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This five-day masterclass covers all of the most commonly used features of the three main products in the Adobe suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code ADIDCS5L2
Duration 1 Day

You will use the advanced features of Adobe InDesign CS5 to create and design content for the web and print.

Target Audience:

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


  • Attendance of Adobe InDesign CS5 Level 1 course: ADIDCS5L1 (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not mandatory.

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Handle page elements
  • Manage styles
  • Develop complex paths
  • Import and export data to external files
  • Work with XML files
  • Create dynamic documents
  • Manage long documents
  • Export InDesign files to other formats
  • Adjust print settings


Lesson 1: Handling Page Elements

  • Topic 1A: Create Duplicate Items
  • Topic 1B: Handle Text Layouts
  • Topic 1C: Create Transparency
  • Topic 1D: Create Anchored Objects
  • Topic 1E: Manage a Library

Lesson 2: Managing Styles

  • Topic 2A: Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • Topic 2B: Create Nested Styles
  • Topic 2C: Create Related Styles
  • Topic 2D: Apply Styles in a Sequence
  • Topic 2E: Manage Style Overrides
  • Topic 2F: Redefine Styles
  • Topic 2G: Break the Link to Styles

Lesson 3: Developing Complex Paths

  • Topic 3A: Create Bézier Paths
  • Topic 3B: Create Clipping Paths
  • Topic 3C: Create Compound Paths
  • Topic 3D: Create Type Outlines

Lesson 4: Administering External Files

  • Topic 4A: Import Layered Files
  • Topic 4B: Merge Data

Lesson 5: Working with an XML File

  • Topic 5A: Integrate XML Content into a Document
  • Topic 5B: Import XML Content
  • Topic 5C: Create a Snippet

Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents

  • Topic 6A: Create Interactive Documents
  • Topic 6B: Insert Footnotes
  • Topic 6C: Insert Text Variables
  • Topic 6D: Create Text Conditions
  • Topic 6E: Create Document Sections

Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents

  • Topic 7A: Create a Book
  • Topic 7B: Create a Table of Contents
  • Topic 7C: Create Hyperlinks
  • Topic 7D: Create Cross-References
  • Topic 7E: Generate an Index

Lesson 8: Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats

  • Topic 8A: Export PDF Files
  • Topic 8B: Export Files for the Web
  • Topic 8C: Export Files for Animation

Lesson 9: Adjusting Print Settings

  • Topic 9A: Manage Colors
  • Topic 9B: Preview the Print Output
  • Topic 9C: Create Print Presets

Appendix A: Authoring Documents

Appendix B: Organizing Assets Using Adobe Bridge

Appendix C: New Features in Adobe InDesign CS5

Specialist Course

1 Day

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 01753 898320 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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