InDesign CS5 Level 2 (Advanced)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
You will use the advanced features of Adobe InDesign CS5 to create and design content for the web and print.

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

Course Outline:
Section 1: Handling Page Elements
Create Duplicate Items
Handle Text Layouts
Create Transparency
Create Anchored Objects
Manage a Library

Section 2: Managing Styles
Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
Create Nested Styles
Create Related Styles
Apply Styles in a Sequence
Manage Style Overrides
Redefine Styles
Break the Link to Styles

Section 3: Developing Complex Paths
Create Bézier Paths
Create Clipping Paths
Create Compound Paths
Create Type Outlines

Section 4: Administering External Files
Import Layered Files
Merge Data

Section 5: Working with an XML File
Integrate XML Content into a Document
Import XML Content
Create a Snippet

Section 6: Creating Dynamic Documents
Create Interactive Documents
Insert Footnotes
Insert Text Variables
Create Text Conditions
Create Document Sections

Section 7: Managing Long Documents
Create a Book
Create a Table of Contents
Create Hyperlinks
Create Cross-References
Generate an Index

Section 8: Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats
Export PDF Files
Export Files for the Web
Export Files for Animation

Section 9: Adjusting Print Settings
Manage Colors
Preview the Print Output
Create Print Presets
Level 2 (Advanced)

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