Adobe InDesign CS3 Migration

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT065

This course has been retired in favour of the CS4 version.

Modules

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DEFAULTS AND PREFERENCES (6 topics)

  • Setting application preferences
  • Setting document preferences
  • Customising the toolbox
  • Setting tool defaults
  • Creating document defaults
  • Customising shortcuts

INTERFACE DIFFERENCES (4 topics)

  • Using palettes, tools and menus
  • Introducing the Control palette
  • Saving the workspaces
  • Tips for managing palettes

NAVIGATION AND DISPLAY (7 topics)

  • Controlling display preferences
  • Using the Navigator palette
  • Multiple document previews
  • Dynamic graphics preview
  • Dynamic text preview
  • Overprint preview
  • Separations preview

CREATING OBJECTS AND BUILDING PAGES (9 topics)

  • Creating a new document
  • Picture and text boxes
  • Linking text boxes
  • Introducing layers
  • Selecting frames and contents
  • Using the Pages palette
  • Creating and editing masters
  • Overriding master objects
  • Reapplying master objects

TEXT AND TYPOGRAPHY (5 topics)

  • Placing and flowing text
  • Selecting and editing text
  • Handling missing fonts
  • Working with glyphs
  • Drag and drop text

FORMATTING CHARACTERS (5 topics)

  • Character-level formatting
  • Using optical kerning
  • Assigning languages
  • Creating character styles
  • Working with Style Groups

FORMATTING PARAGRAPHS (3 topics)

  • Paragraph-level formatting
  • Choosing a composer
  • Introducing nested styles

WORKING WITH GRAPHICS (6 topics)

  • Placing graphics
  • Scaling objects vs. contents
  • Introducing the Links palette
  • Manipulating graphics
  • Understanding Fitting options
  • PSD and PDF layer options

COMBINING TEXT AND GRAPHICS (10 topics)

  • Wrapping text around graphics
  • Introducing snippets
  • Creating inline graphics
  • Converting text to outlines
  • Image import options
  • Images with clipping paths
  • Creating a new clipping path
  • Laying out pages accurately
  • Using rulers, grids and guides
  • Using the Info palette

FINESSING TEXT CONTENT (4 topics)

  • Threading/unthreading frames
  • Document baseline grids
  • Frame-based baseline grids
  • Using special characters

INTRODUCING TRANSPARENCY (3 topics)

  • Creating drop shadows
  • Feathering edges
  • The Flattener Preview palettes

INTRODUCTION TO TABLES (3 topics)

  • Creating basic tables
  • Modifying tables
  • Importing tables

EDITING COPY (2 topics)

  • Using the Story Editor
  • Using Find/Change

UNDERSTANDING COLOUR (4 topics)

  • Loading swatches
  • Using stroke and fill options
  • Sampling colours from images
  • Creating tints

PREFLIGHT, PACKAGE, PDF AND PRINTING (3 topics)

  • Exporting as a PDF
  • Performing a preflight check
  • Packaging files for handoff

OPENING QUARK DOCUMENTS (1 topic)

  • Tips for opening QuarkXPress documents

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