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InDesign Class Online December 28, 2016 Advanced

InDesign Training Class - Advanced

Wed, Dec 28 2016 to Thu, Dec 29 2016
9:30 a.m.
American Graphics Institute
Online Training
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Online Online

Move from proficiency to mastery with this advanced InDesign course, created for designers ready to explore the depths of InDesign's capabilities. Learn templates, advanced color features, interactive documents, and digital publishing options in this InDesign class.

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Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Class: Complete Topics Covered

InDesign Productivity Enhancers

  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Using Smart Guides
  • Importing and pasting text
  • Using the Eyedropper on text
  • Applying styles efficiently
  • Nested and next styles
  • Updating styled text
  • Using libraries and snippets
  • Enabling Layout Adjustment
  • Proportionally placing graphics

Helpful Preferences

  • Applying leading to entire paragraphs
  • Enabling Smart Text Reflow
  • Controlling text wrap
  • Setting up a baseline grid
  • Changing units and increments
  • Choosing the appearance of black
  • Viewing and changing the baseline grid
  • Restoring preferences and defaults
  • Resetting warning boxes
  • Clipboard Handling

Building InDesign Templates

  • Advantages of template use
  • Creating a template layer
  • Loading swatches
  • Loading styles
  • Creating master pages
  • Basing masters
  • Overriding and detaching master objects
  • Creating styles
  • Basing styles
  • Clearing style overrides

Using Color and Transparency in InDesign

  • Adjusting gradients
  • Using the Eyedropper with colors
  • Copying swatches between documents
  • Previewing color separations
  • Connecting effects and transparency
  • Feathering graphic margins
  • Blending mode options
  • Solving printing issues
  • Transparency flattener options
  • Understanding stitching

Working with Long Documents using InDesign

  • Combining files into books
  • Setting the page order
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Specifying a style source
  • Synchronizing long documents
  • Creating an index
  • Adding topics and cross-references
  • Generating an index
  • Exporting a book file
  • Print Booklet

Harnessing InDesign's XML capabilities

  • Viewing XML
  • Importing XML tags
  • Applying tags to text
  • Applying tags to graphic
  • Using the Structure pane
  • Exporting a document to XML
  • Importing XML data
  • Mapping tags to styles and styles to tags
  • Understanding DTD files
  • Validating XML structure

Using InDesign Data Merge

  • Merging steps
  • Choosing a data source
  • Inserting a text data field
  • Adding image fields
  • Previewing records
  • Updating data fields
  • Removing data fields
  • Replacing data fields
  • Merging records
  • Using data fields on master pages

Creating Interactive Documents using InDesign

  • Adding TOC bookmarks
  • Arranging, grouping and sorting bookmarks
  • Creating a hyperlink
  • Creating a button
  • Action types
  • Changing button appearance
  • Adding a movies or sound
  • Choosing a poster frame
  • Changing movie options
  • Selecting an Acrobat format