InDesign More In-Depth

2 full days classroom training, 180 days free email and phone support, lunch and refreshments, course materials and a certificate – all for £385!


1 day private 1 to 1 course at your office covering your exact needs, working on your files and going at your pace, 180 days free email and phone support, course materials and a certificate – *all for £385!

*Travel / accommodation expenses might be added depending on distance.

Here you will build on the features covered in the Introductory course, those more advanced ones not covered there, as well as techniques which can help speed up your process flow. Indesign training at red Memory BoxAmongst topics covered are advanced Pen Tool tricks, adding and editing scripts, exporting to other formats, creating indexes, how to work with libraries, how to manage long documents, Table of Contents, how to add XML structure and advanced text flow. See the outline below for a comprehensive list.

Who is this course for?

Graphic Designers, print / creative professionals, pre-press professionals, marketing departments; anyone who focuses on creating layouts for print or screen.


Have already taken the Adobe InDesign Introductory training course or have solid knowledge of topics covered in that workshop.

Some of the benefits of coming on a Red Rocket Studio training Course

  • 180 days support: There is nothing worse than leaving a course and feeling left on your own. We like to ensure our customers have all the support and backup they need which includes 180 days unlimited support by phone or email.
  • Course Materials – We typically supply detailed course notes or a manual, or in some cases both. Either way, we try to provide sufficient supporting material so that you can return to your work place with sufficient confidence to permit further learning.
  • Lunch
  • We also provide chilled water, hot drinks and biscuits.
  • A certificate of completion.

Course outline

InDesign Workspaces

  • Saving Workspaces
  • Customising Menus
  • Customising Shortcuts
  • Multiple Document Windows

Page Layout

  • Creating foldouts with ‘Page re-shuffle’
  • Using Alternate Layouts
  • CS6 Page tool techniques
  • Liquid layout controls

Working with Longer Documents

  • Creating spread documents
  • Smart Text Reflow
  • Templates
  • Creating pages with different sizes
  • Master Pages
  • Based-on Masters
  • Loading and managing styles
  • Sections
  • Numbering
  • Table of Contents
  • Creating an Index
  • Libraries and Snippets
  • Books

Working with Text

  • Styling text
  • Text Wraps
  • Filtering font choices
  • Targeting Layers
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Drop Caps
  • Breaks
  • Special Characters
  • More with Tables

Working with Tables

  • Creating tables in InDesign
  • Saving table and cell styles
  • Importing tables from Excel and Word
  • Relinking edited table data

Advanced Image Options

  • The Content Conveyor tool
  • Relinking edited images
  • Using Layers
  • PSD import options
  • Adding a spot varnish
  • Creating an RGB to CMYK workflow


  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • Pen tool shortcuts
  • Compound Paths
  • Using the Pathfinder window
  • Aligning objects

Interactive InDesign

  • Bookmarks and hyperlinks
  • URL and email links
  • Creating buttons
  • Creating a ‘slideshow’
  • Adding movies
  • Adding sounds
  • Animation in InDesign


  • Pre Flight
  • Print Presets
  • Export to PDF
  • Export to eBooks