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WFTR538 - Microsoft Publisher
Course Code:
WFTR 538

Calendar Description:
This course will help you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house. New and improved capabilities guide you through the process of creating and distributing in print, Web, and e-mail so you can build your brand, manage customer lists, and track your marketing campaigns — all in-house. This course uses Microsoft Publisher and does discuss other software options.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 30
Seminars and Tutorials: 30

Total Weeks:


This course is offered online:

WFTR 532 Microsoft Word Level 1 and WFTR 535 Microsoft Windows Vista; or skills assessment by the course instructor

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
The Publisher Screen
- Design Considerations
- Creating a New Publication
- Adjusting the Page Setup
Working with Text
- Adding Text to a Publication
- Changing Text Frames
- Editing Text
- Formatting Text
- Working with Borders, Patterns & Fills
- Controlling Text Flow
Working with Pictures
- Picture Overview
- Adding Pictures
- Editing the Picture
- Positioning the Picture
- Special Characters
Drawing and WordArt
- Using the Drawing Tools
- Changing Line Styles and Borders
- Fill Patterns and Shading
- Grouping Objects
- Rotating and Flipping Objects
- Using WordArt
Tabs and Tables
- Setting Tabs
- Tables Overview
- Creating a Table
- Changing the Table
- Enhancing Tables
Additional Features
- Proofing Your Publication
- Find and Replace
- Creating Bulleted Lists
- Creating a Background
- Design Gallery
- Creating a Mail Merge
- Creating a Web Site
- Printing

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- Successfully start Publisher
- Demonstrate the use of the mouse and keyboard to make selections and identify the parts of the Publisher screen
- Move as directed around in Publisher
- Demonstrate understanding of design considerations
- Demonstrate how to use the help function help using the Office Assistant and Help menu
- Demonstrate how to create, save, open and close publications
- Demonstrate how to adjust the page setup
- Demonstrate how to add and format text frames
- Demonstrate how to add and position picture frames
- Demonstrate how to insert special characters
- Demonstrate the use of the drawing tools
- Demonstrate how to add and format table frames
- Demonstrate the use of WordArt
- Demonstrate the use of the Design Gallery
- Demonstrate how to print publications
- Create a mail merge
- Create a web site
- Create a background
- Demonstrate the use of the AutoCorrect, Spelling, and Find and Replace features

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Quizzes and Tests: 20 %
Assignments: 25 %
Project: 50 %
Participation: 5 %

Number of Assignments:

Nature of Participation:

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Text Books:
Required - Microsoft, 2008, Microsoft Publisher 2007 (Microsoft). Chapters Covered: All
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