Adobe InDesign CS4: Fundamentals

The target audience is expected to be a range of in-training and established graphic and print design professionals, among other IT professionals needing to learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign CS4, but with little to no previous experience with the product. Students are expected to have basic computing and word-processing skills, and be familiar with some web and design-related terminology.


Expected Duration
120 minutes

Adobe InDesign has quickly become one of the most popular design applications used for page layout and desktop publishing. InDesign CS4 includes a streamlined interface that matches the look and feel of Adobe’s popular imaging programs including Photoshop and Illustrator. This course explores the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign CS4 including the interface, the major tools, methods of setting up InDesign projects, and adding and editing basic shapes and text.


Getting to Know the InDesign Work Area

  • use panels in InDesign CS4
  • customize a workspace configuration
  • layout a new document
  • recognize how guides and rulers are used in InDesign CS4
  • create shapes in InDesign CS4
  • modify shapes in InDesign
  • Using InDesign CS4

  • add text to documents in InDesign CS4
  • recognize the text format options in InDesign CS4
  • arrange objects in InDesign CS4
  • work with layers in InDesign CS4
  • recognize how to work with paths in InDesign CS4
  • print a document in InDesign CS4
  • export a document as a PDF




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