Adobe InDesign CS6 Part 2 - 1 Day -

Adobe InDesign CS6 Part 2 - 1 Day

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Adobe InDesign CS6: Part 2

Course Specifications

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Course Length:

1 day

Course Description


In Adobe InDesign CS6: Part 1 you were introduced to the many features that help you create professional looking documents. Now you need to create much lengthier interactive documents that need to be accessed across a range of devices. In this course, you will learn advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents.

Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks and animation. You have the ability to assign color profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you'll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references and an index.

This course is also designed to cover the InDesign CS6 Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe InDesign CS6 to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.

You will:

  • Create layouts for multiple formats.
  • Manage advanced page elements.
  • Manage styles.
  • Build complex paths.
  • Manage external files.
  • Create dynamic documents.
  • Manage long documents.
  • Publish InDesign files for other formats.
  • Customize print settings.


Target Student:

This course is intended for students who want to expand their entry-level knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools.


To ensure your success, you will need to take the following Logical Operations course:

  • Adobe InDesign CS6: Part 1


Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen


  • Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Adobe Flash Player 11
  • Adobe Digital Editions (2.0)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Documents for Multiple Formats

Topic A: Build Layout Variations

Topic B: Link Content

Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements

Topic A: Create Repeating Content

Topic B: Work with Text Layouts

Topic C: Create Transparency

Topic D: Use Anchored Objects

Topic E: Manage a Library

Lesson 3: Managing Styles

Topic A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents

Topic B: Create Nested and GREP Styles

Topic C: Apply Styles in a Sequence and Manage Overrides

Topic D: Redefine Styles and Break Style Links

Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths

Topic A: Create Bézier Paths

Topic B: Create Clipping Paths

Topic C: Create Compound Paths

Lesson 5: Managing External Files

Topic A: Import Layered Files

Topic B: Merge Data

Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents

Topic A: Create Document Sections

Topic B: Insert Text Variables

Topic C: Create Interactive Documents

Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents

Topic A: Create a Book

Topic B: Build a Table of Contents

Topic C: Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References

Topic D: Generate an Index

Topic E: Insert Footnotes

Lesson 8: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats

Topic A: Export PDF files for Print

Topic B: Export Interactive PDF Files

Topic C: Export Files for Animation

Topic D: Export Files for the Web

Lesson 9: Customizing Print Settings

Topic A: Manage Colors

Topic B: Preview the Print Output

Topic C: Create Print Presets

Appendix A: Productivity Enhancements

Appendix B: InDesign Language Support

Appendix C: Extension Manager CS6

Appendix D: Adobe InDesign CS6 ACE Certification Exam Objectives

Appendix E: New Features in Adobe InDesign CS6

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