Our Advanced InDesign course shows experienced InDesign users how to create more complex page layouts, work with longer documents and use eye-catching special effects. Delegates will learn how to use InDesign’s snippets, datamerge, book and library facilities to maintain consistency across multiple documents, how to add bookmarks, links and other interactive elements to PDF documents. The advanced use of styles, including object and table styles, is also covered.
Combining character and paragraph styles, Using nested styles, Using nested line styles, Applying styles with Find/Change, Working with object styles, Combining table, cell and paragraph styles
Using hierarchical master pages, Creating sections, Creating a table of contents, Creating an index, Using the Book panel, Creating a book list, Synchronising styles and colours, Printing a book list, Exporting a book list as PDF, Page numbering across books
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
Using the drawing tools, Creating freehand shapes, Creating bezier curves, Manipulating shapes, Using the Transform palette, Aligning objects, Using the eye-dropper tool
Placing text on a path, Creating drop shadows, Working with transparency, Exporting transparency, Blend modes, Feathering, Corner effects , Creating multi-colour gradients, Converting text to paths
Automatically generating links, Generating bookmarks, Using the button tool, Button options, Choosing events, Creating web links, Embedding Flash video, Exporting interactive PDFs
Creating a Library, Creating and editing library items, Sorting and searching Libraries, Working with snippets, Using conditional text, Using data merge, Preparing data files, Data merge options