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Adobe InDesign - Advanced Training Course

Adobe InDesign - Advanced Training Schedule

InDesign Advanced Training Course Synopsis

This class provides the InDesign user the ability to hone their skills and move their knowledge of Adobe InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned in the Level I class, students will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

Prerequisites for this InDesign Advanced Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. In addition, students are required to be relatively well-versed in the basics of Adobe InDesign. We also recommend that you have the Adobe InDesign software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

What You Will Learn in This InDesign Advanced Training Course

  • Advanced Pen Tool Tricks
  • Managing Long Documents
  • Working with Libraries
  • Creating Indexes
  • Adding a Table of Contents
  • Adding XML Structure
  • Export to PDF
  • Adding and Editing Scripts
  • Advanced Text Flow

InDesign Advanced Training Course Length and Time

This class is 2 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Locations for this InDesign Advanced Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Goals for this InDesign Advanced Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

InDesign Advanced - Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Lesson 1 - Managing Your Workspace

  • Organizing Your Palettes
  • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
  • Advanced View Options
  • Dragging Items Between Documents
  • Third-Party plug-ins

Lesson 2 - Page Layout

  • Master Page Tips and Tricks
  • Using Facing Pages
  • Using Libraries
  • File Formats

Lesson 3 - Advanced Style Sheet Tips

  • Managing Long Documents
  • Indexing
  • Table of Contents
  • Text Gradients
  • Hyphenation and Justification
  • Tracking and Kerning

Lesson 4 - Drawing

  • Mastering the Pen Tool
  • Pen Tool Shortcuts
  • Compound Paths

Lesson 5 - Where Text Meets Graphics

  • Inline Graphics
  • Creating Type Outlines
  • Text Wrap Options
  • Using Transparency

Lesson 6 - Importing and Exporting

  • Adding Excel or Word Tables
  • Import Text Options
  • Import Graphic Options
  • PDF Styles
  • Export Options

Lesson 7 - Long Documents

  • Adding Indexes
  • Using Table of Contents
  • Numbering & Section Options

Lesson 8 - The XML Factor

  • What is XML?
  • Adding Structure with XML
  • Exporting to XML
  • Mapping Styles to Tags
  • Tips for Working with XML
  • Libraries for Efficient XML Production

Lesson 9 - Color

  • Using the Eyedropper to Create New Swatches
  • Spot or Process?

Lesson 10 - Printing

  • Using Printer Styles
  • Color Separations
  • Understanding the Print Menu
  • The Transparency Flattener
  • Preflight and Package

Lesson 11 - Scripting

  • Using the Script palette
  • Editing the Scripting Label


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Upcoming Classes


Wed. May 31, 2017

Wed. Jun 07, 2017

Thu. Jun 15, 2017

Wed. Jun 28, 2017

Comments from Students

This instructor is incredibly patient and very willing to review steps you may have missed.

- D. J., Nov 05, 2015

Jane is awesome, very attentive and knowledgeable.

- N. M., Nov 05, 2015

Very happy to have learned how to incorporate Word into InDesign.

- Anonymous, Nov 05, 2015