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Adobe InDesign Advanced Training - 1 Day

Adobe InDesign Training Course

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign

Software Version: Training available for Adobe Indesign CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS, 2.0

Course Overview:
This one day course is designed for individuals who know the fundamental features of InDesign
and need to understand the more advanced capabilities. This course helps you master the
text-handling capabilities of InDesign, the advanced graphic and colour features, document layout
and template building, long document features and preparation for print.

InDesign Advanced Training Outline

Master Pages

  • Making master pages work
  • Creating and editing master pages
  • Applying master pages
  • Setting page numbering
  • Using hierarchical master pages
  • Working with text

Working with Layers

  • Moving items between layers
  • Setting layer options
  • Changing the stacking order
  • Using layers with master pages
  • Automatic layout adjustment
  • Setting options for layout adjustment
  • Using clipping paths


  • Typographic shortcuts
  • Using the Single Line Composer
  • Using the Paragraph Composer
  • Highlighting composition problems
  • Creating hanging punctuation
  • Manual kerning
  • Using optical kerning
  • Inserting special characters
  • Creating drop caps
  • Hyphenation and justification

Longer Documents

  • Creating a table of contents
  • Creating an index
  • The Book palette
  • Creating a book list
  • Synchronising styles and colours
  • Printing a book list
  • Exporting a book list as PDF
  • Page numbering across books


  • Using the drawing tools
  • Creating freehand shapes
  • Creating bezier curves
  • Manipulating shapes
  • Using the Transform palette
  • Aligning objects

Special Effects

  • Placing text on a path
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Working with transparency
  • Exporting transparency
  • Using Blend modes
  • Using Feathering
  • Creating multi-colour gradients
  • Converting text to path


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