Adobe InDesign CS6 Advanced

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About this Course

InDesign CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition, is part of a three-course ILT series that will help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign CS6. This 1 day instructor-led course is designed for students who want to prepare documents for commercial printing or electronic distribution. Students will learn how to manage long documents, use advanced color and print settings, add interactive elements to documents, prepare documents for electronic distribution, and work with XML.

Audience Profile

This course is for the basic InDesign user who wants to advance their InDesign skills to design and produce more complex, professional-looking documents for print and web.


Before taking this course, you should complete the Adobe® InDesign® Basic/Intermediate course, or have equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding Graphics from Other Programs
  •  Comparing Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  •  Managing Links to Imported Files
  •  Updating Revised Graphics
  •  Adjusting Display Quality
  •  Working with Clipping Paths
  •  Working with Alpha Channels
  •  Importing Native Adobe Graphics Files
  •  Using a Library to Manage Objects
  •  Using Adobe Bridge to Import Graphics

Lesson 2: Creating Tables

  • Converting Text to a Table
  •  Formatting a Table
  •  Creating a Header Row
  •  Adding Graphics to Table Cells
  •  Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles

Lesson 3: Working with Transparency

  • Importing and Colorizing a Grayscale Image
  •  Applying Transparency Settings
  •  Adding Transparency Effects to Imported Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  •  Importing and Adjusting Illustrator Files that Use Transparency
  •  Applying Transparency Settings to Text
  •  Working with Effects

Lesson 4: Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting Files
  •  Packaging Files

Lesson 5: Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields

  • Adding Form Fields
  •  Exporting an Interactive Adobe PDF File

Lesson 6: Creating and Exporting an EBook

  • Completing the Booklet
  •  Choosing the Content of an EBook
  •  Adding Metadata
  •  Exporting an EPUB File