- Training Options
Tired of canceled classes?
IDEAS offers training on:
We also offer training on many third-party plug-ins (see list).
Training options include:
ON-SITE training at your location—
with a flat-rate for any number of students
ON-LINE, live, interactive training via the internet
IDEAS Training Classroom
Our facilities are located in:
North San Diego County
Classes at this location are never cancelled due to low enrollment!
Equipment consists of 4 Windows computers and 2 Macintosh computers. Maximum of 4 people per class ensures customization. Classroom is about 10 minutes from Temecula, Escondido, and Oceanside.
Downtown San Diego
The large, fully equipped classroom facility also offers T1 Internet access, email and phone stations, plus beverages and snacks, plus convenient access to the San Diego airport and downtown.
Conveniently located to the LAX.
Other training facilities are available in the greater Los Angeles area, Las Vegas, NV, and most other metropolitan areas.
IDEAS provides complete template design services for all popular page-layout programs, including InDesign, FrameMaker, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Publisher. Much needs to go into making a good template:
- Master pages possibly with a grid system; based-on master pages if applicable
- Standardized colors
- Paragraph and Character styles
- Table and Cell styles if applicable
- Object/Item styles
- Library items to hold reusable objects
- PDF export presets
- Print presets
Of course, CREATING a template is quite different than USING a template. Using a template would include:
- Placing text or entering new text
- Applying correct styles to text
- Importing photos and art
- Cropping and positioning photos
- Text runaround Using Item styles
- Using Library items
- Making PDFs
Then you have work-flow issues:
For example, do you build the publication as one document or split it up? This would greatly depend on how the printer would like to receive the publication and how one uses the publishing program. Also, will editors be using specialized programs such as Adobe InCopy or Quark CopyDesk?
FileMaker Database Consulting
In addition to training, IDEAS provides FileMaker Pro database design and consulting services. This can be in conjunction with custom, one-on-one training.