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Adobe On-Demand: Adobe InDesign CS6 Course Outline

 (4 days)

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 4-days of content, 6-months unlimited access, $595 ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers content equivalent to the 4-days of instructor-led classes Adobe InDesign CS6: Level 1 and Adobe InDesign CS6: Level 2. The cost for this Adobe On-Demand class is $595. Customers must call us directly to purchase this class at 800-288-8221.

Adobe On-Demand Learner Profiles
Adobe On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, Adobe On-Demand is a great fit for experienced graphics or web professionals who don't need a traditional classes to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, Adobe On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to Adobe products and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About Adobe On-Demand
Our Adobe On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Adobe and third-party educators to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led versions of this course.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our Adobe On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Adobe Official Workbook. Get the Adobe Official Training Workbook in both hard copy text and the web edition. The web edition contains online lessons with downloadable files for the projects. Also there are interactive quizes, videos, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe.

Expanded Tutorial Access. These are a series of project-based labs with online videos hosted by industry professionals. The tutorials take a real-world approach to learning and are an excellent complement to the feature-based learning provided in the Adobe Official Workbook. (6-Month Access.)

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your Adobe On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs. (6-Month Access.)

ILT Participant Option. You've purchased Adobe On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want to see a live class. Just pay difference between Adobe On-Demand course and and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone! (Available for either the instructor-led Level 1 or Level 2 class. Only one class per participant.)

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know Adobe On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer equivalent course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the links below:
Adobe InDesign CS6: Level 1 and
Adobe InDesign CS6: Level 2


This Adobe On-Demand class will cover equivalent content to those topics that are covered in the Adobe InDesign CS6: Level 1 and Level 2 classes through the elearning web edition of the text.

*** What You Need to Take this Training ***
You will need the Adobe InDesign software for either Windows or mac OS as well as the computer to run the software and a high-speed internet connection.

Basic computer and file management skills are required for these Adobe courses. Students should know how to - locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.

Course Outline
You will be able to select all or some of the topics below from the Adobe Official Workbook, elearning web edition. In addition, you will have access to the expanded tutorials related to these topics.

Introducing the Workspace
Getting started
Looking at the workspace
Working with panels
Customizing the workspace
Changing the magnification of a document
Navigating through a document
Using context menus
Exploring on your own
Finding resources for using InDesign

Getting to Know InDesign
Getting started
Viewing the lesson document
Preflighting as you work
Viewing guides
Adding text
Working with styles
Working with graphics
Working with objects
Working with object styles

Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
Getting started
Creating and saving custom document settings
Creating a new document
Switching between open InDesign documents
Working with master pages
Applying master pages to document pages
Adding new document pages
Rearranging and deleting document pages
Changing the size of pages
Adding sections to change page numbering
Placing text and graphics on document pages
Overriding master page items on document pages
Viewing the completed spread

Working with Objects
Getting started
Working with layers
Creating and modifying text frames
Creating and modifying graphics frames
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Placing and linking graphics frames
Changing the shape of a frame
Wrapping text around a graphic
Modifying the shape of frames
Transforming and aligning objects
Selecting and modifying grouped objects
Finishing up

Flowing Text
Getting started
Flowing text into an existing frame
Flowing text manually
Creating text frames while flowing text
Flowing text automatically
Creating threaded frames automatically
Resizing text frames automatically
Adding a jump line page number

Editing Text
Getting started
Finding and changing a missing font
Entering and importing text
Finding and changing text and formatting
Checking spelling
Editing text by dragging and dropping
Using the Story Editor
Tracking changes

Working with Typography
Getting started
Adjusting vertical spacing
Changing fonts and type styles
Fine-tuning columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Setting tabs
Adding a rule above a paragraph

Working with Color
Getting started
Managing color
Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
Specifying color settings in InDesign
Displaying images at full resolution
Proofing colors onscreen
Defining printing requirements
Creating and applying colors
Working with gradients
Creating a tint
Creating a spot color
Applying colors to text and objects
Using advanced gradient techniques

Working with Styles
Getting started
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Creating and applying character styles
Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
Creating and applying object styles
Creating and applying table and cell styles
Globally updating styles
Loading styles from another document

Importing and Modifying Graphics
Getting started
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting display quality
Working with clipping paths
Working with alpha channels
Importing native Adobe graphics files
Using a library to manage objects
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Creating Tables
Getting started
Converting text to a table
Formatting a table
Creating a header row
Adding graphics to table cells
Creating and applying table and cell styles

Working with Transparency
Getting started
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings
Adding transparency effects to imported
vector and bitmap graphics
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files
that use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Working with effects

Printing and Exporting
Getting started
Preflighting files
Packaging files
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Previewing separations
Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
Previewing the page
Printing a laser or inkjet proof
Using the Ink Manager

Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
Getting started
Adding form fields
Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file

Creating and Exporting and eBook
Getting started
Completing the booklet
Choosing the content of an ebook
Adding metadata
Exporting an EPUB file

Working with Long Documents
Getting started
Starting a book
Creating a running footer
Adding a footnote
Adding a cross-reference
Synchronizing a book
Generating a table of contents
Indexing a book

View outline in Word


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