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Get the training you need - select the modules covering the functionality that you want to learn about! Mix and match with other applications and contact us about a delivery programme.

On site training lead by Microsoft Certified Trainers includes the provision of training manuals, exercises, case studies and training PC's. Each module is priced at $120 + GST. Bulk purchase advantages apply for 5 or more modules or 5 or more attendees.

The modules below apply for Office 2016Chat to us about modules for 2010 or 2013!

Foundation Modules

1. Starting Out                                                            2. The Publisher Interface 

· Open and close Publisher
· Recognize different features of the Publisher interface 
· Interact with Publisher
· Access resources from Office.com
· Start a publication from an Installed or online template
· Create a blank publication
· Create a text box
· Add and remove text box content
· Move, resize, rotate, and delete text boxes
· Add your business information to Publisher
· Change and manipulate fonts
· Use Undo and Redo/Repeat
· Remove all formatting from text
· Save, open, and close files
· Use the recent file list
· Open the Help file
· Use the Help toolbar
· Search for Help topics
· Switch between Online and Offline Help
· Use the Table of Contents
· Open the Help file from within a dialog box 


· Open and browse the File (Backstage) menu
· Recognize features on the status bar
· Use the mini toolbar, dialog boxes, and right-click menus 
· Use keyboard shortcuts
· Use commands on the Quick Access Toolbar
· Add and remove commands from the Quick Access Toolbar
· Customize and manage the Quick Access Toolbar
· Recognize and use different commands within the ribbon interface
· Use option buttons
· Minimize the ribbon
· Home tab
· Insert tab
· View tab



3. Advanced Tabs and Customization                             4. Creating Publications  

· Page Design tab
· Mailings tab
· Review tab
· Drawing Tools contextual tab
· Text Box Tools contextual tab
· Various other contextual tabs
· Customize the tabs
· Create new tabs and groups in the ribbon
· Reset tab and Quick Access Toolbar customizations


· Create a blank publication
· Create a publication from a local or online template
· Use recently-used templates
· Change the current template and its options
· Develop a good design for your publication
· Use colour and font schemes
· Use and manage alignment guides
· Use the Page Navigation Pane
· Add, rename, move, delete, and manage pages
· Use right-click shortcuts
· Cut, copy, and paste information
· Drag and drop text
· Use the Office Clipboard
· Use the Find and Replace commands
· Use text styles
· Set text alignment
· Format text into columns
· Use the Format Painter
· Insert and manage Building Blocks



5. Doing More with Text                                              6. Printing and Viewing your Publication  

· Change the font face and font size
· Set the font colour and apply basic text effects
· Switch between upper and lower case text
· Adjust character spacing
· Use the Font dialog
· Create a bulleted or numbered list
· Change text indentation
· Change line and paragraph spacing
· Modify text box margins
· Adjust text for the best fit
· Change text direction
· Hyphenate text
· Add drop caps to a paragraph
· Use number styles and ligatures
· Add special effects to text
· Apply different formatting effects to text boxes
· Wrap text within a text box
· Order multiple objects on a page
· Align and group objects
· Rotate, flip, and resize objects
· Use the Format Text Box dialog
· Add and edit page numbers
· Add and edit headers and footers
· Use a page background


·  Use Master Pages

· Change the Current view

·  Customise the Publisher Interface

·  Arrange Open Windows

·  Use Minimise, maximise and Restore

·  Zoom in and out of a Publication

·  Check Your spelling

·  Set the Page Margins and Page Orientation

·  Set the Paper Size

·  Use the Page Setup Dialog

·  Print a Publication

·  Use Print Preview

·  Set Basic Print Options

·  Email a Publication to Someone Else

Intermediate Modules

1. Managing your Publications                                      2. Using Formatting and Language Tools  

· Navigate through your computer using Windows Explorer
· Perform basic computer tasks with Windows Explorer
· Use views in Windows Explorer
· Use the Windows Explorer navigation pane
· Recognize different file formats that can be used or saved by Publisher
· Add password protection to PDF files
· Change file properties
· Recognize AutoRecover and its features
· Import text from other files
· Set up business information sets
· Add business information to your publication
· Edit business information and business information sets
· Add multiple business information sets
· Publish to PDF or XPS
· Pack your publication for transfer to another computer
· Package your publication for a commercial printer
· Publish your file as HTML
· Create template files
· Save and use template files
· Edit templates

