InDesign Quick Start

at Training Connection - The Loop

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$495 5 seats left
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Mon, Jan 06, 9:00am - 4:30pm

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

This 1-day beginner class is designed to get you up and running quickly in InDesign. You will learn to layout pages with text and graphics. In no time at all you will be able to control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more!

Live face-to-face instructor. No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

No prior experience of InDesign is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.     

Detailed course outline 

Letter Creation

This exercise will introduce you to the basics of creating a document, drawing text boxes, and formatting text.
  • Setting Preferences and Default Measurements
  • Creating the Letter
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Saving and Printing
  • Large Type Letter
  • More Text Attributes
Text Styling

This lesson will teach you strokes, caps, how to make proper fractions, and other professional typesetting techniques.
  • Position Text with Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps for your Titles
  • Using the Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions  
Magazine Ad

In this exercise, you will create an entire magazine ad, pulling in a photo, graphic logo,and laying out text.
  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Adding the Headline
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background
Page Layout and Advanced Formatting

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of page layouts along with more text manipulation. You will master paragraph spacing, leading, and use tabs to complete the layout.
  • Page Setup and Orientation
  • Using the Rectangle Frame Tool
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Control Leading in Character Options
  • Using Tabs
Page Magazine Ad

2-page spreads can be a little tricky to create, but we make it easy for you in this exercise. You will learn how to create facing pages and handle page numbering.
  • Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
  • Facing Pages
  • Placing a Picture
  • Creating a Cover
  • Setting the Tagline
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors
  • Printing as a Spread
Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

This lesson teaches you the often misunderstood but immensely important baseline grid. Plus we will show you some new text wrap options.
  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Importing the Text
  • Creating the Drop Cap & Other Type Changes
  • Setting the Baseline Grid
  • "Massaging" Text to Fit
  • Text Wrap

The Lawyer Joke Book: Setting it Up

In this exercise, you will layout a long, multi-page book the easy way! You will set up a master page, add page numbers, and design a running head.
  • Setting up a Master Page and adding Guides
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Automatic Text Flow
  • Adding Running Heads
The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling Text

First we will setup some text styles, then setup a baseline grid, and finally we will use some advanced Find/Change techniques to style all the jokes.
  • Creating Style Sheets
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Setting up the Baseline Grid
  • Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).


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Trains CTA - Blue and Red Lines - Monroe Station Walk approximately 4 blocks west on Monroe Street to Franklin Street. CTA - Orange, Pink, Purple and Brown Lines - Quincy station Walk approximately 1.5 blocks north on Wells Street, turn left (west) on Monroe Street, and go to corner of Franklin Street. CTA - Green Line Swap at Clark for Blue line or Roosevelt for Orange line. Metra - Union Station Walk 3 blocks east on West Adams (crossing river). Turn left (North) on Franklin and walk 1 block to Monroe Street.

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InDesign Quick Start
Reviewed by Lisa K. on 3/24/2019
Our instructor was great. She was knowledgeable, articulate and helpful. I would request her again.
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