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February 8, 2011

Publisher 2007 Quick References and Flashcards

Here are  2 Publisher 2007 Quick References, and 45 Publisher 2007 Flashcards with answers. Each quick reference document lists Publisher tasks or features to be performed along with their corresponding commands or menu items using the Mouse, the Ribbon, the Shortcut Menu, and Keyboard Shortcuts. The first quick reference lists about 85 Publisher 2007 tasks, and the second one details out about 140 tasks.


Publisher 2007 Quick Reference 1  (8 pages, pdf format, 61kb)

Publisher 2007 Quick Reference 2  (9 pages, pdf format, 171kb)


Chapter 1:
Flashcards
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Chapter 2:
Flashcards
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Chapter 3:
Flashcards
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Chapter 4:
Flashcards
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Chapter 5:
Flashcards
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Chapter 6:
Flashcards
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge



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January 9, 2011

38 Publisher 2007 Tutorials

These a total of 38 Publisher 2007 Tutorials from the Univeristy of Wisconsin.  These tutorials cover and teach important Publisher features including: rulers and guides; text, text boxes, and linked text boxes; text options; spell checking; find and replace; working with columns; bullets and numbered lists; printing; layouts using master pages and layout guides; graphics and colors; templates; and clip art.



Getting Started with Publisher


Publisher Basics

Layout Solutions

Working with Graphics in Publisher

Automating Your Work

Inserting Clip Art

Help with Publisher




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September 30, 2010

17 Microsoft Publisher Tutorials

Here are 17 Microsoft Publisher Tutorials, hosted at agileconcepts. Included here are 4 beginning, 11 intermediate, and 2 advanced Publisher tutorials. These are in Word docx format.



4 Beginning Publisher 2007 Tutorials:
(docx) Using Dropped Capital Letters at the Beginning of an Article

(docx) Getting started with Creating, Printing and Shareing your Publications in Publisher

(docx) Publisher 2007 Overview

(docx) How to Use Text Boxes for more Interesting Layouts


11 Intermediate Publisher 2007 Tutorials
:

(docx) How to Best Add and Delete Pages, including Master Pages

(docx) Detailed Instructions for Adding, Removing, and Modifying Borders

(docx) Using the Format Dialog Box

(docx) Grouping Objects so you can Resize and Position them Together

(docx) Make an Image Transparent or Opaque

(docx) Mail Merge in Publisher, including Recipient List Management

(docx) Use Pictures to Create Watermarks

(docx) How to Rotate and Flip Objects

(docx) Setting Margins for Pages and Text Boxes

(docx) Create Text Box Columns

(docx) Working with Images in Publisher


2 Advanced Publisher 2007 Tutorials:

(docx) Using Alternate File Formats such as PDF or XPS in Publisher

(docx) Connecting Multiple Text Boxes for Flowing Text



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March 19, 2010

Publisher Tutorial

Here is a Publisher Tutorial, at University of the Incarnate Word, that explains how to use Publisher, which is the desktop publishing application in Microsoft’s Office suite. Publisher is excellent for documents with complex formatting, multiple page documents, newsletters, brochures, flyers, websites, resumes, reports, and handouts. This Publisher tutorial also shows how to import clip art, work with fonts, edit artwork, and use mail merge. The tutorial document is 5.10 Mb in size, contains 87 pages, and is in pdf format.

Publisher Tutorial
 - Importing Clip Art
 - Importing Fonts
 - Tool Bars and Task Panes
 - Choosing a document
 - Adding borders
 - Editing artwork
 - Groping and Ungrouping
 - Adding text
 - Addressing the document using Mail Merge



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January 30, 2010

Publisher Tutorial

This is a Publisher Tutorial, at the University of Florida, which will show you how to use and work with several important Publisher features, including the toolbars, layering, and rulers. Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. This Publisher tutorial is in pdf format and can be downloaded and saved for later reference.


Microsoft Publisher Tutorial  (1.58 Mb, 10 pages)
This tutorial explains how to create a mew Publisher document, working with toolbars, layering objects, rulers and an addendum.

 - What is Publisher?
 - Creating a New Publisher Document
 - Toolbars
 - Layering Objects
 - Rulers
 - Addendum


Sample - UF Staff Picnic  (326 Kb, 11 pages)
This Publisher document provides a sample view of how a Brochure Wizard, Calendar Wizard and a Newsletter Wizard looks like.

