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Learn InDesign CS6

Technical Tutorial Published 4/23/12 Last updated on 5/31/19
Use this collection of technical tutorials, from the Visual Design curriculum, to learn how to use Adobe InDesign CS6. Technical guides include: 1. Overview of Adobe InDesign CS6 workspace 2. How to set up a document 3. How to use the ruler, grid, guides, and the Align panel 4. How to use text 5. How to prepare files for print 6. How to combine graphics frames and text frames 7. How to work with graphics frames 8. How to place images on a page 9. How to work with text frames 10. How to apply effects to text 11. How to import files 12. How to create interactive documents 13. How to use placeholder text 14. How to use character and paragraph styles 15. How to work with layers 16. How to wrap text around objects 17. How to add page numbers 18. How to create captions 19. How to import text from Microsoft Word 20. How to manage text flow between frames 21. How to reuse objects 22. How to transform objects 23. How to use document templates 24. How to use adaptive layouts 25. How to export for multiple screens 26. How to fill text with an image 27. How to use master pages 28. How to use object styles 29. How to use books

To view this PDF Portfolio, please save the file to your desktop and open with Acrobat 9 or Adobe Reader 9, or later.

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Ernie Domingo

Posted on 4/4/19 6:58:33 AM Permalink

​Thank you so much!

Stoyanka Veselinova

Posted on 4/3/19 1:33:40 PM Permalink

​Thank you !

madiyar Saudbayev

Posted on 9/25/16 5:00:55 PM Permalink

it's very helpful resource!)

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 8/31/16 9:43:19 PM Permalink

it's very helpful resource
I appreciate your work, thank you for sharing

Lisa Bernacchi

Posted on 8/6/15 7:07:39 PM Permalink

It is very frustrating that I have to have flash installed in order to view this file. I am not allowed at work so I cannot use it.

Robyn Mortimer

Posted on 4/23/14 1:49:00 AM Permalink

I found Learn Photoshop CS6 so I'm now searching for all Learn series. These are great thank you.

Murray Swift

Posted on 2/16/13 8:22:21 AM Permalink

@ Knottsav and Lee

If you have the Adobe Reader for iOS you should be able to view PDF portfolios: http://blogs.adobe.com/acrobat/tag/ipad/.

@ P Kevin

This file is a PDF Portfolio and not viewable in an Internet Browser. You need to right or ctrl clicl and save the file to your desktop to view it. Once you open it you can scroll through the documents or click on File view to see what files are in the portfolio.

A Simple Bookkmarked PDF does not need instructions on how to use it. Keep it simple Adobe, especially if you call yourself Adobe Education!

Jennifer Jones

Posted on 12/30/12 3:15:47 PM Permalink

The Portfolio format was a bit confusing at first but once you figure out how to extract all the seperate pdf files it was fine. An interesting use of Acrobat that I have never utilized.

hppheng VILAYPHONE

Posted on 11/16/12 3:40:03 AM Permalink

I love all ADOBE product , Because Adobe help the world and made a beautiful world

Adobe Education

Posted on 10/30/12 3:49:46 AM Permalink

@ Knottsav and Lee

If you have the Adobe Reader for iOS you should be able to view PDF portfolios: http://blogs.adobe.com/acrobat/tag/ipad/.

@ P Kevin

This file is a PDF Portfolio and not viewable in an Internet Browser. You need to right or ctrl clicl and save the file to your desktop to view it. Once you open it you can scroll through the documents or click on File view to see what files are in the portfolio.

Best,
~Adobe Education

P Kevin Horn

Posted on 10/29/12 6:24:49 PM Permalink

Really? This is useless to me in this inaccessible format. Normal PDF please!

Lee Geyer

Posted on 10/16/12 11:40:20 PM Permalink

Really. What is the point of putting this information in such an unaccessible format? IT ADDS NO VALUE. In fact, it makes it impossible to view it on anything other than a desktop computer. The merge files suggestion above will work but the chapters will be out of order. Pain in the butt. I would rather read this on my ipad at my liesure.

Aaron Knotts

Posted on 9/22/12 9:54:20 AM Permalink

I was hoping this resource, that no doubt had a lot of time and effort put into it, could be opened on my iPad while i work on my Mac getting to know my new tools.

How can I have this as a normal PDF please?

Hold that thought...A great tip here on the Adobe Forums by CtDave

Something to try —
View the open Portfolio in the List or Basic Grid view.
Select all the files.
Select File > Sae Files from Portfolio > Use the Browse For Folder dialog to select a destination.
Click OK.
A copy of the Portfolio's files will be in the designated location.
Perform the Combine > Merge Files into a Single PDF action.

T Piwowar

Posted on 9/19/12 12:28:20 AM Permalink

Demonstrates that PDF Portfolio format is painful for the reader. This format is totally unnecessary in this context and does nothing more than insert a barrier between reader and content. It is a shame to trap this very useful content in such an unfiendly wrapper. Please reissue as a normal PDF that can be quickly scrolled and searched across all chapters.

Jeff Larson

Posted on 7/28/12 5:52:56 PM Permalink

Nicely formatted pdf collection of essentials of InDesign. Will definitely make use of it this year as we attempt our first digital publishing projects.