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Indesign 301: Super Hot Shot


On this class you will learn about the most advanced techniques in Adobe InDesign. You will learn how to integrate your Photoshop and Illustrator artwork in your InDesign documents, creating interactive PDFs with table of contents, navigation elements, buttons and video, exporting SWF files with animated elements on the spreads, working with Live Captions, GREP, Quick Apply, Story Editor, Text Variables and so much more.

This course also helps you prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam, which is the highest level of recognition for Adobe applications. Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

Exam price included in the cost of the courses

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Demonstrate your Adobe product expertise by becoming an Adobe Certified Expert in Indesign. Use Adobe Certification as a way for getting a pay increase, finding a job, or differentiating yourself by promoting your vast expertise.

Exams can be taken at Academy Class London


This class is for advanced users of InDesign with strong understanding of all the general concepts of using the application. The course’s content is put together especially for those users who plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam. On this course we learn the most advanced techniques and lots of best practices but at the same time we focus on the requirements of the ACE exam. This course is really intense, so for those with doubts in their knowledge we recommend the InDesign Rookie and Hot Shot courses first or to consult our sales team and the instructors.

Assumed Knowledge

Strong understanding of working with images and typography, using styles, mater pages and layers.


– Best practices
– Advanced InDesign techniques
– Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam preparation
– Presenting you work to the client
– Creating Interactive PDFs and Flash Movies (SWF)

You will also be prepared for the Adobe ACE exam in Indesign

  • Course content

    Master pages
    Snippet files
    Saving documents as templates
    Linking vs. embedding files
    Creating a ‘Package’ for print
    Using Character styles
    Quick apply and Story Editor
    GREP search
    User dictionaries
    Bullets and numbering
    Working with tables
    Advanced image techniques
    Live captions
    Integrating InDesign with Photoshop and Illustrator
    Working with colours, transparency and gradients
    Creating and working with long documents
    Using ‘Conditions’
    Text variables
    Generating a table of contents
    Alternate layouts
    Liquid layouts
    Column controls
    Indesign’s ePub export features
    Exporting from InDesign
    Preflight adjustment
    Creating Interactive PDFs
    Creating interactive Acrobat Forms in InDesign
    Publishing Flash (SWF) files
    Using Buttons
    Video files and Multi-state objects
    Managing prepress and printing

    Adobe Certified Expert Preparation
    What to expect on exam day and how to book an exam
    Example questions
    Practice Exam
    What next?

Duration: 3 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £697.00

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