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Adobe InDesign CC : Intermediate

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Two Day Course

Overview

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.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Customise the InDesign interface and create styles that save time and ensure consistency across your documents
• Use InDesign’s baseline options to give your documents a professional look and feel
• Create dynamic layouts using the Shape Creation and Transparency tools
• Manage Document Colour profiles to ensure accurate colour output
• Send documents to print with confidence using custom Preflight profiles to spot any potential errors

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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    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 per day

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Course Outline

  • The InDesign interface
    • Managing your InDesign preferences
    • Customising InDesign menus to enhance your workflow
    • Creating custom shortcut sets
    • Progressing with custom workspaces

    Finessing Your Text Content
    • Controlling how Word documents are imported
    • Creating Word Import options presets
    • Inserting Special characters
    • Utilising White Space characters
    • Using the Glyphs panel
    • Adding & removing copy breaks
    • Using Find/Change options to apply formatting changes
    • Options for automatically threading copy
    • Using Smart Text Reflow options

    Working with tables
    • Creating tables
    • Importing data from Word & Excel
    • Converting text to tables
    • Formatting tables & cells
    • Utilising Header & Footer Rows
    • Introducing graphic cells
    • Including graphics in your tables
    • Adding, removing & rearranging columns & rows
    • Fine-tuning the appearance of your table

    Progressing with Paragraph styles
    • Displaying the Style Override Highlighter
    • Enhancing Drop Caps
    • Introducing Nested Styles
    • Understanding First Line Styles
    • Eliminating widows & orphans
    • Avoiding floating headings
    • Adding & removing copy breaks
    • Applying shading to paragraphs
    • Introducing paragraph borders
    • Flowing copy across columns
    • Introducing bullet & list options
    • Using Object Styles to format copy
    • Shortcuts for clearing styles & overrides

    Questions & answers
  • Working with Grids

    Introducing baseline grids
    • Displaying the document baseline grid
    • Creating a margin-based baseline grid
    • Controlling type alignment on the baseline grid
    • Introducing frame-based baseline grids
    • Working with document grids

    Managing your Assets
    • Progressing with CC Libraries
    • Leveraging the Snippet Import Option preference
    • Using the Paste Remembers Layer command
    • Collaborating with CC Libraries
    • Sharing your assets

    Progressing with Multi-page documents
    • Working with Multiple Master Pages
    • Different sized pages within one document
    • Controlling spread pagination

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

    Managing Colour
    • Overview of Colour Settings
    • Understanding Global Swatches

    Understanding transparency & effects
    • Applying transparency
    • Using the Effects panel to control transparency
    • Applying blending modes
    • Guidelines for successful output

    Printing & 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

    Questions & answers
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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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"Great teaching pace and felt super comfortable to ask questions, would love to be back for the social media Indesign course! "



"Vicky is fantastic - she is truly a professional in InDesign - and I felt so comfortable learning from her. It's very clear that she's been working in the industry for a long time. I'd love to return!"



"Listening and explaining, making us feel at ease - at whatever age and stage we are at. Working in real time on real projects, patiently answering questions."



"making the examples relatable and they way you discovered how things were done really makes sense rather than just being told it and expected to remember, you are told the whys and hows, so that it makes much more sense"



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"The trainer was really knowledgeable and friendly, going at a pace that we could all keep up with. We covered a wide range of topics in comparison to a recent Photoshop course i did here. Will definitely be keen to do the advanced course once i have practiced what i have learnt in this course soon!"



"Vicki was very knowledgeable and was good at showing examples and walking us through the steps."



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"As above, trainer excellent, patient, knowledgeable. I've learned a lot. Great training environment too, great food and drinks, veggies well catered for. I'd love to do more course at Mediatraining. Would definitely recommend."



"Really enjoyable experience. Vikki was knowlegable, engaging and REALLY knew her stuff. It's a real bonus that she would take us through things that were outside of the course specification. I feel like no question was too big or too small, and she understood the importance of giving a holistic understanding of InDesign, not just a technical understanding. I feel like I've come away knowing a little about design as well as a LOT about the program. Everyone was friendly, the lunch was always tops (too much food if anything). Really enjoyable time, I feel like I've learnt a lot. Thanks very much for all your help Vikki!"



"Creating a happy and open training environment, felt like a little work team - was a great course and will definitely come back to do more! The trainer was fantastic too, really knowledgable and made sure we all understood everything before moving onto the next topic (catering to requests and FAQs was fab!)"



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"Very good pace and interesting examples"



"Really good relevant examples - material variable based on the people in the course. Adapted training to each person and very useful."



"Venue is amazing. Peter the trainer couldn't be more friendly and approachable. "



"Everything - it's around the third time I've been here!"



"incredibly helpful training - lots of useful tips and very patient trainers. Also i very much appreciate allowing me to do the course again, having had to leave half way through the course last time. "



"Being very flexible"



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"Good course"



"It was good to have a small class so we could ask questions "



"Vicki was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and approachable. The course went over aspects from the Introduction course which was a good reminder. "



"Vicki was wonderful. What I like most was how enthusiastic she was and how much she seemed to enjoy teaching us. I found her teaching style relaxing yet thorough and felt supported at every step. I was also pleased to see there were gluten free options at lunch :) "



"Very useful covering of basics as well as more advanced stuff. Flexible when we had requests of things to learn"



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