InDesign CS6 Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)

Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in a 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.

Learning 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

Target Student:
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:
Section 1: Getting Started with InDesign

Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
Customize the InDesign Interface
Use the Navigation Controls
Set Preferences

Section 2: Designing a Document
Create a New Document
Add Text to a Document
Add Graphics to a Document

Section 3: Customizing a Document
Format Characters and Paragraphs
Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Create and Apply Styles

Section 4: Working with Page Elements
Arrange and Align Objects
Use Layers
Transform and Manipulate Objects
Thread Text Frames
Edit Text

Section 5: Building Tables
Create a New Table
Modify a Table Structure
Format a Table

Section 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery
Resolve Errors in a Document
Print a Document
Package a Document
Export Files for Printing
Export Files for the Web