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ADOBE indesign CS5

Course content:

Level 1

Exploring the InDesign Environment
Identify the InDesign Interface Components
Customize the Interface
Use the Navigation Controls
Set General and Interface Preferences
Designing Documents
Create a Document
Add Text
Add Graphical Objects

Enhancing Documents
Format Characters and Paragraphs
Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Apply Fills and Strokes
Create and Apply Styles

Working with Page Elements
Arrange Objects
Align Objects
Manage Page Elements with Layers

Managing Objects
Transform Objects
Manipulate Objects
Thread Text Frames
Search and Replace Content
Edit Text

Working with Tables
Create a Table
Modify a Table Structure
Format a Table

Finalizing Documents
Check Documents for Errors
Print a Document
Package Files
Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution

Level 2

Handling Page Elements
Create Duplicate Items
Handle Text Layouts
Create Transparency
Create Anchored Objects
Manage a Library

Managing Styles
Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
Create Nested Styles
Create Related Styles
Apply Styles in a Sequence
Manage Style Overrides
Redefine Styles
Break the Link to Styles

Developing Complex Paths
Create B├ęzier Paths
Create Clipping Paths
Create Compound Paths
Create Type Outlines

Administering External Files
Import Layered Files
Merge Data

Working with an XML File
Integrate XML Content into a Document
Import XML Content
Create a Snippet

Creating Dynamic Documents
Create Interactive Documents
Insert Footnotes
Insert Text Variables
Create Text Conditions
Create Document Sections

Managing Long Documents
Create a Book
Create a Table of Contents
Create Hyperlinks
Create Cross-References
Generate an Index

Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats
Export PDF Files
Export Files for the Web
Export Files for Animation

Adjusting Print Settings
Manage Colors
Preview the Print Output
Create Print Presets

Authoring Documents
Organizing Assets Using Adobe Bridge
New Features in Adobe InDesign CS5