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This course is intended for users who are new to Adobe Indesign and need the tools and training in order to use Indesign's features. This course will provide participants basic training that will include learning about: The tools; Creating a document...

Course Outline
InDesign is covered comprehensively, including basic layout, text and graphics manipulation, drawing tools (bezier curves), color creation and application, paragraph, master pages, multiple pages, baseline grid, libraries,  and much more. Essential typography rules are also covered.

  • New features in InDesign CS
  • InDesign workflow overview
  • The Document window
  • Navigating your document
  • Rulers and measurements
The Tools
  • The Tool panel
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Contextual menus
Creating a Document
  • New documents
  • Margin and column guides
  • Layout adjustment
  • Ruler guides
  • Libraries and snippets
  • Saving for CS2 or CS3
Managing Pages
  • Inserting, deleting, and moving pages
  • Sections, page numbers, and chapter numbers
  • Creating and applying master pages
  • Overriding master page items
  • Text frames
  • Importing text
  • Threading text frames
  • The Story Editor
  • Spelling, Auto Correct
  • Finding and changing text
  • Importing graphics
  • Frame fitting options
  • The Links panel
  • Embedding links
Formatting Objects
  • Selecting objects
  • Basic strokes and fills
  • Object Effects
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Finding and changing object formatting
Managing Objects
  • Stacking objects
  • Nesting objects
  • Editing frame and path shapes
  • Grouping and locking objects
  • Aligning and distributing
  • Text wrap
Transforming Objects
  • Duplicating, Rotating, Scaling and Skewing
  • The Transform Again command
Character Formatting
  • Basic character styling
  • Finding and changing text formatting
  • The Find Font command
Paragraph formatting
  • Drop caps, Hyphenation, Justification, Tabs
  • The Align to Baseline Grid button
  • The Keep Options command
  • Paragraph rules
  • Automatic bullets and Numbering paragraphs
  • Character styles
  • Paragraph styles
  • Object styles
  • Load styles
  • Creating color swatches
  • Gradient swatches
  • Exporting a PDF JPG EPS
  • Exporting stories
  • Preflight
  • Packaging for output
  • The Print dialog box

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who complete this course.

Cancellation Policy
Students are required to give notice if they are unable to attend their class:

2 weeks (10 full business days) or longer prior to training date = full refund
1 to 2 weeks (5 - 9 full business days) prior to training date = 50% of course fee refund
Less than 1 week (4 full business days or fewer) prior to training date = 0% refund

NOTE: You may substitute classes or students at any time.

Map & Reviews
New Era Technology Training
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Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very knowledgable and is enthusiastic about the course!
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