DCF Training Course with DOPiX/Compose

The DCF Training Course is primarily aimed at people dealing with advanced text layout and the management of document automation. This concise training course is suitable for both DCF beginners and advanced users.

Duration

3 days (x 7 hours)

Topics covered* (Day 1)

Basic principles

On the first day of the course you will learn about the theory and basic principles of layout using DCF. The main topics are specifying the page layout, using units of measurement and inserting and processing symbols and variables. You will finish the day by consolidating what you have learned with some practical exercises.

  • Specifying units of measurement and creating a page layout
  • Using symbols and variables
  • Defining fonts, line and character spacing
  • Creating a text layout
  • Testing the layout with DOPiX/Compose
Topics covered* (Day 2)

Advanced text layout

On the second day of the course you will familiarize yourself with advanced text layout options:

  • Compiling lists
  • Layout of lines, boxes, background shading and colours
  • Creating headers and footers
  • Specifying text areas
  • Working with tables
Topics covered* (Day 3)

Special functions

On the final day of the course you will focus on special functions:

  • Conditional processing (influencing the text flow during the creation process)
  • Troubleshooting (DCF Trace)
  • Programming macros (only for advanced users)