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Course Description

You are starting to familiarize yourself with print layout and design using InDesign. You would like to learn about the tools and features available to you in InDesign. In this course, you'll work with some of the tools and features to create eye-catching printed documents using InDesign.

Course Objective: You will utilize Adobe InDesign to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • manage the InDesign environment.
  • design documents.
  • enhance documents.
  • add tables.
  • finalize documents.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing the InDesign Environment

Topic 1A: Explore the InDesign Environment
Topic 1B: Customize the Workspace
Topic 1C: Set General and Interface Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing Documents

Topic 2A: Create a New Document
Topic 2B: Add Text and Graphics
Topic 2C: Edit Text
Topic 2D: Thread Text Frames
Topic 2E: Convert Other Application Files to InDesign

Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents

Topic 3A: Apply Colors and Swatches
Topic 3B: Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
Topic 3C: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3D: Create and Apply Styles
Topic 3E: Search and Replace Text and Characters
Topic 3F: Develop Layers
Topic 3G: Apply Transparency and Transparency Flattener Presets

Lesson 4: Adding Tables

Topic 4A: Create a Table
Topic 4B: Modify a Table Structure
Topic 4C: Format a Table
Topic 4D: Create Table and Cell Styles 

Lesson 5: Finalizing Documents

Topic 5A: Check Documents for Problems
Topic 5B: Print a Document
Topic 5C: Package Files
Topic 5D: Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
Topic 5E: Export PDF Files for Printing

Appendix A: ACE Objectives Map


Day 2 -- InDesign Intermediate


Course Description
Using Adobe® InDesign®, you have created simple documents. Now, you may need to create huge documents that are attractive as well as can be accessed globally. In this course, you will deploy the advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents.

Course Objective: You will use the advanced features of Adobe InDesign to create and design content for print and web.

Target Student: The target student is any professional who would like to create and design print documents.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • manage styles.
  • develop complex paths.
  • handle page elements.
  • import and export data to external files.
  • work with XML.
  • manage long documents.
  • adjust print settings.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing Styles

Topic 1A: Manage Style Overrides
Topic 1B: Base One Style on Another
Topic 1C: Apply Styles in a Sequence
Topic 1D: Import Styles from a Microsoft® Word Document
Topic 1E: Redefine Styles

Lesson 2: Developing Complex Paths

Topic 2A: Create Bézier Paths
Topic 2B: Create Compound Paths
Topic 2C: Create Clipping Paths
Topic 2D: Create Type Outlines

Lesson 3: Handling Page Elements

Topic 3A: Place Inline Graphics
Topic 3B: Manipulate Graphics
Topic 3C: Handle Text Layout
Topic 3D: Create Duplicate Items
Topic 3E: Create Anchored Objects
Topic 3F: Manage Libraries

Lesson 4: Administering External Files

Topic 4A: Locate Assets Using Adobe® Bridge
Topic 4B: Merge Data
Topic 4C: Import Layered Files
Topic 4D: Export PDF Files
Topic 4E: Export XHTML Files

Lesson 5: Working with XML

Topic 5A: Integrate XML into a Document
Topic 5B: Import XML
Topic 5C: Export Documents as XML Files
Topic 5D: Create a Snippet

Lesson 6: Managing Long Documents

Topic 6A: Create Hyperlinks
Topic 6B: Insert Footnotes
Topic 6C: Insert Text Variables
Topic 6D: Create the Table of Contents
Topic 6E: Generate an Index
Topic 6F: Create Document Sections
Topic 6G: Create a Book

Lesson 7: Adjusting Print Settings

Topic 7A: Create Print Preset
Topic 7B: Preview Print Output

Appendix A: Adobe® Certified Expert (ACE) Program