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You will utilize Adobe® InDesign® CS to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents. You will use the advanced features of Adobe® InDesign® CS5 to create and design content for the web and print.

Course Outline

You will utilize Adobe® InDesign® CS to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents. You will use the advanced features of Adobe® InDesign® CS5 to create and design content for the web and print.

Target Student: This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface.
  • design documents.
  • enhance documents with formats, color, and styles.
  • work with page elements.
  • manage objects.
  • work with tables.
  • finalize documents.
  • handle page elements.
  • manage styles.
  • develop complex paths.
  • import and export data to external files.
  • work with XML files.
  • create dynamic documents.
  • manage long documents.
  • export InDesign files to other formats.
  • adjust print settings.
Course Content
Lesson 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment

Topic 1A: Identify the InDesign Interface Components
Topic 1B: Customize the Interface
Topic 1C:
Use the Navigation Controls
Topic 1D: Set General and Interface Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing Documents
Topic 2A: Create a Document Topic 2B: Add Text Topic 2C: Add Graphical Objects Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents
Topic 3A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic 3C:
Apply Fills and Strokes
Topic 3D:
Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

Topic 4A: Arrange Objects
Topic 4B:
Align Objects
Topic 4C: Manage Page Elements with Layers

Lesson 5: Managing Objects
Topic 5A: Transform Objects T
opic 5B:
Manipulate Objects
Topic 5C:
Thread Text Frames
Topic 5D:
Search and Replace Content
Topic 5E: Edit Text

Lesson 6: Working with Tables

Topic 6A: Create a Table
Topic 6B:
Modify a Table Structure
Topic 6C:
Format a Table

Lesson 7: Finalizing Documents
Topic 7A: Check Documents for Errors
Topic 7B:
Print a Document
Topic 7C:
Package Files
Topic 7D:
Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
Topic 7E: Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution

Day 2

Lesson 1: Handling Page Elements
Topic 1A: Create Duplicate Items
Topic 1B:
Handle Text Layouts
Topic 1C:
Create Transparency
Topic 1D:
Create Anchored Objects
Topic 1E:
Manage a Library

Lesson 2: Managing Styles

Topic 2A: Import Styles from Microsoft® Word Documents
Topic 2B:
Create Nested Styles
Topic 2C:
Create Related Styles
Topic 2D: Apply Styles in a Sequence
Topic 2E:
Manage Style Overrides
Topic 2F: Redefine Styles
Topic 2G:
Break the Link to Styles

Lesson 3: Developing Complex Paths
Topic 3A: Create BÃNLGNLG©zier Paths T
opic 3B:
Create Clipping Paths
Topic 3C: Create Compound Paths
Topic 3D:
Create Type Outlines

Lesson 4: Administering External Files

Topic 4A: Import Layered Files
Topic 4B:
Merge Data

Lesson 5: Working with an XML File

Topic 5A: Integrate XML Content into a Document
Topic 5B: Import XML Content
Topic 5C:
Create a Snippet

Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents

Topic 6A: Create Interactive Documents
Topic 6B:
Insert Footnotes
Topic 6C:
Insert Text Variables
Topic 6D:
Create Text Conditions
Topic 6E:
Create Document Sections

Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents
Topic 7A: Create a Book
Topic 7B:
Create a Table of Contents
Topic 7C: Create Hyperlinks
Topic 7D:
Create Cross-References
Topic 7E:
Generate an Index

Lesson 8: Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats
Topic 8A: Export PDF Files
Topic 8B:
Export Files for the Web
Topic 8C:
Export Files for Animation

Lesson 9: Adjusting Print Settings

Topic 9A: Manage Colors
Topic 9B:
Preview the Print Output
Topic 9C:
Create Print Presets
Prerequisites & Certificates

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012

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