Over five lessons, we’ll give you all the skills you need to use the Microsoft Publisher programme in the workplace.

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Is this for you?

Microsoft Publisher is a useful application to have knowledge about for anyone who works in an office environment, for example as a PA, EA, Secretary, Admin Assistant or Marketing Assistant. If you're asked to pull together a poster or newsletter for example, Publisher is a great programme to help you do this.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 11 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



Around 10 to 12 hours

About this course

Unleash your creative side with our Microsoft Publisher course. Those familiar with Microsoft Word are ideally placed to learn desktop publishing skills with our Microsoft Publisher training.

Over each lesson, amongst many other aspects, you'll cover creating text boxes, formatting, navigating multi-page publications, using rulers and ruler guides and inserting headers and footers. This is a course designed for flexible learning, which means it’s based on self-study at your own pace.

At the end of your Microsoft Publisher course you'll have the power of the Pitman Training name on your CV.

Once your MS Publisher training is complete, you might want to continue with a further course - in which case, we'd strongly recommend PowerPoint or you might consider seriously increasing your earning and career potential with one of our highly respected secretarial diplomas.

There are five lessons in this course:

Lesson One: starting the program; becoming familiar with the Backstage view and the various types of publication; opening a publication design; creating and deleting text boxes; resizing and moving an object; entering text and basic formatting; opening and editing a blank publication; saving a new publication; printing a publication; closing the program.

Lesson Two: navigating a multi-page publication; deleting pages in publication; selecting objects as a group; deleting grouped objects; resizing text boxes; saving a publication as a template; opening a publication based on a custom template; inserting clip art; inserting text from another program; spellchecking a publication; displaying boundaries

Lesson Three: checking page size, setup and layout; using rulers and ruler guides; using layout guides; inserting a page; applying best fit to text boxes; grouping and ungrouping objects; copying and pasting grouped objects; using print preview; knowing about advanced print options

Lesson Four: inserting headers and footers on master pages; recognising serif and sans serif font styles; adjusting the spacing between characters; changing the vertical alignment of text; changing bullet style and indentation; using format painter to copy formatting; adjusting margin sizing and spacing between lines; applying a drop capital to text; using WordArt; creating text box links; changing the order of objects; creating columns and determining gutter spacing; using tables to display text; understanding proof reading symbols

Lesson Five: applying a design to a blank publication; layering pictures; using drawing tools; changing text wrapping; cropping pictures; opening and customising a blank publication; adding an item to and deleting it from the Building Block library; adding an item from the Building Block library; setting up and using email merge; deleting a business information set.

Aims and Objectives

Over five 2-hour lessons, we'll give you all the skills you need to use the program in the workplace - something which we believe other Microsoft Publisher courses simply can't match.

You'll walk away with some great new desktop publishing skills to add to your CV.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this course but knowledge of how to use Word may help your learning experience. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This is a useful course to undertake if you'd like to work as an Administrator where you could be asked to produce 'lightweight' newsletters or business brochures using this Microsoft desktop publishing programme. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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