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Adobe InDesign CC : Intermediate

  146 reviews

Two Day Course


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

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • 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
  • 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
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Our Clients

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 6670 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed6670
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Great environment and very helpful staff and trainer"

"Overall the course has been really good and useful. i feel i have learnt a lot."

"Really informative course, useful to spread everything out over two days. Course notes and also the extra resources are also really helpful. "

"Everything, an excellent course and surroundings"

"Taking time to ensure all of us understood each element before moving forward "

"Great food and organised enviroment"

"Ian was very knowledgeable and answered any queries we had. Very relaxed atmosphere and good environment for training. I also really like that it was a small group so you could ask qus."

"The course covered the majority of what I expected and in an interesting way. The recaps were good."

"being patient and explaining where we had gone wrong. Using real life examples."

"Great day, great atmosphere, great hospitality - thoroughly useful!"

"I found the course extremely useful - organised in digestable chuncks with plenty of chances to ask questions along the way. Top notch. Well done. PS fab food. "

"All features of the programs and functions were very well explained throughout "

"Trainer was excellent, as were facilities and equipment. Really nice to have a small, interactive class"

"Matt was a great teacher with great Industry knowledge. We learnt a lot within the space of two days - learning the basics and developing that understanding further to gain a much stronger field of knowledge and skill set within Indesign. This was a great learning curve and an experience that will only continue to grow. - Great Food - Very Friendly and Helpful Members of staff - Efficient and Professionally Run - Great atmosphere"

"Patient and funny trainer Breaking things down to understand, repeating if needed Never leaving anyone behind Breaks taken to refresh Help given towards my own work I brought in Equal chance to suggest things to do among group, no one getting special treatment"

"Customer service is excellent. The trainer was very adaptable and focused the training on what was most relevant to me. Highly recommend! "

"Good at the walkthrough's. It really helps when you're l;earning something to watch the trainer and then carry the act out for yourself. Everybody was really friendly and i'd definitely recommend you for future. Thank you!"

"Great cool venue, love the atmosphere and food!"

"Vicki was really knowledgeable and helpful, and I feel I learned a lot from this well-structured, practical course. I like the small groups. Centre is really nice - clean, good ambience, nice food."

"Everything was excellent, the staff was very friendly, Vicki was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. This is my second course with media training and I will come back again soon and definitely recommend it to friends. "

"Brilliant atmosphere and engaging tutor"

"Lunch was good. Very friendly and relaxed environment. This is the third course I've done with Media Training and always look forward to coming here :)"

"Knowledgable, friendly trainer. Nice clean environment. Good lunch."

"The pace of the course was good - fast but not too fast! Good at explaining things clearly and the size of the class was very good. Lunch was yummy! "

"Good at tailoring the course to individual needs "

"The preparation of the day was really great! I had a great time, and feel really knowledgeable on InDesign now."

"Everything - really impressed and now feel a lot more confident in what I'm doing. "

"I learned lots of quick tips and more effecient ways to do things. I found the centre really laid back and comfortable for training sessions. its a really good envirnoment and I'd definately like to come back to do more sessions. "

"Hazel was really friendly, positive and encouraging and took the course at a good pace. "

"Amazing training, resources and support "

"very friendly and easy to listen to. I love the learning by following in the actual program at the same time, helps a lot"

"Great pace. Extremely knowledgeable teacher. Friendly. AND a great lunch. I will be recommending. Thank you. "

"Tailoring the course to suit our needs"

"Trainers are always superb, couldn't fault their teaching style, pace and responsiveness to questions and difficulties. Extremely knowledgeable, patient, welcoming, friendly and helpful. I can also say the same for other staff who also helped make the whole experience seamless and enjoyable."

"The course and the trainer (Hazel) were both fantastic. I've learned so much, at just the right pace, and I really enjoyed it!"