Duration 1 Day

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand type controls
  • Manage graphics
  • File management
  • Layers & colours
  • Document set-up

Course Content

  • The InDesign interface
    Creating a custom workspace
    Navigating around a document
    Smart guides and smart spacing
  • Creating a new document
    The New document dialog box
    Introducing text frames
    Selecting and editing text
    Character formatting
    Using colour with text
    Placing a picture
    Using the Content Indicator
  • Working with colour
    Creating colour swatches
    Spot versus process colours
    Applying Strokes and Fills
    Creating tints
  • Multiple page documents
    Multi-page documents
    Using the Pages panel
    Placing text
    Flowing text through frames
    Paragraph formatting
    Using the Eyedropper tool
    Multi-column text frames
  • Lists
    Using Bullet-Point lists
    Using Numbered lists
    Editing List formatting
  • Working with styles
    Character and paragraph styles
    Creating styles
    Editing and applying styles
    Removing style formatting
    Using Quick Apply
  • Working with graphics
    Different file formats
    Picture fitting options
    Using Auto-fit
    Placing multiple graphics
    Wrapping text around images
    Images with clipping paths
    Checking image resolution using the Info Panel
  • Working with Master Pages
    Master Page guidelines
    Creating and editing Masters
    Applying Master Pages
    Auto-numbering pages
  • Exporting and printing
    Using pre-defined PDF presets
    Exporting PDF files