Week 14: InDesign Pt. 2

Week 14 | Overview

Working with Text and Type (3)

Starting Up

Adding Text to you Document

  • Creating a Text Frame
  • Creating Multiple Frames

Changing Character Attributes

  • Changing Font and Type Styles
  • Adjusting Size
  • Adjusting Line Spacing
  • Adjusting Character Spacing: Kerning and Tracking
  • Using a Baseline Shift

Changing Paragraph Attributes

  • Horizontal Aligning Text
  • Changing the Spacing Before and After Paragraphs
  • Using Tabs
  • Adding Rules Above or Below Paragraphs
  • Changing Text Color
  • Creating Drop Caps
Finding and Changing Text
  • Finding and Changing Text and Text Attributes
  • Finding and Changing Text Using GREP
Checking and Correcting Spelling
  • Checking Spelling
  • Adding Words to the Dictionary
  • Checking Spelling as you Type
  • Automatically Correcting Spelling
  • Editing Text Using the Story Editor
  • Using Track Changes
  • Drag-and-drop Text Editing
Special Characters and Glyphs
  • Using the Glyphs Panel and Glyph Sets
Text Frame Options
  • Adjusting Text Inset
  • Vertically Aligning Text
Importing Text
  • Flowing Text Manually
  • Threading Text Between Frames
  • Usine Semi-autoflow to Link Several Text Frames
  • Changing the Number of Columns in a Text Frame
Baseline Grid
  • Viewing and Changing the Baseline Grid
  • Adding Story Jumps
Using Styles to Format Text
  • Creating a Headline and Applying a Style
  • Importing Styles from other Documents
  • Redefining Styles
Placing Text on a Path
  • Importing Text from Microsoft Word
Missing Fonts
  • Finding and Fixing Missing Fonts

InDesign – Working with Text and Type (3)

In-Class Exercise

  1. Starting on page 1, navigate through the document and apply styles to all text, including body, byline, drop cap, and headlinie.
  2. Change the color of the Body text and redefine the style.
  3. Turn on show Text Threads ad use the Selection tool to select the linked text frames on page 5, create a new page at the end of the document and drag the frames to the new page. Return to page 2 and see if the story jump automatically updates.
  4. Make a new headline box on page 7 and type in a fictitious headline. Format the headline using the headline style as a starting point. You may need to adjust the size depend on how many words you enter.

 Working with Styles (04)

Style types

  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Object Styles
  • GREP Styles
  • Table and Cell Styles

Paragraph Styles

  • Defining Paragraph Styles
  • Applying Paragraph Styles

Character Styles

  • Defining Character Styles
  • Applying Character Styles
Using Nested Styles
Updating Styles
Adding Styles form Another InDesign Document
Quick Apply
Organizing Styles into Groups
Object Styles
  • Creating Object Styles
  • Applying and Object Style
  • Changing and Object Style

InDesign – Working with Styles (4)

In-Class Exercise 

  1. Open id0401_word.indd and choose Load All Text Styles from the Paragraph Styles panel menu. The Open a File Dialog box appears.
  2. In the Open a File dialog box, choose the file id0402.indd. Click Open, and the Load Styles dialog box appears.
  3. In the Load Styles dialog box, select only the styles named callout and byline to import these into your document. Click OK to close the dialog box and import the styles.
  4. Choose the Type tool from the Tools panel, and then click to place the cursor within the words by Larry Happy located at the bottom of the eft page, and then click the byline style to apply it to this text.
  5. In the Pages panel, double-click the right side of the document spread, page 73.
  6. Click and drag to select the ingredients, selecting from sugar through cinnamon. In the Paragraph Styles panel, click to apply the re_list paragraph style to the ingredients.
GREP Styles
  1. In the Pages panel, double-click the right page in the Spread, page 73, to center this page in the document window.
  2. Click within any of the bottom four paragraphs in the Molasses Gingersnaps recipe.
  3. In the Paragraph Styles panel, right-click the rec_steps paragraph style and choose Edit “rec_steps”. The Paragraph Style Options dialog box is displayed.
  4. Click on the GREP Style category on the left side of the dialog box, and then click the New Grep Style button. A new entry is created in the GREP Style section of the dialog box. Options for applying a style to specific text are then listed in the dialog box.
  5. Next to Apply Style, click [None] and choose New Character Style from the drop-down menu. Name the Style Myriad Bold, and then click to select the Basic Character Formats section and set the Font Family to Myriad Pro and the Font Style to Bold. Click OK. The new character style you created now displays next to Apply Style, indicating this style will be applied to text specified using GREP. Keep the Paragraph Styles Options dialog box open.
  6. Click the area to the right of To Text and delete any content that is there. Click on the @ symbol to the right and choose Wildcards > Any Digit. This will search for any digit, or number, within the text that has the rec_steps Paragraph Style applies to it. Click the @ symbol again and choose Repeat > One or More Times. This GREP expression looks for any digit that occurs one or more times in a row within the rec_steps styled text. Click OK. **NOTE: any numeric character that appears within the recipe steps is now bold ad uses the font Myriad Pro to make it easier to identify key areas in the steps of the recipe that need special attention.
  7. Choose File > Save to save your work, and then choose File > Close.

FINAL PROJECT: InDesign 12 Page Booklet

Research & Thumbnails and Rough Comps due on Week 15. This must be posted to your blog even though there is no class on Week 15.

12-page Booklet – The assignment is to create a booklet, to be used as a mailer for the  non-profit Charity Water.

