Desk Top Publishing with Microsoft Word

Who is this course for?

This specialist course is ideal for you if would like to create professional documents quickly, simply and effectively without the use of a Desktop Publisher

What are the benefits

At the end of this course you will know how to manipulate pictures, create professional diagrams and graphs and control how text flows around objects. You will be able to add custom watermarks, cover pages and colour themes. There will also be time on this course to work on your own documents.

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Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

Document Layout and Placeholders

  • Word V Desk Top Publishing
  • Defining an initial concept
  • Setting mirror and gutter margins

Building Blocks

  • Understanding building blocks
  • Adding content to building blocks
  • Creating, modifying and deleting building blocks
  • Creating a library of standard content

Styles and Document Themes

  • Applying and editing document themes
  • Adding styles to text and paragraphs
  • Creating a quick style
  • Producing custom styles
  • Modifying, renaming, updating and deleting styles
  • Generating a table of contents


  • Adding standard watermarks
  • Constructing custom watermarks

Cover Pages

  • Adding inbuilt Cover Pages
  • Creating custom Cover Pages


  • Inserting, moving, resizing and changing shapes
  • Adding text and images to a shape
  • Creating flow diagrams
  • Controlling text flow with images and shapes

Text and Text Boxes

  • Inserting, drawing, moving and resizing text boxes
  • Utilising preformatted text boxes
  • Adding WordArt and other special effects to text
  • Controlling text flow between text boxes
  • Complimenting text with Pull Quotes
  • Setting Indents and line spacing
  • Working with text kerning

SmartArt and Graphs

  • Inserting, and modifying SmartArt
  • Selecting the correct diagram for the illustration
  • Creating process diagrams
  • Adding diagram pictures
  • Working with hierarchy diagrams
  • Controlling text flow and graphics
  • Producing and editing graphs

Images and Pictures

  • Inserting, moving, resizing and deleting images
  • Aligning and distributing objects evenly
  • Controlling object layouts and surrounding text
  • Working with screenshots


  • Creating, deleting and navigating bookmarks

Using Microsoft Word and Other OfficePrograms

  • Reusing text from a Microsoft Word document
  • Linking and embedding tables and charts from Microsoft Excel

Columns & Tables

  • Multiple columns
  • Specifying column settings and balancing column text
  • Inserting and deleting column breaks
  • Creating mid page columns
  • Creating , modifying and formatting tables
  • Controlling text flow and tables
  • Adding and modifying border styles and shading
  • Using pre-set table styles
  • Creating default table styles


  • Creating captions
  • Using automatic captions
  • Generating a table of figures
  • Updating captions and caption labels

Individual Tuition

  • Bring your own documents and make a start applying your new found knowledge

What our users say


  • A very good course, trainer had good knowledge and delivered well
  • I like the fact that you have selected topics/functions on the basis of their interest/possible use - course is much more than pertinent and a better use of time
  • Very friendly and helpful trainer
  • Ray is the only IT Trainer who has ever inspired me with enough confidence to learn effectively
  • It was very good, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot
  • I will definitely use the Pivot Tables at work in the future! Thank you for such a great training day!
  • Will ensure my team all attend (they all work remotely)
  • Exactly what I was hoping to learn, thanks

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