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InDesign Introduction

SS Course: 3000146

Course Overview


This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019). Training includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors

Print and/or Digital Courseware

Certificate of Completion

Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)

Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)

Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)

Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)

Free Parking (In Person Only)


Scheduled Classes

05/22/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
06/20/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
07/24/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
08/21/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/18/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
10/23/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
12/04/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn

InDesign is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control, and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It has long been the industry standard for books, magazines, and brochures, and has now become the industry standard for creating ePubs, interactive PDFs, and interactive magazines that are viewed on tablets. In this two-day, hands-on InDesign introduction training class, you will learn the basics of InDesign.


Viewing outline for:

1. Introducing the Workspace
Using tools
Working with panels
Customizing the workspace
Navigating through a document
Using menus, panel menus, and context menus
Modifying interface preferences

2. Getting to Know InDesign
Using Screen modes and View Options
Preflighting as you work
Adding text with the Type tool
Importing text from Microsoft Word
Formatting text with styles
Importing and scaling a graphic
Formatting a drawn object

3. Setting up a Document and Working with Pages
Creating a new document
Switching between open InDesign documents
Setting up master pages with footers
Applying master pages to document pages
Adding new document pages
Rearranging and deleting document pages
Changing the size of pages
Adding sections to change page numbering formatting
Placing text and graphics onto a spread
Using the bleed guides

4. Working with Objects
Working with layers
Creating and modifying text frames
Creating and modifying graphics frames
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Changing the shape of a frame
Wrapping text around a graphic
Rotating, scaling, and aligning objects
Selecting and modifying objects in a group
Drawing lines and adding arrowheads
Creating a QR code

5. Flowing Text
Flowing text into an existing frame
Flowing text manually, automatically, and semi-automatically
Creating threaded frames automatically
Applying paragraph styles to text
Adjusting columns
Adding a jump line page number

6. Editing Text
Finding and changing a missing font
Entering text directly and importing text from Word
Using Finding / Change to replace text and formatting
Checking spelling
Using the Story Editor
Tracking changes

7. Working with Color
Creating and applying color swatches
Creating Pantone color swatches
Using the Eyedropper and Color Theme tools
Working with tint swatches
Working with gradients
Working with color groups


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

    Who Should Attend

    Those who wish to create brochures, newsletters, ads, business cards and books, produce professional-quality, full-color documents or design publications for electronic devices including:
  • Graphic Designers
  • Print Editors
  • Writers
  • Artists
  • Next Step Courses


  • InDesign Advanced
  • InDesign Working Efficiently with InDesign Long Documents
  • InDesign ACA Training & Certification Pack
  • Illustrator Intro
  • Illustrator Advanced
  • Illustrator ACA Training & Certification Pack
  • Photoshop Advanced
  • Photoshop Intro
  • Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
  • Digital Publishing Suite
  • ePUB Produce Digital Publications for Web & Mobile Devices