  • The project will incorporate InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator.
  • Project must be submitted with following items: Research & Conceptual Sketches, Preliminary Comps, and Final Designs. You will be graded separately on each phase of your project. You will be submitting your final design as a digital file on the class file AND as a print file that you will place in your final portfolio.
Incorporate all the skills you’ve learned this semester to create a 12-page booklet that highlights the non-profit Charity Water.
Note: This document house include the following at a minimum:
  • Nonprofit name and logo
  • Images
  • Text
  • Graphics
No two pages should be designed exactly the same. No images or headlines should be repeated. No dummy text should be used.
Size: 8.5×11 vertical format. Download the printer template here.
Your Final Project combines all of the class lessons on creating an appropriate and functioning layout for a document. The InDesign project requires you to create a 12-page booklet for Charity Water. You may use Photoshop and Illustrator in this project, but the final layout must be in InDesign. You MUST also include a write-up of the project when turning in your digital and print files.
Physical Items to be Turned in
  1. Thumbnails of each page layout. (All layout out on ONE page)
  2. Full page layout of each page printed out in hard copy.
  3. A printed copy of your written description.
  4. All files in a folder with your name placed in the Final Project Submission folder on the class thumb drive:
  • The electronic copy of the written description (in a Microsoft Word format)..
  • The electronic copy of the final project (in PDF and InDesign).
Written Document
A written description that summarizes the design concepts and work on the project is due at the same time. The Project Written Descriptions should include proper punctuation and grammar practice. You are highly encouraged to proofread your work.

Your presentation and write-up should answer the following questions:

  • Describe the use of the document.
  • Describe the audience the document will be used for.
  • Describe the reasons for laying out the document the way you did and how its layout fits the audience it is intended for.

• Discuss the following design principles and how you created them as part of your write-up:

  1. —center of interest
  2. —unity
  3. —contrast
  4. —balance
  5. —eye movement
  6. —other means you employed to make the document work and how it improved the your document’s communication and overall look.
  • • Describe any problems you had in producing and formatting the document and how you solved them, or why you could not solve them.
  • • Discuss how you would do this document differently, if you had time to do it over, and why.
  • • Describe what you learned of significance while doing this project.

PLEASE NOTE: The paper must be written in complete paragraphs. A list that gives the information asked for in the requirements for the write-up will not be accepted.  Written descriptions must adhere to rules of grammar and punctuation.

NOTE: To review Punctuation and Grammar Rules, you might want to examine the Owl website, sponcered by Purdue University: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html.

In-Design Resources



Answer the following questions and post to your blog.

(From video 3)

  1. If you have a font that doesn’t have the style of italic, can you make it italic?
  2. Can you flow text into an existing frame?
  3. Can you divide one text frame into multiple columns?
  4. How can you add Previous and Next page markers?
  5. What is the best way to see changes that have been made to text in a given story?
(From video 4)
  1. What is the difference between character and paragraph styes?
  2. What is a nested style and why is it used?
  3. What is the keyboard shortcut to access the Quick Apply option?
  4. If there are multiple styles in a document and scrolling becomes tedious, how can  you organize the styles?
(From video 4)
To practice creating style, do the following:
Create  your own layout using favorite recipes. (You can get some from foodnetwork.com). Import the styles from this lesson and apply them to the text and frames in your own recipes. Import the object styles as well.

***NOTE: Save  your files three ways***

  • First – File > Save as and use the .indd extension.
  • Second – File > Package
  • Third – File > Export save as a .JPG
  • Then, open the .JPG in Photoshop and check the image size. Make sure it’s at 72dpi and the color mode is RGB.

Upload finished files to your blog AND to your Flickr feed.

Follow the videos you saw in class and complete the exercises. Post to you blog and to Flickr.


Working with Graphics (5)

Download these files. Watch the video below.

Answer the following questions and post to your blog:

  1. How can InDesign automatically fit images to frames or frames to images?
  2. To flow text around the shape of a clipping path, which panel can you use?
  3. How do you reposition a graphic inside its frame?
  4. Which graphic format supports the visibility of layer comps?
  5. Once a layered graphic is placed in an InDesign document, how do you change the layer visibility?


    • How can you ensure that if your reposition the panels in InDesign to your liking , you can always bring them back to that state?
      The A-Master panel is the page that is the guide line to the entire piece yu are creating
      CORRECT ANSWER; Save a custom workspace Window > Workspace > New Workspace

      Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      No, they start at page “A”
      CORRECT ANSWER: No, you can start page numbering with any page number

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      CORRECT ANSWER: No, you can start page numbering with any page number

    • You didn’t finish the calendar assignment to make it look like a calendar.

      Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      CORRECT ANSWER: No, you can start page numbering with any page number

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      CORRECT ANSWER: No, you can start page numbering with any page number.

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      CORRECT ANSWER: No, you can start page numbering with any page number..

    • Wrong on the page number question

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1? yes, you would need to change the master pages, or delete the page number on the first page to change it.
      CORRECT ANSWER: No, you can start page numbering with any page number..

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      NO, it can start w any number

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1? No, they start at zero.
      NO, it can start w any number

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      The automatic pages always start with page 1.

      NO, it can start w any number…

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?
      -Automatic page numbers always start with page 1

      NO, it can start w any number…

    • Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?

      NO, it can start w any number…

    • Did you answer the blog questions?

  1. Do automatic page numbers always start with page 1?

    Yes but the page numbers automatically come up as A.
    NO, it can start w any number…..

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