Desktop Publishing

Course Content | Design Concepts

Desktop Publishing is FUN!The printed word is all around us.  Today, many take this for granted, but look around you.  In school, on the job, throughout our community, the printed word is all around us.

Desktop publishing is about how to create signs, posters, leaflets, brochures, business cards, advertisements, print-images of all types, newsletters and newspapers, and even more!  Print has many advantages in our personal lives, school, and business.

I model desktop publishing and we use printed handouts in computer classes periodically because:

  1. They are effective and I want students to see this.
  2. Often, when we use print resources to help us create digital resources, we are more productive organizing our workspace to accommodate print and computer-based research & writing tools.

Because the real-word is "outcome-based", daily projects will be evaluated with a mailability rubric.

This page is under construction.

  1.  MS Word Projects (unless noted, files are .pdf documents)
    1. Getting Started:  Simple Lorim Ipsum Report
    2. Review:  Float Graphics for Easier Layouts (video: "Wrapping" and "behind/in-front of text" are Microsoft's terms.  Other software calls wrapping "in-line" graphics.
    3. Text Boxes & Placement:  Simple Lorim Ipsum Report II
    4. Getting Started:  Combining text formatting, pictures, drawing shapes, and WordArt
    5. Example of "Old" WordArt Gallery:  This file (.doc) can by downloaded,  they WordArt copied , and then pasted into an Office 2013/2016 document to create resizable/stretchable WordArt used in previous versions of MS Office)
    6. The Great Circus Parade
    7. The National Hobo Convention
    8. MS Word Font & Typeface Scavenger Hunt (.pdf form)
  2. MS Publisher
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Adobe In-Design
  5. Adobe Illustrator


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