 - Brochure Wizard
 - Calendar Wizard
 - Newsletter Wizard



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October 22, 2008

2 Publisher 2003 Training Manuals

Here are two Publisher 2003 Training Manuals, hosted by Villanova University. The first one teaches you how to create, edit, and work with Flyers in Publisher. The second one shows you how to make and edit a Newsletter using Publisher. Both of these Publisher training manuals demonstrate how to do many tasks, including the following: setup your design using layout and ruler guides; modify the color, page, and page schemes; change fonts and modify text, line, and paragraph properties; work with drawing objects and AutoShapes; adding graphics and clipart; using text boxes; and managing master pages.


Publisher 2003: Creating Flyers
(49 pages, 57kb, pdf)

Contents ‘Creating Flyers in Publisher’ Training Manual:

Lesson 1 – Creating a New Publication:
Opening the New Publication Task Pane 
Using the New Publication Task Pane
Using a Publication Type Wizard
Saving a Publication 
Closing a Publication
Opening an Existing Publication 
Using an Existing Publication 

Lesson 2 – Using Basic Publication  Skills:
Magnifying a Publication 
Adding Text to a Text Box 
Moving an Object 
Resizing an Object
Using Undo and Redo
Using the Layout Guides 
Hiding and Displaying Layout Guides 
Moving the Rulers 
Creating and Clearing Ruler Guides

Lesson 3 – Changing Publication Design:
Modifying a Publication 
Using the Publication Options Task Pane 
Using the Publication Designs Task Pane 
Using the Color Schemes Task Pane
Using the Font Schemes Task Pane
Using the Page Content Task Pane

Lesson 4 – Enhancing Publication Text:
Displaying and Hiding Special Characters 
Changing the Font 
Changing the Font Size 
Changing Font Style and Effect
Changing the Font Color 
Changing Text Alignment 
Modifying Line and Paragraph Spacing
Setting Paragraph Breaks
Using the Format Painter

Lesson  5 – Working with Drawing Objects:
Working with Objects
Using the Objects Toolbar
Drawing a Line 
Sizing and Positioning Objects
Drawing AutoShapes
Adding Text to an Object 

Lesson 6 – Formatting Objects:
Changing the Fill Color of an Object 
Formatting Lines and Borders 
Working with Layers
Selecting Multiple Objects 
Grouping Objects
Deleting an Object 
Rotating and Flipping Objects

Lesson 7 – Using Graphic Images:
Working with Graphics 
Using the Insert Clip Art Task Pane
Inserting Clips with the Clip Organizer
Organizing Clips
Inserting a Picture
Cropping a Picture
Changing Text Wrapping 
Recoloring a Clip or Picture 
Using the Design Gallery 

Lesson 8 – Using Text Boxes:
Creating a Text Box
Moving and Copying Text
Using the Paste Options Button
Importing Text from Word


Publisher 2003: Creating Newsletters
(61 pages, 57kb, pdf)

Contents of  ’Creating Newsletters in Publisher’ Training Manual:

Lesson 1 – Creating a New Publication:
Opening the New Publication Task Pane 
Using the New Publication Task Pane
Using a Publication Type Wizard
Saving a Publication 
Closing a Publication
Using a Design Set Wizard
Using a Blank Publication Type Wizard 
Opening an Existing Publication 
Using an Existing Publication 

Lesson 2 - Using Basic Publication  Skills:
Magnifying a Publication 
Navigating and Viewing Multiple Pages
Adding Text to a Text Box 
Moving an Object 
Resizing an Object
Using Undo and Redo
Using the Layout Guides 
Hiding and Displaying Layout Guides 
Moving the Rulers 
Creating and Clearing Ruler Guides

Lesson 3 - Changing Publication Design:
Modifying a Publication 
Using the Publication Options Task Pane 
Using the Publication Designs Task Pane 
Using the Color Schemes Task Pane
Using the Font Schemes Task Pane
Using the Page Content Task Pane
Formatting a Blank Publication
Importing a Word Document

Lesson 4 - Enhancing Publication Text:
Displaying and Hiding Special Characters 
Changing the Font 
Changing the Font Size 
Changing Font Style and Effect
Changing the Font Color 
Changing Text Alignment 
Modifying Line and Paragraph Spacing
Setting Paragraph Breaks
Using the Format Painter
Adding Horizontal Rules to a Paragraph 
Using the Styles and Formatting Task Pane 
Creating a New Text Style

Lesson 5 - Working with Drawing Objects:
Working with Objects
Using the Objects Toolbar
Drawing an Enclosed Object 
Drawing a Line 
Sizing and Positioning Objects
Drawing AutoShapes
Adding Text to an Object 

