Microsoft® Office Publisher 2013

Course Specifications

Course Length:

1 day

Course Description


Microsoft® Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher offers a large selection of “building blocks” that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates mail merge features, which is handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers, and it’s possible to export publications as HTML web pages or PDF documents. With a user-friendly interface, Microsoft Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will create, format, edit, and share publications.

You will:

  • Perform basic tasks in the Microsoft Publisher interface.
  • Add content in a publication.
  • Format text in a publication.
  • Edit the contents of a publication.
  • Add and format graphics.
  • Print and share a publication.

Target Student:

This course is intended for persons in a variety of job roles such as publishing specialists, layout specialists, graphic designers, or any other knowledge workers who need to use Microsoft Publisher 2103 to create, lay out, edit, and share publications.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic Windows® 8 tasks and be comfortable in the Windows 8 environment.

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8: Transition from Windows 7
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher 2013

Topic A: Explore the Interface

Topic B: Customize the Publisher Interface

Topic C: Create a Publication

Lesson 2: Adding Content to a Publication

Topic A: Add Text to a Publication

Topic B: Organize Text Boxes and Picture Placeholders in a Layout

Topic C: Control the Display of Content in Text Boxes

Topic D: Apply Building Blocks

Lesson 3: Formatting Text in a Publication

Topic A: Format Text and Paragraphs

Topic B: Apply Paragraph Styles

Topic C: Apply Schemes

Lesson 4: Editing Text in a Publication

Topic A: Edit Text in a Publication

Topic B: Present Content in Tables

Topic C: Insert Symbols and Special Characters

Lesson 5: Adding and Formatting Graphics in a Publication

Topic A: Add Graphical Objects to a Publication

Topic B: Manipulate the Appearance of Pictures

Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Sharing and Printing

Topic A: Save a Publication

Topic B: Run Design Checker

Topic C: Preview and Print a Publication

Topic D: Share a Publication