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Publisher Lesson Plan 2010 Week 2 Objective: This class is a brief introduction to Publisher 2010. This is the second of 2 one and one-half hour sessions. You will learn about templates and other basic tasks and functions. You will learn how to manipulate its appearance and use basic formatting tools, text boxes and graphics. Prerequisites: This is not a class about how to use the mouse or the keyboard. Prerequisites for this class include the ability to use the mouse to include knowledge of scrolling and the left and right mouse buttons. You must be familiar with the cursor how to move it and how to select objects. You must also know the keyboard and all the major keys. If you do not have an understanding of these basic tasks you will be unable to keep up with the instructor. Other Resources: It is not possible to cover more than the basic rudimentary features in the time allotted. The only way you will be able to gain a working knowledge of Publisher is to practice. Resources are limited that will help you to continue your mastery of Publisher. You can find online classes at http://www.gcflearnfree.org/publisher2010. The Plano Library System has some useful books on this subject, but it is very important that you practice. Plan of Action: Week 2 -- The student will be shown brochures, flyers, banners and templates, open Publisher. Show all the different templates that can be chosen from. Click on banners. Tasks Steps and knowledge necessary to complete task. 1. Let’s start a new project New – Open a banner. Suggestion is a blank banner as the others are pretty well finished. I opened 72” by 11” as it would be easy to print. Center the cursor and then put in a text box around the center. 2. Type in the text Type in ‘Welcome Back Class’ and the next line ‘Let’s get to Work!’ 3. Add the Clip Art of a work I chose these because they matched colors. place and now add another 4. Now let’s get creative Right click on the text box and go to “Format text box.” Click on “Fill Effects” and go to “Gradient” and pick two colors to back fill the text box. Then you can highlight the text and choose a color for the font. 5. Add a shape Go to the Insert ribbon and pick “Shapes.” 6. Put the shape into the text Now right click and format “AutoShape.” Pick “Fill Effects” and pick box “Background” color and Foreground color. Darken the line and you are finished with the Banner. 7. Show different Now let’s make a brochure. Pick “Bounce.” Show the differing color opportunities schemes, fonts, page sizes, etc on the right of the screen. Choose 8. With templates the 3 panel. The rest is up to you. 9. Add text and pictures Add a picture of your library with a text box above it giving your library’s information on the front cover. 10. Add logo Add a logo next to the information about the library. Then group them to move them about. Grouping is on the home ribbon. 11. Different pages Show how to move to the different areas of the brochure. You don’t need to continue with the brochure. 12. Greeting Card Show some of the pre-made ones. Then go down to the ¼ Letter Side Fold 4.25 X 5.5 13. Insert Clip Art Find a nice fireworks clip art and paste on sheet. 14. Copy and Paste Highlight the clip art and copy and paste. Then rotate the copy of clip art 180 degrees and put it below the first to make a complete front of fireworks. 15. Inside of Card On the left go to the inside. Put the sentiment in a text box. Then add the lightning shape. 16. Format Auto Shape Right click your mouse on the lightning bolt. Go to Format auto shape. Pick a color then click on Fill Effects. Choose a second color. Click okay. 17. Back of card Choose a clip art of friends. Make it fairly small on the back of the card then rotate it a bit. 18. Text Box Make a text box that covers the complete area. Fill in with a texture. The clip art is now covered by the texture. Go to the Home ribbon and click on ‘Send backward.’ Now you can see the clip art. 19. Text Box Put another text box at the bottom but make it too small. Then type “Made especially for you by your friends at Publisher Class.” Show how to make the text box bigger by pulling the corner out. 20. Questions? The end of the second week.
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