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Adobe InDesign CS6 Level 2

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents. Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks and animation. You have the ability to assign color profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you’ll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references and an index

Prerequisites

Attendance of Adobe InDesign CS6 Level 1 course: www.qa.com/ADIDCS6L1 (or equivalent knowledge)

Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not mandatory

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Create documents for multiple formats
Manage advanced page elements and styles
Build complex paths
Import and merge data
Create dynamic documents
Manage elements of long documents
Export InDesign files
Customise print settings

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Creating Documents for Multiple Formats

Topic A: Build Layout Variations
Topic B: Link Content

Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements

Topic A: Create Repeating Content
Topic B: Work with Text Layouts
Topic C: Create Transparency
Topic D: Use Anchored Objects
Topic E: Manage a Library

Lesson 3: Managing Styles

Topic A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
Topic B: Create Nested and GREP Styles
Topic C: Apply Styles in a Sequence and Manage Overrides
Topic D: Redefine Styles and Break Style Links

Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths

Topic A: Create Bézier Paths
Topic B: Create Clipping Paths
Topic C: Create Compound Paths

Lesson 5: Managing External Files

Topic A: Import Layered Files
Topic B: Merge Data

Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents

Topic A: Create Document Sections
Topic B: Insert Text Variables
Topic C: Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents

Topic A: Create a Book
Topic B: Build a Table of Contents
Topic C: Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
Topic D: Generate an Index
Topic E: Insert Footnotes

Lesson 8: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats

Topic A: Export PDF files for Print
Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files
Topic C: Export Files for Animation
Topic D: Export Files for the Web

Lesson 9: Customising Print Settings

Topic A: Manage Colours
Topic B: Preview the Print Output
Topic C: Create Print Presets

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