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InDesign CC Digital Classroom Book with video training

Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This InDesign CC book with video training includes 14 self-paced lessons helping you learn essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe InDesign.

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  • Covers all essential InDesign skills
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InDesign CC Digital Classroom Book with video training Contents

Starting Up

  • About InDesign Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe InDesign CC
  • Fonts used in this book
  • Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences
  • Loading lesson files
  • Working with the video tutorials
  • Setting up the video 
    tutorials for viewing
  • Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player
  • Additional resources

Lesson 1: InDesign CC Essential Skills

  • Starting up
  • InDesign tools
  • The InDesign workspace
  • The document window
  • Using guides
  • Viewing modes
  • Working with panels
  • The Tools panel
  • Managing panels
  • Saving your workspace
  • Working with the Control panel
  • Navigating through an InDesign document
  • Using the Pages panel
  • Changing the magnification of your document
  • Working with type
  • Entering and formatting type
  • Placing and formatting type
  • Flowing type
  • Using styles
  • Applying paragraph styles
  • Applying character styles
  • Apply styles across a story using Find/Change
  • Applying object styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Placing graphics
  • Positioning graphics within a frame
  • Applying text wrap
  • Understanding layers
  • Applying effects
  • Resources for additional help
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Working Smarter with Master Pages

  • Starting up
  • Planning your document
  • Creating custom page sizes
  • Creating a new custom-sized document
  • Creating and formatting master pages
  • Formatting master pages
  • Adding automatic page numbering
  • Using text variables
  • Basing master pages on other master pages
  • Overriding master page items
  • Adding layout pages
  • Placing formatted text
  • Creating the classified page
  • Adding images and text to the master frames
  • Applying master pages to multiple pages
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Working with and Formatting Text

  • Starting Up
  • Starting up
  • Adding text to your document
  • Creating a text frame
  • Changing character attributes
  • Changing font and type styles using 
    the new font search feature
  • Setting a font favorite
  • Adjusting size
  • Adjusting leading
  • Adjusting character spacing: kerning and tracking
  • Using a baseline shift
  • Changing paragraph attributes
  • Horizontally aligning text
  • Changing the spacing before and after paragraphs
  • Using tabs
  • Adding rules above or below paragraphs
  • Changing text color
  • Creating drop caps
  • Finding and changing text and text attributes
  • Finding and changing text using GREP
  • Checking and correcting spelling
  • Checking spelling
  • Adding words to the dictionary
  • Checking spelling as you type
  • Automatically correcting spelling
  • Editing text using the Story Editor
  • Drag-and-drop text editing
  • Special characters and glyphs
  • Using the Glyphs panel and glyph sets
  • Text frame options
  • Adjusting text inset
  • Vertically aligning text
  • Importing text
  • Flowing text manually
  • Threading text between frames
  • Using semi-autoflow to link several text frames
  • Changing the number of columns in a text frame
  • Baseline grid
  • Viewing and changing the baseline grid
  • Adding story jumps
  • Using styles to format text
  • Creating a headline and applying a style
  • Importing styles from other documents
  • Redefining styles
  • Placing text on a path
  • Importing text from Microsoft Word
  • Missing fonts
  • Finding and fixing missing fonts
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: Using Styles to Save Time

  • Starting up
  • Style types
  • Paragraph styles
  • Defining paragraph styles
  • Applying paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Defining character styles
  • Applying character styles
  • Using nested styles
  • Updating styles
  • Loading styles from another InDesign document
  • Quick Apply
  • Organizing styles into groups
  • Object styles
  • Creating object styles
  • Applying an object style
  • Changing an object style
  • Finishing up
  • GREP Styles
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Designing with Graphics

  • Starting up
  • Understanding how InDesign handles graphics
  • Locating missing images
  • Working with the Links panel and the Link badge
  • Customizing the Links panel
  • Adding graphics to your layout
  • Fitting an image within an existing frame
  • Auto Fitting
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Placing multiple graphics using Mini Bridge
  • Using object styles for images
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Wrapping text around the bounding box
  • Using graphics with clipping paths and alpha channels
  • Removing an image background using InDesign
  • Using anchored objects
  • Advanced importing
  • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Importing InDesign layouts as graphics
  • Adding a QR Code to a layout
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Organizing Information Using Tables

