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Adobe InDesign CC
(1 Day Interactive PDF Course)

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Adobe InDesign CC software takes page design to a new level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with innovative cross-media support. Through its tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, InDesign helps you produce publications quickly with reliable output.

This 1 day Adobe InDesign Interactive PDF course is suitable for people who may have completed our Adobe InDesign Essentials 2 day intermediate level course or who are experienced users in the program. It is designed to teach experienced users how to use InDesign's built-in interactive features to create more interactive PDF documents for online distribution.

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Course Timetable (all courses guaranteed to run)

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INDID061 - Tuesday, April 2nd, 9.00am to 4.00pm - $395.00 + GST (includes lunch, resource files and workbook)

INDID062 - Tuesday, May 28th, 9.00am to 4.00pm - $395.00 + GST (includes lunch, resource files and workbook)

INDID063 - Tuesday, July 30th, 9.00am to 4.00pm - $395.00 + GST (includes lunch, resource files and workbook)

Client Testimonials

The Adobe InDesign instructor is Bernard O'Hara who has been delivering InDesign training since 2002.


"The delivery of training was fantastic. Bernard explained things very clearly and in great detail. He was very prepared and I learnt a lot."

Kimberly Maslin

"Excellent - is helpful to have the time taken to explain the broader theory behind why you do things a certain way, instead of just being shown how to do it; I'm more likely to remember this way! The manual is a fantastic resource to take away."

Marlo Rae

"Bernard is always easy to follow and patient. As with all the courses here, I always come away with more confidence and enthusiasm for what I can do with the software. Tricks of the trade are so important to helping people do their jobs better and Bernard was full of them. Love that I can offer so much to my team from the klnowledge that Bernard has given me. THANK YOU!"

Maggie Zuvela

"Delivery of the training was excellent. Bernard is clearly very knowledgeable and he explained things very well. Watching demonstrations prior to completing projects is a great idea. Then, when you come to do the task yourself you have a very clear idea of what to do and what the result should look like."

Andrea Woods

"Training was deliverd really well that's why I come back here all the time"

Patricia Carver

"Training style was excellent, and I learned so much about the printing process which will really help me to get things right when designing material for professional printing. Loved the way that Bernard stepped us through the examples before we tried them ourselves"

Nikki van Ierland

"Excellent. Small class size allows for interaction between lecturer and students. A large amount of content was covered. At other courses that I have done I walk away thinking I have learned nothing. Not this one!"

Lesley McNeil (WACRRM)

I feel this course was beneficial and professionally presented in all areas. I am particularly impressed with Bernard's knowledge of the topic and the easy-going, easily explained manner in which information was delivered. It was great that attendees did not feel isolated from each other within the group, irrespective of prior experience with the package.

Sarah Resnik

Course Outline

Setting Up InDesign for Designing Digital Documents

  • Setting preferences for interactive documents
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Understanding intent and presets
  • Working with images and swatches

Building an Interactive PDF Presentation

  • Previewing with the SWF Preview panel
  • Presentation design tips
  • Setting up a presentation file with layers
  • Creating a navigation system
  • Creating a title and content slides
  • Overriding master page items
  • Setting page transitions
  • Creating hyperlinks

Building an Interactive PDF Catalogue

  • Building an interactive table of contents
  • Building a navigation system
  • Creating PDF buttons
  • Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
  • Placing a video and use of the Media panel
  • Setting navigation points
  • Placing a video from a URL
  • Creating hyperlinks from URLs

Working with PDF Forms

  • Creating PDF forms
  • Creating text fields and signature fields
  • Creating list boxes and combo boxes
  • Creating checkboxes and radio buttons
  • Creating tab order for PDF forms
  • Creating Submit, Print, and Clear Form actions

Incorporating Animation and SWF Files

  • Exploring the Animation Encyclopedia script
  • Using the Animation panel
  • Animating on a motion path
  • Animating a list
  • Creating navigation buttons
  • Creating a multi-state object
  • Animating an opening page
  • Creating a multi-purpose button
  • Exporting your presentation
  • Working with transitions and animation

Alternate Page Layouts Overview

  • Using Liquid Layout
  • Creating alternate layouts
  • Using primary text frames
  • Content Conveyor Overview

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will have learned the necessary technical skills required to create Interactive PDF files and presentations that include rich media elements such as video, sound, animation and PDF Forms.

Participants will have learned the necessary technical skills and knowledge required to:

Use InDesign for Digital Documents

Build and Interactive PDF Presentation

Build and Interactive PDF Catalogue

Work with PDF Forms

Include Animations in Projects

Creat Documents for Multiple Screens

Meet the Trainers

The trainer conducting this course is Bernard O’Hara (Adobe Certified Expert). Bernard has been working in the Printing and Graphic Arts industry for over 30 years and has been training industry people in the use of page layout applications for over 18 years. Bernard’s knowledge and skills are not just limited to the Adobe InDesign application, but also on how to use other programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat to correctly prepare digital artwork for various media applications in print.

Feel free to email Bernard with any enquires you may have to

Training Method

Prepress Skills Centre is a specialist training centre (since 1995) with many years experience in providing specialist training to both the print, web and multimedia industries.

Our computer labs are very spacious and utilise ergonomically designed computer benches and chairs. Training techniques used at the training centre include the use of a data projection screen for clear vision of demonstrations.

During the course participants will develop the skills required to complete structured exercises and workplace related projects. All techniques and skills will be demonstrated and each participant will be provided with feedback on their progress and personal attention when required. All resources are supplied including computer files and workbooks. Lunch is also provided for this course.


IMPORTANT: For a participant to get the best out of this 1 day 'InDesign Interactive Documents' course they must have prior knowledge and skills using Adobe Indesign. Participants are expected to have completed at least the 2 day Adobe InDesign Essentials course or have equivalent skills and experience using Adobe InDesign. You should already have the skills to create multiple page documents using Master pages, formatting text using Paragraph and Character Styles and also be familiar with creating a Table of Contents.


The total cost of the ‘Adobe InDesign CC Interactive PDF’ 1 day training course is $395.00 + GST. Payment is accepted by cash, money order, cheque or credit card (VISA or Mastercard only) and you can register now online!! Register Now »