Chapter 1 Getting Started with InDesign

Chapter Objectives

Chapter Learning Objectives

  • Identify and understand different elements of the InDesign CC interface.

  • Define common panels and clarify their usage.

  • Identify tools and their functionality.

  • Navigate through an InDesign document and change zoom levels.

  • Organize and customize the InDesign workspace.

Chapter ACA Objectives

For full descriptions of the objectives, see the table on pages 270276.


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