Indesign

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Indesign

    Module 1: Essential skills
    • Working with InDesign tools and panels
    • The InDesign workspace
    • The document window
    • Using guides
    • Viewing modes
    • Saving your workspace
    • Working with the Control panel
    • Navigating through a document

    Module 2: Master pages

    • Planning your document
    • Creating a custom-sized document
    • Formatting master pages
    • Using text variables
    • Adding layout pages
    • Placing formatted text
    • Adding images & text to master pages

    Module 3: Text and type

    • Creating a text frame
    • Changing character attributes
    • Changing paragraph attributes
    • Finding and changing text
    • Checking and correcting spelling
    • Using the Glyphs panel
    • Creating Glyph sets
    • Flowing text and threading text between frames

    Module 4: Styles

    • Defining and applying paragraph styles
    • Defining and applying character styles
    • Updating and loading styles from another document
    • Organizing styles into groups
    • Creating and applying object styles

    Module 5: Graphics

    • How InDesign handles graphics
    • Locating missing images
    • The Links panel and Link badge
    • Creating a graphic frame
    • Adding graphics
    • Repositioning graphics
    • Fitting graphics to frames
    • Placing multiple graphics
    • Wrapping text around graphics
    • Importing layered Photoshop files

    Module 6: Tables

    • Creating a table
    • Copying and pasting table content
    • Adding text to tables
    • Converting tables and text
    • Importing a table
    • Editing table options
    • Using cells
    • Merging cells
    • Defining columns and rows
    • Using graphics in cells

    Module 7: Using color

    • Applying color to text and frames
    • Creating and saving a new swatch
    • Applying Live Corner Effects
    • Applying strokes to text
    • Creating a tint reduction
    • Working with gradients
    • Using the Eyedropper
    • Updating and editing colors
    • Using and saving spot colors

    Module 8: Pre-flight, printing and pdfs

    • Package inventory
    • Actual vs. effective resolution
    • Preflight checks
    • Packaging your document
    • Package options
    • Creating a PDF
    • Adobe PDF Presets
    • PDF Export Options
    • Separation preview
    • Printing a proof

    Module 9: Additional features

    • About the new features
    • Content Collector
    • Linked content
    • Liquid Layouts
    • Alternate layouts
    • PDF forms
    • Primary text frame
    • ePub enha