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Adobe InDesign Beginners Training - 1 Day

Adobe InDesign Training Course

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software Version: Training available for Adobe InDesign CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS, 2.0

Course Overview:
This Adobe InDesign course is suitable for those with no previous experience of Desk Top Publishing.
This fast paced one day training course will show you the fundamental features of the software to get
you up and running with InDesign. This course is perfect if you need to learn the basic features of this
industry standard page layout application as quickly as possible.

InDesign Beginner Training Outline

The InDesign Environment

  • Using the tools and palettes
  • Control palette
  • Using Context menus
  • Opening and closing documents
  • Navigating a document
  • Using the multiple undo feature
  • Document presets

Document Layout

  • Setting up pages and basic layout options
  • Using rulers, guides, grids and layers
  • Working with pages and spreads
  • Using master pages

Laying Out Pages with Frames

  • Creating and using frames
  • Using the frame tools
  • Creating text and graphic frames
  • Setting frame properties

Working with Text

  • The Story
  • Linking text
  • Importing and exporting text
  • Placing text in frames
  • Threading text through frames
  • Setting text frame properties
  • Editing text

Formatting Type

  • Formatting characters
  • Formatting paragraphs

Working with Styles

  • Creating and applying character and paragraph styles

Importing Graphics

  • Placing graphics
  • Fitting content to frames
  • Fitting frames to content
  • Drawing shapes
  • Drawing and modifying straight lines

Selecting and Transforming Objects

  • Moving Objects
  • Grouping and Ungrouping objects
  • Align

Using Colours

  • Defining and applying colours from colour libraries
  • Creating and applying gradients

Outputting InDesign Documents

  • PDF


  • Preparing for commercial printing
  • Separation Preview
  • Printing a document
  • Performing a pre-flight check before printing
  • Packaging files for hand off
  • Handing off to a prepress service provider


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