This Adobe InDesign training class covers advanced features of InDesign, such as color management, using interactive media, creating fillable forms, creating digital folio editions and exporting to EPUB and HTML, and building InDesign books with table of contents and indexing. Students should have a solid base knowledge of InDesign before taking this course.
Our instructor-led online classes are conducted in the Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist. For our custom instructor-led online and onsite classes, we use the version of the software you use in your office.
Public Classes: Delivered live online via WebEx and guaranteed to run . Join from anywhere!
Private Classes: Delivered at your offices , or any other location of your choice.
Learn to understand how color management is used to control output.
Learn to learn to create multiple versions using layers.
Learn to learn to create hyperlinks, multi-state objects and add video.
Learn to create and use buttons to control interactive media.
Learn to learn to create form fields, radio buttons, and scrollable lists.
Learn to understand and use digital publishing platforms, such as EPUB and digital folios.
Learn to understand and work with XML to automate your workflow.
Learn to build an InDesign book from multiple files, with synchronized styles, table of contents and index.
Digital Variation Layouts
Stage 1 Controlling Color for Output
Color Management in Theory and Practice
Define Application Color Settings
Understanding Rendering Intents
Assign Color Settings to an Existing File
Assigning and Converting Color Profiles
Enable Track Changes
Find and Change Text
The Find/Change Dialog Box in Depth
Find and Change Text Formatting Attributes
Entering Special Characters in Dialog Boxes
Find and Change Object Attributes
Review Tracked Changes
Export a Color-Managed PDF File
Soft Proofing to Custom Profiles
Stage 2 Creating Interactive Elements
Create Versions with Layers
Controlling Text Wrap on Different Layers
Define a Table of Contents
Create a File for Web Intent
Create a Basic Animation
The Animation Panel in Depth
Define Object States
Create Buttons to Control the Animation
Create and Place an SWF File
Create Text Form Fields
Create a Radio Button Form Field
Create a Combo Box Form Field
Create Check Box Form Fields
Create Form Control Buttons
Export an Interactive PDF
Stage 3 Creating EPUB and HTML Files
Anchoring Graphics to Text
Tag Styles for Exporting
Understanding Options for Exporting EPUB Files
National Parks Info Pieces
Stage 1 Working with XML
Tag Frames for XML
Review Document Structure
Review XML Structure and Attributes
Identifying Structure Pane Icons
Options for Exporting XML
Place Unstructured XML Content
Import XML Options
Update Linked XML Data
Import Structured XML
Stage 2 Creating Alternate Layouts
Update the InDesign Application Files
Create a File for Digital Publishing
Use the Content Collector
Manage Linked Object Options
Defining Style Mapping Rules
Create an Interactive Overlay
Folio Overlay Options
Define Liquid Page Rules
Understanding Column Options
Understanding Liquid Page Rules
Create an Alternate Layout
Create a Digital Folio
Add Articles to a Folio
Importing Articles into Folios
Preview the Folio
Stage I Combining Documents into Books
Build an InDesign Book
Add Book Chapters
Managing Book Chapters
Control Section and Page Numbering
Understanding Book Page Numbering
Section and Chapter Numbering in Depth
Synchronize Book Files
Smart Matching Style Groups
Stage 2 Building a Table of Contents
Define a Table of Contents Style
Build and Update a Table of Contents
Stage 3 Building an Index
Tag Basic and Reversed Index Topics
Add Multiple Page References
Changing Index Topic Sort Order
Add Page-Range References
Adding Cross-References in an Index
Add Multiple-Level References
Build the Book's Index
Options for Generating an Index
Stage 4 Exporting Book Files
Export PDF Files for Print and Digital Distribution
Stage 5 Merging Data into an InDesign Layout
The Data Source File
Create the Merged Document and Load the Source Data
Cleaning up Data
Working with Long Text Fields
Incorporating Images in a Data Merge
Complete the Merged Document
Managing Empty Data Fields
Merging Multiple Records on a Single Page
Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.
Experience in the following is required for this InDesign class:
Basic knowledge of InDesign
Courses that can help you meet these prerequisites:
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