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InDesign CC

Course Overview

A two-day intensive Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC) training course.  No prior InDesign knowledge is assumed. Participants will acquire the skills necessary to produce and edit newsletters, leaflets,  publications and electronic documents.

Duration: 2 day course

Course Content

Starting With InDesign
Understanding InDesign
Starting Adobe InDesign in Windows 8
The Welcome Experience
The InDesign Workspace
Understanding Workspaces
Opening an Existing Document
Closing a Document
Exiting InDesign

Setting Up a Document
Understanding Document Presets
Adjusting the Units of Measure
Creating a Document Preset
Creating a New Document
Using New Document Preview
Saving a New Document

Working With a Workspace
The Tools Panel
Using Selection Tools
Displaying and Hiding Rulers
Working With Workspaces
Creating a Custom Workspace
Understanding Panels
Displaying and Hiding Panels
Floating and Docking Panels
Working With the Status Bar

Navigating InDesign
Understanding Screen Views
Changing Screen Views
Using the Hand and Zoom Tools
Using Shortcut Menus
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Working With Tabbed Documents
Arranging Multiple Documents

Working With Pages
Inserting Pages
Navigating Pages
Understanding Master Pages
Creating Master Pages
Creating Ruler Guides
Locking Guides
Viewing and Hiding the Grid
Adjusting Column Guides
Setting Document Bleed and Slug
Inserting Auto Page Numbering
Applying a Master Page
Deleting Pages

Understanding Layers
Creating a New Layer
Naming Layers and Assigning Colours
Assigning Objects to Layers
Reordering Layers
Hiding and Viewing Layers

Working With Colour
Understanding Colour
Stroke and Fill
Understanding the Colour Panel
Applying a Fill Colour
Applying a Stroke Colour
Selecting Colours Using the Eyedropper
Selecting Colours Using the Swatches Panel
Adding Colours to the Swatches Panel
Creating a Gradient
Creating a Colour Group
Creating a Colour Theme
Removing Colour

Frames and Shapes
Understanding Frames
Creating Frames and Shapes
Transforming Shapes
Merging Shapes Using Pathfinder
Duplicating Objects
Arranging Objects
Aligning and Distributing Objects
Grouping Objects
Creating an Outline
Placing Graphics in an Outline

Working With Graphics
Understanding Graphic File Formats
Placing Graphics in a Document
Positioning Graphics Within a Frame
Fitting Graphics
Understanding Linked Graphics
Navigating the Links Panel
Linking and Unlinking Files
Placing InLine Graphics
Creating a Clipping Path
Applying Text Wrap
Creating a Caption
Changing Display Performance

Working With Text
Understanding Text
Applying a Type Style
Changing Font Size and Leading
Changing the Vertical Text Alignment
Threading Text Frames
Importing Text From Microsoft Word
Adjusting Kerning
Adjusting Tracking
Editing Text in Place
Editing Text With the Story Editor

Preparing for Printing
Running a Preflight Check
Printing a Document
Defining a Print Preset
Understanding Ink Handling Terms
Creating a Postscript File
Exporting to PDF
Soft Proofing
Packaging a Document

Getting Help
Understanding the Help Menu
Using Online Help
Searching for Online Help
The Adobe Account
The Adobe Website
Signing in to Your Adobe Account
The Creative Profile Home Page
Managing Your Adobe Account
Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager
Working With Apps
Understanding Library Assets
Understanding TypeKit
Add Fonts in Typekit
Understanding Adobe Colour CC
Understanding Behance

Creative Cloud Libraries
The Libraries Panel
Adding Elements to the Library
Accessing the Contents of Your Library Online
Sorting the Contents of the Library
Adding People to Your Library
Working With Libraries

Working Collaboratively
Uploading a File to Creative Cloud
Creating a Folder in Creative Cloud
Working With Files and Folders
Adding Collaborators
Viewing and Navigating a File in Creative Cloud
Making Changes to a Shared File
Commenting on a Shared File
Deleting Comments
Creating User Identification
Adding Notes to a Shared File
Viewing Notes in a Shared File
Working With Tracked Changes
Accepting Collaboration Invitations
Removing Collaborators

Paragraph Formatting
Understanding the Paragraph Panel
Applying Space Before and After Paragraphs
Applying an Indent
Applying a First Line Indent
Understanding Tabs
Setting Drop Caps
Creating a Bulleted List
Formatting Objects
Applying Effects
Applying Corner Effects
Applying Transparency
Applying a Gradient to an Object
Using the Eyedropper to Copy Formatting
The Find Change Dialog Box
Creating a Snippet
Inserting a Snippet

Working With Styles
Understanding Styles
Understanding Styles Panels
Creating Character Styles
Applying Character Styles
Creating Paragraph Styles
Creating a Style From Existing Formatting
Applying Paragraph Styles
Working With Style Groups
Editing Styles
Creating and Applying Object Styles
Deleting Styles and Style Groups

Working With Tables
Creating a Table
Selecting Tables and Table Cells
Entering Text in a Table Cell
Adjusting a Table
Formatting Text in a Table
Understanding the Table Panel
Formatting Cells
Working With Table Borders
Working With Table Colour
Importing a Spreadsheet Table
Deleting a Table

Long Documents
Understanding Tables of Contents
Inserting a Table of Contents
Formatting a Table of Contents
Creating a Table of Contents Style
Updating a Table of Contents
Understanding Indexes
Adding Index Entries
Generating a Simple Index

Creating a Simple E-Publication
Understanding Digital Documents
Fixed Layout vs Reflowable
Checking Your Fonts for EPUBS
Interactive Navigation Tools
Understanding Adding Animation
The EPUB Interactivity Preview Panel
Adding Animation
Creating a Multi State Object
Interactive Objects
Creating a Button
The EPUB Export Options Dialog box
Exporting to EPUB
Understanding MultiMedia Tools

Alternate Layouts
Understanding Alternate Layouts
Previewing Liquid Layout
Applying Liquid Layout Rules
Constraining Specific Objects
Applying Rules to Other Pages
Creating an Alternate Layout
Splitting the Document Window

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