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Adobe InDesign CC : Intermediate

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Two Day Course


This Adobe authorised course is for those with some existing InDesign experience who want to reach new levels of productivity.

The course will enable you to create complex and sophisticated documents harnessing the more advanced features and tools in Adobe InDesign.

The course covers text handling techniques, working with tables, using object libraries, InDesign's advanced transparency options and streamlining repetitive tasks.

You will also explore essential InDesign shortcuts, workflow management issues and receive hints and tips from experienced InDesign professionals. You should have attended the Introduction to Adobe InDesign course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Advanced text controls
    • Using the Info panel
    • Adding copy breaks
    • Inserting special characters
    • Advanced Find/Change options
    • Setting up a User Dictionary
    • Generating QR codes
    • Tracking text changes

    Working with tables
    • Importing from Word and Excel
    • Editing tables
    • Running headers and footers
    • Creating table and cell styles

    Advanced type formatting options
    • Advanced Nested Styles
    • Understanding First Line styles
    • Fine tuning justified text
    • Allowing text to span across columns
    • Using the Keep Options settings
    • Advanced Next Style options
    • Automatic bullets or numbering
    • Document footnotes
    • Controlling baseline grid
    • Frame-based baseline grids

    Combining text and graphics
    • Parent and Child items
    • Creating Object Styles
    • Choosing which text frames are affected by text wraps
    • Anchoring objects
    • Advanced text wrap
    • Layer visibility options
  • Working with spreads
    • Different sized pages within one document
    • Controlling spread pagination
    • The Blurb book creator plug-in

    Working with shapes
    • Adjusting path segments
    • Working with stroke styles
    • Using Live Corner effects
    • Creating custom shapes
    • Creating compound paths

    Using libraries and snippets
    • Managing object Libraries
    • Working with snippets
    • Libraries vs snippets

    Managing Colour
    • Overview of Colour Settings
    • Setting Global Swatches

    Understanding transparency and effects
    • Applying transparency
    • Understanding Transparency Flattener Presets
    • Using the Effects panel to control transparency
    • Applying blending modes
    • Guidelines for successful output

    Printing and export options
    • Creating custom Preflight Profiles
    • Saving and loading Preflight Profiles
    • Using pre-defined PDF presets
    • Creating custom PDF presets
    • Producing PDF files for a high-resolution composite workflow
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Attendees surveyed7890
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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