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Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials offers a comprehensive foundation for working with this versatile desktop publishing application. This course will teach you how to efficiently design page layouts for print or screen, starting with the basics of the program and interface, then moving into more advanced topics.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Project managers
  • Editorial managers
  • Chief editors
  • Writers
  • Designers
  • Design managers

Course outline:

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 01: Working with Indesign Interface
  • Module 02: Layout Basics
  • Module 03: Packaging & Preparing Documents
  • Module 04: Customizing Application Preferences
  • Module 05: Creating a Template
  • Module 06: Creating a Documents from a Template
  • Module 07: Creating long Documents
  • Module 08: Creating Print forms
  • Module 09: Creating interactive PDF files

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for InDesign CS6: Essentials.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

Obtain a good basis for working with this publishing application. With this course, you will learn how to design page layouts effectively for both print and screen. You will start initially with the program basics and interface, then moving on to the more advanced aspects of the subject. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Video Editor – £23,994 per annum
  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Digital Designer – £24,870 per annum
  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Visual Designer – £29,338 per annum
  • Production designer – £31,997 per annum
  • Project Manager – £42,118 per annum
  • Office Manager – £24,447 per annum

Presenter Information:

Randy has 30 years of real world experience helping business and commercial publishers improve their print production operations, with more than 20 years of that experience in helping publishers, printers and design professionals use computerized design and production tools. Over that time he has learned a lot about what does – and doesn’t – work in a successful print production environment.

Like many publishing professionals, Randy has expanded his skills to include tools and skills to leverage traditional content into new areas, including web, video and multimedia production. As tools and techniques have been refined, Randy has developed more sophisticated and efficient solutions for making the most from legacy content and enhancing its presentation in new media.


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Course Curriculum

InDesign CS6 Essentials FREE 00:00:00
1. Getting Started with InDesign CS6 00:00:00
2. Creating a New Document 00:00:00
3. Selecting & Placing Content 00:00:00
4. Working with the Type & Shape Tools 00:00:00
5. Using the Control Panel 00:00:00
6. Formatting Text 00:00:00
7. Viewing & Arranging Panels 00:00:00
8. Creating & Saving a Custom Workspace & Performing a Text Wrap 00:00:00
1. Creating InDesign CS6 Document Presets 00:00:00
2. Working with Master Pages 00:00:00
3. Margins, Column & Ruler Guides & Zooming 00:00:00
4. Placing, Scaling & Arranging Graphic Elements 00:00:00
5. Placing & Formatting Text, Part 1 00:00:00
6. Placing & Formatting Text, Part 2 00:00:00
7. Copying Elements between Documents 00:00:00
8. Printing Documents 00:00:00
1. The Capabilities & Limitations of Spellchecking 00:00:00
2. Live Preflighting & Creating Custom Preflight Profiles 00:00:00
3. Correcting Preflighting Problems 00:00:00
4. Packaging InDesign Documents for Remote Printing 00:00:00
1. Setting General & Interface Preferences 00:00:00
2. Setting Type & Composition Preferences 00:00:00
3. Customizing Measurement, Grid & Guide Preferences 00:00:00
4. Setting Dictionary, Spelling & Auto-Correction Preferences 00:00:00
5. Setting Notes, Track Changes & Story Editor Display Preferences 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Display Performance & Appearance of Black 00:00:00
7. File & Clipboard Handling Preferences 00:00:00
1. Setting Up a Trifold Brochure Layout 00:00:00
2. Manipulating Page Size & Orientation with the Page Tool 00:00:00
3. Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 1 00:00:00
4. Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 2 00:00:00
5. Creating Character Styles 00:00:00
6. Adding Custom Color Swatches 00:00:00
7. Understanding Differences between Templates & Documents 00:00:00
1. Placing a Picture & Adjusting Display Performance Settings 00:00:00
2. Placing, Formatting & Modifying Text with Paragraph Styles 00:00:00
3. Creating Bulleted Lists & Formatting Graphics 00:00:00
4. Replicating & Placing Repeated Elements 00:00:00
5. Placing & Scaling Graphic Elements 00:00:00
6. Formatting Type & Splitting Type within Text Frames 00:00:00
7. Quality Checking, Packaging & Saving in InDesign CS6 00:00:00
1. Creating Long Document Templates, Part 1 00:00:00
2. Creating Long Document Templates, Part 2 00:00:00
3. Auto-Flowing & Formatting Type for Long Documents 00:00:00
4. Refine Long Document Layouts by Extending Type Style Attributes 00:00:00
5. Building a Table of Contents 00:00:00
6. Making Index Entries 00:00:00
7. Combining Multiple InDesign CS6 Documents into a Book 00:00:00
8. Generating Master Indexes for InDesign CS6 Books 00:00:00
9. Printing Review Proofs 00:00:00
1. Using the Tab Ruler 00:00:00
2. Aligning with the Tab Ruler 00:00:00
3. Using Spot Color, Inline Graphics & Fixed Space Alignment 00:00:00
4. Studying Table Creation & Formatting 00:00:00
5. Working with Table Styles 00:00:00
1. Building Text Fields in PDF Documents 00:00:00
2. Creating Check Boxes for Interactive Forms 00:00:00
3. Setting up Radio Button Groups 00:00:00
4. List Boxes & Combo Boxes for Interactive Forms 00:00:00
5. Placing & Formatting Buttons 00:00:00
6. Preparing for Digital Signatures & Saving Interactive PDFs 00:00:00
7. Resetting Tab Order for Interactive Forms 00:00:00
8. Credits 00:00:00

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