InDesign: 3 Days

Adobe InDesign is the first choice of creative professionals to build stunning and dynamic print or electronic documents. Learn how InDesign integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office and Adobe products to create high quality publications utilizing the advanced graphic and table features.

Days : 3
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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Opening, closing, and saving documents
    • Setting InDesign preferences
    • Setting up the Workspace
    • Using tools and panels
    • InDesign help and resources
  • What you need to know first
    • Working with InDesign documents and templates
    • Moving to different pages and zooming in and out
    • Working with rulers, grids and guidelines
    • Types of objects used in InDesign
    • Managing documents and views
    • Changing appearances
    • Un-doing and re-doing in InDesign
    • Moving, duplicating, resizing and deleting page objects
  • Creating and Setting Up Your Document
    • Creating a Document or Template file
    • Setting and editing the number of pages, page margins, page columns
    • Understanding your final destination and working with margins and bleed
    • Adding, deleting and sorting pages
    • What is a Master Page and why use one?
    • Adding, editing and deleting Master Pages and Master Page objects
  • Working with text
    • Editing existing text frames
    • Placing Word and other text files into the layout
    • Formatting your text
    • Working with bullets and numbered lists
    • Creating and editing style sheets
    • Working with text in columns
    • Flowing your text across multiple pages
  • Working with graphics and images
    • Editing an existing image and graphic frame
    • Placing images and graphics in the layout
    • Fitting graphics with their frames
    • Placing graphics in a grid
    • Resizing and rotating graphics
    • Managing and editing graphics
    • Wrapping text around objects
  • Working with Objects
    • Drawing and adding shapes and page items
    • Editing corners and other object effects
    • Common tips for easier and quicker page layout
    • Transforming and scaling options
    • Using the Layers Panel to manage your objects
    • Drawing and editing a grid of objects
  • Working with Colour
    • Adding, deleting and editing colours
    • Working with Swatches
    • Working with different inks and spot colours
    • Working with colour blends/gradients
    • Creating and browsing preset colour themes
  • Saving and Exporting
    • Checking the document for common errors, and fixing these errors
    • Printing your document
    • Saving a document for previous versions
    • Exporting a PDF for final Web and Print output
  • Layout Techniques
    • Working with multiple Master pages and the Primary text frame
    • Inserting graphics in-line with text and anchoring graphics to paragraphs
    • Grouping, aligning and positioning objects easily and correctly
    • Using the spell checking and find/change features
  • Working with Tables in InDesign
    • Creating, deleting and editing tables
    • Inserting graphics in-line with text and anchoring graphics to paragraphs
    • Converting text to tables
    • Importing tables from other applications
    • Fitting and editing tables
    • Formatting tables and cells
    • Flowing tables across pages