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InDesign CS5 Fundamentals

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This course teaches students step-by-step the key techniques for working with InDesign CS5. Students will learn what they need to know to create engaging page layouts using InDesign CS5. It also covers the new tools for interactive documents, simplified object selection, multiple page sizes, track text changes, new layers panel, production enhancements, and print to digital capability.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Web browsers and the Windows user interface

Course Outline

  • Introducing the Workspace

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Looking at the workspace
    • Working with panels
    • Customizing the workspace
    • Changing the magnification of a document
    • Navigating through a document
    • Using context menus
    • Finding resources for using InDesign
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Getting to Know InDesign

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Viewing the lesson document
    • Preflighting as you work
    • Viewing guides
    • Adding text
    • Working with styles
    • Working with graphics
    • Working with objects
    • Working with object styles
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Creating and saving custom document settings
    • Creating a new document
    • Switching between open InDesign documents
    • Working with master pages
    • Applying master pages to document pages
    • Adding new pages
    • Placing text and graphics on the document pages
    • Overriding master page items on document pages
    • Changing the size of pages
    • Viewing the completed spread
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Working with Objects

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Working with layers
    • Creating and editing text frames
    • Creating and editing graphics frames
    • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    • Changing the shape of a frame
    • Wrapping text around a graphic
    • Modifying the shape of frames
    • Transforming and aligning objects
    • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
    • Finishing up
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Flowing Text

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Flowing text into an existing frame
    • Flowing text manually
    • Creating text frames while flowing text
    • Flowing text automatically
    • Creating threaded frames automatically
    • Adding a jump line page number
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Editing Text

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Finding and changing a missing font
    • Entering and importing text
    • Finding and changing text and formatting
    • Checking spelling
    • Editing text by dragging and dropping
    • Using the Story Editor
    • Tracking changes
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Working with Typography

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Adjusting vertical spacing
    • Changing fonts and type style
    • aFine-tuning Columns
    • Changing paragraph alignment
    • Creating a drop cap
    • Adjusting letter and word spacing
    • Setting tabs
    • Adding a rule above a paragraph
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Working with Color

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Defining printing requirements
    • Creating and applying colors
    • Working with gradients
    • Creating a tint
    • Creating a spot color
    • Applying colors to text and objects
    • Using advanced gradient techniques
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Working with Styles

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Creating and applying paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying character styles
    • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    • Globally updating styles
    • Loading styles from another document
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Importing and Modifying Graphics

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Adding graphics from other programs
    • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
    • Managing links to imported files
    • Updating revised graphics
    • Adjusting display quality
    • Working with clipping paths
    • Working with alpha channels
    • Importing native Adobe graphics files
    • Using a library to manage objects
    • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Creating Tables

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Converting text to a table
    • Formatting a table
    • Creating a header row
    • Adding graphics to table cells
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Working with Transparency

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    • Applying transparency settings
    • Adjusting transparency settings for EPS images
    • Adding transparency effects
    • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    • Applying transparency settings to text
    • Working with effects
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Output and Exporting

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Preflighting files
    • Packaging files
    • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    • Previewing separations
    • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
    • Previewing the page
    • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
    • Using the Ink Manager
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Creating Rich Interactive Documents

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Setting up an online document
    • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
    • Exporting as Flash Player (SWF)
    • Exporting as Adobe PDF (Interactive)
    • Converting a print document for online use
    • Adding advanced interactivity, animation, and video
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Working with Long Documents

    • Lesson Overview
    • Getting started
    • Starting a book
    • Creating a running footer
    • Adding a footnote
    • Adding a cross-reference
    • Synchronizing a book
    • Generating a table of contents
    • Indexing a book
    • Exploring on your own
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Color Management

    • The need for color management
    • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
    • Specifying color settings in InDesign
    • Displaying images at full resolution
    • Proofing colors onscreen