Adobe InDesign: Advanced



This class provides the InDesign user the ability to hone their skills and move their knowledge of Adobe InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned in the Level I class, students will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.


  • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
  • Dragging Items Between Documents
  • Third-Party plug-ins
  • Master Page Tips and Tricks
  • Using Libraries
  • File Formats
  • Text Gradients
  • Hyphenation and Justification
  • Tracking and Kerning
  • Mastering the Pen Tool
  • Compound Paths
  • Using Pathfinder to Create Complex Shapes
  • Clipping Masks
  • Inline Graphics
  • Creating Type Outlines
  • Text Wrap Options
  • Using Transparency
  • Adding Excel or Word Tables
  • Import Text Options
  • Import Graphic Options
  • PDF Styles
  • Export Options
  • Creating Books
  • Adding Indexes
  • Using Table of Contents
  • Numbering & Section Options
  • Cross-references
  • Exporting & Printing Books
  • Starting from a Word Document
  • Converting Structure to Form Fields
  • Adding New Form Fields
  • Security and Digital Signatures
  • Distributing Forms in Acrobat
  • Tracking Responses to PDF Forms
  • Adding Links
  • Simple Navigation with Buttons
  • Adding Media
  • Advanced Actions for Buttons
  • Hide and Show Content with Buttons
  • Differences Between PDFs, eBooks, & Apps
  • Fixed vs Flowable Content
  • Setting Up the Structure to Export Correctly
  • Articles and Images
  • Publishing Tips & Tricks
  • What is XML?
  • Adding Structure with XML
  • Exporting to XML
  • Mapping Styles to Tags
  • Tips for Working with XML
  • Libraries for Efficient XML Production
  • Using Printer Styles
  • Color Separations
  • Understanding the Print Menu
  • Preflight: Basic and Custom Profiles
  • Packaging for the Offset Press


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