Delegates will learn how to
- Create and set out a document in InDesign
- Work with InDesign’s different frame types
- Setup and apply master pages
- Work with colour and colour swatches
- Incorporate text, tables and graphics in documents
- Use styles to format text
- Work with compound objects in InDesign
- Prepare for and output documents using InDesign’s printing and preflight options
- The InDesign interface
- Zooming and navigating
- Creating a document
- Guides and views
- Working with frames
- Grouping, aligning and distributing
- Managing objects
- Working with layers
- Managing pages
- Liquid layouts
- Creating alternate layouts
- Working with island spreads
- Working with master pages
- Page numbering
- Introducing colour
- The Colour panel
- Tints and gradients
- The Type Tool
- Importing text
- Liking and overset text
- Formatting text
- Further typographic controls
- Type on a Path Tool
- Other useful text commands
- Creating tables
- Modifying tables
- Importing images
- Display performance
- Managing other Adobe files
- Scaling and moving
- Text wrapping
- An introduction to styles
- The styles panels
- Creating and applying styles
- Editing and managing styles
- Style overrides
- Importing styles
- Compound paths
- Compound shapes
- Outline text
- Resolving errors
- Printing a document
- Exporting files for print
- Packaging a document
- Exporting in another format
- Appendix 1: Working with paths
- Appendix 2: Creative Cloud
- Appendix 3: Adobe Bridge
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