INDES - InDesign CC: 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® CC 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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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.

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: Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

Topic A: Establish Project Requirements
Topic B: Apply Design Principles
Topic C: Create a New Document
Topic D: Add Text to a Document
Topic E: Add Graphics to a Docum

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: Apply Layers
Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects
Topic D: Thread Text Frames

Lesson 5: Building Tables

Topic A: Create and Modify a New Table
Topic B: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document
Topic B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web

Lesson 7: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

Topic A: Build Layout Versions
Topic B: Link Content

Lesson 8: Managing Advanced Page Elements

Topic A: Create Repeating Content
Topic B: Change Text Layouts
Topic C: Create Transparency
Topic D: Anchor Objects and Manage a Library

Lesson 9: Managing Styles

Topic A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
Topic B: Manage Styles

Lesson 10: Building Complex Paths

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

Lesson 11: Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

Topic A: Import External Files
Topic B: Create Document Sections
Topic C: Insert Text Variables
Topic D: Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 12: 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 and Insert Footnotes

Lesson 13: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

Topic A: Export PDF Files for Print
Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files and Files for Animation
Topic C: Export Files for the Web
Topic D: Manage Colors
Topic E: Preview the Print Output
Topic F: Create Print Presets