InDesign CC: Part 2 - Creating Styles & Complex Documents

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description In Adobe® InDesign® CC: Part 1 you were introduced to the many features that help you create professional looking documents. Now you need to create much lengthier interactive documents that need to be accessed across a range of devices. In Adobe® InDesign® CC: Part 2, you will learn advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents. Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks, and animation. You have the ability to assign color profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you'll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references, and an index. This course covers the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC objectives to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. This course is also designed to cover the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives.

Audience
This course is intended for students who want to expand their entry-level knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe InDesign CC to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.

You will:

  • Prepare documents for multiple formats.
  • Manage advanced page layouts.
  • Manage styles.
  • Build complex paths.
  • Manage external files and create dynamic documents.
  • Manage long documents.
  • Publish InDesign files for other formats and customize print settings.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

Topic A: Build Layout Versions

Topic B: Link Content

Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements

Topic A: Create Repeating Content

Topic B: Change Text Layouts

Topic C: Create Transparency

Topic D: Anchor Objects and Manage a Library

Lesson 3: Managing Styles

Topic A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents

Topic B: Manage Styles

Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths

Topic A: Create Bezier Paths

Topic B: Create Clipping Paths

Topic C: Create Compound Paths

Lesson 5: Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

Topic A: Import External Files

Topic B: Create Document Sections

Topic C: Insert Text Variables

Topic D: Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 6: Managing Long Documents

Topic A: Create a Book

Topic B: Build a Table of Contents

Topic C: Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References

Topic D: Generate an Index and Insert Footnotes

Lesson 7: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings

Topic A: Export PDF Files for Print

Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files and Files for Animation

Topic C: Export Files for the Web

Topic D: Manage Colors

Topic E: Preview the Print Output

Topic F: Create Print Presets

Appendix A: Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC Certification Exam Objectives

Appendix B: Adobe Certified Expert InDesign CC Exam Mapping

Appendix C: New Features in Adobe InDesign CC

Appendix D: Productivity Enhancements

Appendix E: InDesign Language Support

Appendix F: Extension Manager CC