Adobe Training Overview|
Students will learn to use InDesign to create multiple page documents containing both text and graphics.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of the Windows operating system
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Students will learn how to create customized documents from scratch. Students will create a multi-page brochure, import and format text and graphics, and create the document's layout.
This course is designed for students who have little or no experience using Adobe InDesign, but who have a basic understanding of how to use their computer's operating system to launch and work with programs in order to create documents.
You will need
See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.
- Intel® Pentium® II or faster processor (300 MHz or higher recommended).
- Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0 Workstation with Service Pack 4.
- A hard disk with at least 75 MB of available hard disk space to install the InDesign 1.5 software, and an additional 5 MB of free hard disk space for the course data files.
- At least 48 MB of random-access memory (RAM). For best performance, 64 MB or more RAM is recommended.
- A CD-ROM drive.
- Video card that supports 256-color at 800x600 monitor resolution (high resolution 24-bit or greater Super VGA video display card recommended).
- Adobe InDesign.
In addition, you will need printers if you want to print the images created in the course
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Navigate in the InDesign environment.
- Create and modify text and picture frames.
- Import text and images from other applications.
- Specify colors for text, lines, and frames.
- Format text using fonts, sizes, type styles, and leading.
- Use alignments, tabs, and indents to align text.
- Use master pages and guides to design a document?s layout and to add page numbering.
- Create multiple-column documents.
- Flow several independent stories throughout a document.
- Wrap text around images.
Adobe InDesign 1.5 Basic Skills 1 is the first course in this series, and is followed by a second course, Adobe InDesign 1.5 Basic Skills 2. After taking the first two courses, students who want to explore more advanced topics can then take either of the following classes, or both of them; Adobe InDesign 1.5 Type Design, and Adobe InDesign 1.5 Print Production.
Adobe Training Course duration
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: InDesign Environment
Lesson 2: Basic Documents
- InDesign Environment Elements
Lesson 3: Master Pages
- Picas Measurement System
- Document Setup
- Creating Text
- Working with Graphics
Lesson 4: Importing and Threading Text
- Creating Masters
- Applying Masters
Lesson 5: Colors and Swatches
- Importing Text
- Threading Text
- Manipulating Text Threads
Lesson 6: Formatting Text
- Colors and Swatches
- Applying Fills and Strokes to Frames
Lesson 7: Graphics
- Character Formatting
- Paragraph Formatting
Lesson 8: Finishing Touches
- Placing and Manipulating Graphics
- Text Wrap
- Text Inset Spacing
- Spell Check
- Continuation Notes