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Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2

Self-taught course


The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of InDesign CC including working with the Creative Cloud, creating and modifying interactive documents and much more.

Target audience

Adobe Photoshop CC is designed for users who are keen to extend their knowledge of InDesign CC.


Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 assumes some knowledge of the software. Also, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Topics covered

The Adobe Account

  • The Adobe Website
  • Signing in to Your Adobe Account
  • The Creative Profile Home Page
  • Managing Your Adobe Account
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager
  • Working With Apps
  • Understanding Library Assets
  • Understanding TypeKit
  • Add Fonts in Typekit
  • Understanding Adobe Colour CC
  • Understanding Behance

Creative Cloud Libraries

  • The Libraries Panel
  • Adding Elements to the Library
  • Accessing the Contents of Your Library Online
  • Sorting the Contents of the Library
  • Adding People to Your Library
  • Working With Libraries

Working Collaboratively

  • Uploading a File to Creative Cloud
  • Creating a Folder in Creative Cloud
  • Working With Files and Folders
  • Adding Collaborators
  • Viewing and Navigating a File in Creative Cloud
  • Making Changes to a Shared File
  • Commenting on a Shared File
  • Deleting Comments
  • Creating User Identification
  • Adding Notes to a Shared File
  • Viewing Notes in a Shared File
  • Working With Tracked Changes
  • Accepting Collaboration Invitations
  • Removing Collaborators

Paragraph Formatting

  • Understanding the Paragraph Panel
  • Applying Space Before and After Paragraphs
  • Applying an Indent
  • Applying a First Line Indent
  • Understanding Tabs
  • Setting Drop Caps
  • Creating a Bulleted List

Formatting Objects

  • Applying Effects
  • Applying Corner Effects
  • Applying Transparency
  • Applying a Gradient to an Object
  • Using the Eyedropper to Copy Formatting
  • The Find Change Dialog Box
  • Creating a Snippet
  • Inserting a Snippet

Working With Styles

  • Understanding Styles
  • Understanding Styles Panels
  • Creating Character Styles
  • Applying Character Styles
  • Creating Paragraph Styles
  • Creating a Style From Existing Formatting
  • Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Working With Style Groups
  • Editing Styles
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles
  • Deleting Styles and Style Groups

Working With Tables

  • Creating a Table
  • Selecting Tables and Table Cells
  • Entering Text in a Table Cell
  • Adjusting a Table
  • Formatting Text in a Table
  • Understanding the Table Panel
  • Formatting Cells
  • Working With Table Borders
  • Working With Table Colour
  • Importing a Spreadsheet Table
  • Deleting a Table

Long Documents

  • Understanding Tables of Contents
  • Inserting a Table of Contents
  • Formatting a Table of Contents
  • Creating a Table of Contents Style
  • Updating a Table of Contents
  • Understanding Indexes
  • Adding Index Entries
  • Generating a Simple Index

Creating a Simple E-Publication

  • Understanding Digital Documents
  • Fixed Layout vs Reflowable
  • Checking Your Fonts for EPUBS
  • Interactive Navigation Tools
  • Understanding Adding Animation
  • The EPUB Interactivity Preview Panel
  • Adding Animation
  • Creating a Multi State Object
  • Interactive Objects
  • Creating a Button
  • The EPUB Export Options Dialog box
  • Exporting to EPUB
  • Understanding MultiMedia Tools

Alternate Layouts

  • Understanding Alternate Layouts
  • Previewing Liquid Layout
  • Applying Liquid Layout Rules
  • Constraining Specific Objects
  • Applying Rules to Other Pages
  • Creating an Alternate Layout
  • Splitting the Document Window

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • understand and work with your Adobe account
  • understand, modify and create Creative Cloud libraries
  • collaborate and work with others effectively
  • format text
  • apply formatting to various kinds of objects
  • understand and work with styles
  • understand, create and modify tables
  • create and insert a table of contents and an index.
  • create a simple E-Publication
  • understand and work with alternate layouts

Watsonia workbook with 102 topics.

Files for the exercises are also provided on a CD at the back of the book or can be downloaded here

System requirements

Adobe InDesign CC


Approximately 6 - 8 hours

Related courses
Design and Desktop Publishing

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