Adobe InDesign I, GRDSN 163

Project 3

In this project I will learn to:

  • Open and modify an existing layout template.
  • Manage missing font and link requests.
  • Replace graphics files to meet specific color output needs.
  • Formatting text with template styles.
  • Control text-frame inset, alignment, and wrap attributes.
  • Create a table with data from a Microsoft Excel worksheet.
  • Preflight the final layout and create a job package.


Read and work through the project in the Against the Clock book. You will use the sample files provided by Against the Clock.

Changes in the book; Interface, Proj. 3 and Proj.4

Download this file; it lists changes to the book. As the software has updated, some instructions needed to change.

The project files are stored in the Canvas Files area and also on the AVA Disciplines server in the Against_the_Clock_CC2015-student_files folder.

Against the Clock provides the files to those who purchase the books on their website. If you work outside the lab, files can be downloaded by following the instructions on the inside back cover of the book. If you are checking out books from the Library the online code may not work, so be sure to save files from our lab server.

You may find it convenient to copy the files onto your personal storage area.

The Exercises

Complete the exercises for the Aerospace Newsletter. You will turn in the Package folder.

What to turn in.

HeartSmart pages

Create a compressed .zip archive of your Package folder. The zip files are a very safe way to move collections of files over the internet, and they usually reduce the file size.

Use the Macintosh Finder’s File>Compress “filename”, or Windows’ “New>Compressed (zipped) Folder” tools to create a .zip archive of the folder. Remember to save a copy of your work folder onto your personal storage device.

Rename your .zip file to 163-3-My

Attach this .zip archive to your Canvas turn-in area for this project.

Take the quiz

Go to the Assignments section in Canvas and take the project quiz. You are allowed to take the quizzes only twice. You might review and print the quiz before starting the project and locate the answers as you work.



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