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Adobe InDesign CC Advanced with ACA Exam 3 Days - Manchester

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InDesign Logo and advanced course participants

Join the professionals in getting the best out of the world's leading desktop-publishing program. Our course will show you how to unlock the power of InDesign's advanced tools and help you to become more proficient and confident in laying out documents. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

With our help, you will take your existing InDesign know-how and enhance it as you learn how to create interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. We will show you how to work more efficiently by saving re-usable data and storing PDF presets. This course is a great way to step up to expert level by increasing the quality, consistency and speed of your output. You will test your new skills as you take the ACA exam.

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Price: £695.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe InDesign CC
Level: Advanced
Duration: 3 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Manchester
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 09 Aug - 11 Aug
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InDesign Advanced with ACA 3 Days Overview

InDesign Logo and advanced course participants

This 3-day Advanced course will help to develop your skills as you explore the advanced features of Adobe InDesign CC. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes desktop publishing and design to a new level, and combines production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software.

You will already understand the basics of the program, and we will show you how to take that knowledge to the next level. We will cover advanced topics such as creating eBooks, generating indexes, and automating workflows.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create complex documents such as interactive PDFs and eBooks
  • Use advanced tools and palettes
  • Re-use data via libraries and snippets
  • Generate tables of contents and indexes
  • Store PDF presets

The final day of the course is dedicated to the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) InDesign exam, including trying a mock exam, reviewing answers, and then taking the real exam. The ACA exam represents an official qualification, and you will be provided with an instant pass or fail result. We are confident that you will join everyone we have already helped to pass the exam and collect an official certificate of Adobe Certified Associate status.

As well as giving you the opportunity to take the ACA exam, this course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of InDesign, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACA qualification under your belt.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of InDesign and who work as graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, or marketing communications professionals.

You will need basic experience in using InDesign. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe InDesign CC Introduction 2 Day course.

 

InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Managing Your Workspaces
  • Organising Your Panels
  • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
  • Advanced View Options
Advanced Typography
  • Typographical preferences
  • Advanced Character formatting options
  • Advanced Paragraph formatting options
Style Sheets
  • Review of setting up Style Sheets
  • Advanced Style Sheet Tips
  • Nested Styles
  • Using ‘Based on’, ‘Next Style’ and Quick Apply
Pages and Master Pages
  • Review of setting up Master Pages
  • Parent & Child masters
  • Overriding Master Page items
  • Using ‘Shuffle’ options
  • Best practice with master page
  • Numbering and Section options
Organising your Layout
  • Advanced Align options
  • Using keyboard shortcuts for align and distribute
  • Using the Gap tool
  • Using Autofit for images
  • Review of setting up Object Styles
  • Setting up a Baseline Grid
  • Creating custom frames and objects with the pen tool
Colour
  • Review of Swatches – managing colours and gradients
  • Creating Mixed Inks
  • Using the Ink Manager
  • Sharing Swatches between documents and with Photoshop and Illustrator
Managing Documents
  • Using Libraries and Snippets
  • Creating Templates
  • Creating and using Find/Change queries
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Using an InDesign ‘Book’ to collate documents
  • Setting up Indexes
  • Tables
  • Setting up Tables
  • Importing Excel & Word tables
  • Creating Table and Cell styles
Creating an interactive PDF
  • Adding Hyperlinks, Buttons, Movies and Sounds
  • Setting up Page Transitions
  • Exporting an Interactive PDF
Setting up an e-book / e-pub
  • Understanding what an e-book is
  • Overview of preparing an existing file to become an e-book
  • Overview of Export options
Preferences
  • Understanding InDesign preferences
  • Changing document preferences
  • Changing application preferences
Printing
  • Using the Overprint Preview and the Separations Preview panel
  • Defining the Transparency Flattener settings
  • Using Preflight
  • Understanding an RGB workflow
  • Creating PDF presets
Adobe Certification Preparation & ACA Exam
  • Work through exam preparation sheet
  • Sample Exam questions
  • Take Practice exam
  • Any other questions?
  • InDesign ACA Exam
  • Instant Pass or Fail Result

InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe InDesign CC course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching InDesign. Get the layout skills you need with our experienced InDesign professionals.

Included with our InDesign courses is the Brilliant InDesign book provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified InDesign course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP


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Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

Helen Seddon, ENEHL, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

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InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

Helen Seddon, ENEHL, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

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InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

Helen Seddon, ENEHL, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

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Testimonials

The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

Helen Seddon, ENEHL, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Top quality facilities, instructor and training (as always.). I cannot praise everyone highly enough.

Steve Linehan, The Stationery Office (TSO), InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Brilliant two days. I was sceptical about how much we would learn in two days but now feel like I am definitely ready and eager to use InDesign on my own. The facilities were great and the class size perfect and it is brilliant that we receive a book to help us through post-course use of the software. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

Emma Bedford, Wem Town Hall Trust, InDesign - Two Day Introduction

The trainer was excellent - she explained everything in depth and gave me enough time to keep up. The content was very useful and I know feel a lot more confident to use InDesign.

Sian Hughes, UKTI, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

To say that this course has revolutionised my design life is an understatement; It will benefit my work certainly but also several projects currently ongoing in my personal life as I am an aspiring writer and food blogger. Fantastic course delivered by an amazing trainer!

Lyndsay Stewart, Next, InDesign - Two Day Introduction

Fantastic two day course on InDesign, well worth doing. Staff very friendly. 10 out of 10

Daniel Kosta, Icon Productions, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

A really informative course with lots of useful hints and tips to use InDesign.

Anisha Patel, AAPG, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

Excellent, answered all of my questions, now familiar with all of the shortcuts and tools I hoped to be familiar with. A great introduction that will save me a lot of time.

Robyn Wyatt, NHS Christie, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke

It was good fun, informative and I feel like I learnt a lot. It has also made me want to do more courses.

Stephanie Razis, Salamanca, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

The course was great - a lot of content and adapted well for both attendees needs - brilliant trainer who obviously has a lot of experience which really helped. Thank you.

Amanda Hayes, Weil Gotshal & Manges, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

InDesign CC Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 09 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 04 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 22 Nov - 24 Nov
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The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

Helen Seddon, ENEHL, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

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