As you can see from the above we learnt how to save a document in jpeg to insert as a slide show on our blog.
We also learnt the following:
Viewing the document
- using the Pages panel and double-click
- double -click on individual page icon in the Pages panel to centre that page
- can also navigate a document using Hand tool , scroll bars and commands. Buttons in lower-left corner.
- to check for potential errors.
- to ensure a document is correctly set up for a specific printing process.
Viewing and navigating a document
- to change how a document is viewed can use the Mode button at the bottom of the Tools panel or from the View Options menu. Can display, frame edges, rulers, guides etc
- By displaying hidden characters such as tabs, spaces and paragraphs helpful in editing and styling text.
Typing and styling text
- Type tool
- Select text, edit using Character Formatting icon to change font, font size and spacing
Importing text and threading text frames
- Choose File-Place to look for a file and double the document ( docx file = Word document) to select. Pointer becomes loaded text icon. Position the document were required and click to add.
Importing, cropping and moving graphics
- graphics used in InDesign documents are placed inside frames. Use the Selection tool to resize and position the frame
Working with objects
- move and re-size objects with the Selection tool.
- can wrap text around an object. Drag object towards text then choose Window-text wrap
Automating formatting with paragraph, character and object styles
- create custom texts and objects so style remains consistent.
- select text choose Type-paragraph styles or character styles to change or add styles.
I enjoyed the second lesson and found it useful. I did the exercise several times to familiarise myself with Indesign. I actually feel as if I am making some progress albeit rather slowly.