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InDesign Introduction / Intermediate

Duration: 2 Days


Aspect’s InDesign introduction / Intermediate training course allows you to learn about the tools and features available in Adobe Indesign which take desktop publishing and design to a new level combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat software. You will learn to create simple documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF. Topics in this training course include learning the work area, working with text and graphics, creating simple vector based graphics, and the basics of design.

Through this training course, you can join the growing ranks of creative professionals discovering new levels of creative freedom and productivity using Adobe InDesign software. Tightly integrated with the Adobe applications you use most, InDesign delivers faster production workflows and a more fluid creative environment for designing professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography.

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

-Manage the InDesign environment
-Design documents and manage text
-Utilise colours, swatches, and gradients
-Manage transparency and utilise tables
-Prepare for handoff to a service provider
-Create Acrobat PDF files


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Topics:

Managing the Adobe InDesign Environment

Customize Your Workspace
Set General Preferences
Manage Document Presets
Workspace and Window arrangement

Designing Documents

Create a New Document
Alter a Document’s Layout
Create the Structure of a Document
Develop Master Pages
Manage Text and Graphic Placement
Develop Layers

Managing and Formatting Text

Add Text
Edit Text
Spell Check Text
Thread Text
Find/ Change
Change Text Threads
Format Characters
Format Paragraphs
Numbering paragraphs
Text variables
Manage Styles
Style Groups
Quick Apply
Text Wrap
Text on a path
The Glyphs panel


Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
Transforming Objects
The Transform Again commands
Object Styles
InDesign Snippets
Links Panel

Utilising Colours, Swatches, and Gradients

Utilise Colour
Utilise Swatches
Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes

Managing Transparency

Apply Transparency
Apply Transparency Flattener Presets


File Types
Importing options
Image Frames simple, compound and custom
Fitting images Control Palette and shortcuts
Inline graphics
Clipping Paths, Alpha channels
Importing InDesign documents

Pen & Bezier tools

Path tools in InDesign


Inner Shadow
Bevel and Emboss
Gradient Feather
Inner Glow and Outer Glow

Tabs and Tables

Create a Table
Modify a Table
Format a Table
Table Styles


Using InDesign libraries

Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider

Check Documents for Problems
Print a Document
Package Files
Preview Output
Print, Separation, Flattening
Print options
PostScript, preflighting and Packaging

Creating Acrobat PDF Files

Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
Manage PDF Presets

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