Introduction to Adobe InDesign

With InDesign, you can create professional publications including posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations and even eBooks. But at first glance, it can be intimidating, with lots of different tools to use. In this fast-paced intensive course, we will teach you how to use the essential features so you can get up and running straight away. No previous experience of InDesign or any desktop publishing software is required!

Course Dates:

5th Jun 2019 ( spaces available )

17th Jul 2019 ( spaces available )

5th Sep 2019 ( spaces available )

20th Nov 2019 ( spaces available )

Course Length: 1 Day (9:30 - 17:15)

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £345 (+VAT)

Charity: £230 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £290 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

Course Requirements

Learners must be confident in using Windows and a mouse, but no previous experience of InDesign or any other desktop publishing software is required.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to set up documents in InDesign
  • Understand how to create and work with text frames
  • Format your text and use Colour effectively
  • Use Master Pages to structure your document
  • Modify and create style sheets to speed up formatting
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Session 1

Getting Started; Finding your way around; Adding text; Formatting text

Session 2

Working with Objects and Frames; Placing and sizing images; Adding colour and gradients

Session 3

Structuring your document using Master Pages; Importing text from Word; Flowing Text

Session 4

Character and Paragraph Styles; Templates; Outputting your document as PDF or Packaging for a Printer

Intensive Courses from Happy

Intensive courses have been created specifically for those who need to learn a great deal of content at a faster pace. Each one is focused on increasing your productivity, and building a substantial expertise in just a single day. These courses will be longer, faster and more intensive than a standard classroom course. If you can keep up, the rewards will definitely be worth the effort.


The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (hot buffet lunch 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9:15am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 20 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.


We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your Course Trainer

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Pat is an experienced and versatile Certified IT Training Professional (TAP and TPMA Certified, MOS Expert). He's been our lead trainer in DTP / Photoshop packages for more than a decade.

Pat is also one of our most creative trainers: being a photographer, web-designer, director and actor.