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Adobe InDesign CS4 Two Day Advanced - Manchester

This scheduled InDesign advanced training course provides the InDesign user the ability to hone their skills and move their knowledge of Adobe InDesign CS4 to an advanced level. Using the skills learned at introduction or intermediate level delegates will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application. This course is also recommended as a preparation for users planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

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Adobe InDesign CS4 training at XChangeTraining




2 Days

Course Location:

Central Manchester

Course Dates:

22 Oct - 23 Oct
17 Dec - 18 Dec


  A copy of this quality manual is available to all attendees of this course:

Adobe InDesign CS4: Visual Quick Start Guide

  Price listed is per delegate and excludes VAT.

XChange Training limit class size (4-8 delegates max) to ensure an excellent quality of training is provided so courses can fill up quickly. Please book up early to guarantee your place.

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Adobe InDesign CS4 Two Day Advanced - Manchester 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

-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

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-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 a file to become an e-book
-Overivew of Export options

-Understanding InDesign preferences
-Changing document preferences
-Changing application preferences

-Using the Overprint Preview and the Separations Preview panel
-Defining the Transparency Flattener settings
-Using Preflight
-Understanding an RGB workflow
-Creating PDF presets

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Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for graphic professionals who are already experienced in Adobe InDesign CS3 and want more in-depth knowledge of the application and the management of complex documents.

Ahead of taking this course the trainee must have a fair knowledge of the PC or Mac operating system and a good understanding of the basics of InDesign.

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Location information for this scheduled course

This course will be offered at the XChange Training Manchester scheduled training centre at:

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
M1 2AP

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 Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close (10 mins).

Courses are run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.


Training Centre address
Central Manchester

Tel: 0845 363 1130
Email: info@xchangetraining.co.uk

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Advantages of learning Adobe InDesign CS4 with XChange Training

-XChange Training is an Adobe Certified Training Centre
-Our InDesign CS4 trainers are certified professionals with excellent knowledge of all aspects of print workflows from creating artwork to guaranteeing successful output.
-XChange training focuses on real tasks that reflect how the software is used in professional situations.
-Free Course manual provided for each trainee as excellent post-course reference material.
-Free email support service for 6 months after course included in the price.
-We get consistently good feedback from our clients.

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