Online instructor-led training

InDesign Advanced

Jun 4-5,

Thursday, Friday

About the event

Course Details


This 2-day advanced Adobe InDesign training class helps experienced InDesign users elevate their skills and learn about new features in the most current version of InDesign. Participants will learn to create and edit more complex documents and work with additional InDesign palettes, features and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application.


This class is appropriate for intermediate level users. Bringing samples of the kinds of projects that you would like to be able to do is helpful but not required. We also recommend that you have the software installed before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe web site at




  • 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

All Classes Taught by Industry Pros


Christine Marsh

With over two decades of experience as a producer, director, editor, animator, marketing consultant, designer, and digital media trainer, Christine is a creative professional who has worked with clients such as Johns Hopkins University, Voice of America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has taught a wide range of classes and custom training sessions for colleges, professional development centers, and private clients on topics such as graphic design, web design and development, 508 compliance, marketing, interactive media, video editing, animation, motion graphics, 3D modeling & animation, virtual/augmented reality, pre-production skills, and video production techniques, i.e. cinematography, directing and producing.