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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 8 unique projects. You will learn to create digital variations of your documents, create layouts form imported XML content, create multi-page booklets, use conditional text, nested styles, GERP, Smart text reflow, 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

  • Project 1: Digital Layout Variations
    • Managing color in print layout
    • Hyperlinks for digital layouts
    • Creating interactive elements
    • Preparing files for ebooks and Web publishing
    • Exporting EPUB and HTML files
  • Project 2: National Parks Pieces
    • 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
  • Project 3: Multi-chapter Booklet
    • 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
  • Project 4: Restaurant Menu
    • Cleaning up placed text with find/change
    • Creating nested styles
    • Using tab alignment
    • Redefining styles
  • Project 5: Gallery Price Sheets
  • Project 6: Travel Guide
    • Using styles based on other styles
    • Creating a table of contents
    • Setup a cross reference
    • Using content sheet cascade
    • Installing InDesign user scripts
    • Using scripts to augment the application
    • Using corner options to enhance graphic frames
    • Secret Stroke Styles
  • Project 7: Conference Name Badges
    • Smart text reflow
    • Using next style and keep options
    • Using an InDesign script to prevent text reflow
  • Project 8: Postcards from the Edge
    • Outlined type and placing images into text
    • Reflecting type
    • Apply effects and adjusting opacity
    • Arranging Object

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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