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InDesign Advanced

at Training Connection - The Loop

Course Details
$895 5 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Nov 14, 9:00am - Nov 15, 4:30pm (2 sessions)

Next start dates (2)

The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Purchase Options
Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

This InDesign course is aimed at existing InDesign users who need to improve their workflow by learning the more advanced features in InDesign.

Students will complete 7 hands-on projects including an interactive XML brochure, a Multi-page booklet, a Restaurant Menu with nested styles, an Art Gallery price list with conditional text, a Travel guide using InDesign scripting and much more.

Target Audience:
Students should have already completed our InDesign Fundamentals course or have equivalent experience prior to attending this course. Training available on Mac and PC.

Detailed Course Outline:

Project 1: National Parks Pieces
  • Building a Layout from Imported XML Content
  • Merge XML into Tagged Frames
  • Creating Interact Overlays for Digital Folio Files
  • Creating Alternatives for Vertical & Horizontal Tablet Orientations
Project 2: Multi-Chapter Booklet
  • Combining Documents into Books
  • Building a Table of Contents
  • Building an Index
  • Exporting Book Files
  • Merging Data into an InDesign Layout
Project 3: Restaurant Menu
  • Cleaning up placed text with Find/Change
  • Creating Nested Styles
  • Using Tab Alignment
  • Redefining Styles
Project 4: Art Gallery Price Sheets
  • Creating Conditions for Conditional Text
  • Using GREP to apply conditions
  • Creating Sets to manage conditions
Project 5: Indian Travel Guide
  • Using styles based on Other Styles
  • Create a Table of Contents
  • Set up a Cross Reference
  • Using Contact Sheet Cascade
  • Installing InDesign User Scripts
  • Using Scripts to augment the application
  • Using Corner Options to enhance graphic frames
  • Secret Stroke Styles
Project 6: Conference Name Badges
  • Smart Text Reflow
  • Use Next Styles & Keep Options
  • Using an InDesign Script to prevent Text Reflow
Project 7: Postcards from the Edge
  • Outlined Type & Placing Images into Text
  • Reflecting Type
  • Applying Effects & Adjusting Opacity
  • Arranging Objects
What's Included:
  • Adobe InDesign Training Manual
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 Months Free Repeat Policy

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).


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Trains CTA - Blue and Red Lines - Monroe Station Walk approximately 4 blocks west on Monroe Street to Franklin Street. CTA - Orange, Pink, Purple and Brown Lines - Quincy station Walk approximately 1.5 blocks north on Wells Street, turn left (west) on Monroe Street, and go to corner of Franklin Street. CTA - Green Line Swap at Clark for Blue line or Roosevelt for Orange line. Metra - Union Station Walk 3 blocks east on West Adams (crossing river). Turn left (North) on Franklin and walk 1 block to Monroe Street.

Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 2 $895
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Nov 15 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 2 $895
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Jan 10 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 2 $895
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Feb 21 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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