Adobe InDesign CS4

This is an Adobe InDesign CS4 Course designed to get you up to speed with Professional Page Layout and Multi–Channel Publishing. You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems. KLH can also configure custom training options upon request.

If you need excellent Cross–Media Output or XML flexibility Adobe InDesign CS4 is an excellent tool to move your workflow to a more productive and professional level.

Those doing any type of graphics design or desktop layout can also upgrade their skills and careers with Adobe InDesign CS4 skills.

Basic Class Info

Who Should Attend
If you need excellent Cross–Media Output or XML flexibility Adobe InDesign CS4 is an excellent tool to move your workflow to a more productive and professional level.

Those doing any type of graphics design or desktop layout can also upgrade their skills and careers with Adobe InDesign CS4 skills.


Prerequisites

You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.


Workflows Benefiting from Adobe InDesign CS4

Prepress Workflows

Graphic Design Studios

Corporate Publishers

Technical Writers

Cross–Media Publishers


Basic Pricing & Training Options

Pricing & Training Overview

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to click on any of the links below to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere.

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnSite Training

Onsite Training

If you send 12 people to a traditional classroom setting you’ll end up paying around $8,000+. This doesn’t include the costs of travel & lodging. Trying to coordinate schedules and down time are also hidden budget killers.

Bring KLH onsite for a set training fee that uses a custom course outline that targets your specific workflow. No per person limits or add on fees. You also get the advantage of onsite consulting since we can get a look at the real workflow in an up close and real world situation.

In-house Rates

$1,500 One Day

$2,500 Two Days

$3,000 Three Days

$4,800 Full Week

Travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


ClassRoom Training

Classroom Training

Classroom training is possible via our training partners in most major US Cities. It is useful when Onsite training is not possible or when combining several students with other clients can help keep budgets within reason.

Most classes run 3 days or can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow.

ClassRoom Rates per Student

One to Three Students $1,200

Four to Five Students $1,000

Five to Eight Students $850

Eight Students plus $750

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnLine Training

Online Training

Online training has the advantage of training employees at one time who are located in different locations.

It also has the advantage of eliminating travel and lodging costs from the training budget.

It will require a reliable connection to the Internet for those involved.

Online classes can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow as well as provide traditional training to participants in remote locations at the same time.

Timeframes possible can be from a few hours to several days.

OnLine per Day Rates per Student

One to Three Students $450

Three to Five Students $325

Five to Eight Students $275

Eight Students plus $225

Costs can be based upon a per student fee or a flat fee for seminars.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote


Private Training

Private Training

Most people will agree that private training is the best option for intensive learning. It is a great option for career changers or those who work within an intensive workflow.

All attention is on you and discounts for software packages such as any of the Adobe Suites can make it actually more cost effective than the traditional training offered anywhere else. Contact us now for a great deal.

Training can be done OnSite, OnLine, or at a designated location.

Private training runs 2 to 5 days depending on the workflow and needs of the client.

Private Rates per class

One to Three Days $1,650

Four to Five Days $2,400

Two Weeks $3,850

Costs are based upon a per student fee. Rates can be discounted for software packages such as any of the Adobe Software Suites.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


KLH Job Contracting & Outsourcing Services

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to rollover any of the links above to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


Class & Topics Outlines

Topics Outline

InDesign CS4 Topics Outline
What’s new
Workspace
Workspace basics
Customize menus & keyboard shortcuts
Toolbox
Viewing the workspace
Manage connections to web services
Working with ConnectNow
Setting preferences
Recovery and undo
Layout
Creating documents
Rulers and measurement units
Grids
Ruler guides
Pages and spreads
Master pages
Layers
Laying out frames and pages
Numbering pages, chapters, & sections
Text variables
Working with documents
Working with files and templates
Saving documents
QuarkXPress & PageMaker conversion
Exporting
Text
Creating text and text frames
Adding text to frames
Threading text
Editing text
Find Change
Glyphs and special characters
Spell-checking & language dictionaries
Footnotes
Styles
Paragraph and character styles
Drop caps and nested styles
Object styles
Working with styles
Combining text and objects
Anchored objects
Wrapping text around objects
Creating type on a path
Typography
Formatting text
Using fonts
Leading
Kerning and tracking
Formatting characters
Formatting paragraphs
Aligning text
Tabs and indents
Bullets and numbering
Text composition
Tables
Creating tables
Selecting and editing tables
Formatting tables
Table strokes and fills
Table and cell styles
Long document features
Creating book files
Creating a table of
Creating and working with markers
Drawing
Understanding paths and shapes
Drawing with the line or shape tools
Drawing with the Pencil tool
Drawing with the Pen tool
Editing paths
Applying Stroke settings
Compound paths and shapes
Graphics
Understanding graphics formats
Importing files from other applications
Placing graphics
Managing graphics links
Reusing graphics and text