Lesson 6 – Formatting Objects:
Changing the Fill Color of an Object 
Formatting Lines and Borders 
Using Additional Line Formatting 
Using BorderArt 
Working with Layers
Selecting Multiple Objects 
Grouping Objects
Deleting an Object 
Rotating and Flipping Objects

Lesson 7 - Using Graphic Images:
Working with Graphics 
Using the Insert Clip Art Task Pane
Inserting Clips with the Clip Organizer
Organizing Clips
Inserting a Picture
Cropping a Picture
Changing Text Wrapping 
Using the Design Gallery 

Lesson 8 - Using Text Boxes:
Creating a Text Box
Working with Connected Text Boxes 
Connecting Text Boxes 
Disconnecting Text Boxes
Deleting Text from the Overflow Area 
Creating Columns in a Text Box 
Moving and Copying Text
Using the Paste Options Button
Importing Text from Word
Disabling Automatic Copyfitting 

Lesson 9 – Customizing Publication:
Working with Custom Publications
Using the Master Page
Using Headers and Footers
Inserting Automatic Page Numbering 
Ignoring the Master for a Page 
Creating Multiple Master Pages 
Editing a Master Page
Adding Pages
Deleting Pages 
Inserting Sections 
Adding a Background Fill to a Page
Customizing a Color Scheme


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April 19, 2007

Free Book – Teach Yourself Office 2003 in 24 Hours

Here is an excellent free Office training book, titled Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2003 in 24 Hours. This book will teach you great keyboard shortcuts and efficient methods to perform many of the common tasks in Office. It covers many important topics and features of all of the Office applications. These include the following: Word Formatting, Customizing Word, Advanced Word, Editing and Formatting Excel Worksheets, Excel Charting, Editing and Arranging Powerpoint Presentations, Advanced PowerPoint Features, Animating Your Presentations, Planning and Scheduling with Outlook, Displaying and Retrieving Data in Access, Reporting with Access, Using Office with the Internet, Creating Web Content with Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and Inserting Art with Publisher Art, and Publishing with Publisher. It also includes chapters covering Web Page Design and Creation using FrontPage, and managing your web site with FrontPage.


Table of Contents for Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2003 in 24 Hours

  » Introduction
  » Who Should Read This Book?
  » What This Book Does for You
  » Can This Book Really Teach Office 2003 in 24 Hours?
  » Conventions Used in This Book

  » Part I. Working with Office 2003
  » Hour 1. Getting Acquainted with Office 2003

  » Part II. Processing with Word 2003
  » Hour 2. Welcome to Word 2003
  » Hour 3. Formatting with Word 2003
  » Hour 4. Managing Documents and Customizing Word 2003
  » Hour 5. Advanced Word 2003

  » Part III. Computing with Excel 2003
  » Hour 6. Understanding Excel 2003 Workbooks
  » Hour 7. Restructuring and Editing Excel 2003 Worksheets
  » Hour 8. Using Excel 2003
  » Hour 9. Formatting Worksheets to Look Great
  » Hour 10. Charting with Excel 2003

  » Part IV. Presenting with Flair
  » Hour 11. PowerPoint 2003 Presentations
  » Hour 12. Editing and Arranging Your Presentations
  » Hour 13. PowerPoint 2003 Advanced Features
  » Hour 14. Animating Your Presentations

  » Part V. Organizing with Outlook 2003
  » Hour 15. Communicating with Outlook 2003
  » Hour 16. Planning and Scheduling with Outlook 2003

  » Part VI. Tracking with Access 2003
  » Hour 17. Access 2003 Basics
  » Hour 18. Entering and Displaying Access 2003 Data
  » Hour 19. Retrieving Your Data
  » Hour 20. Reporting with Access 2003

  » Part VII. Combining Office 2003 and the Internet
  » Hour 21. Office 2003 and the Internet
  » Hour 22. Creating Web Content with Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

  » Part VIII. Publishing Eye-Catching Documents
  » Hour 23. Publishing with Flair Using Publisher 2003
  » Hour 24. Adding Art to Your Publications

  » Part IX. Appendixes
  » Appendix B. Business Contact Manager and Office Extras

  » Part X. Bonus Hours
  » Hour 25. Using FrontPage 2003 for Web Page Design and Creation
  » Hour 26. Managing Your Web with FrontPage


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March 19, 2007

10 Publisher 2003 Tutorials

Here are 10 Publisher 2003 Tutorials that will get you going with this desktop publishing application in Microsoft Office. Learn how to perform and create the following using Publisher: all the basic features; insert and edit graphics; create newsletters, brochures, and booklets; working with text boxes, and editing pages.

