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AdobeInDesign.CS6_1 - Adobe InDesign CS6: Part 1

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Course Description

Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace cluttered with all kinds of communications. Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customize both text and graphics. Adobe ® InDesign ® CS6 has all the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it, whether it be in print or on the web.

Course Objectives

​Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe® InDesign® CS6 to create and deliver professional-looking printed and digital documents. 

You will:


Identify the elements of the InDesign interface.

Create a new document.

Customize a document by using graphics, colors, and styles.

Manage page elements.

Build a table.

Prepare a document for delivery.

Course Audience

​This course is intended for students who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Course Outline

​Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign 

Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface 

Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface 

Topic C: Use the Navigation Controls 

Topic D: Set Preferences 


Lesson 2: Designing a Document 

Topic A: Create a New Document 

Topic B: Add Text to a Document 

Topic C: Add Graphics to a Document 


Lesson 3: Customizing a Document 

Topic A: Format Characters and Paragraphs 

Topic B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients 

Topic C: Create and Apply Styles 


Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements 

Topic A: Arrange and Align Objects 

Topic B: Use Layers 

Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects 

Topic D: Thread Text Frames 

Topic E: Edit Text 


Lesson 5: Building Tables 

Topic A: Create a New Table 

Topic B: Modify a Table Structure 

Topic C: Format a Table 


Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery 

Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document 

Topic B: Print a Document 

Topic C: Package a Document 

Topic D: Export Files for Printing 

Topic E: Export Files for the Web


Course Prerequisites

​To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the functions of your computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving files, and saving files. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations course:

Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows 7


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