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Introduction to Microsoft Publisher Training in Belfast Northern Ireland OR On your Own Premises

19 May 2020

On this 1 day Introduction to MS Publisher course, you will look at how to create a publication from scratch or use one of the hundreds of business and personal designs available in Publisher.

Microsoft Publisher is an easy to use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers, among others for print, email, and the Web.


No experience of Microsoft Publisher is necessary.


Course Objective: You will create, manage, revise, and distribute publications.

Please contact us if you would like to:

  • Speak with the trainer to discuss course content prior to booking or attending a course
  • Have us review your own publications and make recommendations as to the appropriate course levels
  • Schedule a closed course - the course content can be customised to suit your own requirements

Course Content

Creating a New Publication

  • The Publisher Desktop
  • Navigating Around Your Publication
  • The Save Reminder

Working with a Publication

  • Adding Content to Your Publication
  • Adding & Deleting Pages
  • Moving & Sizing Objects
  • Deleting Objects
  • Modifying the Page Setup
  • Working with the Publication Background

Working with Text Frames

  • Adding & Manipulating Text Frames
  • Editing Articles in Word
  • Fonts & Other Text Effects
  • Alignment
  • Bullet Points & Numbering
  • Moving, Copying & Deleting Text
  • Connecting & Disconnecting Frames
  • Importing Text
  • Spell Checker/ Search and Replace

Adding Graphics

  • Inserting a Picture Frame & the Clip Art Gallery
  • Inserting a Picture from a File & Moving and Sizing Pictures
  • Cropping a Picture


  • Modifying the Printer Setup & Printing

Advanced Graphic Techniques

  • Inserting Pictures Not in the Gallery
  • Scaling Pictures
  • Re-colouring Pictures
  • Rotating Pictures
  • Adding Borders & Shadows
  • Inserting Pictures from the Internet
  • Customising the Clip Art Gallery

Advanced Text Techniques

  • Fancy First Letters
  • Format Painting
  • Styles
  • Changing the Defaults for Text Frames
  • Controlling The Defaults for Text Frames
  • Working with Special Characters and Controlling Line & Character Spacing
  • Adding Patterned Backgrounds

Special Effects

  • Borders & Border Art
  • Inserting, Moving, Re-sizing, Patterns & Gradients

Advanced Layout Techniques

  • Working With the Ruler
  • Working with Ruler & Layout Guides
  • Aligning Objects
  • Layering Objects
  • Nudging & Grouping Objects

The Design Checker

Word Art

  • Creating Word Art & Changing Text Formatting
  • Shaping Options, Character Spacing & Special Effects
  • Editing a Word Art Object


  • Adding a Table
  • Adding & Modifying Cells
  • Formatting Table Data

The Design Gallery

  • Inserting a Design Gallery Object
  • Replacing Selected Objects
  • Applying Attributes from a Design Gallery Object
  • Customising the Design Gallery

Discounts on Public Courses

  • Held at Mullan Training Suites - Opposite Europa Hotel
  • Full price for 1st delegate
  • 10% reduction 2nd delegate
  • 20% for 3rd and subsequent delegates
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