Print Composer is the tool used by Quantum to ready maps for presentation. In it you can add elements such as a title, legend, scale bar and north arrow. When creating a map for presentation consider your audience. If the map is for others you work with maybe you don’t need to add the symbology for a road or well since it is already known by everyone. If this same map is to be posted online you need to make sure the audience can look at the map and understand it without too much difficulty. Here are just a few of the things available in print composer
File>New Print Composer or CTRL+P
When it opens you have a blank page. Here is where you want to adjust your paper size. That will give you more area to work with when adding elements and if you change it later you may have to move the elements again.
To add a map. Click on add a map at the top or Layout>add a map. Then click on any corner and drag the box until you reach the size you want your map to be and then release.
When something is added to your map it becomes an item. Then you can choose item properties to change any attributes you want.
In this example I have added a label. In the item properties dialogue box there is a heading called label and another below it called General Properties. When an item is added all the editing is contained here. Some will have different headings.
These are just some quick tips on print composer. What some of the buttons mean and where to go when you want to edit an item.