Adobe InDesign CC Part 1

Duration: 2 days

This course covers the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC objectives to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. This course is also designed to cover the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives.

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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® CC 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 Content

1 Introducing the Workspace
Working with Panels
Customizing the Workspace
Navigating Through a Document

2 Getting to Know InDesign
Adding Text
Working with Styles and Graphics
Working with Objects and Object Styles
Viewing the Document in Presentation Mode

3 Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
Creating and Saving Custom Document Settings
Creating a New Document
Working with Master Pages
Changing the Size of Pages

4 Working with Objects
Working with Layers
Creating and Modifying Text Frames
Creating and Modifying Graphics Frames
Transforming and Aligning Objects
Creating an OR Code

5 Flowing Text
Flowing Text Into an Existing Frame
Flowing Text Manually
Resizing Text Frames
Adding a Jump Line Page Number

6 Editing Text
Finding and Changing a Missing Font
Finding and Changing Text Formatting
Editing Text by Dragging and Dropping
Using the Story Editor
Tracking Changes

7 Working with Typography
Adjusting Vertical Spacing
Changing Fonts and Style Types
Creating a Drop Cap
Setting Tabs
Adding a Rule Above a Paragraph

8 Working with Color
Managing Color
Defining Printing Requirements
Creating and Applying Colors
Working with Gradients
Creating a Tint and a Spot Color

9 Working with Styles
Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
Creating and Applying Character Styles
Creating and Applying Object Styles
Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles

10 Importing and Modifying Graphics
Adding Graphics from Other Programs
Comparing Vector and Bitmap Graphics
Managing Links to Imported Files
Adjusting Display Quality
Using a Library to Manage Objects
Using Adobe Bridge to Import Graphics

11 Creating Tables
Converting Text to a Table
Creating a Header Row
Adding Graphics to Table Cells
Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles

12 Working with Transparency
Importing and Colorizing Grayscale Image
Applying Transparency Settings
Importing and Adjusting Illustrator Files that Use Transparency
Applying Transparency Settings to Text
Working with Effects

13 Printing and Exporting
Preflighting and Packaging Files
Creating an Adobe PDF Proof
Previewing Separations, Transparency, and the Page
Printing a Laser or Inkjet Proof

14 Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
Adding Form Fields
Exporting an Interactive Adobe PDF File

15 Creating and Exporting an ebook
Completing the Booklet
Choosing the Content of an Ebook
Adding Metadata
Exporting an EPUB File

16 Creating an iPad Publication
Creating a New Digital Publication
Adding Interactive Elements


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.

Target audience

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

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