ADOBE INDESIGN INTERMEDIATE

2 Days

This Adobe authorised course is for those with some existing InDesign experience who want to reach new levels of productivity.

The course will enable you to create complex and sophisticated documents harnessing the more advanced features and tools in Adobe InDesign.

The course covers text handling techniques, working with tables, using object libraries, InDesign's advanced transparency options and streamlining repetitive tasks.

You will also explore essential InDesign shortcuts, workflow management issues and receive hints and tips from experienced InDesign professionals.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Any one wishing to enhance their existing InDesign skills

PREREQUISITES

You should have attended the Introduction to Adobe InDesign course or have an equivalent working knowledge.

COURSE OUTLINE

Day one
Advanced text controls
• Using the Info panel
• Adding copy breaks
• Inserting special characters
• Advanced Find/Change options
• Setting up a User Dictionary
• Generating QR codes
• Tracking text changes

Working with tables
• Importing from Word and Excel
• Editing tables
• Running headers and footers
• Creating table and cell styles

Advanced type formatting options
• Advanced Nested Styles
• Understanding First Line styles
• Fine tuning justified text
• Allowing text to span across columns
• Using the Keep Options settings
• Advanced Next Style options
• Automatic bullets or numbering
• Document footnotes
• Controlling baseline grid
• Frame-based baseline grids

Combining text and graphics
• Parent and Child items
• Creating Object Styles
• Choosing which text frames are affected by text wraps
• Anchoring objects
• Advanced text wrap
• Layer visibility options

Day 2

Working with spreads
• Different sized pages within one document
• Controlling spread pagination
• The Blurb book creator plug-in

Working with shapes
• Adjusting path segments
• Working with stroke styles
• Using Live Corner effects
• Creating custom shapes
• Creating compound paths

Using libraries and snippets
• Managing object Libraries
• Working with snippets
• Libraries vs snippets

Managing Colour
• Overview of Colour Settings
• Setting Global Swatches

Understanding transparency and effects
• Applying transparency
• Understanding Transparency Flattener Presets
• Using the Effects panel to control transparency
• Applying blending modes
• Guidelines for successful output

Printing and export options
• Creating custom Preflight Profiles
• Saving and loading Preflight Profiles
• Using pre-defined PDF presets
• Creating custom PDF presets
• Producing PDF files for a high-resolution composite workflow

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