Desktop Publishing for Proposal Professionals - Bid & Proposal Academy Course

This event qualifies for 3 CEUs

This event qualifies for 3 CPEs

This event qualifies for 3 CLPs

This event qualifies for B&P Academy Certification

This workshop teaches valuable skills in designing, laying out, and publishing proposals—presenting your company’s offer in the most professional light to the proposal evaluators.


The course begins with a foundation in the tools and features MS Word offers to the desktop publisher, and shortcuts to increase speed and efficiency. The course advances into the selection of color palette and styles, tables of contents, headers and footers, and elements of design to ensure your document is attractive. It culminates in teaching how to publish the document and prepare it for delivery.


This course goes beyond the basics, addressing the core challenges of maintaining stabilization within documents while multiple authors contribute to proposal sections using different formatting styles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Applying MS Word shortcuts to optimize and accelerate the desktop publishing process.
  • Create a color palette and design a compliant layout utilizing logos and other graphic media reinforcing your company’s brand.
  • Developing a proposal template.
  • Setting up and creating styles that are easy for contributors to apply.
  • Cleaning up the document to ensure multiple authors’ styles do not destabilize the document.
  • Understanding cut, copy, past, and paintbrush options efficiently.
  • Using the Section and Page Break features and understanding how they affect headers, footers, and outlining features.
  • Working with tables to convey information efficiently.
  • Inserting material from MS Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other types of files.
  • Establishing an automated and hyper-linked Table of Contents (TOC) anywhere in the document, including several TOCs in the same document.
  • Creating other lists such as List of Figures, Compliance Matrix, Acronym List, and Index
  • Paginating the main page and sub-pages.
  • Preparing the document for submission.

Relevant Government Agencies

Federal Government

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Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Course fee:  $645.00 (Until 09/28/2018)
Course fee:  $695.00

OST Bid & Proposal Academy
7361 Calhoun Pl
Suite 560
Rockville, MD 20855
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