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Prepress Training Solution Kicks Off 2006 with Two New Online Training Courses

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

January 11, 2006 – Bloomington, IN – Prepress Training Solution, the premier online training provider to the graphic arts marketplace, today announces the immediate availability of two new courses: Mac OS X Tiger and Transitioning from QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS2.  “We’re pleased to kick off the New Year with these two important additions to our graphic arts library of online courses,” says Debbie Goodman, Vice President of Operations for Prepress Training Solution (PTS). “Our customers tell us that it’s a major challenge just to keep pace with technology upgrades, let alone transition to new solutions – without compromising production schedules. Our training is designed specifically to help users get up-to-speed on the latest platforms and graphic arts tools easily, and on their own timetables.” New Course Details: Transitioning from QuarkXPress to InDesign CS2 In Transitioning from QuarkXPress to InDesign CS2, users will learn how to smoothly transition from QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS2 without sacrificing time or effectiveness. Prepress Training Solution modules show users how to quickly find their favorite Quark functionality in this newer layout program. Topics covered in this course include: Adapting to new palettes and shortcuts Creating new files and presets Working with templates, bleeds, and slugs Handling text, images, and nested styles Preflighting, exporting, and using XML data This course completes a suite of PTS Adobe InDesign CS2 training courses that quickly puts users in charge of InDesign's many winning features and benefits for design, layout, and prepress. Mac OS X Tiger This course teaches users the basics of working in Mac OS X Tiger including navigation, networking, spotlight, built-in font management and print and PDF features. Topics covered in this course include: The Finder Window Finder Preferences The Dock The Sidebar, Toolbar, and Labels Mounting a Network Drive Spotlight Smart Folder & Burn Folders Font Book Print and PDF 24/7 Unlimited Access, 365 Days All Prepress Training Solution courses are offered online and are available from any computer with an Internet connection. With a unique ID and password, subscribers can access their account for training and review, 24/7, for an entire year. To maximize their training experience, users perform a series of steps that assess initial product knowledge and improvement derived from training.   Pricing & Availability The new Mac OS X Tiger and Transitioning to InDesign CS2 training courses are available for $149.95 each. The new courses will also be available through Prepress Training Solution's prepress and graphics library, which includes more than 40 courses for the prepress and graphic arts professional. Annual 24/7 access to the Prepress and Graphics Library is available at $300 per user, with volume and educational discount rates available.   For more information or to take any of these new courses visit: www.prepresstraining.com. About Prepress Training Solution Prepress Training Solution helps companies become more productive, reduce costs and become more profitable through online training. Dedicated graphic arts output focused courses deliver low-cost, individualized online testing and training accessible anytime and anywhere via an Internet connection, for the publishing segment. Customers include: Bowne of Canada, Ltd., RR Donnelly, San Diego Tribune, Transcontinental Canada and Schawk. Prepress Training Solution’s extensive prepress and graphic arts library of courses comprises the world's most popular applications, such as Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Creo Preps, Dynagram DynaStrip, Enfocus PitStop, Markzware FlightCheck and QuarkXPress. Additional services such as custom development, a library of interactive tests and training, and a hosted Learning Management System allow any size business to track and manage employee education - increasing efficiency, productivity, and profitability. For more information on the Prepress Training Solution, go to www.prepresstraining.com; or call 800.355.6429. Outside the US, call 812.355.3030.




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