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InDesign Introduction

1 Day Course
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Course Information

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 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.

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.

Course Outline

1. Getting Started with InDesign
  • Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Customize the InDesign Interface
  • Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences
2. Designing a Document
  • Establish Project Requirements
  • Apply Design Principles
  • Create a New Document
  • Add Text to a Document
  • Add Graphics to a Document
3. Customizing a Document
  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Create and Apply Styles
4. Working with Page Elements
  • Arrange and Align Objects
  • Apply Layers
  • Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Edit Text
5. Building Tables
  • Create and Modify a New Table
  • Format a Table
6. Preparing a Document for Delivery
  • Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Export Files for Printing and for the Web

Private Courses

We can arrange your own private InDesign course.

Tailored

Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

Very good introduction. Well paced and suited a range of experience levels.

Felicity Howdle - Health Education England

Very informative and was at a good pace. Lots of extra useful tips too.

Harry Finch - Lancashire Insurance

The trainer was fantastic and very knowledgable!

Harriet Woollam - Galloping Gourmet

Cannot fault the content & delivery of the course at all. A brilliant service from start to finish. Thank you Systematix.

Claire Mitchell - Denbighshire County Council

Got a really good and rounded training session. It met more than my original needs, and has given me great confidence.

Debbie Seymour - FatFace

The trainer was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

Marianne Seager - Wincanton

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