Microsoft Office Publisher 2010 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office Publisher 2010 - Foundation



Section 1: Starting Out

Lesson 1.1: Meeting Microsoft Office Publisher 2010

What is Microsoft Office Publisher 2010?

What's New in Microsoft Office Publisher 2010?

Opening Publisher

Interface Overview

Interacting with Publisher

Getting Started with

Closing Publisher


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Lesson 1.2: Creating a Publication

Choosing a Template

Creating a Text Box

Typing Text

Selecting Text

Deleting Text


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Lesson 1.3: Working with Text

Creating a New Publication

Moving Text Boxes

Resizing Text Boxes

Rotating Text Boxes

Deleting Text Boxes


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Lesson 1.4: Doing More with Your Publication

Adding Your Business Information to Publisher

Changing Font Face and Size

Applying Basic Text Effects

Using Undo and Redo/Repeat

Removing Formatting


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Lesson 1.5: Working with Your Publication

Saving Files

Opening Files

Using the Recent List

Switching Between Open Files

Closing Files


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Lesson 1.6: Getting Help in Publisher

Opening Help

Using the Help Screen

The Help Toolbar

Searching for Help

Online Help vs. Offline Help

Using the Table of Contents

Getting Help in a Dialog Box


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: The Publisher Interface

Lesson 2.1: Getting Acquainted

Using the File (Backstage) Menu

Using the Status Bar

Using the Mini Toolbar

Using Dialog Boxes

Using Right-Click Menus

Keyboard Shortcuts


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Lesson 2.2: The Quick Access Toolbar

About the Toolbar

Adding and Removing Buttons

Moving the Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing the Toolbar


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Lesson 2.3: Tabs and Groups

About Tabs

About Groups

About Option Buttons

Minimizing the Ribbon


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Lesson 2.4: The Home Tab

Clipboard Commands

Font Commands

Paragraph Commands

Styles Commands

Objects Commands

Arrange Commands

Editing Commands


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Lesson 2.5: The Insert Tab

Pages Commands

Tables Commands

Illustrations Commands

Building Blocks Commands

Text Commands

Links Commands

Header and Footer Commands


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Lesson 2.6: The View Tab

Views Commands

Layout Commands

Show Commands

Zoom Commands

Window Commands


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Advanced Tabs and Customization

Lesson 3.1: The Page Design Tab

Template Commands

Page Setup Commands

Layout Commands

Pages Commands

Schemes Commands

Page Background Commands


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Lesson 3.2: The Mailings Tab

Start Commands

Write & Insert Fields Commands

Preview Results Commands

Finish Commands


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Lesson 3.3: The Review Tab

Proofing Commands

Language Commands


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Lesson 3.4: The Drawing Tools Tab

Insert Shapes Commands

Shape Styles Commands

Shadow Effects Commands

3-D Effects Commands

Arrange Commands

Size Commands


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Lesson 3.5: The Text Box Tools Tab

Text Commands

Font Commands

Alignment Commands

Linking Commands

Effects Commands

Typography Commands


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Lesson 3.6: Contextual Tabs

Catalog Tools Tab

WordArt Tools Tab

Picture Tools Tab

Table Tools Tabs

Master Page Tab

Web Tab

Developer Tab


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Lesson 3.7: Customizing the Ribbon

Getting Started

Adding or Removing Tabs

Arranging Tabs and Groups

Creating New Tabs and Groups

Customizing Group Commands

Resetting All Customizations


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Creating Publications

Lesson 4.1: Creating a New Publication

Creating a Blank Publication

Creating a Publication from Installed Templates

Creating a Publication from Online Templates

Using Recently Used Templates

Changing the Template in Use

Changing Template Options


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Lesson 4.2: Setting Up Your Pages and Publications

Graphic Design 101

Choosing a Color and Font Scheme

Adding and Using Built-In Guides

Setting Guide Options

Toggling Alignment


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Lesson 4.3: Working with Pages

About the Page Navigation Pane

Adding Pages

Renaming Pages

Moving Pages

Deleting Pages

Right-Click Shortcuts


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Lesson 4.4: Moving Text

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

Using the Office Clipboard

Dragging and Dropping Text

Finding Text

Replacing Text


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Lesson 4.5: Applying Advanced Text Effects

Applying a Style

Setting Horizontal Alignment

Setting Vertical Alignment

Formatting Text as Columns

Using the Format Painter


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Lesson 4.6: Adding Building Blocks

Inserting a Building Block

Editing Building Blocks

Moving Building Blocks

Resizing Building Blocks

Rotating Building Blocks

Deleting Building Blocks


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Doing More with Text

Lesson 5.1: Fonts on the Home Tab

Setting Font Face and Size

Applying Font Color

Applying Text Effects

Changing Case

Changing Character Spacing

Using the Font Dialog


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Lesson 5.2: Setting Paragraph Options

Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List

Indenting Using the Home Tab

Changing Line Spacing

Changing Paragraph Spacing

Setting Text Box Margins


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Lesson 5.3: Setting Text and Typography Options

Choosing Text Fit

Changing Text Direction

Adding Hyphenation

Adding Drop Caps

Choosing Number and Ligature Styles


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Lesson 5.4: Formatting the Text Box

Adding Special Effects

Changing a Text Box's Shape

Applying a Style to a Text Box

Manually Formatting the Text Box

Setting Text Wrapping Options


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Lesson 5.5: Working with Text Boxes and Objects

Changing the Order of Objects

Grouping Objects

Aligning Objects

Rotating and Flipping Objects

Changing an Object's Size

Using the Format Text Box Dialog


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Lesson 5.6: Formatting the Page

Adding Page Numbers

Adding Headers and Footers

Editing Headers and Footers

Controlling Headers and Footers with the Page Navigation Pane

Choosing the Page Background


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Printing and Viewing Your Publication

Lesson 6.1: Using Layouts and Views

Understanding Publication Masters

Viewing a Single Page or Two-Page Spread

Customizing Screen Elements

Using Arrange All and Cascade


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Lesson 6.2: Using Viewing Tools

Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Using Zoom on the View Tab

Using Show Whole Page and Page Width

Using Zoom Controls on the Status Bar


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Lesson 6.3: Preparing Your Publication

Checking Your Spelling

Setting Margins

Changing Page Orientation

Setting Paper Size

Using the Page Setup Dialog


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Lesson 6.4: Finishing a Publication

Print Commands

Using Print Preview

Setting Basic Print Options

Setting Printer Properties

E-Mailing a Publication


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Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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