InDesign CS6/CC - InDesign's New & Advanced Functions for Professional Publishing (level 2)

Introduction

The training’s objective is to improve skills of attendees of the ID-1 training, or of casual InDesign users, in order to speed up their production process for professional publishing. Improvements are about the following topics: multiple Master-Pages creation and use; automatic threading of long texts at importation; paragraph and character styles importation from Word;  creation and modification of Paragraph Styles and Nested Styles; Excel tables importation; advanced edition of picture and text frames.

 

Audience

This training is intended for self-educated InDesign users (Graphical designers and layout artists, marketing dept.) or ID-1 training course’s attendees.
 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants should have followed the ID-1 training course, or having a good knowledge of InDesign or any similar or complementary softwares (PageMaker, Quark XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver).
 

At course completion

After completing thise course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Create, apply and reuse complex Master-Pages documents
  • Understand each settings of the Word documents Import Options panel
  • Handle automatic text-threading and text-reflow
  • Use the Pen tool to edit Objects
  • Create, apply and nest Paragraph Styles
  • Use Tables Styles, Cell Styles and Tables panels
  • Choose and edit advanced text frame options
  • Use effectively colors panels and swatches, create and share color themes
  • Use advanced options for Text-Wrap
  • Use effects and transparencies technics
  • Understand the correct settings when exporting to PDF

Course outline

Module 1: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel and Adobe Bridge: about and usages
Module 2: Create and apply complex Master-Pages documents
Module 3: Text files import options, automatic text-threading
Module 4: Styles: creation, conflicts, redefinition, usages
Module 5: Text-frame Options: text-wrap, columns, customized baseline grid
Module 6: the Pen tool and technics to modify objects shapes
Module 7: Colors, Swatches, Tints, Effects and Transparency
Module 8: Image-frames text-wrap special options; Photoshop files import options