Course Objective: You will utilize Adobe® InDesign® CS5 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 layout 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, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
identify the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface.
enhance documents with formats, color, and styles.
work with page elements.
work with tables.
Lesson 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment
Topic 1A: Identify the InDesign Interface Components
Topic 1B: Customize the Interface
Topic 1C: Use 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 Graphical Objects
Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents
Topic 3A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3B: Apply Colors, 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
Lesson 5: Managing Objects
Topic 5A: Transform Objects
Topic 5B: Manipulate Objects
Topic 5C: Thread Text Frames
Topic 5D: Search and Replace Content
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
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
Appendix A: New Features in Adobe InDesign CS5