About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code DPU03L1
Duration 1 Day

You're starting Microsoft Publisher 2003, which is an easy to use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards and flyers, amongst others, for print, email, and the Web. In this 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. You will create, manage, revise, and print publications.

Target Audience:

This course was designed for persons with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word who need to learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2003 to create, layout and edit publications.


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • Save a File
  • Use the Save As option

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a one-page publication
  • Modify a publication's layout and structure
  • Edit content in a publication
  • Format text
  • Format pictures
  • Identify the options for distributing a publication


Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Publication

  • Topic 1A: Examine the Publisher Environment
  • Topic 1B: Create a Publication from a Publication Design
  • Topic 1C: Replace Design Object Placeholders
  • Topic 1D: Save a Publication
  • Topic 1E: Create a Blank Publication
  • Topic 1F: Display Ruler Guides
  • Topic 1G: Add Text
  • Topic 1H: Insert a Picture from a File

Lesson 2: Modifying a Publication's Layout and Structure

  • Topic 2A: Insert and Delete Pages
  • Topic 2B: Insert a Text File
  • Topic 2C: Size Text Boxes and Picture Frames
  • Topic 2D: Move Text Boxes and Picture Frames
  • Topic 2E: Connect Text Boxes
  • Topic 2F: Divide Text Boxes into Columns
  • Topic 2G: Move a Page
  • Topic 2H: Create and Use a Master Page

Lesson 3: Editing Content in a Publication

  • Topic 3A: Edit Text in a Publication
  • Topic 3B: Research Information
  • Topic 3C: Find and Replace Text
  • Topic 3D: Check Spelling

Lesson 4: Formatting a Publication

  • Topic 4A: Format Text
  • Topic 4B: Apply Schemes
  • Topic 4C: Insert Symbols
  • Topic 4D: Indent Paragraphs
  • Topic 4E: Change Spacing Between Paragraphs
  • Topic 4F: Control Paragraph Flow
  • Topic 4G: Create Paragraph Styles
  • Topic 4H: Format Text Boxes

Lesson 5: Formatting Pictures in a Publication

  • Topic 5A: Format Picture Frames
  • Topic 5B: Crop a Picture
  • Topic 5C: Wrap Text around a Picture
  • Topic 5D: Insert WordArt
  • Topic 5E: Insert a Design Gallery Object

Lesson 6: Preparing a Publication for Distribution

  • Topic 6A: Check the Design of a Publication
  • Topic 6B: Verify Pictures
  • Topic 6C: Create a Newsletter for Email
  • Topic 6D: Create a Web Page
  • Topic 6E: Publish a Web Site
  • Topic 6F: Preview and Print a Publication
  • Topic 6G: Templates
Specialist Course

1 Day

Microsoft Office
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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