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Adobe InDesign CS5 Advanced Course Outline

 (2 days)

** This class is taught on PC running Windows **

InDesign CS5: Advanced, ACE Edition, is part of a two-course ILT series, which is designed to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign CS5. This course builds on the fundamentals taught in InDesign CS5: Basic, ACE Edition. Students will start by learning how to create complex document structures, create tint and gradient swatches, and use object libraries and snippets to work more efficiently. Students will then learn how to create vector paths and wrap type on a path. Students will also learn advanced typography and composition techniques. In addition, they'll will work with graphics, object styles, tables, special characters, the Story Editor, and with the CS Review panel. Finally, students will learn how to manage long documents.

Two days

Table Of Contents

Unit 1: Efficient layout
Topic A: Document setup
Topic B: Tint and gradient swatches
Topic C: Object libraries and snippets
Topic D: Item spacing

Unit 2: Vector paths
Topic A: Creating vector paths
Topic B: Vector paths and pictures
Topic C: Vector paths and type

Unit 3: Typography
Topic A: Manual type resizing
Topic B: Automated styles
Topic C: Graphics in typography
Topic D: Precise leading control
Topic E: Composition, hyphenation, and justification
Topic F: Horizontal spacing

Unit 4: Graphics
Topic A: Layer comps
Topic B: Transparency
Topic C: Object styles
Topic D: Transforming objects

Unit 5: Tables
Topic A: Creating tables
Topic B: Changing table structure
Topic C: Formatting tables

Unit 6: Text editing
Topic A: The Story Editor
Topic B: The CS Review panel
Topic C: Special characters
Topic D: Column, frame, and page breaks

Unit 7: Long documents
Topic A: Sections
Topic B: Tables of contents
Topic C: Indexes and cross-references
Topic D: Books
Topic E: Footnotes

Appendix A: ACE exam objectives map
Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives

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