Module 1: Kickstarting Document Design
In this module, students will get an introduction to InDesign and learn the basics of print and digital publishing. They will examine InDesign’s workspace, and learn how to prepare and load a document with text and graphics.
Module 2: Polishing the Document Design
Students will learn how to enhance documents with character, paragraph, and object styles.
They will also explore text formatting and the use of the Swatches panel to create color schemes.
Module 3: Managing Page Elements
This module examines the tools available to create text flow between frames, manipulate objects, manage layers, and produce tables. Students will learn about the conveyor tools and the Links panel, which help select, convey, and keep track of content.
Module 4: Managing Multi-Page and Liquid Layouts
In module 4, students will explore page management tools, as well as liquid and object rules to help designs jump between platforms.
Module 5: Book Layout and Design
This module introduces book design and ePubs. Students will explore continuous text frames, object anchors, GREP searches, and automated tables of contents (TOCs).
Module 6: Adding Interactivity to Your Publications
Students learn how to add interactivity to page layouts, both for a PDF and for the iPad-specific folio format. From movies to hyperlinks, they will examine how InDesign makes incorporating user-friendly interaction a smooth process.