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InDesign in a Day
InDesign in a Day

Course Overview

This beginner InDesign course is offered at our graphic design school in SoHo.
To view upcoming dates and register, visit the course page.

Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace cluttered with all kinds of communications. Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customize both text and graphics. Adobe InDesign has all the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it, whether it be in print or on the web.

What You'll Learn in this Class:

  • Identify the elements of the InDesign interface.
  • Create a new document.
  • Customize a document by using graphics, colors, and styles.
  • Manage page elements.
  • Build a table.
  • Prepare a document for delivery.


Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

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Beginner Adobe InDesign Training Outline

Letter Creation

• Setting Preferences
• The Control Panel
• Text Frames
• Basic Text Attributes
• Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

• Paragraph Spacing
• Tabs

Magazine Ad

• Setting up a Document Bleed
• Placing Images
• Combining Text and Images
• White Type on a Black Background

More Text Styling

• Baseline Shift
• Small Caps
• Line Tool
• Making Proper Fractions

2-Page Magazine Ad

• Facing Pages
• Color Swatches
• Defining Colors

Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

• Multiple Text Columns
• Drop Caps
• Baseline Grid
• Text Wrap

The Lawyer Joke Book: Setting it Up

• Master Pages
• Automatic Page Numbers
• Automatic Text Flow
• Running Heads

The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text

• Paragraph Rules
• Baseline Grid
• Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting