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InDesign CC Level 2

Skill Level 2

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

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Class Description

I thought the skill level of this class was perfect not too slow, not too advanced. I really liked how much emphasis was on how to do things efficiently.
InDesign student

Move beyond the basics and learn how to master this powerful, flexible software to its best advantage. In this intermediate level class, we differentiate the functions of master pages, libraries, and the various styles. We determine how to use each to its best advantage, and how to combine them in a publication. We also tame other pro-level features required to build robust publications for a variety of traditional and mobile, interactive media. Specifically:

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Advanced Paragraph Styles
  • building sophisticated Nested and Line Styles
  • GREP styles (which go far beyond mere "find/replace") to consistently format predicted content
  • It can do that?! Keep Options and more
Anchored Objects
  • attach images and text frames to a postion in your text
  • create your own fancy drop caps
  • master this key feature of ePubs
Object styles
  • take global control of graphic and text frames
  • standardize attributes like shadows, text frame inset, colors, strokes, and much more
  • use object styles with anchored objects for powerful and flexible layouts
Learn how to use InDesign's Book features
  • creating and using book files
  • pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • book files for more than just books!
Tables of Contents
  • build TOCs quickly and reliably
  • prepare your print publication for ePub or print or both
Interactive Features and Publish Online
  • add motion and interactivity to electronic publications
  • view InDesign documents in a browser for proofing or final consumption
  • embedded these electronic publications in your own website
Truly master Master Pages
  • the difference between overriding and detaching
  • masters applied to masters: how much is too much?
  • markers, text variables, and masters
Templates vs Layers vs Libraries vs Styles: strategizing the building of documents
  • Build reliable templates that speed up production
  • turn a cacaphony of features into a harmonious workflow
  • developing your optimal workflow

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This is a "Level 2" class

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, but in need of deepened insight into more challenging features and/or application of them

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

To register for InDesign CC Level 2,
see prerequisites above, then select starting date below

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