Frames and objects
Selecting objects
Transforming objects
Aligning and distributing
Grouping, locking, & duplicating
Working with frames and objects
Clipping paths
Transparency effects
Adding transparency effects
Blending colors
Flattening transparent artwork
Color
Understanding spot and process colors
Applying color
Working with swatches
Tints
Gradients
Mixing inks
Using colors from imported graphics
Color management
Understanding color management
Keeping colors consistent
Color-managing imported images
Color-managing for online viewing
Proofing colors
Color-managing when printing
Working with color profiles
Color settings
Trapping color
Trapping documents and books
Trap presets
Adjusting ink options for trapping
PDF Basics
Exporting to Adobe PDF
Adobe PDF options
Preparing PDFs for service providers
Structuring PDFs
Dynamic documents
Dynamic documents
Bookmarks
Hyperlinks
Cross-references
Movies and sounds
Page transitions
Buttons
XML Basics
Working with XML
Importing XML
Tagging content for XML
Structuring documents for XML
Exporting XML
Printing Basics
Printing documents
Printer’s marks and bleeds
Printing thumbnails
Printing oversized documents
Printing graphics and fonts
Managing color
Preflighting files
Creating PostScript & EPS files
Printing booklets
Color separations
Preparing to print separations
Overprinting
Inks, separations, and screen frequency
Automation
Scripting
Plug-ins
Data merge
Using InCopy with InDesign
Creating a basic managed-file workflow
Sharing content
Assignment packages
Working with managed files
Adjusting your workflow
PageMaker and InDesign menus
PageMaker menu commands
Editing Keyboard shortcuts

Class Outline

Introducing the Workspace
Getting started
Looking at the workspace
Working with panels
Customizing the workspace
Changing the magnification of a document
Navigating through a document
Using context menus
Exploring on your own
Finding resources for using InDesign
Getting to Know InDesign
Getting started
Viewing the lesson document
Preflighting as you work
Changing the View mode
Viewing guides
Adding text
Threading text in frames
Fine-tuning the layout
Working with styles
Working with graphics
Setting Up Documents and Pages
Getting started
Creating and saving custom page settings
Creating a new document
Switching between InDesign documents
Working with master pages
Adding sections to page numbering
Adding new pages
Arranging and deleting pages
Placing text and graphics
Overriding master page items on pages
Viewing the completed spread
Working with Frames
Getting started
Working with layers
Creating and editing text frames
Creating and editing graphics frames
Working with frames
Transforming and aligning objects
Selecting and modifying grouped objects
Finishing up
Importing and Editing Text
Getting started
Creating and entering text
Vertically aligning text
Flowing text manually
Working with styles
Flowing text automatically
Adding a jump line page number
Using semi-autoflow to place text frames
Changing the number of columns
Loading styles from another document
Flowing text into an existing frame
Adding pages while flowing text
Finding and changing text
Formatting Text
Checking spelling
Editing text by dragging and dropping
Using the Story Editor
Working with Typography
Getting started
Adjusting vertical spacing
Changing fonts and type style
Changing paragraph alignment
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Setting tabs
Adding a rule above a paragraph
Working with Color
Getting started
Defining printing requirements
Creating and applying colors
Working with gradients
Creating a tint
Creating a spot color
Applying color to text
Using advanced gradient techniques
Setting up color management

A look at Adobe Bridge
Color-managing imported images
Working with Styles
Getting started
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Creating and applying character styles
Nesting character styles
Creating and applying object styles
Creating and applying table and cell styles
Globally updating styles
Loading styles from another document
Importing and Modifying Graphics
Getting started
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting view quality
Working with clipping paths
Working with alpha channels
Placing native files
Using a library to manage objects
Creating a library
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
Creating Tables
Getting started
Importing and formatting a table
Using graphics within tables
Formatting text within a table
Working with Transparency
Getting started
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings
Transparency settings for EPS images
Adjusting transparency to images
Transparency Settings for Illustrator files
Applying transparency settings to text
Working with effects
Long Documents
Getting started
Starting a book
Creating a running footer
Adding a footnote
Adding a cross-reference
Synchronizing a book
Generating a table of contents
Indexing a book
Output and Exporting
Getting started
Preflighting files
Packaging files
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Previewing separations
Previewing how transparency
Transparency Flattening
Previewing the page
Printing a laser or inkjet proof
Rich Interactive Documents
Getting started
Setting up an online document
Adding buttons and page transitions
Creating & Editing Hyperlinks
Exporting as Flash
Exporting as Adobe PDF
Converting a print document for online use