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Adobe InDesign CS6 Level 2

In this course 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.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create documents for multiple formats
  • Manage advanced page elements and styles
  • Build complex paths
  • Import and merge data
  • Create dynamic documents
  • Manage elements of long documents
  • Export InDesign files
  • Customise print settings

Pre-Requisites

  • Attendance of Adobe InDesign Introduction course(or equivalent knowledge)
  • Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not mandatory

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Documents for Multiple Formats

  • Topic A: Build Layout Variations
  • Topic B: Link Content

Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements

  • Topic A: Create Repeating Content
  • Topic B: Work with Text Layouts
  • Topic C: Create Transparency
  • Topic D: Use Anchored Objects
  • Topic E: Manage a Library

Lesson 3: Managing Styles

  • Topic A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • Topic B: Create Nested and GREP Styles
  • Topic C: Apply Styles in a Sequence and Manage Overrides
  • Topic D: Redefine Styles and Break Style Links

Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths

  • Topic A: Create Bézier Paths
  • Topic B: Create Clipping Paths
  • Topic C: Create Compound Paths

Lesson 5: Managing External Files

  • Topic A: Import Layered Files
  • Topic B: Merge Data

Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents

  • Topic A: Create Document Sections
  • Topic B: Insert Text Variables
  • Topic C: Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents

  • Topic A: Create a Book
  • Topic B: Build a Table of Contents
  • Topic C: Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
  • Topic D: Generate an Index
  • Topic E: Insert Footnotes

Lesson 8: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats

  • Topic A: Export PDF files for Print
  • Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files
  • Topic C: Export Files for Animation
  • Topic D: Export Files for the Web

Lesson 9: Customising Print Settings

  • Topic A: Manage Colours
  • Topic B: Preview the Print Output
  • Topic C: Create Print Presets

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