Duration 1 Day

Learning Objectives

  • Understand layers
  • Manage colour options
  • Special Effects
  • Spreads
  • Export options

Course Content

Using Layers to organise page content

  • Creating and naming layers
  • Moving objects across layers
  • Locking and unlocking Layers
  • Reordering Layers

Long document creation

  • Parent and Child master pages
  • Document Sections
  • Running Headers and Footers

Advanced type formatting options

  • Importing styles from Word
  • Using Paragraph Shading
  • Creating balanced headline text
  • Adding above and below rules
  • Spanning text across columns
  • Splitting text into columns
  • Using nested styles
  • Using First Line styles

Table of Contents

  • Creating a Table of Contents using
    Paragraph Styles


  • Creating tables
  • Converting tabbed text to tables
  • Header and Footer Rows
  • Using Cell Styles
  • Using Table Styles

Working with spreads

    • Creating multi-page spreads
    • Different sized pages within one

Combining text and graphics

  • Creating object styles
  • Controlling what is affected by text
  • Advanced text wrap options
  • Creating grids of Images and shapes
  • Using the Gap Tool
  • Controlling frame contents

Drawing and editing Shapes

  • Using Shape tools
  • Using Live Corner effects
  • Combining shapes
  • Editing shapes
  • An introduction to the Pen Tool

Advanced colour options

  • Creating and editing gradients
  • Spot colours versus process colours
  • Working with tints
  • Adding colours to a CC Library

Special Effects

  • Adding special effects to page items
  • Working with Transparency

Printing and export options

  • Creating and editing PDF presets
  • Producing PDF files for a highresolution
    composite workflow
  • Producing PDFs containing hyperlinked
    Table of Contents