MS Publisher 2013 Essentials

This course is designed to give you the tools and confidence in Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create documents for printed publication, such as newsletters, flyers, brochures, business cards, and more. Many of our clients are using Publisher to quickly and easily create their own professional looking documents, saving on the costs of hiring a graphic designer and giving more control over what is created.

No prior experience of using Publisher is needed as we cover all the essential features from the very basics. You will learn how to create a document, how to use Publisher’s Page Wizards to create a basic template, as well as adding and editing images and importing text from other applications like Microsoft Word.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

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Course Location

Happy HQ, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE - or your workplace

Course Requirements

Delegates should have some familiarity with using the mouse and must be experienced in the basic use of Microsoft Windows. No prior experience with using Publisher 2013 or similar packages is required, as we take you through all the basics to get you up and running!

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • How to create publications such as Newsletters using Microsoft PageWizards
  • How to enhance and improve on the Page Wizards.
  • How to create Border Art, Word Art and More Wizards with the toolbar.
  • How to import text from other word processors.
  • How to import pictures, and crop, size and move them.
  • How to take text and flow it over multiple pages.
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Session 1

Publisher Wizards, moving around a publication, zooming, frames.

Session 2

Formatting, inserting text, linking text frames, Design gallery.

Session 3

Clipart frames, drawing, grouping shapes, borders.

Session 4

Design checker, Spell check, printing the publication.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.


We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your Course Trainers

Ed Lepre

Ed Lepre

Ed is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has worked at Happy for over 12 years. Although he trains the full suite of MS Office and non-Office packages at all levels, his favourite package is Excel. A previous winner of the prestigious Learning and Performance Institute's 'Learning Professional of the Year' award, as well as other training accolades, he is also the IT Helpline Manager.

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Pat is an experienced and versatile Certified IT Training Professional (TAP and TPMA Certified, MOS Expert). He's been our lead trainer in DTP / Photoshop packages for more than a decade.

Pat is also one of our most creative trainers: being a photographer, web-designer, director and actor.

Kristina Kendall

Kristina Kendall

Kristina is an associate IT Trainer, she’s been training for 8 years and working for Happy since 2015. She provides training mainly on Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Her favourite package is Excel; she loves to show people shortcuts and quicker ways of working.