Module 1 - Summary of the basics in InDesign
The first module of this course is a collection of topics from the basic course, which will be relevant to a further understanding of the following issues.
- Setting up documents and more
- Panel setup
- Keyboard shortcuts
Module 2 - Advanced Figures
In this module, you will learn how to draw and create more advanced shapes than just circles and squares. You'll be able to create more attractive and professional designs.
- Pen tool
- Convert shapes
Module 3 - Layers in InDesign
With Layers in InDesign, you will get a better overview of the different content objects in the document. The module deals with the potential of lock, hide and select objects and change the order of the objects using the Layers panel.
- Layers panel
- Layer order
- Layer transparency
- Selecting objects
- Move objects between layers
Module 4 - Tables in InDesign
The Table tool in InDesign will be reviewed. With this module you will learn how to create forms and present large volumes of data in a neat and organized way.
- Import from other documents
- Table and cell size
- Colors and color patterns
Module 5 - Recycling and uniformity
There can be several objects to format across many pages in a document. Instead of formatting each one by one, you can reuse previously created looks, with tools presented in this module.
- Using snippets and libraries
- Multiple master pages
- Book function for the assembly of multiple documents
- Summary of paragraph and character styles
- Object styles
- Table and cell styles
- Recycling from other documents
Module 6 - Advanced text in InDesign
InDesign offers many advanced text features. In this module, you will learn to adjust and take advantage of these features.
- Baseline grid
- Type on Path
- Bullet/numbered lists
Module 7 - Table of Contents
In this module we will look at the creation and usability of a table of content. You can create a table of contents in a InDesign document, on the basis of the paragraph styles used in the document, and format the table of contents as you want.
- Create paragraph styles for the table of contents
- Create table of contents
- Format the table of contents
- Advanced formatting with character styles
Module 8 - Data Merge
This module deals with the ability to merge an InDesign document with an address book for making labels, business cards and other documents where the overall appearance should be the same, except the records (names, addresses etc.).
- Data sources
- Data fields
- Create final document (InDesign or PDF)
Module 9 – PDF for print and web
The module aims to give you an understanding of the creation of PDF files, both for print and web, in different qualities and colors and with the common requirements and standards, such as bleed marks, crop marks, color profiles and more.
- Summary of image quality
- Summary of CMYK vs. RGB