Adobe InDesign: New User

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Perfect for complete beginners or those who are self-taught, this course will have you leaving confident in how to navigate all of the tools within Indesign along with how to work with text frames, formatting, styles and much much more.

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SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity.

Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realize their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Who should Attend?

Are you looking to learn how to create stunning PDF’s, magazines, newsletters and more? Then our Adobe InDesign New User course is the perfect option to kick-start or continue your graphic design journey.

Perfect for complete beginners or those who are self-taught, this course will have you leaving confident in how to navigate all of the tools within Indesign along with how to work with text frames, formatting, styles and much much more.


Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, but do not need prior experience with Adobe InDesign

Upon completion, delegates will receive a certificate of completion and extensive manual. To find out more about our training options for this, please speak to one of our team today.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.


Course Details


2 Days

The InDesign Environment

  • Using the tools and palettes
  • Control palette
  • Using Context menus
  • Opening and closing documents
  • Navigating a document
  • Recovering a document after failure
  • Using the multiple undo feature
  • Document pre-sets

Document Layout

  • Setting up pages and basic layout options
  • Using rulers, guides, grids and layers
  • Working with pages and spreads
  • Automatic page numbering and sections
  • Using master pages

Laying Out Pages with Frames

  • Creating and using frames
  • Using the frame tools
  • Creating text and graphic frames
  • Converting frame types
  • Setting frame properties

Working with Text

  • The Story
  • Linking text
  • Importing and exporting text
  • Placing text in frames
  • Threading text through frames
  • Setting text frame properties
  • Editing text
  • Finding and changing text
  • Checking Spelling
  • Baseline Grid

Formatting Type

  • Formatting characters
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Working with tabs
  • Working with composition
  • Controlling hyphenation and justification

Working with Styles

  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Nested Styles
  • Overriding local formatting
  • Copying styles from other documents

Importing Graphics

  • Placing graphics
  • Fitting content to frames
  • Fitting frames to content
  • Managing links and embedded images
  • Introduction to working with clipping paths
  • Importing native Photoshop files
  • Full resolution preview

Combining Text and Graphics

  • Drawing shapes
  • Drawing and modifying straight lines
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Drawing basic freeform shapes
  • Text on a Path
  • Text to Shape

Selecting and Transforming Objects

  • Moving Objects
  • Using the transform palette
  • Grouping and Ungrouping objects
  • Align
  • Pathfinder

Using Colours

  • Defining and applying colours from colour libraries
  • Importing colours from colour libraries
  • Mixed inks
  • Loading colours from other applications
  • Creating and applying gradients


  • Creating tables
  • Merge/Unmerge
  • Flowing tables across pages
  • Table headers and footers
  • Viewing cell frame edges

Outputting InDesign Documents

  • PDF
  • EPS


  • Preparing for commercial printing
  • Separation Preview
  • Printing a document
  • Performing a pre-flight check before printing
  • Packaging files for hand off
  • Handing off to a prepress service provider
  • Liverpool Branch

    Egerton House, 2 Tower Road, Liverpool

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