We’re launching a new course this month, giving students and staff an introduction to Microsoft Publisher. Publisher has been routinely installed on student and staff computers for a while but this is the first time we’ve offered training in it. Often overlooked, Publisher is a useful tool and quite easy to learn. If you’ve ever tried to produce a poster in Word and have struggled to get all the words and images in exactly the right place, you’ll appreciate Publisher’s power and flexibility.
Adobe InDesign seems to be the choice for professional publishing these days but, like Photoshop and Illustrator, the software is quite daunting if you just want to make up a quick poster or flyer. Publisher is much more straightforward and many of the tools and functions are familiar from other Office products.