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Duration of the Course:- 1 Day

Overview of the Course

This course aims to provide a solid foundation in the use of Adobe InDesign to create documents for those who are new to the product. Emphasis will be placed on applying practical techniques whilst ensuring the user develops an efficient working style.


Getting Started

  • Exploring the InDesign environment
  • Customising the Workspace
  • Setting up new documents
  • Navigation and views
  • Using Bridge


  • Creating objects
  • Modifying objects
  • Duplicating and aligning objects
  • Using Smart Guides to align, rotate and resize objects
  • Creating and editing object styles
  • Use the Strokes Panel
  • Applying effects
  • Creating shapes
  • Using Library files


  • Adding text
  • Formatting text
  • Character formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Linking frames and text flow options
  • Dealing with overflow
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Spell Checking
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Text Frame Options
  • Creating and using styles


  • Placing images
  • Scaling images
  • Placing multiple images
  • Checking image resolutions, colour space and image links
  • Text wrap options


  • Creating CMYK and Spot colours
  • Applying colours to fills and strokes
  • Creating and using Gradient swatches

Creating Documents

  • Working with Master Pages
  • Adding and deleting pages
  • Page numbering options
  • Creating and using Layers

Working with Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Basic table and cell formatting options
  • Using table styles


Preparing documents for Press

  • Printing options
  • Live Preflight
  • Packaging files for printing
  • Creating PDFs