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Training in Versions?CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4
Class Length?2 Days
Delivery?This class may only be delivered on-site. Remote training is not available for this course.
Price ? $1,295-2,495 per Day*

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Adobe® InDesign® CS6 soft­ware is a ver­sa­tile desk­top pub­lish­ing appli­ca­tion that gives you pixel-perfect con­trol over design and typog­ra­phy. Create ele­gant and engag­ing pages for print, tablets, and other screens. Use Adaptive Design Tools to eas­ily repur­pose lay­outs to look great on a vari­ety of pages sizes, ori­en­ta­tions, or devices.

What You Will Learn

  • Navigating within InDesign
  • Creating and Formatting Text
  • Working with Layers
  • Adding Graphics
  • Working with Color
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Formatting with Styles
  • Creating and Editing Tables
  • Output and PDF Exporting
  • Working with Long Documents
  • Converting Quark Documents
  • Preflighting and Packaging

Lesson Outline

The fol­low­ing is a list of pos­si­ble top­ics for you to use as a guide. Your course will be fully cus­tomized to your unique goals, work­flow, and learn­ing pace. Because every course Workflow Creative teaches is fully cus­tomized to each group, the fol­low­ing list of top­ics to be learned should be con­sid­ered a guide­line, one that will be expanded or altered as required to fit your needs.

Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking At the Workspace
  • Working with Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Changing the Magnification of A Document
  • Navigating Through A Document
  • Using Context Menus

Getting To Know InDesign

  • Viewing the Lesson Document
  • Preflighting As You Work
  • Viewing Guides
  • Adding Text
  • Working with Styles
  • Working with Graphics
  • Working with Objects
  • Working with Object Styles

Setting Up A Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and Saving Custom Document Settings
  • Creating A New Document
  • Switching Between Open InDesign Documents
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages To Document Pages
  • Adding New Document Pages
  • Rearranging and Deleting Document Pages
  • Changing the Size of Pages
  • Adding Sections To Change Page Numbering
  • Placing Text and Graphics On Document Pages
  • Overriding Master Page Items On Document Pages
  • Viewing the Completed Spread

Working with Objects

  • Working with Layers
  • Creating and Modifying Text Frames
  • Creating and Modifying Graphics Frames
  • Adding Metadata Captions To Graphics Frames
  • Placing and Linking Graphics Frames
  • Changing the Shape of A Frame
  • Wrapping Text Around A Graphic
  • Modifying the Shape of Frames
  • Transforming and Aligning Objects
  • Selecting and Modifying Grouped Objects
  • Finishing Up

Flowing Text

  • Flowing Text Into an Existing Frame
  • Flowing Text Manually
  • Creating Text Frames While Flowing Text
  • Flowing Text Automatically
  • Creating Threaded Frames Automatically
  • Resizing Text Frames Automatically
  • Adding A Jump Line Page Number

Editing Text

  • Finding and Changing A Missing Font
  • Entering and Importing Text
  • Finding and Changing Text and Formatting
  • Checking Spelling
  • Editing Text By Dragging and Dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking Changes

Working with Typography

  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Changing Fonts and Type Styles
  • Fine-Tuning Columns
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Creating A Drop Cap
  • Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing
  • Setting Tabs
  • Adding A Rule Above A Paragraph

Working with Color

  • Managing Color
  • Synchronizing Color Settings In Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying Color Settings In InDesign
  • Displaying Images At Full Resolution
  • Proofing Colors Onscreen
  • Defining Printing Requirements
  • Creating and Applying Colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating A Tint
  • Creating A Spot Color
  • Applying Colors To Text and Objects
  • Using Advanced Gradient Techniques

Working with Styles

  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Character Styles
  • Nesting Character Styles Inside Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles
  • Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles
  • Globally Updating Styles
  • Loading Styles From Another Document

Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding Graphics From Other Programs
  • Comparing Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • Managing Links To Imported Files
  • Updating Revised Graphics
  • Adjusting Display Quality
  • Working with Clipping Paths
  • Working with Alpha Channels
  • Importing Native Adobe Graphics Files
  • Using A Library To Manage Objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge To Import Graphics

Creating Tables

  • Converting Text To A Table
  • Formatting A Table
  • Creating A Header Row
  • Adding Graphics To Table Cells
  • Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles

Working with Transparency

  • Importing and Colorizing A Grayscale Image
  • Applying Transparency Settings
  • Adding Transparency Effects To Imported Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • Importing and Adjusting Illustrator Files That Use Transparency
  • Applying Transparency Settings To Text
  • Working with Effects

Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting Files
  • Packaging Files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF Proof
  • Previewing Separations
  • Previewing How Transparency Effects Will Be Flattened
  • Previewing the Page
  • Printing A Laser Or Inkjet Proof
  • Using the Ink Manager

Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields

  • Adding Form Fields
  • Exporting an Interactive Adobe PDF File

Working with Long Documents

  • Starting A Book
  • Creating A Running Footer
  • Adding A Footnote
  • Adding A Cross-Reference
  • Synchronizing A Book
  • Generating A Table of Contents
  • Indexing A Book