InDesign: The Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Apply basic principles of layout and design
  • Create a new publication
  • Create, edit, and apply styles to format text
  • Work with text and graphic frames
  • Import and place external graphics

Prerequisite Skills

  • Ability to use word processing features
  • Knowledge of how to apply text styles
  • Familiarity with Adobe tools and panels
  • Proficiency with refined mousing tasks

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This online course is free to everyone and available for enrollment through IU Expand.

This course consists of a series of short lessons, examples, demonstrations, practice quizzes, and hands-on exercises.

To complete the course content, you will need:

  • a web browser and internet access to use the course material on IU Expand.
  • a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.