Centre for Continuing Education

Adobe InDesign Course: Level 2

Adobe InDesign. Page design, layout, and publishing.

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Our courses will be moving to online delivery from Monday 23 March.
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This course is delivered using Adobe Creative Cloud
This course is delivered using the latest versions of Adobe software from Adobe Creative Cloud. Older versions of Adobe products may not include some features available within Adobe Creative Cloud CC versions and some visual and functional differences may exist. Project files created in Adobe Premiere Pro as part of training may not be compatible with earlier versions.

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This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work with various advanced aspects on InDesign to produce professional typography and layout. Extend your knowledge beyond Level 1 and take your skills to the next level.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

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


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 typekit
  • Add fonts from typekit
  • understanding Adobe Colour CC
  • Understanding behance


  • The libraries panel
  • Adding elements to the libraries panel
  • Sorting the contents of the 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 files 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
  • Changing the opacity of an object
  • 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 the 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 table 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

Intended audience

Suitable for those who wish to advance their understanding in design and graphic production to create layouts for print media


Prior to attending, you should have attended Adobe InDesign: Level 1 or have equivalent knowledge.

Delivery style

Presented as practical, instructor-led computer-based training. You will have dedicated access to a computer so you can follow the instructor and work through in-class activities.


You will be provided with a link to access and download your own personalised eBook prior to class.

Additional information

Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.


  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every participant
  • Small class size
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Apply for the IT repeat discount.

What others say.

  • So much information in a short amount of time, so the day goes so quickly! Very enjoyable and informative course, I have enjoyed all the Adobe CCE courses I have done this year and cannot wait for the next one. Fabulous lunch, and excellent and clean facilities. Thank you CCE!

  • We had a great tutor – very patient and descriptive. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

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What others say.

  • We had a great tutor - very patient and descriptive. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
  • Great equipment, knowledgeable presenter and comprehensive course notes.
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