MCW679 - InDesign II - Workshop

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Subject Title
InDesign II - Workshop

Subject Description
In this course, you will work with advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of documents. Students learn to manage long documents, handle pages elements, work with styles and prepare document 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.Handle page elements.
2.Manage styles.
3.Develop complex paths.
4.Import and export data to external files.
5.Work with an XML file.
6.Manage long documents.
7.Export InDesign files to other formats.
8.Adjust print settings.

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.

MCW677 or equivalent experience 

Topic Outline

Lesson 1: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

Build Layout Versions

Link Content

Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements

Create Repeating Content

Change Text Layouts

Create Transparency

Anchor Objects and Manage a Library

Lesson 3: Managing Styles

Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents

Manage Styles

Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths

Create Bezier Paths

Create Clipping Paths

Create Compound Paths

Lesson 5: Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

Import External Files

Create Document Sections

Insert Text Variables

Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 6: Managing Long Documents

Create a Book

Build a Table of Contents

Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References

Generate an Index and Insert Footnotes

Lesson 7: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

Export PDF Files for Print

Export Interactive PDF Files and Files for Animation

Export Files for the Web

Manage Colors

Preview the Print Output

Create Print Presets

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 periods.

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

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