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Learn the history of InDesign, the interface, different document views, how to identify & use graphic frames, text frames & unassigned frames; import images, use transparency effects, applying character & paragraph styles to automate text formatting...

  • Course Start Date: Nov. 27
  • Location: Edmonton (Map)
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Note on end times)
  • Please Note: End Times are approximate and depend
    on the number or students and pace of the class.
    It is important to allow for the class to run a little bit longer,
    or finish a little sooner, than expected.
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Delivery Method(s):Instructor Led
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  • Discount Seats Available:1
  • Category:Adobe InDesign Training

Course Outline
Students enrolled in this course will learn the history of InDesign, the interface, different document views, how to identify and use graphic frames, text frames, and unassigned frames. Students will also learn how to import images, use transparency effects, applying character and paragraph styles to automate text formatting, create multi-page documents, and learn to centralize page layouts in master pages.

We teach in a lab where each student can choose to use either Mac or PC.  The interface is the same just the shortcut keys change.

Course Content
Getting Started

  • Choosing Panels
  • Working with Panels
  • Using Workspaces
  • Using the Tools Panel
  • Using Contextual Menus
Document Setup
  • The Welcome Screen
  • Setting up Documents
  • Choosing Layout Options
  • Changing Layout Options
  • Using the Document Presets
  • Using Document Rulers
  • Working with Guides
  • Using Smart Guides
  • Viewing Transformation Values
  • Working with Document Grids
  • Changing the Magnification
  • View and Pasteboard Controls
  • Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
  • Controlling Windows
  • Working with the Application Bar
  • File Maintenance
Basic Text
  • Creating Text Frames
  • Typing and Selecting Text
  • Moving and Deleting Text
  • Using the Character Panel
  • Setting the Typeface and Point Size
  • Styling Text
  • Setting Line and Character Spacing
  • Applying Text Distortions
  • Setting the Language
  • Applying Paragraph Formatting
  • Setting Alignment and Indents
  • Inserting a Manual Indent
  • Setting Paragraph Effects
  • Working with Hidden Characters
  • Using the Glyphs Panel
  • Working with Text Flow
  • Setting Text Frame General Controls
  • Using the Control Panel for Text
  • Using Special Text Characters
Imported Graphics
  • Placing Artwork
  • Using Bridge to Place Artwork
  • Specialty Frames
  • Setting the Image Import Options
  • Working with Images Inside Frames
  • Using the Position Tool
  • Fitting Graphics in Frames
  • Nesting Graphic Elements
  • Styling Placed Images
  • Linking Graphics
  • Embedding Graphics
  • Setting Layer Visibility
  • Using Clipping Paths
  • Importing Transparent Images
  • Viewing Images
Text Effects
  • Wrapping Text
  • Text on a Path
  • Working with Paragraph Rules
  • Inline and Anchored Objects
Pages and Books
  • Changing the Pages Panel
  • Adding Blank Pages
  • Navigating and Moving Pages
  • Creating and Separating Spreads
  • Importing Text
  • Flowing Text
  • Creating Text Breaks
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Rotating Spreads
  • Adjusting Layouts
  • Page Numbers and Text Variables
  • Creating and Deleting Layers
  • Setting the Layer Options
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Paragraph Styles
  • Working with Character Styles
  • Working with Styles
  • Creating Style Groups
  • Loading and Importing Styles
  • Importing Text Styles from Word
  • Applying Styles and Style Overrides
  • Clearing Style Overrides
  • Redefining and Deleting Styles
  • Automatic Drop Cap Styling
  • Using Nested Styles
  • Creating Nested Line Styles
  • Creating GREP Styles
  • Defining Object Styles
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Defining Tables and Cell Styles
  • Using the Quick Apply Feature
Working with Objects
  • Types of Frames
  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • Selecting Objects
  • Moving Objects
  • Replicating Objects
  • Resizing Objects
  • Using the Transform Tools
  • Using the Transform Panel
  • Using the Transform Commands
  • Using the Arrange Commands
  • Aligning Objects
  • Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacing
  • Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
  • Using the Control Panel for Objects
  • Using the Measure Tool
  • Using the Info Panel with Objects
  • Locking Objects
  • Selecting Frames
Working in Color
  • The Basics of Color
  • Using the Color Panel
  • Defining and Storing Swatches
  • Using Swatch Libraries
  • Creating Mixed Links
  • Creating Tints
  • Using the Color Picker
  • Creating Gradient Swatches
  • Using the Eyedropper
  • Using the Kuler Panel
  • Overprinting Colors
Fills, Strokes, and Effects
  • Applying Fills
  • Applying Stroke Effects
  • Creating Custom Stroke Styles
  • Adding Arrows and Corner Options
  • Opacity and Blend Mode Effects
  • Working with Effects
  • Shadow Effects
  • Glow Effects
  • Bevel and Emboss Effects
  • Satin Effect
  • Feather Effects
  • Setting the Global Light
  • Using the Pathfinder Commands
  • Using the Eyedropper
  • Setting Object Defaults
Points and Paths
  • Pen Points
  • Drawing Lines and Curves
  • Changing Curves and Corner Points
  • Modifying Paths and Points
  • Using the Pencil Tool
  • Using the Smooth Tool
  • Using the Erase Tool
  • Adding or Deleting Points on Paths
  • Printing a Document
  • Setting the General Print Options
  • Choosing the Setup Controls
  • Tiling Pages
  • Setting Marks and Bleed
  • Setting the Output Controls
  • Working with Separations Preview
  • Color Separations and Ink Manager
  • Setting the Graphics Options
  • Setting the Advanced Options
  • Flattener Presets and Preview
  • Working with Print Presets
  • Creating a Print Summary
  • Creating Printer€(TM)s Spreads
  • Creating PostScript Files
  • Preflighting Documents
  • Creating Preflight Documents
  • Setting the Preflight Options
  • Packaging a Document
  • Setting the Export File Options
  • Creating PDF Files
  • Setting the PDF General Controls
  • Setting the PDF Compression Options
  • Setting the Output PDF Options
  • Setting the Advanced PDF Options
  • Setting the Security PDF Options
  • Working with PDF Presets
  • Creating EPS Files
  • InDesign CS3 Interchange Format
  • Setting the JPEG Options
  • Exporting for InCopy
  • Exporting Text
  • Exporting Cross-Media Files

Prerequisites & Certificates

Basic computer concepts/skills and knowledge of Windows

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business days cancellation or full course fee will be charged
Map & Reviews
Technology Training Centre
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TTC, B-11 Cameron Library
11320-89 Avenue,
University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta
Canada   T6G 2J8

The training provider (instructor) rushed through each training element and was not always patient when students didn't follow his fast demonstration. Smart person, but didn't validate that the students actually understood the process. Just interested that we could duplicate his clicks. Sorry, but I am also an instructor and was disappointed.
Reviewed by 2016
Provided InDesign CS6 Visual Quickstart Guide by Sandy Cohen as reference. Very quick paced. Excellent overview of essentials. Opportunity to create a document as we went along.
Reviewed by 2014
Instructor was awesome, made the day go by quickly and had a lot of knowledge about the program as well as the industry. Very ressourceful.
Reviewed by 2013
For the content covered, the course is way too short (2 days). It is more of a refresher course for students. I recommend that attendees have basic knowledge of Adobe suite software. This wasn't indicated on course profile.
Reviewed by 2013
I wish the course had one more day to practice all that we learnt.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought Miche was a fabulous trainer - I would go back and take any course from him. He was very knowledgable and his teaching style was easy to follow along with. This course was a great crash course-I'll be looking to do Level 2 in the future!
Reviewed by 2012
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