Adobe On-Demand: InDesign Comprehensive (Levels 1 & 2)

This Adobe On-Demand class will cover have the same topics elearning topics that are covered in the Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 1 and Level 2 classes through the elearning web edition of the text. This class also includes expanded InDesign tutorials and related labs which are designed to reinforce new skills and prepare the user for the Adobe ACA Certification exam for InDesign. It is not required that the student take the exams.

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About Adobe On-Demand

Our Adobe On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Adobe and third-party educators to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led versions of this course.

What You Need to Take this Training

You must have the product software (free trial or purchased version) on your computer (PC or MAC) and a high-speed internet connection.



Basic computer and file management skills are required for Core Skills level Adobe courses. Students should know how to - locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.


You will be able to select all or some of the topics below from the Adobe Official Workbook, elearning web edition. In addition, you will have access to the expanded tutorials related to these topics.

From Level 1 Class

Introducting the Workspace
Getting started
Looking at the workspace
Working with panels
Customizing the workspace
Navigating through a document
Using context menus
Using panel menus
Modifying interface preferences
Exploring on your own

Getting to Know InDesign
Getting started
Viewing guides
Preflighting as you work
Adding text
Working with styles
Working with graphics
Working with objects
Working with object styles
Viewing the document in Presentation mode
Exploring on your own

Setting up a Document and Working with Pages
Getting started
Creating and saving custom document settings
Creating a new document
Switching between open InDesign documents
Working with master pages
Applying master pages to document pages
Adding new document pages
Rearranging and deleting document pages
Changing the size of pages
Adding sections to change page numbering
Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
Printing to the edge of the paper: using the bleed guides
Viewing the completed spread
Exploring on your own

Working with Objects
Getting started
Working with layers
Creating and modifying text frames
Creating and modifying graphics frames
Wrapping text around a graphic
Transforming and aligning objects
Selecting and modifying grouped objects
Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads
Finishing up
Exploring on your own

Flowing Text
Getting started
Flowing text into an existing frame
Flowing text manually
Applying paragraph styles to text
Adjusting columns
Adding a jump line page number
Exploring on your own

Editing Text
Getting started
Entering and importing text
Finding and changing text and formatting
Checking spelling
Exploring on your own

Working with Typography
Getting started
Adjusting vertical spacing
Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
Fine-tuning columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Adjusting line breaks
Exploring on your own

Getting Started
Managing color
Defining printing requirements
Creating colors
Applying colors
Exploring on your own

Working with Styles
Getting started
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Creating and applying character styles
Globally updating styles
Loading styles from another document
Exploring on your own

Printing and Exporting
Getting started
Previewing the page
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Creating a Press-Ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Packaging files
Exploring on your own

From Level 2 Class

Working with Objects
Creating and modifying graphics frames - Review - Creating multiple frames in one step
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Placing and linking graphics frames
Changing the shape of a frame
Modifying the shape of frames
Creating a QR code

Flowing Text
Placing text and threading text (Review the basics)
Creating text frames while flowing text
Creating threaded frames automatically
Flowing text automatically

Editing Text
Finding and changing a missing font
Editing text by dragging and dropping
Using the Story Editor
Tracking changes

Working with Typography
Setting tabs
Adding a rule above a paragraph
Working with paragraph shading

Working with Color
Working with tint swatches
Working with gradients
Working with color groups

Working with Styles
Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
Creating and applying object styles
Creating and applying table and cell styles

Importing and Modifying Graphics
Getting started
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting display quality
Working with dropped backgrounds
Working with alpha channels
Importing native Adobe graphic files
Using an InDesign library to manage objects
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
Exploring on your own

Creating Tables
Getting started
Creating a table
Converting text to a table
Changing rows and columns
Formatting a table
Adding graphics to table cells
Creating a header row
Creating and applying table and cell styles
Exploring on your own

Working with Transparency
Getting started
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings
Adding transparency effects to imported vector
and bitmap graphics
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that
use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Working with effects
Exploring on your own

Printing and Exporting
Getting started
Managing colors
Previewing transparency effects
Previewing the page
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Creating a Press-Ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Printing a proof and saving a print preset
Packaging files
Exploring on your own

Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
Getting started
Set up a workspace for forms
Adding form fields
Setting the tab order of the fields
Adding a button to submit the form
Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
Testing your form in Adobe Acrobat Reader
Exploring on your own

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