InDesign: The Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Navigate the InDesign interface
  • Understand fundamental concepts involved in working in InDesign
  • Create, edit, and apply parent pages
  • Place text and images into a document
  • Create, fill, and manipulate text and image frames
  • Create and apply paragraph styles
  • Refine a publication with additional layout elements and tools
  • Prepare and export a document for publication

Prerequisite Skills

  • Previous experience using a word processor
  • Knowledge of how to apply text styles
  • Previous experience using Adobe applications
  • 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.

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  • a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.