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Adobe InDesign - Level 1 / Intro

New – Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.

GK# 6762

Course Overview

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Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace cluttered with all kinds of communications. Paragraph and character styles allow you to format pages of text uniformly; layout features help you to build alternate size configurations of your document; and various panels enable you to easily customize both text and graphics. Adobe InDesign has all the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it whether it be in print or on the web.

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What You'll Learn

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In this course, you will use Adobe InDesign to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents. 

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document using color, swatches, gradients, and styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Add tables
  • Prepare documents for deployment

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Explore the InDesign Environment

  • Understand and Manipulate Workspace Elements
  • Customize the Workspace
  • Use Templates
  • Choose Layout Options
  • Use Document Rulers
  • Use Margin and Column Guides
  • Use Ruler Guides
  • Use Document Grids
  • Change the Magnification
  • Use Zoom and Hand Tools
  • Use Power Zoom
  • Rotate a View
  • Save Documents
  • Change and Create Workspaces

Designing a Document

  • Create Text Frames
  • Type, Select, Move, and Delete Text
  • Use the Character and Paragraph Panels
  • Style Text
  • Set Alignment and Indents
  • Flow Text
  • Use Smart Text Reflow
  • Set Text Frame Options
  • Insert Special Text Characters–Bullets/Glyphs
  • Use the Story Editor
  • Use Search and Replace, Spell Check, Autocorrect, Find Font

Customizing a Document

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Create and Apply Styles

Work with Page Elements

  • Add, Delete, and Reorder Pages
  • Adjust Layouts
  • Create Multiple Page Sizes*
  • Add Page Numbers
  • Use the Pages Panel
  • Use Colour Labels for Page Thumbnails*
  • Apply a Master Page
  • Use the Layers Panel

Adding Tables

  • Create a Table
  • Modify a Table
  • Format a Table
  • Create Table and Cell Styles

Finalizing Documents

  • Check for Problems
  • Use Live PreFlight
  • Print a Document
  • Package Files
  • Prepare PDF for Web Distribution
  • Export PDF Files for Printing

Prerequisites

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The prerequisites for this course are an introductory course to Windows or a solid working knowledge of Windows. A solid working knowledge of basic office software skills is required.

Who Should Attend

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This course is intended for students who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layouts and designs.

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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