InDesign 2020

Advanced Training Course

This 2-day advanced class is aimed at existing InDesign users who need to create more complex projects like books or decks, as well as learn how to improve productivity by using some of the more advanced features in InDesign.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through 10 unique projects. These include a movie poster, a restuarant menu, how to format copy using GREP, a novel (including cover and table of contents), a pitch deck, interactive presentations and much more.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
2 Days $895.00
Authorised Training Centre

Live face-to-face instructor

No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

It is recommended that you complete the InDesign Fundamentals class prior to commencing this training. Training available on Mac and PC.

View our full range of InDesign training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for InDesign Advanced.

Book Course

Detailed Course Outline

Take your skills to the next level and create various types of infographics for a colorful power presentation.
  • lnfographics tools & techniques
  • Working with Compound Paths in lnDesign
  • The Illustrator relationship
  • Repetititve design tips & tricks
  • Outputting options for presentations
Learn how to create, manage and style Tables and the content within.
  • Stylizing Tables & Content
  • Excel and Text to lnDesign Tables
  • Text to Table Conversions
  • Creative Table Design and more!
GREP is a special language that lets you tell lnDesign to find, change and apply all kinds of formatting.
  • Two Ways of Adding GREP in your Projects
  • Composing a GREP Phrase
  • Using GREP to apply conditions
  • GREP in Paragraph and Character Styles
Setup a Novel for publishing from scratch and use Styles & GREP to manage the content.
  • The Anatomy of a Book
  • Setting up a standard trade book
  • Creating Book Styles for easy formatting
  • Formatting, Numbering & Defining Content
  • Importing content from Word files and more!
  • Eliminate "Runts" or Forced Line Breaks
Learn the art of creating and stylizing indexes, Table of Contents and more!
  • Preparing content for a TOC
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Stylizing a table of contents
  • Prepping a document for an Index
  • Creating an Index
  • Working with Scripts to manage data
  • What are XMLs? How are they used?
Use lnDesign to get creative and design and layout a cover for a Fiction Novel complete with Spine.
  • Setup for 6" x 9" Trade Book with 200 Pages
  • Creating a document with a Spine
  • Manipulating multiple pages as one document
  • Working with Photoshop and lnDesign
  • Working with Importing layered content
Learn about the benefits and power of working with Book Projects in lnDesign.
  • Documents vs Book Projects
  • INDB File Formats
  • Anatomy of the Book Panel
  • Synchronizing, Preflighting, Error Reporting
Learn about Pitch Decks & Presentation design and how to create and output them in lnDesign.
  • Creating a Presentation or Pitch Deck document
  • Defining and labeling Sections
  • Setting up Pitch Deck Master Pages
  • Creative Continuity with Master Pages
  • Creative Page Titles with FX
Create and manage attractive graphics through your Presentation/Pitch Deck Project.
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Formatting Text using Styles and Next Style
  • Creating a Gallery-Style TOC
  • Understanding Clippings Masks
  • Creating a Clipping Mask
  • Pitch Deck Tweaks
  • Exporting for PowerPoint, Web, PDF & Print
Convert and Design your Presentation/Pitch Deck to be an Interactive Document for presentations and more.
  • Exploring Interactive PDFs
  • Create and manage Hyperlinks
  • Interactive In-Document Navigation
  • How to embed Video and Audio
  • Buttons and Forms menu
  • Testing & Exporting an Interactive PDF

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.