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Publication Pro Pack

Tailored InDesign Training

Publication Pro

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Introduction

Quickly learn InDesign’s powerful publication tools and techniques. Create a multipage document that includes a table of contents, page numbers, index and paragraph styles. Whether you need to create proposals for tenders or training manuals this training pack will get you up to speed in no time. Available 1-2-1, small groups and corporate. All content can be tailored for this class.

Main Topics

  • Document set-up for multipage documents
  • Working with type and paragraph styles
  • Adding and editing images
  • Page numbering, tables of contents and indexes
  • Saving, exporting and printing

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand industry standard layout techniques
  • How to format text correctly
  • Managing multipage documents: page numbering, tables of contents, indexes
  • Output your documents correctly for print

What you Get

  • Face-to-face training; group or 1-2-1
  • Work on own files or choose from our extensive library
  • Qualified trainers with many years industry experience
  • 30 page Adobe reference guide
  • Optional subscription to video tutorial
  • Optional on-site training

Lesson Options

Because everyone’s needs are different, we have Publication Pro lessons available in:

  • One day sessions
  • Two day sessions
  • Three day sessions
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The Publication Pro InDesign Training Pack is best suited to:

  1. Anyone who will be using Adobe InDesign weekly or more.
  2. People who are self taught and need to learn industry standards.
  3. Professionals who need to create and edit multipage InDesign documents.
  4. Anyone who needs to create proposals.
  5. People who need to work on InDesign publication files supplied by a graphic designer.

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COURSE CONTENT

Publication Pro

InDesign Workspace
InDesign Application bar
Positioning moving, docking, collapsing and expanding panels
Rulers and Smart Guides
Hand & Zoom Tools
Navigator Panel

InDesign Essential Features
Toolbox overview
Additional tools in InDesign
InDesign screen modes
Zooming, panning and document navigation
Display performance
Viewing defaults / fit in window / actual size

Setting up a Publication in InDesign
Saving and opening documents in InDesign
Facing pages
Bleeds
Inserting and deleting InDesign pages
Pages panel
Guides: Ruler, margin and column guides

Amending Publications in InDesign
Changing page size
Inserting, deleting, and moving pages
Adding page numbering
Creating and applying InDesign master pages

Selecting and Formatting Objects
Selecting two or more objects

Duplicating objects in InDesign
Nudging elements
Eye dropper tool
Marqueeing
Selecting all objects

Creating frames in InDesign
Rectangle Frame tool vs Rectangle tool
Strokes and fills
Group and ungroup

Moving & Resizing Objects
Rotating, Scaling & Transforming objects
Locking and unlocking InDesign objects
Selecting reference points on control panel
Using X & Y coordinates to position objects
InDesign stacking order / Send object to back or front
Alignment panel
Creating Lines
Adding arrow heads

Working with Images/Links
RGB & CMYK
Image file formats
Importing images into InDesign
Understanding resolution
InDesign Links panel
Info panel
Modifying placed images
Fitting and resizing images proportionally
InDesign’s Display performance

Creating Text frames
Entering text
Selection processes – word / line / paragraph
Editing and formatting text
Kerning and Tracking text in InDesign
Leading
Character Formatting – font, size, bold, italic, superscript, subscript etc
Paragraph Formatting – alignment, space before / after, indents, etc
Rotating text
Hyphenation
Fonts – serif & sans serif
Special characters – en & em dashes, non breaking spaces
Importing text into InDesign
Basic Shortcuts

Working with Colour for Print and Web
Managing colour in InDesign
Creating color swatches
Creating gradient swatches

Managing Content in InDesign Multi-Page Documents
Tables of Contents
Master Pages
Automatic page numbering
Indexing
Footnotes
Sections
Book files
Synchronizing book files

Tables
Creating tables
Formatting tables
Converting text to tables
Create a cell style
Merge and split cells

Advanced Text Formatting
Creating Paragraph Styles
Creating Character Styles
Bullets and Numbering
Working with Glyphs
Creating multiple columns
Setting paragraph indenting
Working with discretionary hyphens

Layers and Inline Graphics
Working with Layers in InDesign
Inline graphics
Setting an Anchored object
Create an Object Style

Preparing for Print and Web
Exporting and packaging from InDesign
Printing a document and print options
InDesign preflight panel