InDesign – Level 2

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.00 Day


In Adobe® InDesign® CC (2017): Part 1 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® CC (2017): Part 2, 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.

At Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe InDesign CC (2017) to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.

You will:

  • 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.

Pre-requisite(s): InDesign – Level 1 Creating Basic Publications

Course Outline:

InDesign – Level 2 Creating Sophisticated Type, Graphics, and Cross-Media Publishing

Lesson 1: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

  • Build Layout Versions
  • Link Content

 Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements

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

 Lesson 3: Managing Styles

  • Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • Manage Styles

 Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths

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

 Lesson 5: Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

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

 Lesson 6: Managing Long Documents

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

 Lesson 7: 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
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