InDesign: Creating Long Documents Course

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Duration: 2 days
Location: Virtual Classroom (AEST)


During this 2 day course, participants will learn how to create a long document using InDesign CS6. This is a project based course where the participants will produce a magazine from start to finish and learn to apply the advanced features of InDesign CS6 in the process.

Who should do this course?

This advanced InDesign course is useful for anyone who wants to learn the skills for producing long documents using InDesign CS6. You will learn numerous time-saving features that help streamline the processes and automate the workflows for creating various types of long documents, such as, Magazines, Product Manuals, Courseware, Business Plans or just about any document that requires multiple pages.


This is an Advanced InDesign course. Prior to attending this course participants must have completed the Fast Track to InDesign course or have equivalent skills.

  • Creating Professional Documents
  • Planning your Document
  • Understanding the Document Layout
  • Creating Ruler Guides
  • Working with Ruler Guides
  • Selecting Ruler Guides
  • Working with Smart Guides
  • Creating layers for a Magazine Layout
  • Adding Objects to Layers
  • Understanding Pages and Spreads
  • Targeting or Selecting a Page or Spread
  • Understand how to Move, Duplicate, and Delete Pages and Spreads
  • Controlling Spread Pagination
  • Redistribute Pages
  • Creating Masters
  • Create a Master from an Existing Page or Spread
  • Base One Master on Another
  • Editing the Layout of a Master
  • Applying Master Pages
  • Copying Masters
  • Copy a Master Within a Document
  • Override or Detach Master Items
  • Detach a Master Item
  • Prevent a Master Item from Being Overridden
  • Reapply Master Items
  • Hide Master Items
  • Import a Master from Another Document
  • Add Page, Section, and Chapter Numbering
  • Define Section Numbering
  • Document Numbering Options
  • Create and Edit Text Variables
  • Understanding Variable Types
  • Chapter Number
  • Creation Date, Modification Date, and Output Date
  • File Name
  • Last Page Number
  • Running Header (Paragraph or Character Style)
  • Custom Text
  • Understanding Footnotes
  • Creating Footnotes
  • Changing Footnote Numbering and Layout
  • Footnote Numbering and Formatting Options
  • Footnote Layout Options
  • Deleting Footnotes
  • Working with Footnote Text
  • Understanding Paragraph and Character Styles
  • Advanced use of Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Creating GREP Styles
  • Understanding Object Styles
  • Working with Styles
  • Creating Book Files
  • Adding Documents to a Book File
  • Managing Book Files
  • Advanced Tables of Contents
  • Creating Tables of Contents in Books
  • Generate a Table of Contents
  • Create or Import TOC Styles
  • Create an Index
  • About Indexing
  • Import Topics from Another InDesign Document
  • Generate an Index
  • Understanding Scripting
  • Scripts Panel and Script Label Panel Overview
  • Enable scripts Attached to Menus
  • Understand how to Install Plug-ins
  • Configure Plug-ins
  • Understanding Data Merge
  • Advanced Data Merge
  • Merging to a PDF file


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