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From QuarkXPress to InDesign CS3

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From QuarkXPress to InDesign CS3


During this excellent InDesign CS3: From QuarkXPress to InDesign CS3 course will give you an overview of the InDesign interface, and will also demonstrate the available menus and shortcuts, and will explore the basics of building documents using InDesign. The course has been created by an expert instructor with years of experience, as you can imagine, you will be given an abundance of insider knowledge and tips.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Learn how easy it is to build a document in InDesign and how much more flexible the program is than QuarkXPress
  • Discover the robust styles InDesign offers that can save you time with your document creation
  • Find out how to use Adobe Bridge in tandem with InDesign to work faster
  • Learn all about Snippets and Libraries
  • Understand the flattening process when working with transparency effects
  • Learn cool techniques to use when working with anchored objects

Meet the Instructor:

Russell is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator who specializes in print production. He has been an ambassador for InDesign since its release in 1999. A professional trainer since 1997, Russell has traveled the globe training newspaper and magazine professionals on their software programs. Russell is also a frequent speaker at events, as well as a freelance designer and expert on publishing workflow analysis.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Exploring The Interface
  • Module 02: Building Basic Documents
  • Module 03: Working With Graphics
  • Module 04: Working With Type
  • Module 05: Creating & Applying Styles
  • Module 06: Advanced Document Building
  • Module 07: Building Multi-Page Documents
  • Module 08: Using Libraries & Snippets
  • Module 09: Working With Transparency

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a InDesign CS3: From QuarkXPress to InDesign CS3 certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What are requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What careers can I get with this qualification?

With this qualification, you are able to fulfil various roles in a range of industries, such as:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Art Worker
  • Digital Designer
  • Digital Creative

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 69
1. Using Dropdown Menus & the Toolbox
2. Introducing Panes & Fly-Out Menus
3. Exploring the Control Panel
4. Accessing Contextual Menus
5. Making Changes Using Math & Measurements
6. Customizing Menus & Workspaces
7. Using Navigation Shortcuts
8. Customizing Shortcuts
9. Working with Unlimited Levels of Undo
10. Setting Preferences
1. Creating Presets
2. Understanding Frame Basics
3. Placing Graphics & Text
4. Applying Clipping Paths
5. Applying Text Wrap
6. Linking & Embedding Files
7. Using Fill & Stroke
8. Using Swatches & Color Panels
9. Creating Mixed Ink Swatches
10. Using Guides
11. Using Grids
12. Saving in InDesign
1. Scaling & Fitting Graphics
2. Adding Multiple Graphics
3. Working with Different File Formats
4. Using Bridge®
5. Working with Anchored Objects
6. Changing the Display Quality
1. Formatting Basics
2. Using Hyphenation
3. Customizing Ligatures & Glyphs
4. Working with Drop Caps
5. Replacing Missing Fonts
6. Formatting Bullets & Numbering
7. Inserting Special Characters
8. Working with Spelling & Auto Correct
9. Using the Find/Change Command
1. Introducing Paragraph & Character Styles
2. Understanding Nested Styles
3. Applying Next Style
4. Using Object Styles
5. Rede ning a Style
6. Importing Styles
7. Using Style Groups
8. Using Quick Apply
1. Placing Vector Data
2. Using Advanced Frames
3. Working with the Path nder
4. Working with Corner Effects
5. Outlining Type
6. Using the Eyedropper
7. Using the Transform Again Functions
8. Converting Quark® Documents to InDesign
9. Working with Quark Documents in InDesign
1. Working with Master Pages
2. Flowing & Threading Text
3. Using the Book Feature
4. Moving Pages
5. Working with Layers
1. Adding Page Items
2. Labeling & Searching
3. Placing Items
4. Updating Library Items
5. Using Snippets
1. Using Opacity & Blending
2. Applying Effects
3. Applying Placed Effects
4. Understanding Flattening
5. Final Comments & Credits
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