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Computer Education at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Class Series Details

Class Series Details

Below are the descriptions, prerequisites, schedule, and cost for the class(es) within this class series.

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InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a sophisticated page layout software used for professional-level desktop publishing and design. InDesign works seamlessly with other Adobe products like Illustrator and Photoshop.

Features taught in these classes apply to most versions of InDesign.


Part 1 - Introduction

Prerequisites: Experience using a computer.

Class Topics:

  • Tools and panels
  • Text, graphics, and frames
  • Character formatting
  • Placing text and graphics

Date Time Location Fee  
Tue, Jan 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00
Wed, Jan 30, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Feb 25, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00


Part 2 - Intermediate

Prerequisites: Adobe InDesign Part 1 or equivalent experience.

Class Topics:

  • Master pages
  • Spell checking and Find/Change
  • Advanced character/paragraph formatting
  • Rotating text and graphics
  • Wrapping text around an object

Date Time Location Fee  
Tue, Jan 8, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00
Wed, Jan 30, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Feb 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00


Part 3 - Advanced

Prerequisites: Adobe InDesign Parts 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.

Class Topics:

  • Pages panel and multiple master pages
  • Styles
  • Rules and lines
  • Library
  • Setting colors and gradients

Date Time Location Fee  
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Mar 4, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Apr 15, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00


Part 4 - Advanced Features

Prerequisites: Adobe InDesign Parts 1, 2, and 3 or equivalent experience.

Class Topics:

  • Advanced styles
  • Drop shadow, feather, and transparency
  • Tables and layers
  • Export to a PDF file
  • Package for printing

Date Time Location Fee  
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Mar 4, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00
Mon, Apr 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm St. Paul $159.00


Part 5 - InDesign PDF Accessibility

InDesign can now create documents that retain their accessibility features, even when exported to a PDF. The majority of the PDF workflow can be executed in InDesign, with only a few final steps required in Acrobat. This class will focus on creating PDF files that are accessible to all users.

Features taught in this class apply to InDesign CS6 or higher.

Prerequisites: InDesign Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 or equivalent experience.

Class Topics:

  • Paragraph Styles and Tags
  • Images – Alt text and Anchoring
  • Content order/Articles panel
  • Working with Bookmarks, Links, TOC
  • Export options and Acrobat steps

Date Time Location Fee  
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul *
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am St. Paul $159.00