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Key points about this course

Duration : 2 Days
Course Fee : RM 2,400.00 (+SST)

HRD Corp Claimable Course

Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

Virtual Class

Public Class

In House Training

Private Class

Course Overview

This 2-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.


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

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.

Course Objectives

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

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


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 and for you to become a confident power user.

Course Content

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 Parent Pages

  • Review of setting up Parent Pages
  • Parent & Child masters
  • Overriding Parent Page items
  • Using ‘Shuffle’ options
  • Best practice with Parent pages
  • 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



  • 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



  • 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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