  • Starting up
  • Creating a table
  • Creating new tables
  • Copying and pasting table information
  • Converting text to a table and
    a table to text
  • Importing a table
  • Editing tables and table options
  • Changing row height
  • Editing the border
  • Formatting rows and columns
  • Using fills
  • Formatting cells and text
  • Resetting the cell styles within a table
  • Text alignment and inset within a cell
  • Formatting text within a cell and 
    saving paragraph styles
  • Formatting text in tables by column
  • Working with tables in Story Editor
  • Merging cells
  • Defining a header cell
  • Setting column and row dimensions
  • Setting a fixed row height
  • Setting column width
  • Using graphics in tables
  • Placing graphics in cells
  • Cell styles and table styles
  • Cell styles
  • Applying cell styles
  • Creating table styles
  • Applying table styles
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Designing with Color

  • Starting up
  • Applying colors to frames and text
  • Applying color to text
  • Applying color to frames
  • Applying Live Corner Effects
  • Creating and saving a new swatch
  • Applying strokes to text
  • Creating a tint reduction
  • Making a dashed stroke
  • Creating and saving gradients
  • Linear gradients
  • Saving a gradient
  • Adjusting fill opacity
  • Radial gradient
  • Adjusting the direction of a radial gradient
  • One-click edits
  • Using the Eyedropper tool to 
    copy frame attributes
  • Applying colors to multiple objects
  • Updating and editing colors
  • Using and saving spot colors
  • Colorizing a grayscale image
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Getting Creative with Effects

  • Starting up
  • Creative effects
  • Applying opacity to objects
  • Apply effects to stroke or fill only
  • Drop shadow
  • Adjusting effects for objects
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Object styles with effects
  • Using Find/Change to 
    apply object styles
  • Basic Feather
  • The Gradient Feather tool
  • Converting text to a path
  • Applying blending modes to objects
  • The Screen blending mode
  • The Multiply blending mode
  • Working with imported files
    that use transparency
  • Applying an alpha channel selection
  • Applying a path selection
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9: Working Efficiently with Advanced Document Features

  • Starting up
  • Adding text variables
  • Creating a book from multiple files
  • Defining pagination and document order
  • Synchronizing attributes across a book file
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Building an index
  • Adding topics
  • Adding cross-references
  • Generating the index
  • Creating PDFs and printing from
    the Book panel
  • Creating PDFs
  • Printing
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Preparing Files for Output from InDesign

  • Starting up
  • Packaging
  • Preflight checks
  • Packaging your document
  • Creating an Adobe PDF
  • Separation preview
  • Printing a proof
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Getting Started with Digital Documents

  • Starting up
  • InDesign as your Digital Publication Hub
  • Interactive design considerations
  • Importing multimedia content
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Creating a Multi-State object
  • Creating buttons to control multimedia content
  • Adding buttons to control a multi-state object
  • Creating page transitions
  • Creating animations
  • Previewing your document
  • Exporting your document
  • Creating an interactive PDF
  • Creating a SWF file
  • New layout features
  • Auto-Size text frames
  • Flexible width text frames
  • Layout adjustments
  • Liquid layout
  • Alternate layouts
  • Linked content
  • The Content tools
  • Creating PDF forms
  • Adding a combo box
  • Creating a Submit button
  • Creating the PDF form
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: Creating an ePub in InDesign

  • Starting up
  • Preparing your InDesign document for ePub conversion
  • Using styles
  • Controlling Object Export Settings
  • Adding interactive links
  • Adding hyperlinks
  • Creating an interactive Table of Contents
  • Adding document metadata
  • Creating an ePub
  • Specifying Object Export Order
  • Using anchored objects to control object placement
  • Controlling object properties using Object Styles
  • Specifying the cover
  • ePub export settings
  • ePub viewers
  • Distributing ePub files
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 13: Adobe InDesign CC New Features

  • Starting up
  • About the new features in InDesign CC
  • Updated user interface
  • 64-bit support
  • Improved Font menu
  • Font favorites
  • Native QR code generation
  • The New Document dialog box
  • ePub enhancements
  • Object Style additions
  • Emit CSS
  • Index support
  • Table of contents
  • Improved CSS naming

 

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