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Adobe InDesign CC : Intermediate

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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.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Customise the InDesign interface and create styles that save time and ensure consistency across your documents
• Use InDesign’s baseline options to give your documents a professional look and feel
• Create dynamic layouts using the Shape Creation and Transparency tools
• Manage Document Colour profiles to ensure accurate colour output
• Send documents to print with confidence using custom Preflight profiles to spot any potential errors

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

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • 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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    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

  • The InDesign interface
    • Managing your InDesign preferences
    • Customising InDesign menus to enhance your workflow
    • Creating custom shortcut sets
    • Progressing with custom workspaces

    Finessing Your Text Content
    • Controlling how Word documents are imported
    • Creating Word Import options presets
    • Inserting Special characters
    • Utilising White Space characters
    • Using the Glyphs panel
    • Adding & removing copy breaks
    • Using Find/Change options to apply formatting changes
    • Options for automatically threading copy
    • Using Smart Text Reflow options

    Working with tables
    • Creating tables
    • Importing data from Word & Excel
    • Converting text to tables
    • Formatting tables & cells
    • Utilising Header & Footer Rows
    • Introducing graphic cells
    • Including graphics in your tables
    • Adding, removing & rearranging columns & rows
    • Fine-tuning the appearance of your table

    Progressing with Paragraph styles
    • Displaying the Style Override Highlighter
    • Enhancing Drop Caps
    • Introducing Nested Styles
    • Understanding First Line Styles
    • Eliminating widows & orphans
    • Avoiding floating headings
    • Adding & removing copy breaks
    • Applying shading to paragraphs
    • Introducing paragraph borders
    • Flowing copy across columns
    • Introducing bullet & list options
    • Using Object Styles to format copy
    • Shortcuts for clearing styles & overrides

    Questions & answers
  • Working with Grids

    Introducing baseline grids
    • Displaying the document baseline grid
    • Creating a margin-based baseline grid
    • Controlling type alignment on the baseline grid
    • Introducing frame-based baseline grids
    • Working with document grids

    Managing your Assets
    • Progressing with CC Libraries
    • Leveraging the Snippet Import Option preference
    • Using the Paste Remembers Layer command
    • Collaborating with CC Libraries
    • Sharing your assets

    Progressing with Multi-page documents
    • Working with Multiple Master Pages
    • Different sized pages within one document
    • Controlling spread pagination

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

    Managing Colour
    • Overview of Colour Settings
    • Understanding Global Swatches

    Understanding transparency & effects
    • Applying transparency
    • Using the Effects panel to control transparency
    • Applying blending modes
    • Guidelines for successful output

    Printing & 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

    Questions & answers
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