Adobe InDesign
Basic Skills 2


Participants will build on the skills learned in the InDesign Basic Skills 1 course. Participants will learn additional methods and techniques to create more advanced multi-page documents with greater efficiency. Participants will learn techniques for formatting text efficiently, for creating graphics within InDesign, and for creating layouts quickly.


Completion of the InDesign 1.5 Basic Skills 1 course or equivalent knowledge.

What should you be familiar with?

Experience with another Desktop publishing package, such as Corel Draw or Publisher

Session Length

1 Day, 9:00am to 4:30pm


This session is conducted either on site, or at our training rooms.

Topics Covered in this session

          Master Page Setup
          Setting Up Documents and Masters
          Basing Masters on Others
          Applying Master Pages to Multiple Document Pages

          Advanced Styles

          Local Overrides in Styles
          Basing One Style on Another
          Importing and Redefining Styles

          Manipulating Text

          Nested Frames
          Tracking and Kerning
          Scaling Text
          Page Elements and Graphics
          Dragging Items Between Documents
          File Formats

          Bézier Shapes

          Bézier Shapes Overview
          The Pen Tool
          Editing Bézier Paths
          Compound Paths

          Sectioning Documents

          Sectioning Documents

Performance-based objectives
  • Create multiple master page documents for efficient page layout.
  • Use advanced style techniques to automate formatting.
  • Use the Find/Change command to replace text and correct formatting errors.
  • Create libraries to hold frequently used text and pictures.
  • Create and edit Bézier paths to form irregular text and picture frames and to flow text on curves.
  • Create sections to change page numbering within a document.
  • Apply hidden shortcuts for faster manipulation of text, graphics, and the InDesign environment.

This course is not available on our public schedule, call us on 1800 456 002 or EMAIL to book this course

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