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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.)

Long Document Creation in InDesign

If you are new to InDesign, we recommend five days for this class. If you have attended one of our two- or three-day InDesign classes, three days should be sufficient.

  1. What exactly is a Long Document?
  2. Master Pages
    1. Master Text Frame
      1. Adjusting Preferences
    2. Using Layers to protect content
    3. Headers and Footers
      1. Chapter and Page numbering
      2. Running Headers
    4. Creating a slug area for proofing
      1. Modification date
  3. Creating Type Styles
    1. Paragraph Styles
      1. General settings
      2. Specialized settings
        1. Nested
        2. GREP
      3. Based On and Next Style settings
      4. Span
    2. Character Styles
      1. Proper usage and creation
    3. Placing Text
      1. Remove formatting
      2. Import Styles
      3. Syncing Styles
    4. Creating Complex Multi-Level Lists
      1. Using a Chapter Number
  4. Editing Functions
    1. Find/Change
      1. Text
      2. GREP
        1. GREP Tips & Tricks
    2. Spell Check
      1. Dynamic
      2. Auto Correct
    3. Using Track Changes
    4. Using Notes
    5. Quick Apply & Keyboard Style shortcuts
    6. Footnotes & Endnotes
    7. Cross References
    8. Variables
      1. Header/Footer
      2. In text
      3. In slug area
    9. Conditional Text
      1. Uses and Limitations
    10. Working with additional writers/editors
      1. InCopy
      2. Em Software
      3. DTP Tools
    11. Hyperlinks
  5. Tables
    1. Inserting Tables
    2. Word
    3. Excel
      1. Linking to Excel files
    4. Creating Table and Cell Styles
    5. Creating a Table Title Style
  6. Working with Color
    1. Proper color creations/selection based on output method
    2. Create and use Swatches
  7. Graphics
    1. Importing images
      1. In-line
      2. Anchored
      3. Static
    2. File Formats explained
    3. Creating a Graphics Caption Style
    4. InDesign graphic tools
      1. Shapes
      2. Pen tool
      3. Pathfinder
  8. Creating Object Styles
    1. For Text
    2. For Graphics
  9. Reusing Content
    1. Libraries
    2. Snippets
    3. Meta data captions in Bridge
      1. Automatically using meta-data for graphics
  10. Putting it together in a Book
    1. Pagination and numbering issues
    2. Syncing styles and settings
    3. Rearranging and updating chapters
  11. Front Matter
    1. Using & editing TOC Styles
    2. Creating a TOC (Table Of Contents)
    3. Creating a LOF (List of Figures)
    4. Creating a LOT (List of Tables)
  12. Back Matter
    1. Index
      1. Topics & References
      2. Generate Index
      3. Working with multiple indexes
  13. Output
    1. Preflight
      1. Custom Preflight settings
      2. Links panel
      3. Font usage
    2. Export to PDF
      1. Print
      2. Download
    3. EPUB