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Adobe InDesign training

Adobe InDesign Training

Adobe InDesign Training – Topics list

Course content can be fully customised to meet your needs, and focus on those type of publication you will be creating with Adobe InDesign, such as newsletters, marketing materials, reports, or other. The list below provides an idea of the topics that can be covered as part of the training delivery.

Introduction to InDesign

  • Understanding Tools and Panels
  • Understanding Workspaces
  • Learning how to navigate through a document (Pages panel, Go To page command status bar)
  • Understanding page layout design considerations (such as margins, columns, headers, footers, document bleed, colours)
  • Creating a New Document

Introduction to working text in InDesign

  • Typing text straight into InDesign
  • Importing text from a Word document
  • Character and Paragraph level text formatting
  • Creating simple (default) Bulleted lists
  • Creating simple (default) Numbered lists (including restarting numbering)

Introduction to working images in InDesign

  • Understanding supported image formats (print, web, digital publications)
  • Adding images to your document
  • Working with the Links panel
  • Masking images
  • Resizing images

Working with colour in InDesign

  • Understanding Fill and Stroke
  • Adding a new colour to Swatches panel
  • Adding corporate (PMS/Pantone) colours to your document
  • Creating and Editing Gradients
  • Applying a Gradients

Working with text

  • Working with Text Frame Options to build multi-column text
  • Spanning header text across columns
  • Flowing text across pages
  • Adding Text to a Path

Working with text styles

  • Creating and Editing Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Editing Character Styles
  • Customising a Bulleted List (different bullet, colour)
  • Customising a Numbered List (different number style)
  • Understanding Nested Styles

Working with shapes and drawing tools

  • Adding Rectangles, Ellipses and Star shapes to your document
  • Editing shapes with the Direct Selection tool and Pen tools
  • Aligning and Distributing Objects on the pages (Smart Guides / Align Panel)
  • Grouping Objects
  • Editing objects within a group

Working with images

  • Working with Image placeholders
  • Defining Frame Fitting options for image place holders

Introduction to building document templates

  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Adding automatic page numbering

Working with tables

  • Converting Text to a Table
  • Inserting a New Table
  • Defining header/footer rows
  • Creating and editing Cell Styles
  • Creating and editing Table Style

Introduction to Object Styles

  • Creating a simple Object Style placeholders
  • Applying an Object Style
  • Editing an Object Style

Exporting your document

  • Performing a Preflight to test your document before sending it to your printer
  • Understanding different PDF Export settings
  • Exporting Interactive vs Print PDF

About your instructor

My name is Cari Jansen and I’m an Adobe Certified Instructor with over 25 years of publishing and production work experience, and 18 years of training delivery. I specialise in tailored onsite training delivery. That means that I deliver the training at your offices, and we can fully customise the training to your specific needs.

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Contact details

Instructor: Cari Jansen | Adobe Certified Instructor
Email: inquiry ‘at’
Mobile: +61 417 972 883

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