InDesign CS5: Level 2 - Creating Styles & Complex Documents

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description You will use the advanced features of Adobe InDesign CS5 to create and design content for the web and print. This course is intended for students who want to expand their entry-level knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools.

Prerequisites
Completion of InDesign CS5: Level 1 - Creating Marketing Material or equivalent knowledge recommended.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Handle page elements.
  • Manage styles.
  • Develop complex paths.
  • Import and export data to external files.
  • Work with XML files.
  • Create dynamic documents.
  • Manage long documents.
  • Export InDesign files to other formats.
  • Adjust print settings.

Course Content


LESSON 1: HANDLING PAGE ELEMENTS

Topic 1A: Create Duplicate Items
Topic 1B: Handle Text Layouts
Topic 1C: Create Transparency
Topic 1D: Create Anchored Objects
Topic 1E: Manage a Library

LESSON 2: MANAGING STYLES

Topic 2A: Import Styles from Microsoft® Word Documents
Topic 2B: Create Nested Styles
Topic 2C: Create Related Styles
Topic 2D: Apply Styles in a Sequence
Topic 2E: Manage Style Overrides
Topic 2F: Redefine Styles
Topic 2G: Break the Link to Styles

LESSON 3: DEVELOPING COMPLEX PATHS

Topic 3A: Create Bézier Paths
Topic 3B: Create Clipping Paths
Topic 3C: Create Compound Paths
Topic 3D: Create Type Outlines

LESSON 4: ADMINISTERING EXTERNAL FILES

Topic 4A: Import Layered Files
Topic 4B: Merge Data

LESSON 5: WORKING WITH AN XML FILE

Topic 5A: Integrate XML Content into a Document
Topic 5B: Import XML Content
Topic 5C: Create a Snippet

LESSON 6: CREATING DYNAMIC DOCUMENTS

Topic 6A: Create Interactive Documents
Topic 6B: Insert Footnotes
Topic 6C: Insert Text Variables
Topic 6D: Create Text Conditions
Topic 6E: Create Document Sections

LESSON 7: MANAGING LONG DOCUMENTS

Topic 7A: Create a Book
Topic 7B: Create a Table of Contents
Topic 7C: Create Hyperlinks
Topic 7D: Create Cross-References
Topic 7E: Generate an Index

LESSON 8: EXPORTING INDESIGN FILES IN OTHER FORMATS

Topic 8A: Export PDF Files
Topic 8B: Export Files for the Web
Topic 8C: Export Files for Animation

LESSON 9: ADJUSTING PRINT SETTINGS

Topic 9A: Manage Colors
Topic 9B: Preview the Print Output
Topic 9C: Create Print Presets