Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will have mastered the following competencies:
  • Using and applying the design concepts of focus, balance, proportion, contrast, directional flow, consistency, and color.
  • Evaluating documents for the use of basic design concepts.
  • Using desktop publishing features of Microsoft Word 2007, integrating basic layout and design concepts in order to enhance the readability of multiple-page, portrait, or landscape documents such as letterheads, postcards, business cards, certificates, flyers, brochures, online forms, and newsletters.
  • Producing and enhancing business and personal documents with variable page layouts using standardized type and graphic design techniques while incorporating new Word 2007 features such as watermarks, Cover Pages, page borders, Themes, Quick Styles, Shapes, Drawing Tools, SmartArt, Quick Parts, Cover Pages, Picture Tools, Table Tools, Microsoft Office Online Templates, and Clip art on Office Online.
  • Managing Word 2007 document files and folders using a Windows Vista operating system.
  • Publishing Word documents in a variety of formats, including PowerPoint presentations and Web pages.
  • Becoming familiar with the basic features and capabilities of Microsoft Publisher 2007 to produce professional-looking flyers, brochures, and newsletters.


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