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  • view course page for Adapting a Print Layout for Digital Publishing

    Learn how to convert documents and files originally intended for print into optimized digital formats such as EPUB, interactive PDF, HTML, or a Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) file.

    2h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals

    Find out how to create a variety of interactive documents in InDesign CC, including PDFs, ebooks, magazines, forms, and more.

    3h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign FX

    InDesign FX with Mike Rankin

    Self-contained InDesign effects projects designed to be completed in ten minutes or less.

    8h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator

    Learn to use this incredibly popular and powerful set of plugins for Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 58m
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  • view course page for Creating a PDF Presentation

    Learn to create an interactive PDF you can use as the basis for a great presentation with InDesign.

    59m 41s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Font Management Essential Training

    Learn about your fonts. Find out how to organize, purchase, install, and identify fonts used on Mac and Windows.

    4h 2m
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  • view course page for Creating an Interactive PDF Magazine

    Learn to take a magazine originally designed as a static Adobe InDesign document and convert it to an interactive PDF.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for iBooks Author for Teachers: Creating a Math Lesson

    Learn how to create a full-length, interactive math lesson with a glossary, equations, illustrative charts and graphs, and a section that tests your students on what they've learned.

    54m 22s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for iBooks Author for Teachers: Creating a Lab Manual

    Learn how to create a lab manual for your students with iBooks Author.

    44m 46s
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  • view course page for iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals

    Leverage the templates and intuitive toolset in iBooks Author to create custom course material.

    2h 37m
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  • view course page for InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

    Use InDesign to design a wide range of digital documents, from interactive PDFs to apps for the iPad and more.

    5h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Long Documents with InDesign

    Shows designers how to use InDesign to produce quality book-length documents.

    4h 59m
    Intermediate
     
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