Great Shelford, Cambridge / Online
1 day course
Please contact us for dates and pricing

This comprehensive 1 day course covers the basics and some more intermediate features to get you up and running with Adobe InDesign. If you are looking to create eye-catching flyers, brochures or magazines from scratch then this course will guide you through all the features you need to do just that.

With our experienced trainers, this course will show you the essential tools, tricks and skills you need to start constructing printed documents, from adding graphics to creating thread text frames, tables, swatches, filters and more. 

This course is designed for users who have no or little experience of Adobe InDesign before. But by the end of this course you will be able to create your very own impressive documents.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment

  • Explore the InDesign Interface
  • Customize the Interface
  • Explore the Navigation Controls
  • Set General and Interface Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing Documents

  • Create a Document
  • Add Text
  • Add Graphic
  • Convert Other Application Files to InDesign

Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Color, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Apply Fills and Strokes
  • Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

  • Arrange Objects
  • Align Objects
  • Manage Page Elements with Layers
  • Set Up Pages

Lesson 5: Managing Objects

  • Transform Objects
  • Edit Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Search and Replace Objects
  • Edit Text

Lesson 6: Working with Tables

  • Create a Table
  • Modify a Table Structure
  • Format a Table
  • Create Table and Cell Styles

Lesson 7: Finalizing Documents

  • Check Documents for Errors
  • Print a Document
  • Package Files
  • Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
  • Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution

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Public Course Dates

This course is taught at our training centre in Cambridge.  Check our current available dates for this course below and register your place. Please note that payment is not made by the booking form below – Instead, you will be sent an invoice with instructions on how to pay and confirm your place shortly afterwards.

Company Group Training

We also provide group training for companies on dates that work for them. This can be done via our training centre, on-site or virtually. Please submit your details here for more information.

Online Training

This course is also taught virtually. To enquire about virtual remote training please submit your details here.

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