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Keystroke Learning - Adobe InDesign Training Course

Adobe InDesign Advanced

Adobe InDesign


Adobe InDesign Computer Training Course

Course Overview

On this 1 day InDesign Advanced course, participants will extend their knowledge by exploring Complex Shapes, Cross References & Indexes. Then work with Layers and Interactive Forms, before the Data Merge feature and creating books from multiple files. 

This course is designed for participants who are already using InDesign to create more complex layouts and want to get even more creative while working with time saving features. 

Am I Ready For This Training?

Participants should have a good understanding of the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign. Ideally you will have completed our Adobe InDesign Introduction and or our Adobe InDesign Intermediate course, or have prior experience using InDesign content, including laying out pages, working with text and graphics, parent pages and using styles.

Course Details

Course Skill Level


Class Size

Public Courses 6 Students (Max)
Client Site Courses 10 Students

Course Duration

1 Day Training Course

Class Times

9:00am – 4:00pm

Your Course Includes



Upcoming Public Courses


We currently do not have this course on our public schedule, but don’t let that deter you!

Exciting news! We are currently offering special prices for one-on-one training for this program.

Call us on (03) 9999 7780 or email us to discuss you options.

Psst… We can also organise group training sessions.

Course Content

Creating Complex Shapes
  • Creating Frames and Shapes
  • Transforming Shapes
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Merging Shapes Using Pathfinder
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Arranging Objects
  • Aligning and Distributing Objects
  • Grouping Objects
  • Creating Outlines and Shapes from Type
  • Applying Corner Effects
Indexes & Cross References
  • Understanding Indexes
  • Adding Index Entries
  • Generating a Simple Index
  • Understanding Cross References
  • Creating Paragraph Styles Cross Referencing
  • Creating Text Anchors Cross Referencing
Using Layers
  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating a New Layer
  • Naming Layers & Assigning Colours
  • Assigning Objects to Layers
  • Reordering Layers
  • Hiding and Viewing Layers
Basic Interactive Forms
  • Create Form Field Frames.
  • Creating a Text Entry Field
  • Creating a Combo Box
  • Adding Items to a List
  • Creating Radio Buttons
  • Adding Print, Reset and Send Buttons
  • Exporting as an Interactive PDF
Using the Data Merge Feature
  • Understanding the Data Merge Process
  • Setting Up the Database File
  • Setting Up the InDesign Document
  • Preforming the Merge with Text & Images
Creating a Book
  • Understanding Books
  • Create a Book
  • Add, Reorder & Remove Documents
  • Synchronise Files
  • Exporting Books

*Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class.
 We may change the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

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