MCW677 - InDesign I - Workshop

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Subject Title
InDesign I - Workshop

Subject Description
Explore the various elements of Adobe InDesign interface. Learn to design professional documents such as advertisements, brochures, business cards and more. Prepare files for print and PDF distribution.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Explore the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface.
2.Design documents.
3.Enhance documents.
4.Work with page elements.
5.Manage objects.
6.Work with tables.
7.Finalize documents.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCT100 or equivalent experience 

Topic Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign

Identify Components of the InDesign Interface

Customize the InDesign Interface

Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

Establish Project Requirements

Apply Design Principles

Create a New Document

Add Text to a Document

Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document

Format Characters and Paragraphs

Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients

Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

Arrange and Align Objects

Apply Layers

Transform and Manipulate Objects

Thread Text Frames

Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables

Create and Modify a New Table

Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

Resolve Errors in a Document

Export Files for Printing and for the Web

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer.  Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion and question and answer period. 

Prescribed Texts
The following textbook will be provided:
Adobe InDesign CC Part I
(Logical Operations)

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle