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Adobe Indesign Introduction

This course is for people with minimal experience using InDesign who would like to learn how to create printed published documents.

2 days course
4.51  (204 reviews)
What you will learn:
  • Set up new document attributes
  • Create text frames and format text with character and paragraph commands
  • Place text and images onto the page
  • Work with colour, applying fill and stroke attributes to objects
  • Create, manipulate and arrange basic shapes
  • Prepare publications for press
What you'll get:
Post course support
Capped class sizes
Course prerequisites

Participants will need to be familiar with Windows or Mac OS and have an understanding of page layout programs.

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Participants are not required to bring their own laptops as our dedicated computer training labs are equipped with the programs and files you will need access to on your training day.

Topics covered in this training course
  • Opening a publication
  • Navigating the interface
  • The toolbox and tools
  • Panels and workspaces
  • Zooming in/out
  • Moving between pages
  • Editing text
  • Finding and changing text
  • Using the story editor
  • Previewing your publication
  • Printing your publication
  • Changing font type and size
  • Changing leading
  • Aligning text
  • Turn off/on hyphenation
  • Working with bullets
  • Manipulate tracking and kerning
  • Eyedropper tool to copy attributes
  • Creating text frames
  • Placing text
  • Placing text and linking to Word
  • Threading text frames
  • Deleting a text frame
  • Columns within a text frame
  • Alignment in a text frame
  • Resolving overset text
  • Place an image
  • Fitting an image to a frame
  • Resizing frame and contents
  • Content grabber
  • Adding borders/stroke
  • Rotating the frame/contents
  • Deleting an image
  • Linking and embedding images
  • Working with broken links
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Clipping paths
  • Drawing shapes
  • Send to back
  • Bring to front
  • Aligning and distributing elements
  • Align to key object
  • Understanding CMYK, RGB, Pantone
  • Using default colours
  • Adding a colour swatch
  • Adobe CC libraries
  • create a swatch library
  • Selecting colours with the eyedropper
  • Applying gradients and tints
  • Setting up tabs
  • Aligning tabs
  • Setting indents
  • Creating a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Importing a table from Excel
  • Create and apply paragraph styles
  • Create and apply character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Find and change formatting
  • Loading styles from other documents
  • Create and apply object styles
  • Inserting and deleting pages
  • Working with master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Creating multiple master pages
  • Create a template
  • Turn an existing publication into a template
  • Loading a template
  • Find fonts
  • Create a package
  • Create a PDF
  • Printer marks in PDF
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from 204 reviews
“Great structure, just the right detail. Overall happy. Thank you Annie!”
Annika, May 2019
“Very knowledgeable instructor. Very enthusiastic and engaging.”
Oliver, May 2019
“Annie was lovely and very knowledgeable. ”
Kelly, May 2019
“The trainer Katherine was excellent and was able to teach additional knowledge based on questions of the class that was not covered in the structure.”
Joey, May 2019