Coronavirus (COVID-19) information: Live classes available in-person or online from our fully vaccinated instructors. Learn more about our reopening.


InDesign Class - Intermediate

InDesign Training Class - Intermediate

Intermediate InDesign Class Length: 2 days

This two-day Adobe InDesign course is designed for individuals who already know the fundamentals of InDesign and want to learn more advanced functions to improve speed, productivity, and accuracy. This is the second class in our series of InDesign classes and you'll learn more advanced styles, text formatting, graphics controls, and output in this advanced InDesign training class instructed by Adobe Certified Experts and the authors of more than 10 books on InDesign including the InDesign Digital Classroom.

All our InDesign classroom sessions include a live instructor in the same classroom with you. This InDesign course has been updated for Adobe InDesign CC, but is fully appropriate for users of InDesign CS6, and training for previous versions of InDesign is also available. This course is available as a regularly scheduled class at AGI's classroom training centers or as a private or custom InDesign training course at your location. Also available as an online class with a live instructor.

This intermediate InDesign class is also available as a private class for groups, companies and organizations. To speak with a training representative call 781-376-6044 or contact AGI using our InDesign training information form.

InDesign Class - Intermediate Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Intermediate Adobe InDesign Class - Topics Covered

Review of Essential InDesign Skills

  • Using the InDesign Pages panel
  • Changing magnification
  • Placing and formatting type
  • Applying paragraph and character styles
  • Using Find/Change
  • Applying object styles
  • Placing and positioning graphics
  • Applying text wrap
  • Understanding layers
  • Applying effects

Controlling Text and Type with InDesign

  • Editing text using the Story Editor
  • Using Track Changes
  • Drag-and-drop text editing
  • Adjusting text inset
  • Vertically aligning text
  • Viewing and changing the baseline grid
  • Adding story jumps
  • Placing text on a path
  • Importing text from Microsoft Word
  • Finding and fixing missing fonts

Advanced InDesign Styles

  • Using nested styles
  • Redefining styles
  • Breaking links to styles
  • Additional style options
  • Creating a new style group
  • Using Quick Apply
  • Selecting all unused styles
  • Editing export tags
  • Sorting styles
  • GREP styles

Additional InDesign Graphics Features

  • Auto fitting
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Placing multiple graphics using Mini Bridge
  • Applying object styles to images
  • Using clipping paths and alpha channels
  • Removing an image background
  • Using anchored objects
  • Advanced importing
  • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Importing InDesign layouts as graphics

Advanced Tables in InDesign

  • Formatting cells and text
  • Text alignment and inset within a cell
  • Formatting text in tables by column
  • Working with tables in Story Editor
  • Defining a header cell
  • Setting column and row dimensions
  • Setting a fixed row height
  • Setting column width
  • Creating and applying cell styles
  • Creating and applying table styles

Using InDesign's Effects

  • Applying opacity to objects
  • Applying effects to strokes or fills
  • Adjusting effects
  • Object styles with effects
  • Using Find/Change to apply object styles
  • Converting text to a path
  • Applying blending modes to objects
  • Working with imported transparent files
  • Applying an alpha channel selection
  • Applying a path selection

Advanced InDesign Document Features

  • Adding text variables
  • Creating a book from multiple files
  • Defining pagination and document order
  • Synchronizing book attributes
  • Creating captions
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Building an index
  • Adding topics
  • Adding cross-references
  • Exporting from the Book panel

Creating Digital Documents using InDesign

  • Interactive design considerations
  • Adding a hyperlink
  • Adding buttons
  • Creating page transitions
  • Creating animations
  • Liquid Layout
  • Linked Content
  • Exporting an interactive PDF
  • Creating a SWF file
  • Adding PDF form fields


Intermediate Adobe InDesign Class: Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the software before starting the InDesign class. You can purchase the software, subscribe to the Creative Cloud, or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

For information about using InDesign with the Digital Publishing Suite, see our Adobe DPS training classes course information.

Intermediate Adobe InDesign Class: Materials

Participants in the intermediate InDesign class receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors that have created many of the official InDesign training guides and books for Adobe Systems, and authored more than 10 books on Adobe InDesign.  Our InDesign tutorials serve as examples of the quality of training materials that are created by our instructors.

Locations for Intermediate InDesign courses 

Attend this InDesign course in-person or online. You can find details regarding all the InDesign classes near you that are available. 

Available Delivery Methods For This Class