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InDesign training course – Intermediate: 1 day 



This intermediate course is suitable for delegates who have a basic understanding of InDesign and some experience of using the software.




To extend the users understanding and use of core features such as paragraph and character styles, working with master pages and the pages palette and to introduce powerful and flexible commands and features such as Object Styles, Anchored objects and Table functionality.


Interface / Working Environment

• Eye dropper tool

• Importing Word files

• Mapping Word Styles


Pages Panel

• Master Page setup

• Multiple master pages

• Sectioning documents

• Master Page Text Flow techniques

• Managing pages

• Keep Spread Together / Allow Pages to Shuffle



• Creating Layers

• Layer Visibility

• Lock/Unlock layers

• Moving objects between layers

• Paste Remembers Layers command


Object Styles

• The Object Styles panel

• Creating Object Styles

• Applying Styles / Quick Apply

• Editing Object Styles


Anchored Objects

• Inline Objects

• Above Line controls

• Custom controls



• The Transitions panel

• Controlling transitions

• Using the Page Curl transition


Object States Panel

• Creating multi-state objects

• Controlling states

• Animations and multi-state objects



• Creating Tables

• Importing Word Tables

• Importing Excel Spreadsheet data

• Controlling Rows and Columns

• Table Options • Cell Options


Advanced Image Controls

• Importing clipping paths

• Text Wrap and clipping paths

• Clipping path dialog box

• Placing Photoshop images

• Transparency from Photoshop

• Controlling layer visibility for Photoshop files



• The Gradient tool

• Creating gradients

• Gradients in type

• Gradients in frames

• Type, Location, Angle settings


Object Effects

• The Transparency palette

• Drop Shadow

• Feather

• Gradient Feather


Preflight, Package and Print

• The Preflight dialogue box

• Package – Image Links, Fonts, Dictionaries, Reports

• Print – General, Setup, Marks & Bleeds

• Printer Styles

• Exporting to PDF
• Preflight • General, Compression, Marks & Bleeds tabs

• Flattener settings

• PDF styles


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Delegates attending a public course should have a good grasp of the fundamentals of InDesign.


For public courses there is a mixed Mac and windows environment. Please state at time of booking which platform you would prefer to work on during training.


Training takes place using the latest version of the software unless otherwise stated. Every effort will be made to accommodate the needs of delegates who have previous versions of the software.




Get Creative

Just some of the numerous document types that we can build into your Adobe InDesign training …

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InDesign bids, proposals, books


open quote Excellent. Worked through all I had hoped. Feel much more confident with InDesign now. Thank you! close quote


Jacqueline Nicholls, Graphic Designer
Hobs Reprographics, Bournemouth
InDesign training course (Oct '11)




open quote Very helpful – I feel more confident now. Rob was excellent in explaining and answering questions. Thank you!. close quote


Abigail Price, Sub-editor
Archant Life Magazines, Exeter
InDesign/Atex Prestige training (Feb '12)


open quote Excellent – accommodated different learning speeds very well! Very patient! close quote

Julia McCormack
Oxfordshire County Council
InDesign CS6 training course



open quote Excellent course. Hands-on, informative and interesting... It was brilliant. Thank you. close quote

Libby Summers
LibbyT Designs
Photoshop training