Course Outline

Getting Started with InDesign

  • Identify Components and customize the InDesign Interface
  • Navigation Controls and Preferences

Designing a Document

  • Create a New Document
  • Add Text and Graphics to a Document

Customizing a Document

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs

  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Create and Apply Styles
  • Working with Page Elements

Arrange and Align Objects

  • Use Layers
  • Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Edit Text

Building Tables

  • Create a New Table
  • Modify a Table Structure, and formatting tables

Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Print and Package a Document
  • Export Files for Printing
  • Export Files for the Web

Creating Documents for Multiple Formats

  • Build Layout Variations
  • Link Content

Managing Advanced Page Elements

  • Create Repeating Content
  • Work with Text Layouts
  • Create Transparency
  • Use Anchored Objects
  • Manage a Library

Managing Styles

  • Import Styles from Microsoft® Word Documents
  • Create Nested and GREP Styles
  • Apply Styles in a Sequence and Manage Overrides
  • Redefine Styles and Break Style Links

Building Complex Paths

  • Create Bézier Paths
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Create Compound Paths

Managing External Files

  • Import Layered Files
  • Merge Data

Creating Dynamic Documents

  • Create Document Sections
  • Insert Text Variables
  • Create Interactive Documents

Managing Long Documents

  • Create a Book
  • Build a Table of Contents
  • Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
  • Generate an Index
  • Insert Footnotes

Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats

  • Export PDF files for Print
  • Export Interactive PDF Files
  • Export Files for Animation
  • Export Files for the Web

Customizing Print Settings

  • Manage Colors
  • Preview the Print Output
  • Create Print Presets


There are no specific requirements needed to attend this course.

 21 Hours

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