Key points about this course

Duration : 1 Day
Public Class : RM 2,399.00
Live Virtual Class : RM 1,349.00

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Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

Live Virtual Class

Public Class

In House Training

Private Class

Course Overview

This Adobe Indesign course, Advanced level is aimed for those who are already acquired basics using of Adobe Indesign, and want to look for more advanced functionality available in this software. The class is suitable if you have attended the Indesign Introduction training course, or are already comfortable with most of the topics covered in Introduction level.

In this Adobe Indesign course you will learn how to work advanced styling such as nested styles, next style and object styles. You will learn to apply automated page numbering, use the liquify and alternate layout functions and lots more.

You will work with interactive features and learn how to create pdf forms from, add hyperlinks, page transitions and other interactive features. We will teach you how to make use of snippets and libraries to reuse content saving. If you are working with external data from excel or other database sources, we will teach you how to generate a fully formatted indesign document directly from the data file.

To optimise your knowledge and skills, join our Adobe Indesign training in Kuala Lumpur. This Adobe Indesign training is also available if you want to conduct at your work place throughout Malaysia.

Course Prerequisites

You have either attended the Indesign Introduction course or equivalent experience, and comfortable creating a new document, placing frames and content on the page, applying basic formatting, and moving and positioning content. This Adobe Indesign course is ideal for those who are at an intermediate level and want to move to advance level.

Course Content

Using Stylesheets

  • Setting up paragraph and character styles
  • Styling bullets
  • Using next paragraph style
  • Advanced nested styles

Object Styles

  • What are object styles
  • Creating an object style
  • Applying paragraph styles within an object
  • Using quick apply
  • Setting a default object style

Styling Tables

  • Table styles
  • Cell styles
  • Paragraph styles in cells
  • Cell styles in tables
  • Creating table styles
  • Applying table styles

Page Numbering

  • Automated Table of Contents
  • Formatting the TOC
  • Updating TOC
  • Styling Table of Contents
  • Dynamic story jumps

Advanced Layout Options

  • Gridify
  • Live Distribute
  • Liquid layout
  • Liquid Page Rules
  • Alternate Layout
  • Alignment tips

Pen Tool, Paths & Pathfinder

  • Creating paths
  • Creating custom frames
  • Combining different shapes
  • Type on a path
  • Formatting type on a path
  • Placing text in a custom frame
  • Merging frames
  • Compound frames


  • Export to interactive pdf
  • Buttons
  • Hyperlinks
  • Transitions
  • Animation
  • Video
  • Interactive page curls


  • Overview of pdf forms
  • Text and signature fields
  • List and combo boxes
  • Checkboxes and radio buttons
  • Setting tab order for pdf forms
  • Submit, print and clear actions
  • Outputting a form
  • Testing in Acrobat

Adobe Bridge

  • Bridge Workspaces
  • Working with Mini Bridge
  • Image Metadata in Bridge
  • Metadata Templates
  • Live image captions

Working with Images

  • Using PSD files in InDesign
  • Using Illustrator files
  • Embedding images
  • Preflighting and Images
  • Images and transparency

Color and Kuler

  • Mixed ink colours and groups
  • Seperations preview panel
  • The ink manager
  • What is Kuler
  • Creating a Kuler theme
  • Managing Kuler themes
  • Using .ASE files


  • Word and Excel content
  • Import options
  • Importing styles
  • Handling style conflicts
  • Import Presets
  • Importing text


  • Export Interactive PDF
  • Export as HTML5
  • Export for Kindle
  • Export as SWF
  • Export as ePub etc….

Working with Text

  • Using conditional text
  • Convert text to frames
  • Tracking text changes
  • Custom autocorrect
  • Custom spell check
  • Link content between documents


  • What is Grep
  • Find and replace with GREP
  • Using GREP Styles


  • Saving as snippets
  • Showing snippets in mini bridge
  • Reuse snippets on document from bridge


  • Libraries v Snippets
  • Creating a library
  • The library panel
  • Adding items to a library

Data Merge

  • How to setup a merge source
  • Add merge fields
  • Styling
  • Output

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