Mastering Adobe InDesign

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum

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This course covers all of the more commonly used features of Adobe InDesign so that attendees can navigate the software and use InDesign's tools to create well-designed professional documents.

Whether you are using Adobe InDesign to create brochures, flyers, bid documents or any kind of printed or electronic document, this course will give you the skills you need.

You will learn how to set out documents, work with colour and incorporate text and images into documents. The course will cover the use of styles and master pages that allow you to format content uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customise both text and graphics.

This course is suitable for anyone using InDesign CS5, CS6 or CC. If attending in a QA centre then the course will be delivered using InDesign CS6.


  • Create and set out a document in InDesign
  • Work with InDesign’s different frame types
  • Setup and apply master pages
  • Work with colour and colour swatches
  • Incorporate text, tables and graphics in documents
  • Use styles to format text
  • Work with compound objects in InDesign
  • Prepare for and output documents using InDesign’s printing and preflight options

Additional Information

Please note: for Attend from Anywhere customers an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information. When delivered in a QA training centre, this course will be delivered using PCs. Events can be delivered on Apple Macs by request.

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Introducing InDesign (3 topics)

  • The InDesign interface
  • Zooming
  • Navigating

Working with graphics (5 topics)

  • Importing images
  • Display performance
  • Managing other Adobe files
  • Scaling and moving
  • Text wrapping

Appendices (covered if relevant and if time permits) (3 topics)

  • Appendix 1: Working with paths
  • Appendix 2: Creative Cloud
  • Appendix 3: Adobe Bridge

Creating documents (4 topics)

  • Creating a new document
  • Guides and views
  • Working with frames
  • Working with pages

Managing frames (3 topics)

  • Grouping, aligning and distributing
  • Managing objects
  • Working with layers

Working with document formats (4 topics)

  • Managing pages
  • Liquid layouts
  • Creating alternate layouts
  • Working with island spreads

Using master pages (2 topics)

  • Working with master pages
  • Page numbering

Working with colour (4 topics)

  • An introduction to colour
  • The Colour panel
  • Swatches
  • Tints and gradients

Working with type (8 topics)

  • The Type tool
  • Importing text
  • Linking and overset text
  • Formatting text
  • Further typographic controls
  • Working with tables
  • Other useful text commands
  • Special characters and symbols

Working with tables (2 topics)

  • Creating tables
  • Modifying tables

Working with styles (6 topics)

  • An introduction to styles
  • The styles panels
  • Creating a style
  • Applying styles
  • Editing and managing styles
  • Style overrides

Compound objects (3 topics)

  • Compound paths
  • Compound shapes
  • Outline text

Preparing for output (5 topics)

  • Resolving errors
  • Printing a document
  • Exporting files for print
  • Packaging a document
  • Exporting in another format


  • Delegates do not need any experience of InDesign or desktop publishing, as anything that is required will be covered by the course.
  • However, all delegates should have basic computer skills and know how to launch applications, browse to locate files and have good keyboard and mouse skills, and a reasonable working knowledge of Microsoft Word would be beneficial.

Scheduled Dates

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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