You are starting to familiarise yourself with print layout and design using InDesign. You would like to learn about the tools and features available to you in InDesign CS3. In this course, you'll work with some of the tools and features to create eye-catching printed documents using InDesign CS3.
Course Objective: You will utilize Adobe InDesign CS3 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents.
Target Student: This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have the basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- manage the InDesign environment.
- design documents.
- enhance documents.
- add tables.
- finalize documents.
Lesson 1: Managing the InDesign Environment
Topic 1A: Explore the InDesign Environment
Topic 1B: Customize the Workspace
Topic 1C: Set General and Interface Preferences
Lesson 2: Designing Documents
Topic 2A: Create a New Document
Topic 2B: Add Text and Graphics
Topic 2C: Edit Text
Topic 2D: Thread Text Frames
Topic 2E: Convert Other Application Files to InDesign
Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents
Topic 3A: Apply Colors and Swatches
Topic 3B: Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
Topic 3C: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3D: Create and Apply Styles
Topic 3E: Search and Replace Text and Characters
Topic 3F: Develop Layers
Topic 3G: Apply Transparency and Transparency Flattener Presets
Lesson 4: Adding Tables
Topic 4A: Create a Table
Topic 4B: Modify a Table Structure
Topic 4C: Format a Table
Topic 4D: Create Table and Cell Styles
Lesson 5: Finalizing Documents
Topic 5A: Check Documents for Problems
Topic 5B: Print a Document
Topic 5C: Package Files
Topic 5D: Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
Topic 5E: Export PDF Files for Printing
Appendix A: ACE Objectives Map