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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: 2019-01-22
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Delivery Methods(s): Instructor Led
$325.00
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Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Basic computer concepts/skills and knowledge of Windows

Lessons

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
Layers
  • Creating and Deleting Layers
  • Setting the Layer Options
  • Working with Layers
Styles
  • 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
Output
  • 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
Exporting
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

10 business days cancellation or full course fee will be charged

Training Location

TTC, B-11 Cameron Library
11320-89 Avenue, University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta
Canada   

About Technology Training Centre

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Technology Training Centre is THE place for computer software training in Alberta.
This is where you come to learn how to get more from the computer or the mobile device in front of you.
Register for courses on Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite along with customized one on one or group training.
Come to the heart of the University of Alberta campus to learn from our instructors. These highly skilled professionals will also travel across the province to deliver exceptional training for you and your company.
We have your MS Office needs covered, including training on upgrading to a newer version of the software. We offer courses in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, Publisher, SQL, Visio, Project, Outlook, OneNote, and InfoPath.
Our graphic designers will train you in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Lightroom, and Visual Design. If you need training for your digital camera, we’ll provide that as well.

You will also receive:
•    6 months of email support on courses.
•    The option to retake courses within 6 months at no additional charge.
•    Training from instructors that use each of the software packages they teach and have the ability to go beyond what is covered in the outline.
 

Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 195 reviews.

The course was excellent, the instructor Rachel was great.
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Was a very informative course.
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My payments were taken care of by last minute training with the University of Alberta. The teacher was good, the content was good.
I already completed a survey at the end of the course so not sure why I have to complete another survey on line? LOL
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The information learned in this course will assist me in my current role. Enjoyed the class.
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I would have preferred using the manual given to follow, so I could add my notes to each area as we worked through the course. Unf ... Read more
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I would have preferred using the manual given to follow, so I could add my notes to each area as we worked through the course. Unfortunately all my notes are in the beginning of the book as we, only looked it once, when a student asked what page we were on.

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More useful contents can be fit in and taught in this class definitely.
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Worthwhile training that provided me with the skills needed to use Onenote.
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I had a lot of knowledge on the course I took but I still learned a few new things which is really nice to come out of a course le ... Read more
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I had a lot of knowledge on the course I took but I still learned a few new things which is really nice to come out of a course learning something. Thanks for the informative day. Doreen

Course Reviews

This course has an overall avarage rating of 3.97 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.

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Maruta Yallop attended this course May 2016

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The training provider (instructor) rushed through each training element and was not always patient when students didn't follow his fast demo... Read more
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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.

Kristine Mryglod attended this course Jul 2015

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Jitka Holton attended this course Jul 2015

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Debra Martin attended this course Mar 2014

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Provided InDesign CS6 Visual Quickstart Guide by Sandy Cohen as reference. Very quick paced. Excellent overview of essentials. Opportunity t... Read more
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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.

Thea Walker attended this course Mar 2013

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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.

Jennie Fernandez attended this course Mar 2013

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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 hav... Read more
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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.

Sanchali Nair attended this course Dec 2012

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I wish the course had one more day to practice all that we learnt.

Sandy Leske attended this course Nov 2012

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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... Read more
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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!

Lisa Labrie attended this course Oct 2012

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cal schafer attended this course Jul 2012

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