Adobe InDesign Training – Level 1

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Course description

Whether you want to produce posters, print media, an e-book or a digital magazine, Adobe InDesign is a powerful desktop publishing application that enables users to create eye-catching, professional-looking pages.

We cover all the features you need to understand in order to make use of this great piece of software, showing you everything from editing and formatting text, to working with images, and printing the final product.

Is it right for me?

If you’re new to InDesign, or you’re a novice looking to enhance your existing abilities, this InDesign training course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to navigate your way around this application and create pixel-perfect designs.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Navigate within Indesign
  • Create and modify InDesign documents
  • Edit and format text
  • Use the InDesign graphics tools
  • Manipulate text by applying styles

Our trainer was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had. She was patient and took the time to on subjects we were not fully understanding. She was able to help with topics off the subject which I found really useful when putting the training into my every day work.

Bid Coordinator , Equiniti

What does it cover?

  • Work with menus, panels and workspaces
  • Open, close, save and create new files
  • Zoom in and out
  • Navigate between pages and spreads
  • Selecting different tools
  • Showing and hiding guides
  • Cut, copy and paste text
  • Enable drag and drop in layout view
  • Use the spelling checker and dynamic spelling
  • Use Find and Change
  • Inserting special characters
  • Inserting non-breaking spaces
  • Inserting ‘em’ and ‘en’ dashes
  • Using the Glyphs panel
  • Using the story editor
  • Importing a text file
  • Apply paragraph formatting and styles
  • Apply character formatting and styles
  • Working with guides
  • Working with Smart Guides
  • Resizing and repositioning frames
  • Rotating frames
  • Locking objects
  • Using ‘align’ and ‘distribute’
  • Differentiate between the image and the image frame
  • Frame fitting commands
  • Apply text wrap to images
  • Import images
  • Work with the links panel
  • Change the image display performance
  • Load multiple images
  • Work with Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge
  • Image import options
  • Anchor images
  • Understand the role of the master page
  • Navigate between layout and master pages
  • Apply a master page to layout pages
  • Insert, move and delete pages
  • Set a file for print
  • Export to PDF

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Course leader

Susan Howard

Head of Technical & Digital and Project Management Capability

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