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This 2 day course is ideal for those who have little or no experience using Adobe InDesign and who need to learn the basic skills that are necessary to begin using the program effectively.
At the end of the course the students will be able to familiar with the InDesign working environment and will be able to confidently begin creating new, or modifying existing InDesign documents.
- An introduction to InDesign and its features
- A tour around the work area
- The toolbox
- Opening files
- Navigation techniques
- Saving and closing files and file export
SETTING UP A NEW DOCUMENT
- Document creation
- Working with Guides
- Grids and Master pages
SHAPES, FRAMES AND PLACEHOLDERS
- Drawing and editing shapes, frames and placeholders
- Filling objects with colour and gradients
- Stroking shapes and lines,
- Creating text and graphic frames and transforming objects
- Using the Pen tool to create and edit free-form shapes
- Creating text frames
- Entering and placing text and special characters
- Text editing
- Specifying text frame options
- Using Find/Change and the Spell checker
- Using the character and paragraph palettes to format text
- Using tabs, leaders and indents, drop caps and optical margin alignment
WORKING WITH STYLES
- Defining and applying character and paragraph styles
- Removing styles from selected tex
- Assigning keyboard shortcuts
- Nested styles
- Importing and deleting styles
WORKING WITH IMAGES
- Adding images
- Modifying graphic frames and their contents
- Creating in-line frames
- Wrapping text around objects
- Managing links
- Using layers to group and separate objects
- Working with the layers palette
- Creating layers
- Moving and copying objects between layers
- Merging and deleting layers
- Creating and handling transparency
- Using feathering
- Drop shadows and adding corner effects to frames
- Creating tables and adding content
- Inserting and deleting rows and columns
- Making selections in tables
- Formatting tables
- Breaking tables across frames
- Adding strokes and fills
- Working with an object library
- Changing the library display
- Cataloging objects
PREFLIGHTING, PACKAGING AND PRINTING
- Using the preflight command and options to check the integrity of a document
- Using the package command and the print menu
There is no formal assessment for this course. For accredited Adobe courses please contact us.
This course includes:
- Training from a certified Adobe trainer
- Computer / Laptop to use for the duration of the course (classroom & onsite courses only)
- Detailed course notes and sample exercises
- Full colour course manual
- Refreshments (classroom courses only)
- A recording of the training course (virtual courses only)
Course Key Points
Duration: 2 days
Accredited: Available upon request
Exam(s): Available upon request
Practice Exam(s): Available upon request
Type: Available as Classroom, Virtual Live and In-house
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