Indesign newsletter

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A very common use of Adobe Indesign is in the creation of newsletters. We show you a nice easy workflow for achieving this end in our Indesign training courses. The example here is the creation of an online weekly school newsletter; the intention is that this will be distributed via email, and will not be printed. The method we use... Read more...

Indesign creating PDFs

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For many users the final step in designing their Indesign documents is to create a PDF, either for printing or for online viewing. We cover both of these outcomes in our Indesign training courses. The file format PDF stands for Portable Document Forma, and is the preferred file type  for many digital printers. For example high street printers often will... Read more...

Indesign getting started

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Adobe Indesign is the world-leader in page layout programs, and whilst being extremely powerful, it’s also easy to use as well as being precise and compatible with other programs. If you’re a complete beginner or self-taught, we’ll help you to get started in our Indesign training courses. Significant features of Indesign include great handling of type and graphics, as well... Read more...

Indesign adding text

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Adding text to documents is crucial when working with Adobe Indesign. We show you the many variations in text editing and formatting in our Adobe Indesign training courses. Basically there are three methods of adding text to a document. You can either type the text manually, copy and paste it from a PDF document, or import the copy from a... Read more...

Indesign colour bars

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Adding colour bars to an Indesign document can add an extra dimension of interest to the design. We demonstrate how easy this is done in our Adobe Indesign training courses. First of all choose the Rectangle shape tool and click and drag across the bottom of the page, for example. Note the Fill and Stroke colours at the bottom of... Read more...

Indesign placing images

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Placing images is a large part of the Adobe Indesign workflow – we spend a lot of time in this area in our Indesign training courses. Before we place our images, however, we may wish to create some non-printing guides to help us design each page. In this example we created three horizontal guides at 25, 45 and 130mm. We... Read more...

Indesign A5 flyer setup

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Creating a setup for an A5 flyer is easy in Adobe Indesign. This is one of the may topics we cover in all our Indesign training classes. Firstly, the initial setup is created via the File drop-down menu. Here we choose New and Document. Books, Libraries and Folios we cover in later blog posts. Before we start designing we should... Read more...

Indesign brochure layout

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After the brochure template has been created, it’s a simple matter each month or so to create a new edition of the brochure based on this layout. We demonstrate these time-saving techniques, and more, in our Adobe Indesign courses. The template has been saved as an indt file (Indesign Template), so rather than choosing New from the File menu we... Read more...

Indesign master pages

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Setting up Master pages is a crucial element of an Indesign template document, and will greatly increase the user’s efficiency and workflow. We demonstrate how in our Adobe Indesign training courses. Together with auto page numbering and the addition of paragraph styles and character styles, Master pages form the basic structure of the design. Basically anything on a Master page... Read more...

Indesign character styles

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Character styles in Indesign serve the purpose of consistency within your documents, and is a topic we look at in our Adobe Indesign training courses. Along with Paragraph Styles and Object Styles, Character Styles help us to keep our formatting consistent across either one document or many documents, and as such feature as one of the main ingredients of a... Read more...