You are starting to familiarize yourself with print layouts and designs using Adobe InDesign. You want to learn about the tools and features available to you in Adobe InDesign CS4. In this course, you will work with some of the tools and features to create eye-catching printed documents using InDesign CS4.
Course Objective: You will utilize Adobe InDesign CS4 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents.
Target Student: This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layouts and designs.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.
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:
explore the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface.
work with page elements.
work with tables.
Lesson 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment
Topic 1A: Explore the InDesign Interface
Topic 1B: Customize the Interface
Topic 1C: Explore the Navigation Controls
Topic 1D: Set General and Interface Preferences
Lesson 2: Designing Documents
Topic 2A: Create a Document
Topic 2B: Add Text
Topic 2C: Add Graphic
Topic 2D: Convert Other Application Files to InDesign
Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents
Topic 3A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3B: Apply Color, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic 3C: Apply Fills and Strokes
Topic 3D: Create and Apply Styles
Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements
Topic 4A: Arrange Objects
Topic 4B: Align Objects
Topic 4C: Manage Page Elements with Layers
Topic 4D: Set Up Pages
Lesson 5: Managing Objects
Topic 5A: Transform Objects
Topic 5B: Edit Objects
Topic 5C: Thread Text Frames
Topic 5D: Search and Replace Objects
Topic 5E: Edit Text
Lesson 6: Working with Tables
Topic 6A: Create a Table
Topic 6B: Modify a Table Structure
Topic 6C: Format a Table
Topic 6D: Create Table and Cell Styles
Lesson 7: Finalizing Documents
Topic 7A: Check Documents for Errors
Topic 7B: Print a Document
Topic 7C: Package Files
Topic 7D: Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
Topic 7E: Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution