Course Descriptions

InDesign Class

What You Will Learn

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign for marketing, publishing and graphics professionals who want to use the program to prepare publications such as advertisements, newsletters and brochures. Class exercises teach you to —

  • Specify page dimensions, margins and columns for a new document,
  • Create, move and resize elements,
  • Specify fill and stroke colors, and apply gradient fills,
  • Add colors to the color palette,
  • Set type specifications,
  • Import text and graphics,
  • Flow text from column to column and page to page,
  • Indent paragraphs and create bulleted lists,
  • Set tabs,
  • Create and apply master pages,
  • Wrap text around graphics,
  • Create and apply master pages,
  • Define and apply character and paragraph level text style definitions,
  • Use the Bezier drawing tools to create and modify shapes, and
  • Use the "Package" and "Preflight" commands to assemble and verify materials to be sent to the printer.

9 hours, $390 (available for Windows and Macintosh)
Purchase with Advanced InDesign class for discounted package price of $560.

Training Format

  • Live trainer in room — not on-line or remote learning,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on classroom instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

Class Location

Dates and Registration


Familiarity with mouse and menu-based computer programs. Helpful, but not necessary to have general knowledge of graphics programs.

Related Class

Advanced InDesign

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Adobe InDesign Course Outline, Updated April 19, 2015.