InDesign CS4: Advanced

InDesign CS4: Advanced

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Total Run Time: 7 hrs

With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS4: Advanced, you'll learn all the tricks the professionals know that can save you hours of time in production. After watching this training, you will understand how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles, and so much more.

Highlights

  1. Learn How to best navigate from the Selection tool to the Type tool.
  2. Find out how to build and apply nested styles.
  3. Discover how to build and maintain a Library.
  4. Learn how to access a Photoshop Path.
  5. See how to use Libraries to store layouts in InDesign.

 

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Description

In this InDesign CS4: Advanced series, you’ll learn everything from Master Pages to Object Styles, have a look at advanced features such as XML and Datamerge, plus discover numerous time saving InDesign workflow shortcuts along the way. This series is just what you need to take your InDesign skills one step further and get you well on your way to easily managing a multiple page document inside InDesign.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: CUSTOMIZING YOUR WORKFLOW (48 min)

  1. Workspace, Navigation, Menus & Plug-ins
  2. Advanced Document Settings
  3. Advanced Preferences
  4. Advanced Navigation
  5. Default Tool Settings
  6. Using Adobe Bridge with InDesign
Chapter 2: ADVANCED TYPE TECHNIQUES (68 min)

  1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Working with Type
  2. Advanced Rules
  3. Advanced Paragraph Options
  4. Using Languages
  5. Typing on a Path
  6. Inserting Text Variables
  7. Putting Images inside of Type
  8. Aligning Text to a Baseline Grid
  9. Importing & Exporting Type
  10. Flowing Type
  11. Adjust Optical Margin Alignment with the Story Panel
  12. Using Glyphs & Glyph Sets
  13. Understanding OpenType Fonts
  14. Setting Tabs
  15. Using the Eyedropper for Type
Chapter 3: USING TYPE STYLES (25 min)

  1. Why Use Styles?
  2. Character Styles vs. Paragraph Styles
  3. Working with Next Styles
  4. Applying Nested Styles
  5. Repeating Nested Styles
  6. Nesting Line Styles & GREP Styles
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH IMAGES (32 min)

  1. Exploring the Info & Links Panels
  2. Importing Graphics & Using Scripts
  3. Using Image Shortcuts
  4. Advanced Text Wrap Options
  5. Placing an InDesign Document inside an InDesign Document
  6. Working with Illustrator® Files in InDesign
  7. Working with Photoshop® Files in InDesign
Chapter 5: WORKING WITH OBJECTS (15 min)

  1. When to Use an Object Style
  2. Building an Anchored Object
  3. Using Object Styles on Anchored Objects
Chapter 6: USING TABLES (11 min)

  1. Basic Table Options
  2. Creating & Applying a Table Style
  3. Importing Microsoft® Excel® Documents
Chapter 7: STROKING, ALIGNING & TRANSFORMING (14 min)

  1. Advanced Stroke Panel Options
  2. Advanced Alignment Options
  3. Advanced Transform Options
Chapter 8: ADVANCED COLOR TECHNIQUES (14 min)

  1. Color Panel vs. Swatches Panel
  2. Color Management
  3. Creating Colors
  4. Using the Kuler™ Panel
Chapter 9: APPLYING EFFECTS (07 min)

  1. Adjusting Eect Settings
  2. Using the Directional Feather & Gradient Feather Tools
  3. Using Blend Modes
Chapter 10: ADVANCED FIND/CHANGE OPTIONS (12 min)

  1. Find/Change Text Attributes
  2. Find/Change GREP
  3. Find/Change Glyphs
  4. Find/Change Object Attributes
Chapter 11: WORKING WITH PAGES (25 min)

  1. Page Setup
  2. Section Options & Moving Pages
  3. Basing Master Pages on Other Master Pages
  4. Using Layers
  5. Advanced Guide Features
  6. Rotating Spreads
Chapter 12: LIBRARIES & SNIPPETS (10 min)

  1. Using Libraries
  2. Using Snippets
Chapter 13: OUTPUTTING DOCUMENTS (19 min)

  1. Building a Preight
  2. Transparency Flattener Settings & PDF/X-1a
  3. Exploring the InDesign Interchange Format & Component Info
  4. Working with Print Presets
Chapter 14: CREATING BOOKS (18 min)

  1. Building a Book & Numbering the Pages
  2. Synchronizing a Book
  3. Creating a Table of Contents
  4. Dening a Running Header
  5. Generating an Index
Chapter 15: WORKING WITH XML (12 min)

  1. Exporting XML
  2. Importing XML
Chapter 16: INTEGRATING WITH INCOPY® (15 min)

  1. The Role of InCopy
  2. Importing an InCopy File into InDesign
  3. Editing Stories in a Single Editor Workow
  4. Using Assignments in a Multiple Editor Workow
Chapter 17: SCREEN SHARING & HIDDEN FEATURES (10 min)

  1. Share Your Screen Using ConnectNow
  2. InDesign Easter Eggs & Final Comments
  3. Credits

Presenter Info

As a member of the AGI Training team, Robert delivered training and consulting services to many newspapers and magazines adopting InDesign. Having served as the production manager overseeing the creation of several weekly newspapers, he is familiar with many aspect of print publishing workflows. He is a contributing author to the Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom and currently works for a publishing technology consulting firm.