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InDesign CS6: Basic
Course Code: CT12-594

Getting started
The Adobe InDesign environment
Preferences and defaults

Basic documents
New documents
Text frames
Place and alter graphics and files

Using objects
Object positioning
Modify and transform objects
Object consistency

Multi-page documents
Master pages
Insert, delete, and move pages

Master pages

Working with text
Text formatting
Text styles
Text flow

Working with graphics and colours
Adjust graphic formatting
Custom colours

Preflighting and preparing documents for final output
Preflight documents
Prepare documents for final output
Export to PDF

After completing this course, students will know how to:
  • Start Adobe InDesign, explore elements of the environment, set preferences and defaults, and navigate and view documents.
  • Create documents and document presets; create and place text; position text in text frames and format frame edges; place graphics and other InDesign pages.
  • Position elements precisely by using guides and the Control panel; modify and transform objects and ensure object format consistency throughout a publication.
  • Create master pages and apply them to a document; insert, move, and delete pages; and create layers and assign objects to them.
  • Format text with tabs, indents, tracking, kerning, drop caps, and paragraph spacing; use styles to format text, and create bulleted and numbered lists; thread text between text frames, add jump lines, set hyphenation and justification, text wrap, vertical spacing, and keep options.
  • Adjust graphic formatting with frame fitting, scaling or transforming; create, apply, load, and save swatches.
  • Print documents and booklets; create print and PDF presets; export documents to PDF; and prepare documents for commercial printing.
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