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 Indesign eBooks/ePub

2-3 Days

*If you are VERY familiar with style creation (text and tables), topics can be covered in 2 days; if not, an extra day will be required. Note: This class does not cover the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite plug-ins.

  1. Introduction
    1. ePubs vs. PDFs vs. apps
    2. Types of ePubs
      1. Standard
      2. Fixed Layout
      3. Kindle Mobie
  2. Programs you will need
    1. Computer-Based Reader
    2. ePub validation and editing programs
  3. Setting up your document
    1. Master Page settings and preferences
    2. Adding a cover page
    3. Adding document metadata
  4. Working with Text
    1. Paragraph and Characters styles
    2. Importing Word documents
    3. Style settings to avoid
    4. Handling Footnotes
  5. Working with Tables
    1. Table and Cell styles
    2. Exporting Table for optimal reading
    3. Converting Tables to graphics
  6. Working with Graphics
    1. Importing graphics inline
    2. Anchoring graphics
    3. Editing images in Photoshop and Illustrator
      1. File Format
      2. Image resolution issues
    4. Defining export resolution
    5. Defining export orientation
    6. Adding Alt tags
  7. Hyperlinks
    1. Setting destination
    2. Setting Link
    3. Using Cross References
  8. Working with the reading order
    1. As single document
    2. Using Articles Panel
    3. Using XML
  9. Creating a TOC (Table Of Contents)
    1. Creating TOC Styles
    2. For ePub reader
    3. In book
  10. Exporting
    1. To ePub
      1. Export settings
        1. General
        2. Images
        3. TOC
      2. Creating page breaks
    2. To Kindle Mobi
  11. Opening up the ePub
    1. Editing the CSS file
    2. Fixing validation errors
    3. Special Macintosh concerns for editing ePubs