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Intermediate Adobe InDesign

CS6 | CC
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, will show students to deploy advanced InDesign techniques that enhance the look and functionality of documents. Students will work with flowing and editing text, working with styles, and printing the final product.

Course Objectives

  • Flow text in a document
  • Edit text and check spelling
  • Manage document color settings
  • Apply gradients to text and objects
  • Create and apply text styles
  • Print preview documents

Course Outline

Flowing Text

  • Flowing Text into an Existing Frame
  • Flowing Text Manually
  • Creating Text Frames While Flowing Text
  • Flowing Text Automatically
  • Creating Threaded Frames Automatically
  • Resizing Text Frames Automatically
  • Adding a Jump Line to a Page Number

Editing Text

  • Finding and Changing a Missing Font
  • Entering and Importing Text
  • Finding and Changing Text and Formatting
  • Checking Spelling
  • Editing Text by Dragging and Dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking Changes

Working with Color

  • Managing Color
  • Synchronizing Color Settings in Bridge
  • Specifying Color Settings in InDesign
  • Displaying Images at Full Resolution
  • Proofing Colors Onscreen
  • Defining Printing Requirement
  • Creating and Applying Colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a Tint
  • Creating a Spot Color
  • Applying Colors to Text and Objects
  • Using Advanced Gradient Techniques

Working with Styles

  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Character Styles
  • Nesting Character Styles Inside Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles
  • Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles
  • Globally Updating Styles
  • Loading Styles from Another Document

Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting Files
  • Packaging Files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF Proof
  • Previewing Separations
  • Previewing How Transparency Effects will be Flattened
  • Previewing the Page
  • Printing a Laser or Inkjet Proof
  • Using the Ink Manager

 

Cost/Investment

Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
$325 per student $1400 flat fee up to 8 students $1550 flat fee up to 8 students
or 1 voucher $1600 flat fee up to 12 students $1750 flat fee up to 12 students
10% discount when 3+ attend $100 per additional student $100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.

Customization

Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee