Adobe InDesign Advanced

1 day

Course Overview

In Adobe InDesign Introduction you were introduced to the many features that help you create professional looking documents. Now you need to create much lengthier interactive documents that need to be accessed across a range of devices. In Adobe InDesign Advanced, you will learn advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents.

Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks, and animation. You have the ability to assign color profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you’ll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references, and an index.

Course Objectives

  • Prepare documents for multiple formats
  • Manage advanced page layouts
  • Manage styles
  • Build complex paths
  • Manage external files and create dynamic documents
  • Manage long documents
  • Publish InDesign files for other formats and customize print settings

Target Student

This course is intended for students who want to expand their entry-level knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended that you take the following course: Adobe InDesign Introduction, or have equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

  • Build Layout Versions
  • Link Content

Managing Advanced Page Elements

  • Create Repeating Content
  • Change Text Layouts
  • Create Transparency
  • Anchor Objects and Manage a Library

Managing Styles

  • Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • Manage Styles

Building Complex Paths

  • Create Bezier Paths
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Create Compound Paths

Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

  • Import External Files
  • Create Document Sections
  • Insert Text Variables
  • Create Interactive Documents

Managing Long Documents

  • Create a Book
  • Build a Table of Contents
  • Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
  • Generate an Index and Insert Footnotes

Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

  • Export PDF Files for Print
  • Export Interactive PDF Files and Files for Animation
  • Export Files for the Web
  • Manage Colors
  • Preview the Print Output
  • Create Print Presets