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Comprehensive InDesign CS6 Training

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Class Description

Class Overview

In this Adobe InDesign training class, students will learn to use InDesign CS6 to create documents, import and edit text, create and work with styles, use graphics, work with tables and print documents. They will also learn to work with variables and cross references, to create books with a table of contents and index, to output documents in multiple formats, to work with XML and to create interactive PDFs.

This Comprehensive InDesign CS6 Training class is a combination of the following courses:

Class Goals

  • Familiarize yourself with the InDesign CS6 workspace.
  • Learn to build documents with master pages.
  • Learn to work with text and type.
  • Learn to work with styles.
  • Learn to work with graphics
  • Learn to create and use tables.
  • Learn to use color in your documents.
  • Learn to use effects.
  • Learn to work with variables, cross references
  • Learn to build a table of contents and index
  • Learn to publish documents in different formats
  • Learn to work with digital documents
  • Learn to work with digital documents and create digital books
  • Learn to create interactive PDFs

Class Outline

  1. InDesign CS6 Essential Skills
    1. InDesign Tools
    2. The InDesign Workspace
    3. The Document Window
    4. Using Guides
    5. Viewing Modes
    6. Working with Panels
    7. The Tools Panel
    8. Managing Panels
    9. Saving Your Workspace
    10. Working with the Control Panel
    11. Saving Your Workspace
    12. Navigating through an InDesign Document
    13. Using the Pages Panel
    14. Changing the Magnification of Your Document
    15. Working with Type
    16. Entering and Formatting Type
    17. Placing and Formatting Type
    18. Flowing Type
    19. Using Styles
    20. Applying Paragraph Styles
    21. Applying Character Styles
    22. Apply Styles Using Find/Change
    23. Placing Graphics
    24. Positioning Graphics within a Frame
    25. Applying Text Wrap
    26. Understanding Layers
    27. Applying Effects
  2. Building Documents with Master Pages
    1. Planning Your Document
    2. Creating Custom Page Sizes
    3. Creating a New Custom-sized Document
    4. Creating and Formatting Master Pages
    5. Formatting Master Pages
    6. Adding Automatic Page Numbering
    7. Using Text Variables
    8. Basing Master Pages on Other Master Pages
    9. Overriding Master Page Items
    10. Adding Layout Pages
    11. Placing Formatted Text
    12. Creating the Classified Page
    13. Adding Images and Text to the Master Frames
    14. Applying Master Pages to Multiple Pages
  3. Working with Text and Type
    1. Adding Text to your Document
    2. Creating a Text Frame
    3. Changing Character Attributes
    4. Changing Font and Type Styles
    5. Adjusting Size
    6. Adjusting Line Spacing
    7. Adjusting Character Spacing Kerning and Tracking
    8. Using a Baseline Shift
    9. Changing Paragraph Attributes
    10. Horizontally Aligning Text
    11. Changing the Spacing before and after Paragraphs
    12. Using Tabs
    13. Adding Rules above or below Paragraphs
    14. Changing Text Color
    15. Creating Drop Caps
    16. Checking and Correcting Spelling
    17. Finding and Changing Text and Text Attributes
    18. Finding and Changing Text Using GREP
    19. Checking and Correcting Spelling
    20. Adding Words to the Dictionary
    21. Checking Spelling as You Type
    22. Automatically Correcting Spelling
    23. Editing Text Using the Story Editor
    24. Using Track Changes
    25. Drag-and-Drop Text Editing
    26. Special Characters and Glyphs
    27. Using the Glyphs Panel and Glyph Sets
    28. Text Frame Options
    29. Adjusting Text Inset
    30. Vertically Aligning Text
    31. Importing Text
    32. Flowing Text Manually
    33. Threading Text between Frames
    34. Using Semi-autoflow to Link Several Text Frames
    35. Changing the Number of Columns in a Text Frame
    36. Baseline Grid
    37. Viewing and Changing the Baseline Grid
    38. Adding Story Jumps
    39. Using Styles to Format Text
    40. Creating a Headline and Applying a Style
    41. Importing Styles from Other Documents
    42. Redefining Styles
    43. Placing Text on a Path
    44. Importing Text from Microsoft Word
    45. Missing Fonts
    46. Finding and Fixing Missing Fonts
  4. Working with Styles
    1. Style Types
    2. Paragraph Styles
    3. Applying a Paragraph Style
    4. Character Styles
    5. Defining Character Styles
    6. Applying Character Styles
    7. Using Nested Styles
    8. Updating Styles
    9. Loading Styles from Another inDesign Document
    10. Quick Apply
    11. Organizing Styles into Groups
    12. Object Styles
    13. Creating Object Styles
    14. Applying an Object Style
    15. Changing an Object Style
    16. Finishing Up
    17. GREP Styles
  5. Working with Graphics
    1. Understanding How InDesign Handles Graphics
