FY14 Institute Fee-Based Course Descriptions
InDesign 6.0 Basics for Federal Publishers (New!)
This basic hands on introduction to InDesign teaches you how to create desktop publishing projects from start to finish: making master pages, creating style sheets for formatting text, importing text and graphics, setting up printing ink colors, preflighting, exporting press-quality and web-quality PDFs, and packaging files for the service bureau, along with graphic design concepts and guidelines.
Mar 18 – 19, 2014, July 8 – 9, 2014
Intermediate InDesign (Long Documents) for Federal Publishers (New!)
This course focuses on critical advanced features for long documents, including multi-chapter books, pagination, tables, indexes, tables of contents, and templates. By the end of the class, you will have completed a multi-chapter book with the above features.
Prerequisites: Adobe InDesign Basics or similar course or work experience.
This is an intermediate-level class only for experienced InDesign users who are able to create a basic document — including master pages, paragraph styles, and character styles — from scratch.
Jan 7-8, 2014, April 22–23, 2014
Do’s, Don’ts and Tips for Desktop Publishers: Creating and Preflighting Files for Trouble-Free Printing more details
This “best practices” class provides the foundation for desktop publishing and fills in the missing information government publishers need to create trouble-free files for GPO and internal print shops. Not only does it cover the technical do’s and don’ts for files that will be printed, but it also includes hands-on exercises in preflighting the main types of desktop publishing files — page layout files, photos, graphics, and PDFs.
Jan 13-15, 2014, Mar 11 – 13, 2014, June 24 – 26, 2014
508 Compliance using Adobe Acrobat with MS Word more details
Learn the federal guidelines for Section 508 compliant documents and fillable forms; how to test fillable PDF forms for accessibility; how to remediate an existing PDF form and make it accessible; and best practices for creating source documents in MS Word and Adobe InDesign.
Feb 11 - 13, 2014, June 9-11, 2014
508 Compliant Fillable Forms more details
This hands-on introductory course will provide concepts to properly create and edit Adobe PDF documents for access by users with disabilities. Students will learn:
April 8 – 9, 2014 July 15-16, 2014
Creating 508 Compliant PDF’s using InDesign for Federal Publishers (New!) more details
This course offers shortcuts, tips, strategies, techniques, and best practices for Federal publishers who must create not only press-quality files, but also accessible Section 508-compliant PDFs from their InDesign layout files. Plus, these accessibility techniques also prepare InDesign files for XML publishing, web publishing, and content management systems (CMS), and also improve search engine optimization (SEO). (This course is recommended for experienced publishers seeking to master 508 compliance regulations, specifically
July 29 - 31, 2014
Creating ePubs using InDesign 6.0 (New!) more details
This new full-day, hands-on, how-to lab course is ideal for those looking to become proficient in creating ePubs. Students must possess intermediate level skills in InDesign 4.0. Specific areas covered in this class include:
Aug 19, 2014
Creating Appealing ePub Pages (New!) more details
This class is designed to help you take your ePub files to the next level. The class content focuses on building an understanding of how InDesign layouts translate into ePub format and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Topics include typography, text alignment, formatting tables, adding metadata, and much more.
August 21, 2014
Superior Customer Service more details
This fast-paced two-day course for government printing specialists will deal with customer service as it specifically applies to providing government publication and printing services. Through lecture, video, role playing, and class interaction, attendees will gain insight and knowledge into providing effective, proactive customer service.
March 18 - 19, 2014
Proofs and Press Sheet Inspections
This course, taught by staff from the GPO Quality Control for Procured Printing section, includes a discussion of proofs and proofing systems and the relationship between proofs and press sheet inspections (PSIs). It covers what a PSI is and is NOT, scheduling of PSIs, PSI procedures, current proofs standards and examples, and advice for agency representatives.
July 8, 2014
Color Correction in Photoshop for Federal Publishers (New!)
In this two-day concentrated Photoshop course, you'll learn many ways to correct, and improve photos. This is an intermediate-level class that focuses ONLY on color correction and editing techniques. This class is right on target for Federal web developers, print designers, and photographers.
Prerequisites: Must be familiar with the Photoshop basic tools (selections, mask, layers and channels).
August 26-27, 2014
Printing Workflow: Process, Terminology, and Ordering Printing in the Federal Sector more details
This course covers basic printing processes and terminology; digital and traditional prepress and printing processes; ink on paper and other substrates; paper, envelopes and the Government paper system; post-press finishing operations, binding and GPO print procurement.
Dec. 10 – 13, 2013,
Photoshop Web Graphics for Federal Publishers (New!) more details
Photoshop's sophisticated tools can make quick work of many web site projects. This class shows you how to prepare photographs and drawn images for the web and to draw web page elements such as buttons, menu bars, typographic headlines, and tiled backgrounds. You will learn the pros and cons of the various graphics formats and compression methods. Achieve the best quality web images without sacrificing efficiency.
May 6, 2014
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