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INDESCS6 - InDesign CS6: Creating Basic and Advanced Publications

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 that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customize both text and graphics. Adobe® InDesign® CS6 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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Prerequisites


To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the functions of your computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving files, and saving files. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations course:
  • Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows 7

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign


Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface
Topic C: Use the Navigation Controls
Topic D: Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document


Topic A: Create a New Document
Topic B: Add Text to a Document
Topic C: Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document


Topic A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic C: Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements


Topic A: Arrange and Align Objects
Topic B: Use Layers
Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects
Topic D: Thread Text Frames
Topic E: Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables


Topic A: Create a New Table
Topic B: Modify a Table Structure
Topic C: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery


Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document
Topic B: Print a Document
Topic C: Package a Document
Topic D: Export Files for Printing
Topic E: Export Files for the Web

Lesson 7: Creating Documents for Multiple Formats


Topic A: Build Layout Variations
Topic B: Link Content

Lesson 8: Managing Advanced Page Elements


Topic A: Create Repeating Content
Topic B: Work with Text Layouts
Topic C: Create Transparency
Topic D: Use Anchored Objects
Topic E: Manage a Library

Lesson 9: Managing Styles


Topic A: Import Styles from Microsoft® Word Documents
Topic B: Create Nested and GREP Styles
Topic C: Apply Styles in a Sequence and Manage Overrides
Topic D: Redefine Styles and Break Style Links

Lesson 10: Building Complex Paths


Topic A: Create Bézier Paths
Topic B: Create Clipping Paths
Topic C: Create Compound Paths

Lesson 11: Managing External Files


Topic A: Import Layered Files
Topic B: Merge Data

Lesson 12: Creating Dynamic Documents


Topic A: Create Document Sections
Topic B: Insert Text Variables
Topic C: Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 13: Managing Long Documents


Topic A: Create a Book
Topic B: Build a Table of Contents
Topic C: Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
Topic D: Generate an Index
Topic E: Insert Footnotes

Lesson 14: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats


Topic A: Export PDF files for Print
Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files
Topic C: Export Files for Animation
Topic D: Export Files for the Web

Lesson 15: Customizing Print Settings


Topic A: Manage Colors
Topic B: Preview the Print Output
Topic C: Create Print Presets