Adobe InDesign CC: Part 1
Adobe® InDesign® CC: Part 1
Course Length: 1 day
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Overview: Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace cluttered with all kinds of communications. Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customize both text and graphics; Adobe® InDesign® CC (2016) has all the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it, whether it be in print or on the web.
This course covers the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC objectives to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. This course is also designed to cover the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives.
Course Objectives: In this course, you will use Adobe InDesign CC (2016) to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.
- Navigate the InDesign interface.
- Create a new document.
- Customize a document using color, swatches, gradients, and styles.
- Manage page elements.
- Add tables.
- Prepare documents for deployment.
Target Student: This course is intended for students who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layouts and designs.
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. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking one of
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
- Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7
Note: In June 2016, Adobe updated InDesign to version 2015.4. This book is based on version 2015.4, and will refer to the software as InDesign 2015.4. As the version was released in 2016, the book title is Adobe® InDesign® CC (2016): Part 1. This course was keychecked using Windows 10.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign
Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface
Topic C: Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences
Lesson 2: Designing a Document
Topic A: Establish Project Requirements
Topic B: Apply Design Principles
Topic C: Create a New Document
Topic D: Add Text to a Document
Topic E: Add Graphics to a Document
Lesson 3: Customizing a Document
Topic A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic C: Create and Apply Styles
Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements
Topic A: Arrange and Align Objects
Topic B: Apply Layers
Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects
Topic D: Thread Text Frames
Topic E: Edit Text
Lesson 5: Building Tables
Topic A: Create and Modify a New Table
Topic B: Format a Table
Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery
Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document
Topic B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web
Appendix A: Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC Certification Exam Objectives
Appendix B: Adobe Certified Expert InDesign CC 2015 Exam Mapping
Appendix C: Productivity Enhancements