InDesign CS5 Basic


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InDesign CS5 Basic

Duration: 2 days

InDesign CS5 Basic is part of a three-course ILT series, which is designed to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign CS5. This course will teach students fundamental concepts, terminology, and the basic features of Adobe InDesign CS5. Students will learn how to create documents, place text and graphics, and create custom color swatches. Students will also learn how to work with master pages and multi-page documents. In addition, students will learn how to format text, apply styles, work with threaded text frames, position and group objects, and work with layers. Finally, students will print documents, create print presets, create a PDF file, and package documents for commercial printing.

Unit 1: Getting started

  • Topic A: The Adobe InDesign environment
  • Topic B: Preferences and defaults
  • Topic C: InDesign Help

Unit 2: Basic documents

  • Topic A: New documents
  • Topic B: Text frames
  • Topic C: Graphics frames
  • Topic D: Custom colors

Unit 3: Guides and master pages

  • Topic A: Object positioning
  • Topic B: Master pages

Unit 4: Typesetting

  • Topic A: Text frame threading
  • Topic B: Paragraph formatting
  • Topic C: Styles

Unit 5: Modifying items

  • Topic A: Text frame options
  • Topic B: Graphics
  • Topic C: Grouped items
  • Topic D: Layers

Unit 6: Finalizing documents

  • Topic A: Printing and exporting documents
  • Topic B: Preparing for commercial printing

All Adobe class participants should bring their own device to class with the software pre-loaded.