Course Outlines
Page Layout

Adobe InDesign

Adobe FrameMaker

Adobe InCopy


Microsoft Publisher

Graphics & Photos

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator



PDFs & Forms

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat PDF Forms

Adobe LiveCycle Designer

Video & Audio

Adobe Premiere Pro

After Effects

Adobe Audition


Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter

TechSmith Camtasia

Articulate Storyline

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Office









FileMaker Pro

Microsoft Access

Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Animate


ePubs with InDesign

ePubs with FrameMaker

Apple iBooks Author

If desired, IDEAS can modify any on-site class, custom classroom and on-line training, or one-on-one instruction. Feel free to mix-and-match topics from different level outlines if it meets your needs better—or even mix-and-match different programs. (Custom training is restricted to a single company.)

Adobe FrameMaker

Intro to FrameMaker Outline (2 days; 3 days highly recommended)

Advanced FrameMaker Outline (2 days; 3 days highly recommended)

The above classes are designed to help you build a "perfect" template for unstructured or structured editing. Extra time is strongly recommended in order to practice the concepts taught. If working with per-existing files that you do wish to update, please consider the Unstructured FrameMaker for Editors class.

Structured Editing in FrameMaker Outline (2 days)

This class teaches writers to work with existing structured documents. It is suggested that the students take or be familiar with the concepts of both the unstructured Intro and Advanced classes first.

Basics of Converting to Structure and EDD Editing

(2 days for coverage of basic EDD and Conversion Table concepts; 3-5 days recommended for hands-on work with your own files)

The first part of this advanced class covers EDD concepts, creation, usage, and editing. The second part covers the creation and testing of Conversion Tables for converting unstructured FrameMaker documents to structured based on the EDD.

Note: If you plan on converting Word documents into structured FrameMaker files, extra time may be required.

Specialized Classes

Editing in Unstructured FrameMaker for Writers (2 days)
[Concepts are extracted from the Intro and Advanced outlines]

This class covers the editorial-only aspects of both Unstructured Info and Advanced. It assumes a supplied, well-built template is provided to the editors and they only need to use the template rather than build it from scratch.