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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 and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual or at Softek
Per student $325
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $950
5-8 students $1400
9-12 students* $1600
*$100 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $1100
5-8 students $1550
9-12 students* $1750
*$100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).

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