· Open the Paragraph dialog
· Change text indentation and paragraph spacing
· Set tabs with the Paragraph dialog
· Set line and page breaks in a text box
· Set tabs using the ruler
· Add symbols to a text box
· Insert the date and/or time
· Insert other file objects in a publication
· Recognize and create hyperlinks
· Recognize and create bookmarks
· Create and modify custom colour and font schemes
· Specify font scheme options
· Set page background options
· Recognize the function of linked text boxes
· Link text boxes together
· Navigate through a chain of linked text boxes
· Edit linked text box chains
· Break links in a text box chain
· Use the spelling context menu
· Run a spell check
· Set spell checking and proofing options
· Recognize and use AutoCorrect and AutoFormat
· Change language settings in Publisher and other Office products
· Perform research in Publisher
· Use the thesaurus               

3. Working with Shapes                                               4. Working with Illustrations  

· Draw shapes in your publication
· Move, resize, rotate, and delete shapes
· Apply styles to a shape
· Manually format a shape with different effects
· Arrange multiple shapes
· Use the Format AutoShape dialog
· Select multiple shapes at one time
· Group multiple shapes together
· Ungroup shapes
· Align shapes and shape groups to each other

· Add a table to your publication
· Add data to the table
· Move, resize, and rotate the table
· Delete an unwanted table
· Add or delete table rows and columns
· Use table styles
· Manually format each element of a table, including table borders
· Arrange the table with other objects
· Change cell alignment and text direction
· Use commands in the Format Table dialog
· Create and edit WordArt
· Change the WordArt style
· Manually format WordArt colours, shadows, and 3-D effects
· Arrange WordArt with other objects
· Use commands in the Format WordArt dialog  

5. Adding Pictures to your Publication  

· Add a picture from your computer
· Browse and insert ClipArt
· Move, resize, rotate, and delete pictures
· Perform last-minute touch ups on pictures
· Add picture styles
· Add and edit picture borders
· Change the shape of a picture
· Add shadow effects to pictures
· Arrange pictures on the page
· Crop pictures
· Perform advanced cropping actions
· Add captions to pictures
· Use the Format Picture dialog
· Choose a new picture
· Reset picture formatting to its default
· Swap one picture for another
· Compress pictures to reduce file size
· Add and use picture placeholders




Advanced Modules

1. Making a publication consistent                                 2. Working with building blocks  

· Recognize master pages and their uses
· Create a new master page
· Create a two page master
· Add objects to a master page
· Use headers and footers in a master page
· Use the Master Page tab, Page Navigation pane, and Page Design tab to apply master pages
· Change the current master
· Add and use layout guides
· Remove a master page
· Apply a style to existing text
· Create a new style
· Modify existing styles
· Delete styles from a publication
· Import styles from another publication
· Use number styles
· Recognize and use ligatures
· Choose a stylistic font set
· Enable and disable swashes
· Use stylistic font alternates


· Insert a page part
· Edit and modify page parts
· Add a custom page part to the gallery
· Find more page parts in the gallery
· Insert a calendar
· Edit, modify, and format calendars
· Add a custom calendar to the gallery
· Find more calendars in the gallery
· Insert a border or accent
· Edit, modify, and format borders and accents
· Add custom borders and accents to the gallery
· Find more borders and accents in the gallery
· Insert an advertisement
· Edit, modify, and format existing advertisements
· Add custom advertisements to the gallery
· Find more advertisements in the gallery

3. Working with mail merges                                         4. Advanced topics  

· Recognize the characteristics and steps of a mail merge
· Start the Mail Merge Wizard
· Select recipients for the merge using the Mail Merge Wizard
· Add recipient information to the publication using the Mail Merge Wizard
· Preview the results of the mail merge using the Mail Merge Wizard
· Create a new publication based on the mail merge created by the wizard
· Select a starting publication for a manual mail merge
· Select and edit recipient information for a mail merge
· Add and format merge fields
· Preview and finish a manual mail merge and an e-mail merge
· Print the mail merge recipient list
· Save a shortcut to the recipient list
· Export the recipient list
· Re-perform a manual mail merge
· Get started and plan a catalogue
· Set up a catalogue data source from an existing file or from scratch
· Choose records to use in the catalogue merge
· Lay out elements of a catalogue
· Add and format catalogue fields
· Preview, finish, and export a catalogue merge

· Open the Graphics Manager
· Perform basic tasks with the Graphics Manager
· View thumbnails in the Graphics Manager
· Choose a graphics set
· Sort graphics in the Graphics Manager
· Open the Design Checker
· Decide what issues to check
· Fix items in your publication
· Set Design Checker options
· Recognize terminology and technology used by commercial printers
· Ask the right questions when working with commercial printers
· Choose the publication colour model
· Manage embedded fonts in a publication
· Change registration (colour trap) settings
· Package your publication for a commercial printer
· Change your Office user name
· Change the Publisher colour scheme
· Install additional editing and interface languages
· Change Office security settings