Adobe Graphics & Web Technology Courses

Microsoft Publisher Level 2
One Day - Instructor-led

This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Publisher 2010: Basic. Students will learn how to control colors and gradients, create and apply styles, work with WordArt objects, and apply section page numbers and bookmarks. They will also learn how to create and manage mail merge lists, edit web forms and elements, and maintain and publish Web sites created in previous editions of Publisher. Finally, students will learn to customize the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar.


Microsoft Publisher was designed for students who desire to gain the skills necessary to work with publications ranging from cards, posters or flyers, banners, business cards, letterhead, invoices, quotes and more.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Taken the Windows XP Level 1 course or have the basic skills and knowledge of Windows applications
  • Taken the Publisher Level 1 course or the equivalent knowledge

(While it isn’t required, it is recommended that the student is familiar with Microsoft Word.)


  • Setup a brochure and create an information set, change the color scheme, use the Building Block Library and the Graphics Manager
  • Use the styles and change the font scheme, insert WordArt, create a type mask, text wrap and insert symbols and special characters
  • Create sections, format section page numbers and use bookmarks
  • Create form letters, create mail merge recipient lists, sort and filter records, insert catalog pages, and create a catalog merge
  • Modify a web publication, use form elements and set form properties and labels
  • Check a web publication for errors and omissions
  • Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access toolbar

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Basic design options

  • Publication setup
  • Custom colors
  • Building blocks
  • The Graphics Manager pane

Lesson 2: Typography

  • Styles and font schemes
  • Graphics in typography
  • Precise spacing control
  • Symbols and special characters

Lesson 3: Long publications

  • Sections
  • Bookmarks

Lesson 4: Mail merge and catalog merge

  • Form letters
  • Data sources for the recipient list
  • Catalog merge

Lesson 5: Interactive forms

  • Editing Web forms
  • Modifying form properties

Lesson 6: Web site publishing

  • Adding elements to a Web site
  • Finalizing and publishing a site

Lesson 7: Customizing Publisher

  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access toolbar