 
Publisher 2003: Basics
This tutorial describes and teaches all of the fundamental features of Publisher 2003.

Publisher 2003: Graphics
This tutorial takes you through the steps of how to insert and edit graphics in your Publisher document.  The picture toolbar is also explained to make this easier.

Publisher 2003: Newsletters
Describes and teaches how to make a professional looking newsletter using Publisher.

Publisher 2003: E-mail Newsletters
Learn how to make great looking newsletters for email with Publisher.

Publisher 2003: Brochures
Shows and explains how to easily create great looking brochures using Publisher 2003′s brochure template.

Publisher 2003: Booklets
This Publisher tutorial demonstrates and teaches how to make great looking booklets.

Publisher 2003: Connect Text Boxes
This will teach you how connect text boxes from one page to another within a Publisher document, such as a newsletter.

Publisher 2003: Working with Pages
Shows and explains how to edit and manage a 2-page spread withing a Publisher publication, and also add, move, remove, and copy pages.

Publisher 2003: Blank Tutorial
This tutorial teaches you how to use Publisher 2003 when beginning with a blank document instead of one created out of the ready-made templates.

Publisher 2003: Printing a Newsletter onto 11×17
Shows how to print a 4-page newsletter on a single 11×17 piece of paper using Publisher.



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January 16, 2007

Publisher 2003 Tutorials using Pictures

This new software tutorial web site, In Pictures, hosts and offers the following free online Microsoft Publisher 2003 Tutorials. These Publisher tutorials will help you learn how to use many of the features of Microsoft Publisher 2003. These tutorials are based on screen shots that demonstrate the tasks and features being taught. These In Pictures software tutorials were developed as part of a research study performed for the U.S. Department of Education. They are designed to help you learn and understand the features of Publisher faster and easier versus traditional learning techniques.

Publisher 2003 Tutorials using Pictures


Publisher Basics

Enhancing Documents

Refining Documents

Brochures & Newsletters

Advanced Features



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November 13, 2006

Microsoft Publisher Tutorial

Microsoft Publisher is a very effective desktop publishing program that helps you design and develop professional quality documents, including creating newsletters, flyers, logos, signs, forms and much more.  With Publisher’s features, you can also combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs.  Publisher also uses additional tools over and above those usually found in word processing packages.  The application also includes design templates, graphic manipulation tools, color schemes, and multiple page wizards and templates.

Anderson School District in Pendleton, SC, has provided the following Publisher Tutorial.  It teaches you how to use many features of Publisher, such as creating an advertising flyer, adding color and border to a text frame and editing graphics.  All of the features demonstrated here are also available in Publisher 2003.

Microsoft Publisher Tutorial
(pdf format, 5 pages, 148kb)

  • Starting Publisher
  • Creating an Advertising Flyer
  • Editing Text
  • Graphics
  • Adding Color and Border to a Text Frame:
  • Adding an Attention Getter:
  • Saving
  • Newsletters
  • Importing a File into a Newsletter
  • Editing Personal Information Components
  • Editing Attention Getters
  • Editing the Graphics
  • Inserting a Line with Arrows


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April 7, 2006

Free Microsoft Office Templates

Microsoft offers many free templates for their Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, Visio, and FrontPage. Here are links to all of the templates for these applications. These will help you create useful and attractive documents using Microsoft Office applications.

Free Microsoft Office Templates


Word

Agendas and Minutes
| Binder covers, spines, and dividers | Books and Pamphlets | More…

Excel
Business | Calendars | Education | More…

PowerPoint
Awards and Certificates | Calendars | Charts and Diagrams | More…

Access
Business | Education | Finance and Accounting | More…

OneNote
Stationery by Community Members | Borders and Backgrounds | Business | More…

InfoPath
Business | Finance and Accounting

Project

Publisher
Brochures and Booklets | Business Cards | Calendars | More…

Visio
Calendars | Diagrams | Flowcharts | More…

FrontPage

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March 31, 2006

Free Training Videos for Microsoft Office Applications

Here are 7 video.google.com searches for free educational and training videos covering the Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher, along with 2 links for free OpenOffice videos. These should give you a good flavor of what kinds of free videos are available at this site and how to search for them.

Free Microsoft Word Training Videos

Free Microsoft Excel Training Videos

Free Microsoft PowerPoint Training Videos

Free Microsoft Outlook Training Videos

Free Microsoft Access Training Videos

Free Microsoft Publisher Training Videos

Free Microsoft Office Training Videos

Free OpenOffice Training Videos

Free Open Office Training Videos


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