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CST 107 - Desktop Publishing

Credits: 1
Instructional Contact Hours: 1

Introduces the basics of using Microsoft Publisher to design and create publications for personal use and professional purposes.  Teaches principles of publication design and layout, including formatting text, using graphic manipulation tools, applying color schemes and styles, and working with templates.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Use the basic components of desktop publishing.
    1. Identify the parts of the Microsoft window.
    2. Open and save a publication.
    3. Enter text in a text box.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of designing a publication.
    1. Identify the target audience.
    2. Identify the purpose of the publication.
    3. Determine the expected response of the publication.
    4. Identify elements of effective and ineffective design.
    5. Apply standard elements of design to the publication.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to create a new publication.
    1. Use layout and ruler guides.
    2. Format a text box.
    3. Add bullets and numbering.
    4. Add a graphic image.
    5. Group objects.
    6. Create columns.
    7. Adjust text overflows.
    8. Add drop caps.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create a publication using a template.
    1. Choose an appropriate template.
    2. Replace existing text.
    3. Add a graphic image.
    4. Group objects.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to create a multipage publication.
    1. Add pages.
    2. Delete pages.
    3. Work with a master page.
    4. Create a header and footer.
    5. Add page numbers.
  6. Demonstrate the use of electronic tools to improve the quality of the publication.
    1. Use the Help feature.
    2. Check spelling.
    3. Run design checks.
    4. Use the show/hide tool to display nonprinting characters.
    5. Use the format painter tool.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of preparing a publication for printing.
    1. Identify the differences between preparing a publication for personal use versus commercial printing.
    2. View the publication in print preview to assess overall appearance.
    3. Choose an appropriate file format for printing purposes.

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