Adobe InDesign Training Courses

Adobe InDesign Training Course | Introduction



(£478.80 incl. VAT)


2 Days


Online Virtual Classroom


Discover easy to learn techniques with proven results on this two-day Introductory Adobe InDesign training course that will guarantee you'll be working confidently and enthusiastically with Adobe InDesign in no time. Unlimited email support following your course means you won't be left struggling on your own when those moments of crisis arise.


  • Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th October 2020 | 09:30 - 16:30

Who should attend?

This Adobe InDesign training course is aimed at new users who have little or no previous experience of desktop publishing and who wish to learn Indesign. Starting from first principles, you will be shown how to create new documents and modify existing ones, and will consolidate your knowledge by means of a series of carefully constructed exercises at each stage of the Indesign course.

Contact us to run this Adobe InDesign training course or a customised version of it on your own premises for just £415+vat per day for up to two people. Add just £75+vat each for additional person. Price is inclusive of course reference notes and email support but exclusive of the trainer's travel and overnight accommodation costs where required.

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Course Content

What you can expect to learn on this Adobe InDesign training course:

Overview of Desktop Publishing

  • The Traditional Publishing Process
  • The Desktop Publishing Process using Adobe InDesign CS or CC

Understanding the User Interface

  • The Adobe InDesign CS or CC Views – Story Editor & Layout
  • The Adobe InDesign CS or CC Toolbox
  • The Control Palette
  • Docking, Undocking and Floating Palettes
  • Setting Adobe InDesign CS or CC Document and Application Preferences
  • The Adobe InDesign CS or CC Selection Tools
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Creating, Opening and Saving Documents

  • Opening Existing Adobe InDesign Documents
  • Converting QuarkXPress and Adobe PageMaker Documents to Adobe InDesign
  • Saving your InDesign Work
  • Creating a New InDesign Document
  • Adobe InDesign CS or CC Document Setup

Working with Graphics

  • Importing (Placing) Pictures and other Graphic Elements in InDesign Layouts
  • Understanding the Difference between Bitmap and Vector Graphics
  • Maintaining Image Quality – Avoiding the “Jaggies”
  • Using Rectangular, Elliptical and Polygonal Frames as Containers for Graphics in InDesign
  • Fitting pictures to Frames
  • Cropping, Sizing & Scaling Images
  • Wrapping Text Around Frames & Graphics
  • Moving & Transforming Frames & Graphics
  • Applying Fills & Strokes
  • Drawing Lines & Boxes

Colour Issues

  • Working with Swatches and other Colour Fills
  • Applying, Editing and Creating Colour Fills & Strokes
  • Using and Understanding Pantone and Other Spot Colour Matching Standards
  • Converting Spot Colours to Process CMYK Colours

Formatting & Editing Text

  • Adding Type to a Page with the InDesign Type Tool
  • Importing (Placing) Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Working with the InDesign Story Editor
  • Spell Checking, Search & Replace
  • Linking and Unlinking Text Frames
  • Drop Caps and Bullets

Printing & Typesetting Terminology Explained

  • Choosing and Using Typefaces Effectively
  • Understanding Leading, Kerning, Tracking etc.
  • Typesetting for maximum readability
  • Copy-fitting techniques. tips and tricks

Working with Tables

  • Inserting a Table in an Adobe InDesign Document
  • Adding Text to a Table
  • Adding Pictures to a Table
  • Formatting Text in Tables
  • Creating and Using Table Styles
  • Merging & Splitting Table Cells
  • Inserting/Deleting Rows & Columns
  • Setting the Grid & Border Properties

Longer Document Handling Features

  • Autoflowing text through multiple pages
  • Creating and Using Paragraph Style Sheets
  • Creating and Using Character Style Sheets
  • Headers & Footers

Printing & Output

  • Print Options
  • Package a Document to send to an External Print Provider
  • PDF Output Options
  • Some Common Output Problems explained – Fonts and Picture Formats