Microsoft Publisher Introduction

Course Description

Microsoft Publisher Introduction is designed to provide participants with the skills to create publications such as flyers, newsletters, brochures and labels. You will learn how to design a professional layout including how to effectively use text boxes, building blocks, shapes, pictures, and tables.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of Microsoft Publisher Introduction you should be able to:


Microsoft Publisher Introduction assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Duration

The Microsoft Publisher Introduction course is run over one-day but can be customised to suit your needs.

Course Overview

  • Creating A New Blank Publication
  • The Publisher 2016 Screen
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Tips for Planning a Publication
  • Understand Different Types of Publications
  • Add or Edit Business Information
  • Creating A Publication from A Template
  • Using Save As
  • Save A New Publication
  • Inserting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Use Undo and Redo
  • Saving an Existing Publication
  • Preview & Print A Publication
  • The Open Dialog Box
  • Open an Existing Publication
  • Use The Pages Navigation Pane
  • Work with Layouts
  • Zoom And Pan
  • Insert, move and delete Pages
  • Naming Pages
  • Create a Text Box
  • Modify A Text Box
  • Import Text
  • Check Spelling
  • Select Text
  • Apply Colour To Text
  • Create and Format WordArt
  • Text Effects
  • Text Columns
  • Link Text Boxes
  • Draw Text Boxes Accurately
  • Text Box Margins
  • Wrap and Align Text
  • Using Baseline Guides
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Hyphenation
  • Create Bulleted & Numbered Lists
  • Create Text Styles
  • Apply or Modify Text Style
  • Insert Page Parts
  • Insert Calendars
  • Insert Borders and Accents
  • Insert Advertisements
  • Draw and Insert Shapes
  • Select, resize, move and align Shapes
  • Group Shapes
  • Draw Lines
  • Delete Shapes
  • Insert Pictures
  • Use the Scratch Area
  • Swap Pictures
  • Picture Formatting and Effects
  • Insert a Caption
  • Insert a Table
  • Enter text into a table
  • Adjust rows and columns
  • Apply Table Styles
  • Use Fills and Tints
  • Page Orientation
  • Create Envelopes, Labels, & Folded Cards
  • Create and edit Guides
  • Use Colour and Font Schemes
  • Working with Backgrounds
  • Use A Master Page
  • Insert Headers & Footers
  • Insert Page Numbers
  • Use A Two Page Master
  • Use Multiple Master Pages
  • Create a data source
  • Create a Mail Merge Publication
  • Show Merge Results
  • Sort a merge
  • Filter data
  • Merge printing
  • Create a Product List
  • Insert Text Fields
  • Format Text Fields
  • Preview Merge
  • Send a Publication as an Email
  • Save a Publication for Photo Printing
  • Save a Publication for another computer

Course Pricing

Our bespoke training courses allow you to pick and choose the content for your session. We provide a cost-effective way of training small teams or larger groups.

Pricing as of 1st April 2024. All prices are including GST. 

Number of participants Face-to-Face
Cost per day
Cost per day
1 participant $660.00 inc GST $605.00 inc GST
2 participants $836.00 inc GST $781.00 inc GST
3 participants $1,012.00 inc GST $957.00 inc GST
4 participants $1,188.00 inc GST $1,133.00 inc GST
5 participants $1,364.00 inc GST $1,309.00 inc GST
6 participants $1,540.00 inc GST $1,485.00 inc GST

Contact us for pricing with 6+ participants.

Face-to-Face Costs include travel by our trainer to your premises within the Greater Sydney region.

Pricing will be confirmed at the time of your booking enquiry.

Course Inclusions

Skills Analysis

Take advantage of our free online skills analysis prior to your training to ensure you’re enrolled in the right course.


After completing the course you’ll receive a certificate to show off your new-found Microsoft Outlook knowledge.

We come to you

To save your business time, money and unnecessary travel, we come to you, delivering our training at your premises.

Hands-on training

We’re big believers in hands-on learning so you’ll be on a computer and building your skills in real-time.

Email Support

Access unlimited support following your training course to build on your learning and ask any burning questions.

Real-world examples

There’s nothing better than working through real-world examples to reinforce learning and increase your confidence.

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