    2. Locating Missing Images
    3. Working with the Links Panel and the Link Badge
    4. Customizing the Links Panel
    5. Adding Graphics to Your Layout
    6. Fitting an Image within an Existing Frame
    7. Auto Fitting
    8. Using Adobe Bridge to Import Graphics
    9. Placing Multiple Graphics
    10. Using Object Styles for Images
    11. Wrapping Text around Images
    12. Wrapping Text around the Bounding Box
    13. Using Graphics with Clipping Paths and Alpha Channels
    14. Removing an Image Background Using InDesign
    15. Using Anchored Objects
    16. Advanced Importing
    17. Importing Layered Photoshop Files
    18. Importing InDesign Layouts as Graphics
  6. Creating and Using Tables
    1. Creating a Table
    2. Designing a Table from Scratch
    3. Copying and Pasting Table Information
    4. Converting Text to Table and Table to Text
    5. Importing a Table
    6. Editing Tables and Table Options
    7. Changing Row Width
    8. Editing the Border
    9. Formatting Rows and Columns
    10. Using Fills
    11. Formatting Cells and Text
    12. Resetting the Cell Styles within a Table
    13. Text Alignment and Inset within a Cell
    14. Formatting Text within a Cell and Saving Paragraph Styles
    15. Formatting Text in Tables by Column
    16. Working with Tables in Story Editor
    17. Merging Cells
    18. Defining a Header Cell
    19. Setting Column and Row Dimensions
    20. Setting a Fixed Row Height
    21. Setting Column Width
    22. Using Graphics in Tables
    23. Placing Graphics in Cells
    24. Cell Styles and Table Styles
    25. Cell Styles
    26. Applying Cell Styles
    27. Creating Table Styles
    28. Applying Table Styles
  7. Using Color in Your Documents
    1. Applying Colors to Frames and Text
    2. Applying Color to Text
    3. Applying Color to Frames
    4. Applying Live Corner Effects
    5. Creating and Saving a New Swatch
    6. Applying Strokes to Text
    7. Creating a Tint Reduction
    8. Making a Dashed Stroke
    9. Creating and Saving Gradients
    10. Linear Gradients
    11. Saving a Gradient
    12. Adjusting Fill Opacity
    13. Radial Gradient
    14. Adjusting the Direction of a Radial Gradient
    15. One-click Edits
    16. Using the Eyedropper Tool to Copy Frame Attributes
    17. Applying Colors to Multiple Objects
    18. Updating and Editing Colors
    19. Using and Saving Spot Colors
    20. Colorizing a Grayscale Image
  8. Using Effects
    1. Creative Effects
    2. Applying Opacity to Objects
    3. Apply Effects to Stroke or Fill Only
    4. Drop Shadow
    5. Adjusting Effects for Objects
    6. Bevel and Emboss
    7. Object Styles with Effects
    8. Basic Feather
    9. The Gradient Feather Tool
    10. Converting Text to a Path
    11. Applying Blending Modes to Objects
    12. The Screen Blending Mode
    13. The Multiply Blending Mode
    14. Working with Imported Files that Use Transparency
    15. Applying an Alpha Channel Selection
    16. Applying a Path Selection
  9. Advanced Document Features
    1. Adding Text Variables
    2. Creating a Book from Multiple Files
    3. Defining Pagination and Document Order
    4. Synchronizing Attributes Across a Book File
    5. Creating Captions
    6. Creating a Table of Contents
    7. Building an Index
    8. Adding Topics
    9. Adding Cross-references
    10. Generating the Index
    11. Creating PDFs and Printing from the Book Panel
    12. Creating PDFs
    13. Printing
  10. Preflighting, Printing, and Creating PDFs from InDesign
    1. Package Inventory
    2. Preflight Checks
    3. Packaging Your Document
    4. Creating an Adobe PDF
    5. Separation Preview
    6. Printing a Proof
  11. Introduction to Digital Documents
    1. inDesign as Your Digital Publication Hub
    2. Interactive Design Considerations
    3. Importing Multimedia Content
    4. Adding a Hyperlink
    5. Creating a Multi-state Object
    6. Creating Buttons to Control a Multi-state Object
    7. Creating Page Transitions
    8. Creating Animations
    9. Previewing Your Document
    10. Exporting Your Document
    11. Creating an Interactive PDF
    12. Creating a SWF File
    13. New Layout Features
    14. Auto-size Text Frames
    15. Flexible Width Text Frames
    16. Layout Adjustments
    17. Liquid Layout
    18. Alternate Layouts
    19. Linked Content
    20. The Content Tools
    21. Creating PDF Forms
    22. Adding a Combo Box
    23. Creating a Submit Button
    24. Creating the PDF Form
  12. Creating Digital Books
    1. Using Styles
    2. Controlling Object Export Settings
    3. Adding Interactive Links
    4. Adding Hyperlinks
    5. Creating an Interactive Table of Contents
    6. Adding Document Metadata
    7. Creating an ePub
    8. Specifying Object Export Order
    9. Using Anchored Objects to Control Object Placement
    10. Specifying the Cover
    11. ePub Export Settings
    12. Testing Your ePub
    13. ePub Viewers
    14. Distributing ePub Files

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