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 Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this faster-paced intensive 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

Course timetable

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.

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Introduction to Adobe InDesign (Intensive)
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.

The happy Guarantee

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 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.

Coronavirus Update

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are operating with a ‘business as usual’ approach, while still ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety.

We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines. We ask that if you are attending a course here (or if we are sending a trainer to your location) that you do the same.

If you have recently visited an affected area please follow the self-isolation guidelines which can be found here.

We have extra hygiene measures in place which include (but are not limited to):

  • Anti-bacterial soap dispenser available in all loos
  • Hand sanitizer gel available in our café area and training rooms
  • Anti-bacterial surface cleaner and surface wipes available in all training rooms
  • Sanitising work surfaces in all training rooms at the start of the day (including sanitising all PCs and PC keyboards at the start of all IT courses)
  • Disposable plastic gloves are also available should you wish to use them during your visit

If you are unable to attend your course due to Coronavirus we have a number of alternative solutions we can offer you to still meet your training needs despite travel limitations – please get in touch with us to discuss a suitable solution. Potential solutions may mean sending a trainer to your location or delivering your training online.

If you are sick, have vulnerable health issues or are self-isolating do contact us. For this, we would be happy to rearrange your course at no extra cost or exchange the cost for vouchers. Vouchers at Happy are valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all of our clients if the situation changes.

Please speak to our friendly team if you have any further questions or concerns – we are available on 0207 375 7300 from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Your post-course support package

  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course
  • Included in the price of our training sessions

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Did you know...

...we also run courses in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements?

Happy's one-day Photoshop course teaches you how to touch up and edit your photographs with confidence. It covers everything from image cropping and resizing to adding text to images and creating photo montages.

The Photoshop Elements course is targeted at total beginners. Elements itself is intended for entry-level photographers, image editors and hobbyists, and Happy's single day course covers importing, sorting, rating, tagging and resizing images.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop to enable you to use the essential features of Photoshop to manipulate your photographs, perform image touch-ups, filters and more. Find out more

Photoshop Elements Essentials to enable you to use essential features like Quick Fix, Selections and Layers to manipulate images and photographs. Find out more