InDesign CC Lesson List

Chapter 1 : Author Mentoring

- Introduction - What is InDesign CC?

- Audience for this Course

- Job Roles & Employment Opportunities

Chapter 2 : Fundamentals of InDesign CC

- History of InDesign

- Why you Learn InDesign CC?

- Course Objective

- Checklist for Installation

Chapter 3 : Getting Started with InDesign Work Area

- Interface of InDesign CC

- Setting Up a New Document

- Document Workspace

- Opening & Closing Documents

- Saving Documents

- Document Presets

- Save Time Using Templates

- Viewing & Arranging Documents

Chapter 4 : Managing Documents

- Undo, Redo, Clear & Revert

- Cut, Copy & Paste

- Screen Modes

- Zoom into Documents

- Rotating Documents

- Docking & Undocking Panels

- Page Navigation

Chapter 5 : Working with Tools

- Selection & Direct Selection Tools

- Page, Gap & Content Tools

- Type Tools

- Line & Scissors Tools

- Pen Tools

- Pencil & Eraser Tools

- Frame Tools

- Shape Tools

- Transform Tools

- Gradient Swatch & Gradient Feather Tools

- Note & Measure Tools

- Eyedropper Tool

- Zoom & Hand Tools

- Fill & Stroke Swatches

- Formatting Buttons

Chapter 6 : Layout Basics

- Using Rulers

- Enabling Guides

- Grids & Frame Edges

- Active Smart Guides

- Layout Adjustments

- Page Management

- Changing Page Size

- Master Page Management

- Page Numbering

- Overriding & Detaching Master Object

Chapter 7 : Basic Working in Text

- How to Create Text & Text Frames?

- Importing & Editing Text

- Threading & Unthreading Frames

- Setting Text Frames & Justification

- Place your text on Path

- Edit with Story Editor

Chapter 8 : Advanced Working in Text

- Attaching Notes

- Tracking Changes

- Inserting & Setting Footnote Options

- Creating Hyperlinks & Cross References

- Text Variables

- Inserting White Space, Special & Break Characters

- Flowing Text

- Conditional Text

- Use Glyphs to Insert Special Types

- Managing Content with "Keep Options"

Chapter 9 : Using Tables

- How to Create a Table?

- Adding & Deleting Rows & Columns

- Formatting a Table

- Applying Styles to a Table

- Merging & Splitting Cells

- Formatting a Cell

Chapter 10 : Working with Objects & Layers

- Locking & Unlocking Objects

- Power of Duplicating Objects

- Arranging & Grouping Objects

- Flipping & Transforming Objects

- Mirroring Objects

- Converting Shapes & Setting Corner Options

- Pasting Options

- Using Path Finder Attributes

- Applying Object Styles

- What are Layers & their Essentials?

- Creating & Managing Objects in Layers

Chapter 11 : Enhance your Layout with Graphics

- Inserting Graphics to your Layouts

- Use Fitting & Auto Fitting

- Wrapping Text around Graphics

- Creating Clipping Path

- Importing Layered Photoshop File

- Insert a QR Code

- Inserting an Anchored Object

- Enhancing Graphics with Effects

- Working with Link Panel & Link Badge

- Using Conditional Images in your Layout

- Creating Contact Cascade Sheets

Chapter 12 : Character & Paragraph Formatting

- Changing Character Attributes

- Adding simple Character Styles

- Find & Fix Missing Fonts

- Changing Case for the Text

- Use Find/Change to format an Inaccurate Text

- Check Spelling & Autocorrect

- Format a Paragraph Text

- Applying Paragraph Styles

- Spanning & Splitting Paragraphs

- Adding Drop Caps & Tabs

- What is Flowing Text?

- Use Bullets & Numberings

Chapter 13 : Getting Creative with Colors & Styles

- How does a Color work?

- What are Color Modes & its Types?

- Learn to apply Fill & Tint Colors

- Setting Strokes

- Creating & Saving a New Swatch

- Get more Colors from Kuler

- Editing & Redefining Styles

- Save time using Quick Apply Styles

- How to Clear a Style?

Chapter 14 : Setting Preferences & Other Functions

- Set your Preferences - I

- Set your Preferences - II

- Set your Preferences - III

- Books

- Working with Library & Snippets

- Convert QuarkXPress files to InDesign

- How to Set Document Transparency?

- Color Settings

- Assigning & Converting Profiles

- Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus

- Utilizing Sync Settings

- Getting Help from Adobe InDesign

Chapter 15 : Advanced Layout & Interactive Document Features

- What is Table of Contents?

- Table of Contents Styles

- Creating Hyperlinked PDF Documents

- How to create Interactive Buttons in PDFs?

- Applying Page Transitions

- Making Movies

- Adding Sounds

Chapter 16 : Exporting

- List of Exporting File Formats

- Exporting as JPEG or PNG Files

- Exporting as EPS File

- Exporting as PDF File for Printing

- Exporting as XML File

Chapter 17 : Printing

- Overview of Print Dialog Box - I

- Overview of Print Dialog Box - II

- Preflight & Package

- Using Separation Preview for Colors

- Print a Proof

- Printing a PDF Document

Chapter 18 : Basics of e-Publishing

- Explaining the Nature of EPUB

- Differences between an eBook & an EPUB

- Opening EPUBS on Windows

- What are the EPUB Enhancements in InDesign CC?

Chapter 19 : EPUB Setup & Testing

- Learning the InDesign to EPUB Workflow

- How to create an EPUB Work Area

- Setting Up Scripts

- Essentials of EPUB Export

Chapter 20 : Creating an EPUB in InDesign

- Preparing Document for EPUB

- Adding Interactive Links

- Creating & Testing an EPUB

- Distributing EPUB Files

Chapter 21 : Optimizing Text & Image for EPUB Export

- Checking Text Frame Spacing

- Changing Local Formatting to Styles

- Represent Text Styles to HTML & CSS Tags

- Use Type kit Fonts

- Use Optimal Conversion for Tables

- Insert Alt Tags to Images & Objects

- Convert InDesign Objects to Images

- Importance of Image Resolution & Appearance

- How to Create a Cover Image?

- Add a Video to EPUB

Chapter 22 : Exporting InDesign to EPUB

- What are General Export Options?

- What are the Images Export Options?

- Studying Advanced Export Options

Chapter 23 : Converting EPUB to EBook

- Interface of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Portal

- Use Kindle Plug-in for InDesign

- Converting with Kindle Previewer