Adobe Indesign

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Getting Started

  • The InDesign Environment

Basic Documents

  • New documents
  • Custom colours
  • Item positioning

Structuring Multi-Page Documents

  • Multi-Page documents
  • Master Pages

Typesetting

  • Text frame threading
  • Paragraph formatting

Modifying Items

  • Text frames
  • Graphics
  • Grouped items
  • Layers

 Finalising Documents

  • Outputting documents
  • Commercial printing preparation
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Preferences and defaults

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Efficient document setup

  • Document presets
  • Grids and guides
  • Templates and master pages
  • Data merge

Working with colour

  • Colour printing basics
  • Process and spot colours
  • Mixed inks
  • Colourising

Preventing printing problems

  • The Links panel
  • Potential printing problems
  • Preflighting

Print settings

  • Composite print settings
  • Print presets for colour separations

Colour management

  • Setting up a colour management system
  • Individual image profiles

Electronic distribution

  • Interactivity
  • Multimedia
  • XHTML

XML

  • Exporting documents as XML files
  • Importing XML files
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Efficient Layout

  • Document setup
  • Tint and gradient swatches
  • Object libraries and snippets
  • Item spacing

Vector Paths

  • Vector path creation
  • Vector paths and pictures
  • Vector paths and type

Typography

  • Manual type resizing
  • Quick Apply
  • Nested styles
  • Graphics in typography
  • Precise leading control
  • Composition, hyphenation and justifications
  • Horizontal spacing
  • Typography shortcuts

Graphics

  • Layer comps
  • Transparency
  • Object styles
  • Transforming objects

Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Changing table structure
  • Formatting tables

Text Editing

  • Story Editor
  • Special characters
  • Column, frame and page breaks
  • Anchored objects

Long Documents

  • Sectioning
  • Tables of contents
  • Indexing
  • Books
  • Footnotes