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Adobe InDesign CC : Intermediate

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Two Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


This Adobe authorised course is for those with some existing InDesign experience who want to reach new levels of productivity.

This two-day intermediate course will show you how to harness powerful InDesign tools and features to create more sophisticated documents in less time, for print and digital formats alike.

You will delve deeper into the power of InDesign's advanced typography and master time-saving layout design automation tricks used by the pros.

You will turn awkward listings and clumsy tabbed columns into dynamic table-based, spreadsheet-like layouts that can be resized, reflowed and restyled to suit your branding design with a few clicks.

You will work with advanced graphics formats, including cut-out images, and create your own re-usable graphics with InDesign's drawing tools and transparency visual effects.

You will even uncover the 'secrets' of changing the InDesign interface itself to suit your workflow – such as hidden preferences, custom menus and automation scripts – and pick up little-known power-user tips along the way from our highly experienced trainers.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Finesse your text content
• Design with tables
• Manage design assets and take control of pages
• Go further with graphics
• Produce better PDFs

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.

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 per day

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Course Outline

  • Rock InDesign like a boss:
    • Locate and tweak essential settings hidden in the Preferences
    • Customise the appearance and content of menus
    • Change InDesign's keyboard shortcuts and add new ones
    • Take charge of all those panels with workspace power tips
    • Use built-in automation scripts and add new ones (for free)

    Finesse your text content:
    • Restyle specific words and phrases across hundreds of pages in a second
    • Access the full hidden character set of every font including accents, symbols and icons
    • Work with typographical glyphs, dashes and white spaces
    • Set up complex multi-style text formatting that works automatically
    • Master advanced formatting features such as paragraph shading, baseline alignment and column spanning
    • Simplify, customise and automate bulleted and numbered lists

    Design with tables:
    • Insert tabular layouts with resizable rows and columns into any document and edit their content
    • Import spreadsheets from Microsoft Excel and continue working with them in InDesign
    • Restyle tables with fonts, colours and patterns, and even add graphics
    • Add, remove and re-arrange rows and columns at will
    • Flow tables across multiple pages with repeating headers and footers

    Questions & answers
  • Manage your design assets:
    • Use design industry colour references such as Pantone
    • Work with RGB, LAB and CMYK colours, including spot inks
    • Build re-usable and sharable libraries containing branded colours, type styles, graphics and layouts
    • Capture the visual style of anything in a layout and re-apply it anywhere with one click

    Take full control of pages:
    • Automate complex documents with multiple master pages
    • Use different page sizes in the same document
    • Change page numbering and spread pagination anywhere in a document
    • Manage layout grids that automatically align text baselines

    Go further with graphics:
    • Enable 'clipping path' cut-out graphics or create your own
    • Place multi-layered images or graphics and choose which layers to show
    • Create original graphics with shape and drawing tools
    • Apply advanced transparency effects and blending modes
    • Reposition graphics automatically when your text reflows
    • Make text roll along curves, turn corners and swerve into custom shapes

    Produce better PDFs:
    • Ensure colour consistency between on-screen and print
    • Create custom 'preflight' checks to ensure clean and reliable output
    • Configure your own custom PDF presets for faster export
    • Make PDFs that your printing press people will love

    Questions & answers
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 more than 7 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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