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Adobe InDesign



Adobe InDesign is the industry-leader desktop publishing software application. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. While Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users this programme also allows more casual work to be made in creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create digital publications, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers.

Full Day Course Price: €800

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  • Dates available on request, please call for details – 1 Day Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.


This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.


While no previous knowledge in desktop publishing is needed. Proficiency in basic file management and general computer usage would be of great benefit.

Note: Intermediate, Advanced and Customised courses are also available, please contact us for details.


The objective of this Adobe InDesign course is familiarise course participants with the basic techniques of desktop publishing, including page layout design and typesetting. Having completed the course, participants will also be able to:

  • Create a new document of any specific size
  • Use text and graphic boxes to create basic page layouts
  • Add colour to the pages
  • Add images to the pages
  • Create and format complex tables
  • Create and manage multipage documents
  • Prepare files for printing
  • Save files as PDF for print or web publishing
Course Outline
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The Adobe InDesign Environment
Introduction to InDesign Publishing
Customise Your Workspace
Tools Overview

Creating a Document
Creating a New Document
Managing Document Pre-Sets
Altering a Document’s Layout
Creating the Structure of a Document

Managing Objects
Managing Text and Graphic Placement
Creating Pictures and Text Boxes
Stroke and Fill
Inserting Text
Importing Images
Viewing / Zooming
Managing Alignments
Scaling / Resizing / Rotating
Guides / Measurements
Layers / Layer Palette
Master Pages

Creating Complex Shapes
Vector vs. Bitmap Images
Creating Paths
Compound Paths

Utilising Colour
Utilising Swatches
Using Gradients

Managing Text
Editing Text
Formatting Characters
Formatting Paragraphs
Managing Style Sheets
Spell-Checking Text
Thread Text
Outline Text
Text Wrap
Special Characters

Creating a Table
Modifying a Table
Formatting a Table

Special Effects
Other Effects

Preparing for Handoff to Service Provider
Using Links
Checking Documents for Problems
Printing a Document
Packaging Files

Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Manage PDF Pre-Sets
Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
Export PDF Files for Printing

Discussion and Question Time

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