsoft Word. Additional lesson topics: Tutorial on inserting text boxes in Publisher 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Formatting Paragraphs Within Text Boxes

Unlike character-level formatting, most of the paragraph formatting options can only be found on the Home tab in the Paragraph group. Additional lesson topics: Format Paragraph Dialog 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Creating a Catalog

Instead of telling you what creating a catalog means in Publisher, were going to show you how it works. Additional lesson topics: Create a Catalog Merge using Publisher 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Correcting Text and Design Errors

Publisher gives you a number of tools to catch and correct the errors in your publication. These can be design errors or spelling errors. In this lesson, we're going to show you exactly how you can use these tools. Additional lesson topics: Design Checker 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Use and Format Tables

You can use tables to do complex page layout operations that almost rival expensive professional publishing programs like Adobe InDesign. Additional lesson topics: Format Table Dialog 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Pulling It All Together to Create a Publication

In this lesson, were going to walk you through putting together a publication. We'll incorporate what we've already learned to show you how easy it can be to create stunning publications using Publisher. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Customize Pages

In this lesson, were going to show you some of Publisher's more advanced features. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Other Publisher Tasks

Mail merge is the ability to create a mass mailing based on a single publication template. Additional lesson topics: Mail Merge to Microsoft Publisher; Embed fonts in a publication to ensure their availability 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Publishing, Printing, and Sharing

With fast, high-resolution printers, creating a publication can be as easy as sending it to your printer, and binding it by hand. 54 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Microsoft Publisher 2013 is and how you can use it in both personal and professional settings.
  • Demonstrate creating a publication and working with objects.
  • Demonstrate inserting images into publications and applying formatting and corrections to images.
  • Demonstrate inserting shapes and other items into MS Publisher publications.
  • Demonstrate working with text and text boxes in MS Publisher.
  • Demonstrate formatting paragraphs within text boxes in Publisher 2013.
  • Demonstrate creating a catalog and correcting text and design errors.
  • Demonstrate using and formatting tables.
  • Demonstrate customize pages with Publisher 2013.
  • Demonstrate publishing, printing, and sharing your publications and pages in MS Publisher 2013.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Microsoft Publisher 2013
Course Number: 8900222
Lessons Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars (664 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, and Texas.
Last Updated: January 2022
Course Type: 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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