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InDesign CS5 Training: Advanced Adobe InDesign CS5

Course Number: IND-107
Duration: 2 days
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InDesign CS5 Training Overview

Accelebrate's Advanced Adobe InDesign CS5 training teaches attendees the sophisticated techniques they need for producing polished InDesign documents.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

InDesign CS5 Training Prerequisites

Accelebrate's Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS5 or equivalent experience.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 20 minutes.

InDesign CS5 Training Materials

All students will receive a copy of Adobe Press' Adobe® InDesign® CS5 Classroom in a Book.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • Adobe InDesign CS5 or later (for Windows or Mac)

InDesign CS5 Training Objectives

  • Apply and work with color
  • Create and apply styles
  • Import and modify graphics
  • Add and format tables
  • Work with transparency
  • Prepare InDesign documents for print
  • Create rich, interactive documents

InDesign CS5 Training Outline

  • Working with color
    • Defining printing requirements
    • Creating and applying colors
    • Working with gradients
    • Creating a tint
    • Creating a spot color
    • Applying colors to text and objects
    • Using advanced gradient techniques
  • Working with styles
    • Creating and applying paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying character styles
    • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    • Globally updating styles
    • Loading styles from another document
  • Importing and modifying graphics
    • Adding graphics from other programs
    • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
    • Managing links to imported files
    • Updating revised graphics
    • Adjusting display quality
    • Working with clipping paths
    • Working with alpha channels
    • Importing native Adobe graphics files
    • Using a library to manage objects
    • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Creating tables
    • Converting text to a table
    • Formatting a table
    • Creating a header row
    • Adding graphics to table cells
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  • Working with transparency
    • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    • Applying transparency settings
    • Adjusting transparency settings for EPS images
    • Adding transparency effects
    • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    • Applying transparency settings to text
    • Working with effects
  • Output and exporting
    • Preflighting files
    • Packaging files
    • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    • Previewing separations
    • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
    • Previewing the page
    • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
    • Using the Ink Manager
  • Creating rich interactive documents
    • Setting up an online document
    • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
    • Exporting as Flash Player (SWF)
    • Exporting as Adobe PDF (Interactive)
    • Converting a print document for online use
    • Adding advanced interactivity, animation, and video
  • Working with Long Documents
    • Starting a book
    • Creating a running footer
    • Adding a footnote
    • Adding a cross-reference
    • Synchronizing a book
    • Generating a table of contents
    • Indexing a book
  • Conclusion