Adobe InDesign
Basic Skills 1


Participants will learn to use InDesign to create multiple page documents containing both text and graphics. Participants will learn how to create customized documents from scratch. Participants will create a multi-page brochure, import and format text and graphics, and create the document's layout.


Basic knowledge of the Windows operating system.

What should you be familiar with?

Experience with another Desktop publishing package, such as Corel Draw or Publisher

Session Length

1 Day, 9:00am to 4:30pm


This session is conducted either on site, or at our training rooms.

Topics Covered in this session

InDesign Environment
InDesign Environment Elements

Basic Documents

Picas Measurement System
Document Setup
Creating Text
Working with Graphics

Master Pages

Creating Masters
Applying Masters

Importing and Threading Text

Importing Text
Threading Text
Manipulating Text Threads
Colors and Swatches
Colors and Swatches
Applying Fills and Strokes to Frames

Formatting Text

Character Formatting
Paragraph Formatting


Placing and Manipulating Graphics
Text Wrap

Finishing Touches

Text Inset Spacing
Spell Check
Continuation Notes

    Performance-based objectives
    • Navigate in the InDesign environment.
    • Create and modify text and picture frames.
    • Import text and images from other applications.
    • Specify colors for text, lines, and frames.
    • Format text using fonts, sizes, type styles, and leading.
    • Use alignments, tabs, and indents to align text.
    • Use master pages and guides to design a document's layout and to add page numbering.
    • Create multiple-column documents.
    • Flow several independent stories throughout a document.
    • Wrap text around images.

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