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InDesign CS5

5-day Course Topics

Content Summary: The whole shebang.
Results: Print documents, interactive web brochure, and a very speedy and efficient workflow.
Ideal for: Anyonewho needs to move from the starting blocks to office expert, quickly, and isn't afraid of some intensive learning.

Basics

UPGRADE FEATURES

Creating a New Document

Guides and Grids
Master pages

Preferences

Preferences exploration
Changing application and document defaults

Tool hints

Workspaces

Workspace control

Customising menus

Customising shortcuts

Multiple file view etc

Navigation and interface

New Window options

Shortcuts
Control bar

Normal, preview and presentation mode

Pages

Masters
Linking text flow
Locking and unlocking to grid
Rotating spreads
Special characters

Frames, placeholders and shapes

Drawing and editing shapes, frames and placeholders

Filling objects with colour and gradients

Stroking objects

Drawing text and graphic frames
Transforming objects
Pen tool: creating and editing organic shapes
Pathfinder control

Shape conversion

Object groups

Transforming objects

Step and repeat functions

Special effects


Imagery

Importing images

Modifying graphic frames and contents

Creating in-line frames

Object runaround / wrap
Links panel management
Adobe Bridge

Customising the Links panel
Importing Photoshop Files - options
Importing Illustrator Files- options
Text wrapping and cutouts

Smart Object integration

Object Layers

Re-linking based on file extension
Live image captions

Objects

Pasting objects within objects
Bezier options - creating, importing and editing

Pathfinder work

Appearance

Using Scripts

Compound paths

Hiding objects

Path and stroke work

Custom strokes

Drawing and correcting tools

Object styles
Advanced object styles

Picture fitting controls

Paragraph styles within object styles
Sampling

Text Styles

Creating, refining and applying character and paragraph styles

Removing styles from selected text
Importing and deleting styles

Nested styles
Keyboard shortcuts

Working with transparency

Gradient feather tool

Advanced transparency effects
Applying and editing effects

Object blending
Blending mode options

Transparency with groups
Isolated blending

Flattener preview panel

Working with Colour

Colour Swatch Types

Colourising Images
Naming unnamed Colours
Multi-ink colours and groups

Separations preview and ink control
Ink manager - colour aliasing

Transparency

Creating transparent effects
Feathering

Drop shadows 

Corner effects

Type

Creating text frames
Importing text

Editing text

Spell checking

Text frame options
Special characters
Find/Change

Formatting

Character and paragraph panels

Tabs, leaders and indents
Rules

Styling text

Glyphs

Text wrapping options
Layer work

Paragraph rules - more features

Drop Caps
Hard and soft line breaks
Text Import options
Importing style sheets from MS Word

Creating custom dictionaries

Story editor information

Tracking text changes in Story Editor

Converting text to outlines
Find and replace

Basic GREP searches

Text variables

Running headers

Text Variables

Conditional Text for languages

Hiding text

Advanced typography

Drop caps
Image drop caps

Single line / paragraph composers
OpenType
Justification / Hyphenation controls

Custom glyph sets
Footnotes

Paragraph rule options

Optical Margin alignment
Bullets and numbering

Advanced style sheets

Next Style options

Nested style sheets
Based On styles

Overriding style sheets

Styling footnotes

Layers

Grouping and separating objects

Creating layers

Working with the layers panel

Merging and deleting layers

Moving and copying objects between layers

Tables

Fine-tuning tables through the control area

When to use tables
Converting text to tables

Basic tables and content
Inserting and deleting rows and columns

Selecting and formatting tables

Breaking tables across frames, adding strokes and fills
Defining table and individuals cell styles

Links to spreadsheets

Updating imported data

Libraries

Object libraries

Changing the display

Cataloging
Snippets

Output

Preflight
Packaging And Printing
Live-checking existing files
Long documents
Creating templates

Creating spreads

Smart Text reflow

Creating different-sized pages 

Working with Master Pages
Loading / managing styles

Sectioning and numbering

Table of contents

Creating an index

Creating Chapters and Books
Cross-referencing
Running heads

Interactivity

Buttons, references and hyperlinks
Media panel

Restrictions
Exporting interactive elements
Page transitions

Adding motion, sound and video for export directly to SWF

Output

Pre-flight preparation

Looking at Print presets

Export to PDF
Export to eBooks

Documents and workflow

Eyedropper - advanced usage 

Slug control 

Document presets

Advanced master pages 

Layer control

Conditionals
Advanced library work

Sectioning and numbering control

Baseline grid editing

Version control

Snippets
Creating dynamic cross-references

Creating a shared review

Understanding CS
Live online services

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NEW VERSION: CC 2015
Released: Summer 2015

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ADOBE INDESIGN CC 2015
– OUR FAVOURITE UPGRADE IN THE CREATIVE SUITE

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New Features Summary:

  • Alternative Layouts
  • Liquid Layouts
  • ePUB 3.0 ready
  • Interactive PDF form tools
  • Copy/Paste HTML
  • Flexible column dimensions
  • Content Collector Tools
  • Overlay Assets
  • Align to Key Object
  • Object Export Options – enhanced
  • Save as IDML
  • Split view
  • Export to PNG
  • Complex calculation fields
  • Real-life Actual Size

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