Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC Training Class
Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing
Adobe® InDesign® CC software is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. Create elegant and engaging pages for print, screens, and tablets. Easily adapt layouts to look great on a variety of devices.
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This class is designed for the new InDesign user, and for those who are using the program, but feel like they are taking a round-about way to getting the job done. Those of you transitioning to InDesign from Quark and PageMaker will also find this class beneficial. Introduction to InDesign CC focuses on the core features of InDesign, including:
Introducing the Workspace
A quick overview of the CC interface, including how to create custom workspaces.
Setting a Document and Working with Pages
Create a new document from scratch, with a focus on working with Master Pages and placeholder frames.
Working with Objects
A look at the difference between the Selection and Direct Selection tools, and everything you need to know about InDesign frames, along with placing and sizing graphics.
Import Word files into InDesign using Manual, Semi- and Auto flow, learn about threaded text frames, and control the formatting through Paragraph Styles.
Learn how to handle missing fonts, plus Find/Change, spell-check options, Auto-correct and how to use Story Editor in your workflow.
Working with Color
Define and apply color, tint and gradient swatches.
A copy of the coursebook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class.
Is this class too elementary for your skill level? Consider Advanced Adobe InDesign.
Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing
Adobe® InDesign® CC software is a professional page layout application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. Create elegant and engaging pages with features including Live Preflight, comprehensive styles, and sophisticated text-handling capabilities. New tools make adapting layouts for myriad printed page and screen sizes more efficient. Integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite* to publish InDesign layouts as tablet applications.
Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe® InDesign® CC
Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.
Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.
Link content within or across InDesign documents, so that changes (including interactivity) made to the parent text or object are applied to all linked children objects.
Content Collector tools
Grab text and objects from an existing layout using the Content Collector. In a new layout, use the Content Placer to add items in the order you want them to appear.
PDF forms within InDesign
Create form fields directly within InDesign before you export to PDF. You can also assign the tab order in InDesign using the Articles panel.
Middle Eastern language support
Buy and update the Middle Eastern version of InDesign directly from Adobe for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality.
Pages panel enhancements
Display alternate layouts in the Pages panel to organize content efficiently.
View two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare the look and feel of the layouts and help ensure consistency.
Recently used fonts
Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Persistent text frame fitting options
Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Grow and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Preview your layouts in grayscale to see how they will look on a black-and-white device or when printed in black and white.
Grayscale PDF export
Export PDF files in grayscale directly from the Print dialog box.
Key object alignment
Align selected items to a key object you define.
Hunspell dictionary enhancements
Access more than 100 open source dictionaries.
Save in IDML format from the Save As menu to use the layout in an earlier version of InDesign.
Calculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p/2x3).
Enhanced split and span support
Keep lines together in paragraphs that split or span columns.
Interactive PDF export as pages
Export an interactive PDF file as pages instead of spreads.
Export to PNG
Export your InDesign document to PNG, a lossless format, for use on the web. You can export the entire document, part of the document, or individual items.
Enhanced zoom for linked objects
Zoom in to a linked object from the Links panel to evaluate it more clearly.
Extension set management
Enable or disable groups of extensions based on your current workflow.
Indic language support
Use the World-Ready Composer, an alternate composition engine, to work with Hindi, Punjabi, and other Indian languages,† as well as complex script languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Include interactive HTML, such as Google Maps and animation developed with Adobe Edge™ software, in InDesign layouts. Interactivity is retained when exporting to HTML, EPUB3, or .folio for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.*
Style mapping in linked text
Control how content in linked text is styled. Specify different text styles for parent text and children.
Enhanced packaging support
Package InDesign projects for handoff in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite workflows, including functionality such as overlays. You can also include an IDML file as part of the package.
* A Digital Publishing Suite account is required to access certain features and services that integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: What is the InDesign family of products?
A: InDesign CC leads an integrated publishing family that includes Adobe InCopy® CC and Adobe InDesign CC Server software. InCopy is a professional writing and editing program that pairs with InDesign to enable collaborative editorial workflows between designers, writers, and editors. InDesign Server brings high-end composition and layout to a server platform.
Q: Does InDesign CC provide a solution for large publishing environments?
A: Yes. If you require a custom solution built on top of core InDesign technology, systems integrators worldwide can provide InCopy CC and InDesign CC software–compatible publishing systems.
Q: Does InDesign CC work with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite?
A: Yes. You can access Adobe Digital Publishing Suite* hosted services within InDesign CC to design, publish, and distribute engaging apps for a broad range of tablets, including iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, and a wide variety of Android™ tablets such as the Kindle Fire. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition lets you affordably publish one iPad app.
• A Digital Publishing Suite account is required to access certain features and services that integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.