You will create, format, edit, and distribute publications.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • get familiar with the Publisher 2010 environment and start working on a publication.
  • modify the layout and structure of a publication.
  • format text in a publication.
  • edit the contents in a publication.
  • format graphics in a publication.
  • prepare a publication for distribution.


This course is intended for persons with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word who need to learn how to use Microsoft® Publisher 2010 to create, layout, and edit publications.


Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard (basic typing skills are recommended). They should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Publisher 2010

Topic A: Identify the Components of the Publisher Interface
Topic B: Customize the Publisher Interface
Topic C: Create a Basic Publication
Topic D: Add Content to a Publication

Lesson 2: Modifying the Layout and Structure of a Publication

Topic A: Import Text into 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: Insert Common Layout Elements
Topic E: Use Building Blocks

Lesson 3: Formatting Text in a Publication

Topic A: Format Text
Topic B: Format Paragraphs
Topic C: Apply Paragraph Styles
Topic D: Apply Schemes

Lesson 4: Editing Content in a Publication

Topic A: Edit Text in a Publication
Topic B: Present Content in Tables
Topic C: Review Text in a Publication
Topic D: Insert Symbols and Special Characters

Lesson 5: Formatting Graphics in a Publication

Topic A: Customize the Appearance of Pictures
Topic B: Add Graphical Objects to a Publication

Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Distribution

Topic A: Check the Design of a Publication
Topic B: Save a Publication for Distribution
Topic C: Preview and Print a Publication
Topic D: Send a Publication by Email