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    Posted on 16th October 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Courses in Nottingham

    During the Autumn there are a number of InDesign Courses in Nottingham being run by Vantage Training in conjunction with Greta Powell. These are being run as a series of workshops and there are currently a few spaces available. The training is being hosted at Vantage’s Nottingham based offices with Greta doing the training over three days. The workshops are being run at three levels from introduction through to advanced. If you’re not sure which InDesign Workshop would be best for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dawn at Vantage who will be pleased to help you. Vantage Training’s contact details are further down the post.

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    InDesign Interactive Documents

    Posted on 15th October 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Interactive Documents

    These Adobe InDesign Training Courses are designed to give you the skills needed to do exactly what you need to do effectively and quickly. Because these are delivered in-house as onsite Adobe Courses the choice is huge and totally down to you and what you need to do.  Most people are aware that you can create and design spreads and layouts in InDesign but what else can you do with the software.

     

    Once the spread has been created for print or elsewhere you can then add elements from the InDesign Interactive Panel to create eBooks, presentations, slideshows and other online media. You can also use InDesign’s Interactive Panel to design and publish online forms to collect data and other information from perspective clients.

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    InDesign Training Course in Bristol

    Posted on 14th June 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Course in Bristol

    So this week saw a trip down to the South West to deliver an InDesign Training Course in Bristol. Most people dislike the M5 but personally I like it, it always reminds me of driving down to the South West for holidays with my son. (Enough of the personal stuff). This particular course was bespoke InDesign Training for an engineering company, a regular client of Greta Powell Training who were looking for specific InDesign skills for their bid writers.

     

    InDesign Training Brief

    Briggs & Forrester Group are a well known engineering company whose bid writers wanted to stream line and build on their current InDesign workflow. They were working from existing templates and had a good grasp of the software but felt there was more they could do using InDesign’s automated features. 

     

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    InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel

    Posted on 5th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel

    Looking for the Control Bar in InDesign CC 2019? The control bar no longer appears automatically when you install or update Creative Cloud. It now needs to be manually turned on from the Window menu. Why? Because Adobe have introduced the the new InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel and this opens on the InDesign load. Just like the Control Bar the Properties Panel is also context sensitive and changes according to what is currently selected. 

     

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    Split Window in InDesign

    Posted on 27th December 2018 by Greta Powell

    Split Windows in InDesign

    Useful but oft ignored is the Split Windows feature in InDesign which gives two views of the same document. For example, one pain in the neck of working in InDesign is when highlighting the text to change the text colour it’s difficult to see the new shade without turning off the highly. That’s because all colours are inverted when selected as can be seen in the screen shot below, the text looks purple in the screenshot but in actual fact it’s green. Most people deselect to view the new colour which can be time consuming if you want to skim through a number of different shades to find the right one. There is an easy solution to this known as Split Window in InDesign.

     

    Highlighted Text with Inverted Colours

    Split Window in InDesign

     

    So how can you preview your text colours without committing a number of selection acrobatics? One of the things shown on the InDesign Training Courses is a neat little feature known as Split Window which is ideal for previewing text colour amongst other things.

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    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    Posted on 21st May 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    There are a number of ways to create columns in InDesign but in this InDesign tutorial it’s the Text Frame Object that will be covered. In this one box you have the ability to set the amount of columns, balance them evenly and to adjust the width between them.

    There is a video at the end of the tutorial for those who prefer a more visual approach otherwise…………………..

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    Adobe InDesign Tip 1 – Live Distribute

    Posted on 24th September 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Tip 1 – Live Distribute

     

    Admittedly there are hundreds, if not millions of tips and tricks hidden inside InDesign many of which are well known and used on a daily basis.  In this particular InDesign Tips & Tricks post I’ve tried to include the more obscure ones and decided to start off with a personal favourite – Live Distribute, which has been with us since InDesign CS5 

     

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    InDesign Tailored Course for Magazine Design

    Posted on 22nd July 2017 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Tailored Course for Magazine Design

     

    It’s been a very busy week indeed for InDesign Training especially over the last two days when I ran a tailored course covering InDesign and magazine design. The company, who were based in Lincolnshire have an annual magazine which for some years has been designed by an external design studio. They  were looking to cut this particular budget by bringing the magazine and other design projects in-house. 

     

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    InDesign Training Nottingham | InDesign Introduction Course

    Posted on 1st July 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Training – Nottingham

    This Adobe InDesign Training is run onsite across the whole of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham for 121 sesions and company groups at times and dates to suit you.  This Onsite InDesign Course run at Introduction level is ideal for those delegates looking to gain a good understanding of the software or anyone wishing to update their current skills. During the day you will work hands on with various layouts including flyers, manuals, newsletters, business stationery and other layouts to produce professional visual communications quickly and easily.

     

     

    InDesign Course – how it works

    Although an Introduction to InDesign course this Adobe Training can be completely tailored to your business needs. It is delivered directly at your premises or home for individuals, small company groups and larger scale projects. These can be deivered at times and dates that work for you and your staff.

    Onsite InDesign training offers a number of benefits but at:

     

     
    • realistic and reduced costs (especially for larger groups)
    • you save on staff travel and expenses
    • if required laptops can be rented and setup for the training with the software version of your choice
    • mutually agreed dates and times

     

    InDesign Training in brief

    This InDesign Course covers the following:

     
    • Create New Documents & Edit Existing Ones
    • Work with Type
    • Placing & Manipulating Images
    • Smart Layouts
    • Text Wrapping
    • Colour
    • Strokes & Fills
    • Print & PDF
       

     

     

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