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Adobe InDesign Level 1

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application that can be used to create works such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, brochures, posters and more.

This course will teach students fundamental concepts, terminology, and the basic features of Adobe InDesign CC. This course is designed for students who want to create professional documents and print layouts. Students will learn how to create documents, place text and graphics, work with master pages, create custom colors, print documents and export documents to PDF.

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.



Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using tools
  • Navigating through a document
  • Setting up the interface

Setting Up A Document

  • Creating and saving a new document
  • Working with Master pages
  • Adding, deleting, and rearranging pages
  • Page numbering with Sections

 Working with Objects

  • Using InDesign layers
  • Text frames and Graphics frames
  • Wrapping text
  • Transform and align objects

Editing and Flowing Text

  • Flowing text manually
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Adding columns
  • Adding jump lines

 Entering Text

  • Entering text
  • Importing text
  • The Story Editor

 Working with Typography

  • Character and paragraph options
  • Adding a Drop Cap
  • Using Tabs
  • Adding paragraph rules

 Working with Color

  • Creating and applying colors
  • Creating and applying gradients

 Adding Graphics

  • Adding graphics to a document
  • Comparing bitmap and vector graphics
  • Managing graphic links

 Printing and Exporting Basics

  • Creating and saving a PDF Preset
  • Creating and saving a Print Preset


Scheduling: This class is currently not on our public schedule, but we would be happy to discuss holding a dedicated training class or putting you on a waitlist should we hold it again. Please email Learning@LetsCatapult.org.