Microsoft Publisher 2016 Made Easy Training Tutorial

Learn Publisher the Easy Way

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Microsoft Publisher 2016 Made Easy Training Tutorial


3 hours


Mar 2016

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What you will learn

Create Publications

Add, Delete, Modify, and Format Text

Add, Delete, and Format Objects

Use Building Blocks

Use Master Pages

Customize Schemes

Use Tables

Adjust Page Setup and Layouts

Work With Mailings


Learn Microsoft Publisher 2016 & 2013 with this comprehensive course from TeachUcomp, Inc. Mastering Publisher Made Easy features 64 video lessons with over 4 hours of introductory through advanced instruction. Watch, listen and learn as your expert instructor guides you through each lesson step-by-step. During this media-rich learning experience, you will see each function performed just as if your instructor were there with you. Reinforce your learning with the text of our printable classroom instruction manual, additional images and practice exercises.  You will learn how to create dynamic fliers, postcards & business cards, perform mail merges, preparing your projects for printing and much more.

Our courses were developed from our original classroom trainings. This helped to develop the curriculum of course topics we present that address the student’s real-world concerns and usage.

Our course design helps maximize the learning retention of our self-study courses. Each course contains different learning modalities that help reinforce the topics. We initially present each topic’s information in a course manual in a written, conversational style to provide a conceptual overview. These overviews are followed by instructions, showing the specific actions required to perform the tasks related to the topic. These topic actions are then combined with each other into exercises at the end of each chapter to show their interconnected relationships.

Each course topic is also enhanced with an audio-visual lesson in the form of a video. The video lesson shows how to perform the topic’s actions as the instructor simultaneously narrates the topic’s overview.

Whether you are completely new to Publisher or upgrading from an older version, this course will empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a proficient user. We have incorporated years of classroom training experience and teaching techniques to develop an easy-to-use course that you can customize to meet your personal learning needs. Simply launch a video lesson or open the manual and you’re on your way to mastering Publisher.


Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Getting Acquainted with Publisher

The Publisher Environment

The Title Bar

The Ribbon

The “File” Tab and Backstage View

The Quick Access Toolbar

Touch/Mouse Mode

The Scroll Bars

The Page Layout View Buttons

The Zoom Slider and “Zoom” Button Group

The Status Bar

The Mini Toolbar

Keyboard Shortcuts

Creating Basic Publications

Creating New Publications

Changing the Publication Template

Using Business Information

Saving Publications

Closing Publications

Opening Publications

Inserting New Pages

Deleting Pages

Moving Pages

Basic Skills

Inserting Text Boxes

Inserting Shapes

Adding Text to Shapes

Inserting Pictures Saved Locally

Inserting Online Pictures

Inserting Picture Placeholders

Using the Scratch Area

Moving, Resizing, and Rotating Objects

Deleting Objects

Using Find and Replace

Using AutoCorrect

Inserting WordArt

Formatting Objects

Formatting Text

Formatting Shapes

Formatting Pictures

Using Building Blocks

Creating Building Blocks

Using Building Blocks

Master Pages

Using Master Pages

Customizing Schemes

Creating a Custom Color Scheme

Creating a Custom Font Scheme

Customizing Page Backgrounds

Using Tables

Creating and Deleting Tables

Selecting Table Elements

Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows

Merging and Splitting Cells

Modifying Text in Table Cells

Formatting Tables

Page Setup and Layouts

Using Page Setup

Using Layout Guides

Using the Rulers


Mail Merge

The Step By Step Mail Merge Wizard

Creating a Data Source

Selecting Recipients

Inserting and Deleting Merge Fields

Previewing a Merge

Detaching the Data Source

Finishing a Mail Merge

Merging a Catalog


Previewing and Printing

Using the Pack and Go Feature

Sharing and Exporting Publications

Helping Yourself

Using Publisher Help

Course Conclusion and Instruction Manual in PDF

Course Conclusion and Instruction Manual in PDF


Ann14 May 2020

This is too many details all at once without using them. It may become better after we are shown how to use the buttons in an example.

Helen9 May 2020

Yes, No. 36 was the most difficult so far. The others I knew. I'm not familiar with this section. I feel there was more to learn in mail merge than publishing. I also thought that this was a course online where you had projects to do. The instructor was excellent. Is there a class online for Microsoft Publisher? How do I get the Instruction Manual in PDF?

Sulamita4 May 2020

Muito boa! estou aprendendo muito. O conteúdo é bem explicativo, o professor é muito bom e carismático, pela voz agradável. Achei excelente!

Debi31 January 2020

I'm hoping there will be some hands-on activities. So far, we are just firing through the tools. I learn better with hands-on. But maybe this intro is necessary before doing exercises.

Misty10 January 2020

Course was like an visual textbook The lessons were short and easy to follow. The pace of the lessons were very fast and held my interest. I'll definitely be back to review sections of the course as it relates to my profession. Well done!

David18 November 2019

This is exactly what I was looking for! Very basic and to the point. The small lessons make it easier to grasp what the tool does.

Heather24 January 2019

So far it has been mostly obvious things, particularly for anyone familiar with any of the Microsoft Office programs. However, I understand that some people may need this basic info. So I am still hopefully to get what I was looking for as the course progresses.

Biagio4 January 2019

I hope there's a practical part in which I get exercises to do or at least instructions to follow to create something

Cheston15 May 2018

So far, it's been an excellent course. The instructor breaks down each new element very well, and has a nice, clear speaking voice. The only drawback I've seen is that the delivery comes across a little dry, which only makes sense given that it's a simple tech training course.

Sherry13 May 2018

This is the only Publisher course you will need! Wow, started with the very basics all the way to the advanced. INCLUDES INSTRUCTIONS AND EXERCISES, go to the end of the course, print and follow along.

Huw13 April 2018

It's a well made xcourse and well delivered. Just feel it could be improved with more real world applications for templates such as: Magazine Cover Magazine Content Newletters Conference Email Design Just a few ideas. Other than that, learnt alot :)

Elizabeth23 March 2018

Thorough and easy to follow, this was a great course to take for someone completely new to Publisher and/or windows,

Rita8 January 2018

So far this is nothing new for me. This is a refresher up until Building Blocks which is new. It was a very worthwhile course. I like the idea that I can review the material as I need it.

Stephen7 October 2017

I found the course very helpful to get a basic orientation to Publisher. I like the ability to go back and review specific sections that apply to my project. I also like that it was presented on short segments, so that I didn't get overwhelmed at any time. It was easy to take a break and come back for more when ready.

Sue16 August 2017

I would have loved to see more on shortcuts or ways to work with captions or the use of shapes for photos. Margin and ruler settings for various setups like book publishing. Overall an excellent course which taught me a lot of new things.


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