Adobe InDesign CC Introduction

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Table of Contents

InDesign Basics

Starting With InDesign

Understanding InDesign

Starting Adobe InDesign in Windows 8

The Welcome Experience

The InDesign Workspace

Understanding Workspaces

Opening an Existing Document

Closing a Document

Exiting InDesign

Setting Up a Document

Understanding Document Presets

Adjusting the Units of Measure

Creating a Document Preset

Creating a New Document

Using New Document Preview

Saving a New Document

Working With a Workspace

The Tools Panel

Using Selection Tools

Displaying and Hiding Rulers

Working With Workspaces

Creating a Custom Workspace

Understanding Panels

Displaying and Hiding Panels

Floating and Docking Panels

Working With the Status Bar

Navigating InDesign

Understanding Screen Views

Changing Screen Views

Using the Hand and Zoom Tools

Using Shortcut Menus

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Working With Tabbed Documents

Arranging Multiple Documents

Frames and Shapes

Understanding Frames

Creating Frames and Shapes

Transforming Shapes

Merging Shapes Using Pathfinder

Duplicating Objects

Arranging Objects

Aligning and Distributing Objects

Grouping Objects

Creating an Outline

Placing Graphics in an Outline

Working With Graphics

Understanding Graphic File Formats

Placing Graphics in a Document

Positioning Graphics Within a Frame

Fitting Graphics

Understanding Linked Graphics

Navigating the Links Panel

Linking and Unlinking Files

Placing InLine Graphics

Creating a Clipping Path

Applying Text Wrap

Creating a Caption

Changing Display Performance

Working With Text

Understanding Text

Applying a Type Style

Changing Font Size and Leading

Changing the Vertical Text Alignment

Threading Text Frames

Importing Text From Microsoft Word

Adjusting Kerning

Adjusting Tracking

Editing Text in Place

Editing Text With the Story Editor

Working With Colour

Understanding Colour

Stroke and Fill

Understanding the Colour Panel

Applying a Fill Colour

Applying a Stroke Colour

Selecting Colours Using the Eyedropper

Selecting Colours Using the Swatches Panel

Adding Colours to the Swatches Panel

Creating a Gradient

Creating a Colour Group

Creating a Colour Theme

Removing Colour


Understanding Layers

Creating a New Layer

Naming Layers and Assigning Colours

Assigning Objects to Layers

Reordering Layers

Hiding and Viewing Layers

Preparing for Printing

Running a Preflight Check

Printing a Document

Defining a Print Preset

Understanding Ink Handling Terms

Creating a Postscript File

Exporting to PDF

Soft Proofing

Packaging a Document

Getting Help

Understanding the Help Menu

Using Online Help

Searching for Online Help

Working With Pages

Inserting Pages

Navigating Pages

Understanding Master Pages

Creating Master Pages

Creating Ruler Guides

Locking Guides

Viewing and Hiding the Grid

Adjusting Column Guides

Setting Document Bleed and Slug

Inserting Auto Page Numbering

Applying a Master Page

Deleting Pages

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