Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

Generally used as a desktop publishing program this application is ideally designed for users who are or wish to be creative. Our Getting Started with Adobe InDesign training course will give you the skills to create attractive and professional looking documents.

On this course you will navigate the tools and features needed to create some simple, yet attractive and professional looking documents ready to use for print and for the web.

The course will give you hands on experience via structured exercises during the session and will give you the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned.
To get the most out of this course no previous experience of using Adobe InDesign or desktop publishing is required but ideally you should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Content

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  • Getting Started
    • The Adobe In Design environment
    • Basic documents
    • Item position
    • Using the control palette
  • Structuring multi-page documents
    • Multi-page documents
    • Master pages
  • Typesetting
    • Text frame threading
    • Paragraph formatting
    • Styles
    • Using find/change
    • Character formatting
  • Modifying items
    • Text frames
    • Graphics
    • Grouped items
    • Layers
  • Finalizing documents
    • Outputting documents
    • Commercial printing preparation
  • Appendix A: Preferences
    • In Design preferences
    • Document settings
  • Efficient layout
    • Document setup
    • Object libraries
    • Item spacing
  • Vector paths
    • Vector path creation
    • Vector paths / pictures / type
  • Typography
    • Manual type resizing
    • Graphics in typography
    • Precise leading control
    • Composition / Hyphenation
    • Justification / Horizontal spacing
  • Graphics
    • Transparency / Object styles
  • Tables
    • Creating tables
    • Changing table structure
    • Formatting tables
  • Type editing
    • Story Editor
    • Columns / Frames
    • Anchored objects
  • Long documents
    • Sectioning
    • Tables of contents
    • Indexing /Books

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