Microsoft Publisher provides the microcomputer user with capabilities formerly available only to a professional typesetter. With Microsoft Publisher, the user can design the layout of his own publications, manipulate the text and graphics on the computer screen, and print out a finished camera-ready product on his own printer.
Advantages of using Microsoft Publisher over sending the project out to a professional typesetter include;
#Greater control over the finished product - the ability to experiment
with varying text appearances (fonts, leading, kerning, etc.) on the computer screen before printing it out WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get").
#Faster turn-around time for the skilled user, especially for minor
#Cost savings - the cost of the Microsoft Publisher software package
may soon pay for itself over the cost of a typesetter.
This course provides the user with the basic skills necessary to;
#Access and customize the Microsoft Publisher software.
#Design the layout for a publication, incorporating various character
sizes, fonts, and other text attributes
#Insert and delete text directly using the Publisher text-editing
capabilities, or import text from a variety of popular word
processing packages into Publisher;
#Reformat the text - adjusting margins, tabs, page lengths, page
endings, and page numbering.
#Incorporate graphics into the document - lines, boxes and circles to
enclose specific text within the document.
#Import scanned-image photographs or graphic artistry from other
software packages into the document.
This one-day Microsoft Publisher course provides the user a foundation for desk-top publishing and requires no previous knowledge of computer operations aside from basic typing skills.