Working Efficiently with InDesign Long Documents

Working Efficiently with InDesign Long Documents Training Course

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Working Efficiently with Adobe InDesign Long Documents Course Description:

This Working Efficiently with InDesign Long Documents training course shows designers how to create book-length documents using InDesign. The course focuses on long document elements such as page and chapter numbering, table of contents, cross-referencing, and indexes. The course also provides an overview of document construction, from creating master pages and applying consistent formatting with styles, to placing text and images, and outputting to PDF Creating Books.
• Creating Books
• Creating Table of Contents
• Using Indexes
• Using Scripts
• Formatting Images
• Formatting Text
• Creating PDFs
• Putting it together

Prerequisites for Attending Working Efficiently with Adobe InDesign Long Documents:

Students need to have completed our InDesign Introduction and InDesign Advanced courses or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the Introduction and Advanced course outlines. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use InDesign:

Graphic Designers
Print Editors

Projects That Use InDesign:

Creating brochures, newsletters, ads, business cards and books
Producing professional-quality, full-color documents
Designing publications for electronic devices

Locations for Working Efficiently with Adobe InDesign Long Documents:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Working Efficiently with Adobe InDesign Long Documents:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Working Efficiently with Adobe InDesign Long Documents Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

InDesign ACA Training & Certification Pack
InDesign Advanced
InDesign Intro
Illustrator Intro
Illustrator Advanced
Illustrator ACA Training & Certification Pack
Photoshop Advanced
Photoshop Intro
Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
Digital Publishing Suite
ePUB Creating eBooks with InDesign

Working Efficiently with Adobe InDesign Long Documents Course Outline

1. Working with InDesign Books
Using the Book feature to add, delete, and reorder chapters
Numbering pages across a book
Synchronizing across a book
Creating an InDesign Template
Using the Master Text Frame
Creating a custom workspace for Long Document

2. Images & Color
Create a Swatch palette for reuse
Storing items in Libraries
Creating and placing Snippets
Placing images that are in existing documents

3. Text
Preparing a document in Word for InDesign
Matching the Styles from a Word Document to InDesign
Cleaning up a document with Find/Change
Creating a running footer with Text Variables
Creating Cross References
Using Notes
Creating and formatting Footnotes
Using and applying Styles efficiently
Using Conditional Text
Creating Jump/Continued-on Lines

4. Scripts
Installing Scripts
Using Scripts

5. Table of Contents
Create Table of Contents Across Book
Create Table of Contents for Captions or Figures

6. Indexes
Creating Index References
Generating Indexes

7. Finishing Up
Exporting a Book to PDF using job options
Understanding TOC Bookmarks
Preflighting a Book
Packaging a Book


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.


We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our open enrollment schedule. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!