Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

Course Objectives

This course teaches students how to use Adobe In Design to design professional looking documents and print layouts.

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of Windows is recommended.

Course Duration

2 days

Course Content

  • Getting Started
    • The Adobe In Design environment
    • Basic documents
    • Item position
    • Using the control palette
  • Structuring multi-page documents
    • Multi-page documents
    • Master pages
  • Typesetting
    • Text frame threading
    • Paragraph formatting
    • Styles
    • Using find/change
    • Character formatting
  • Modifying items
    • Text frames
    • Graphics
    • Grouped items
    • Layers
  • Finalizing documents
    • Outputting documents
    • Commercial printing preparation
  • Appendix A: Preferences
    • In Design preferences
    • Document settings
  • Efficient layout
    • Document setup
    • Object libraries
    • Item spacing
  • Vector paths
    • Vector path creation
    • Vector paths / pictures / type
  • Typography
    • Manual type resizing
    • Graphics in typography
    • Precise leading control
    • Composition / Hyphenation
    • Justification / Horizontal spacing
  • Graphics
    • Transparency / Object styles
  • Tables
    • Creating tables
    • Changing table structure
    • Formatting tables
  • Type editing
    • Story Editor
    • Columns / Frames
    • Anchored objects
  • Long documents
    • Sectioning
    • Tables of contents
    • Indexing /Books

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