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InDesign CS: Creating Basic Publications (Level 1 - Windows)

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InDesign® CS: Creating Basic Publications (Level 1 - Windows)

Course Specifications

Course number: 078195
Course length: 1 day
Software: Adobe_InDesign CS

Course Description

Adobe® InDesign® is a robust and easy to use design and layout program. With it you can create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page color publications. In this course you will learn the basics of creating documents with InDesign®.

Prerequisites: In order to be successful with this course, a basic understanding of the operating system and of using applications in general is needed.

Delivery Method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured, hands-on activities.


This Element K courseware title addresses the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program objectives for the Photoshop CS exam. The ACE Program is for graphic designers, Web designers, developers, systems integrators, value-added resellers, and business professionals who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Adobe products. Certification candidates must pass a product proficiency exam in order to become an Adobe Certified Expert.

Hardware/Software Requirements

You will need:

  • An Intel Pentium II, III, or 4 processor.
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 2), or XP operating system.
  • A hard disk with at least 185 MB of available hard disk space to install the InDesign® CS software, and an additional 10 MB of free hard disk space for the course data files.
  • At least 128 MB of random-access memory (RAM).
  • A CD-ROM drive.
  • Monitor resolution of at least 256 colors at 1024 X 768 pixels.
  • Adobe® InDesign® CS.

Performance-Based Objectives

  • Identify and use InDesign® environment elements; and navigate through an InDesign® document.
  • Create and modify text and graphic frames; and import text and images from other applications.
  • Use master pages and guides to design a document's layout and to add automatic page numbering; and apply masters to document pages.
  • Import text; thread text throughout a document; reflow text threads; and change the number of columns.
  • Define colors and swatches and apply them to fills and strokes of frames.
  • Apply character formatting; apply paragraph formatting; create styles to streamline formatting; and set text inset spacing.
  • Place and manipulate graphics; control text wrap around graphics; and create and manage layers.
  • Apply transparency effects to native objects and placed images and graphics; and work with Transparency Flattener settings.
  • Create sophisticated tables.
  • Prepare documents for handoff to commercial printers.
  • Create Acrobat PDF files for the Web and for print.

Course Content

Lesson 1: InDesign® Environment
Topic 1A: InDesign Environment Elements
Topic 1B: Document Navigation

Lesson 2: Basic Documents
Topic 2A: Document Setup
Topic 2B: Creating Text
Topic 2C: Working with Graphics

Lesson 3: Master Pages
Topic 3A: Creating Masters
Topic 3B: Applying Masters

Lesson 4: Importing and Threading Text
Topic 4A: Importing Text
Topic 4B: Threading Text
Topic 4C: Changing Text Threads

Lesson 5: Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic 5A: Colors and Swatches
Topic 5B: Gradients
Topic 5C: Applying Fills and Strokes to Frames and Type

Lesson 6: Formatting Type
Topic 6A: Character Formatting
Topic 6B: Paragraph Formatting
Topic 6C: Styles
Topic 6D: Text Inset Spacing

Lesson 7: Graphics and Layout
Topic 7A: Placing and Manipulating Graphics
Topic 7B: Text Wrap
Topic 7C: Layers

Lesson 8: Transparency
Topic 8A: Applying Transparency
Topic 8B: Transparency Effects and Blending Modes
Topic 8C: Printing with Transparency

Lesson 9: Using Tables
Topic 9A: Creating Tables
Topic 9B: Formatting Tables

Lesson 10: Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider
Topic 10A: Commercial Printing Overview
Topic 10B: Preflighting
Topic 10C: Printing
Topic 10D: Packaging Files

Lesson 11: Creating Acrobat PDF Files
Topic 11A: PDF Files for the Web
Topic 11B: PDF Presets
Topic 11C: PDF Files for Printing

Appendix A: Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Objective Mapping
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program

More Information
SKU 078195S3
Days Of Training 1.0
Course Number SELECT
Page Count 244
Product Type Print Courseware
Isbn 758070144
Publication Date 2003-11-18 00:00:00
Secondary Category Adobe Creative
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