Course Outline
InDesign - Basics
Version CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5

P.O. Box 225                 
East Petersburg, PA 17520-0225

Phone:717-560-3552
E-Mail:
Registrar@pceasy.com


Program Objectives: Students will learn to use the basic tools and techniques in InDesign to create and print professional quality documents.

  • Introduction to InDesign
  • Elements of Design
  • Planning a Publication
  • Starting InDesign
  • Welcome Screen
  • Starting a New Publication
  • Saving and Viewing Publications
  • Changing Document Settings Later
  • Changing Preferences
  • Understanding the Toolbox
  • Using the Control Palette
  • Setting Up Master Pages
  • Creating a Header or Footer
  • Changing Font and Point Size
  • Choosing Font Style and Attributes
  • Choosing Point Size
  • Selecting Text to Change
  • Specifying Page Numbers
  • Specifying Alignment of Text
  • Aligning Objects
  • Setting Lines on Your Publication Page
  • Grouping, Lassoing, Nudging, Ungrouping, Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Objects
  • Adding and Locking Guides
  • Displaying/Hiding Rulers and/or Guides
  • Snap To Feature
  • Understanding the Pasteboard
  • Deleting an Object
  • Deleting Text
  • Undo Feature

 

  • Revert Feature
  • Creating and Changing a Masthead
  • Creating a Border Around a Masthead
  • Corner Effects Feature
  • Creating a Template
  • Using a Template
  • Alternative Template
  • Opening an Existing Publication
  • Working With Text
  • Working With Columns
  • Using the Place Feature
  • Adjusting Text Block Windows Shades
  • Story Editor
  • Spell Check Feature
  • Creating, Using, and Changing Styles
  • Creating a Bulleted List
  • Changing Bullet Characters
  • Drop Caps
  • Graphics
    • Inserting
    • Cropping
    • Text Wrap Around
    • Adding a Caption
  • Rotating Objects
  • Watermarks
  • Layering Objects
  • Adding a Pull Quote
  • Adding and Deleting Pages
  • Printing a Publication
  • Package/Preflight Options

Course Outline - InDesign Intermediate

Course Prerequisite

Must have Windows and mouse proficiency
(4 CPE Credits)

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