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InDesign Advanced Training Course

Course Description

This 2-day advanced class is aimed at existing InDesign users who need to improve their productivity by learning some of the more advanced features in InDesign.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through 6 unique projects. You will learn to use nested styles, smart text flow, GERP, create layouts form imported XML content, create multi-page booklets, InDesign scripting and much more.

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.

2 Days | $895.00

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Detailed course outline

  • Restaurant Menu

In this lesson, you will learn techniques to automatically clean up common typing errors and lay out repeating combinations of Character and Paragraph Styles.

    • Cleaning up placed text with find/change
    • Creating nested styles
    • Using tab alignment
    • Redefining styles

  • Travel Guide

Let InDesign take care of tedious or repetitive tasks-then make it easy to re-purpose your document, or even turn it into an online publication with add interactive features.

    • Templates
    • Facing pages
    • Page numbers
    • Styles
    • Table of content
    • Live caption
    • Interactive links
    • Packaging and publishing online

  • Conference Name Badges

Learn how individual Styles can work together, and how Smart Text Reflow automatically gives your document the correct number of pages.

    • Smart text reflow
    • Using next style and keep options
    • Using an InDesign script to prevent text reflow
  • Gallery Price Sheets

Welcome to the magic of GREP: a secret language that lets you tell InDesign to find, change and apply all kinds of formatting - including Conditions that hide and show text at your command.

  • National Parks Pieces

In this lesson we introduce XML, your gateway to fully automated document generation.

    • Building a layout from imported XML content
    • Merge XML into tagged frames
    • Creating interactive overlays for digital folio files
    • Creating alternatives for vertical and horizontal tablet orientations

  • Multi-chapter Booklet

Take advantage of collaborative tools such as an InDesign Book, where multiple documents - even multiple designers - come together to create a seamless workflow.

    • Create a 5-color print poster
    • Using gradients, graphics and image effects
    • Adding and formatting text and paragraphs
    • Using inline graphics to highlight text
    • Creating a PDF file for the printer

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



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Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

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