Adobe Graphics & Web Technology Courses

InDesign Level 2
Two Days - Instructor-led


This course is intended for students who want to expand their entry-level knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools.


To ensure your success in this course, it is strongly recommended that you take Adobe® InDesign®: Level 1, or have equivalent knowledge.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Handle page elements
  • Manage styles
  • Develop complex paths
  • Import and export data to external files
  • Work with XML files
  • Create dynamic documents
  • Manage long documents
  • Export InDesign files to other formats
  • Adjust print settings

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Handling Page Elements

  • Create Duplicate Items
  • Handle Text Layouts
  • Create Transparency
  • Create Anchored Objects
  • Manage a Library

Lesson 2: Managing Styles

  • Import Styles from Microsoft® Word Documents
  • Create Nested Styles
  • Create Related Styles
  • Apply Styles in a Sequence
  • Manage Style Overrides
  • Redefine Styles
  • Break the Link to Styles

Lesson 3: Developing Complex Paths

  • Create Bézier Paths
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Create Compound Paths
  • Create Type Outlines

Lesson 4: Administering External Files

  • Import Layered Files
  • Merge Data

Lesson 5: Working with an XML File

  • Integrate XML Content into a Document
  • Import XML Content
  • Create a Snippet

Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents

  • Create Interactive Documents
  • Insert Footnotes
  • Insert Text Variables
  • Create Text Conditions
  • Create Document Sections

Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents

  • Create a Book
  • Create a Table of Contents
  • Create Hyperlinks
  • Create Cross-References
  • Generate an Index

Lesson 8: Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats

  • Export PDF Files
  • Export Files for the Web
  • Export Files for Animation

Lesson 9: Adjusting Print Settings

  • Manage Colors
  • Preview the Print Output
  • Create Print Presets