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InDesign CS6

Course Overview

A two-day intensive Adobe InDesign CS6 training course.  No prior InDesign knowledge is assumed. Participants will acquire the skills necessary to  produce and edit newsletters, leaflets,  publications and electronic documents.

The course content is mapped against and the Adobe CS6 exam syllabus.

Duration: 2 day course

Course Content

InDesign Basics
Starting Adobe InDesign CS6
Opening An Existing Document
The InDesign Workspace
Understanding The InDesign Workspace
Understanding Panels
Displaying And Hiding Panels
Floating And Docking Panels
Working With Workspaces
Creating A Custom Workspace
Navigating A Document
Zooming A Document
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Using Shortcut Menus
Saving And Closing A Document

The Tools Of InDesign
The Tools Panel
Selecting Tools For Use
Understanding Frames And Shapes
Selecting Objects
Creating Frames And Shapes
Selecting Text
Understanding Line Drawing
Using The Line Tools
Using The Transform Tools
Using The Viewing Tools
Using The Content Collector

Creating InDesign Documents
The Document Project
Understanding Document Presets
Adjusting The Units Of Measure
Creating A Document Preset
Creating A New Document
Saving A New Document
Understanding Master Pages
Working With Pages
Creating Ruler Guides
Setting Document Bleed And Slug
Changing Screen Views
Creating Master Pages
Inserting Auto Page Numbering
Applying A Master Page
Adjusting Column Guides

Working With Text
Creating Text Frames
Creating Text Frames
Threading Text Frames
Threading Text Frames
Typing Text Into Frames
Importing Text From Microsoft Word
Importing Word Documents
Editing Text In Place
Editing Text With The Story Editor
Using Glyphs

Formatting Text
Applying A Typeface And Type Style
Changing Font Size And Leading
Changing The Vertical Text Alignment
Changing The Horizontal Text Alignment
Applying An Indent
Applying A First Line Indent
Adjusting Kerning
Adjusting Tracking
Setting Tabs
Setting Drop Caps
Applying Subscript Or Superscript
Creating A Bulleted List

Working With Graphics
Understanding File Formats
Placing Graphics In A Document
Placing Graphics
Making A Graphic Fit
Positioning Graphics Within A Frame
Preparing To Use Adobe Bridge
Using Adobe Bridge To Place Graphics
Using The Links Panel
Placing InLine Graphics
Copying InLine Graphics
Embedding Graphics
Creating A Clipping Path
Applying Text Wrap
Adjusting Text Wrap
Creating A Caption
Changing Display Performance

Understanding Layers
Understanding The Layers Panel
Creating A Layer
Assigning Objects To Layers
Naming Layers And Assigning Colours
Hiding And Viewing Layers
Reordering Layers

Working With Colour
Understanding Colour
Creating And Adding Process Colours
Creating Spot Colours
Applying A Fill Colour
Applying A Stroke Colour
Creating A Tint
Creating A Gradient
Removing Colour

Drawing Objects
Understanding Objects
Creating Objects
Modifying Objects
Creating Objects Assignment
Creating Objects Using Pathfinder
Duplicating Objects
Arranging Objects
Grouping Objects
Aligning And Distributing Objects
Creating An Outline
Placing Graphics In An Outline

Formatting Objects
Applying Corner Effects
Applying A Drop Shadow
Applying Transparency
Applying Feathering
Using The Eyedropper Tool
Creating A Snippet
Inserting A Snippet
Inserting Snippets Assignment

Working With Styles
Understanding Styles
Creating Character Styles
Applying Character Styles
Creating Paragraph Styles
Creating A Style From Existing Formatting
Applying Paragraph Styles
Applying Styles Assignment 1
Applying Styles Assignment 2
Editing Styles
Creating Object Styles
Applying Object Styles

Working With Tables
Understanding Tables
Creating A Table
Selecting Tables And Table Cells
Entering Text In A Table Cell
Deleting A Table
Importing A Spreadsheet Table
Adjusting A Table
Formatting Text In A Table
Aligning Text In A Table
Applying Colour To Tables

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

Preparing For Printing
Running A Preflight Check
Printing A Document
Defining A Print Preset
Understanding Ink Handling Terms
Adjusting Overprint And Trap Settings
Creating A Postscript File
Exporting To PDF
Soft Proofing
Packaging A Document


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