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Adobe® InDesign® CS6: Part 1

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Course Objective: 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.

  • 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.

Prerequisites: 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.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign

Topic 1A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
Topic 2B: Customize the InDesign Interface
Topic 3C: Use the Navigation Controls
Topic 4D: Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

Topic 2A: Create a New Document
Topic 2B: Add Text to a Document
Topic 2C: Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document

Topic 3A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic 3C: Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

Topic 4A: Arrange and Align Objects
Topic 4B: Use Layers
Topic 4C: Transform and Manipulate Objects
Topic 4D: Thread Text Frames
Topic 4E: Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables

Topic 5A: Create a New Table
Topic 5B: Modify a Table Structure
Topic 5C: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

Topic 6A: Resolve Errors in a Document
Topic 6B: Print a Document
Topic 6C: Package a Document
Topic 6D: Format a Table
Topic 6E: Export Files for Printing
Topic 6F: Export Files for the Web

Additional Adobe InDesign CS6 Outlines:

Level 1
Level 2


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