Course Description

Adobe InDesign is a robust and easy-to-use design and layout program. With it, you can create documents of many types, from single-page advertisements to complex multi-page color publications. You will create text frames and also use master pages and guides to design a document's layout. You will wrap text around graphics, apply transparency effects to graphics, and create sophisticated tables. You will also prepare documents for handoff to commercial printers and create Acrobat PDF files.

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layouts and designs.

Attend and You Will Receive

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from NC State University.


This course is intended for individuals who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Expected Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe® InDesign® to create and deliver professional-looking printed and digital documents.

Attend And You Will Learn

Getting Started with InDesign

  • Identify components of the InDesign interface
  • Customizing the InDesign interface
  • Using the navigation controls
  • Setting preferences

Designing a Document

  • Creating a new document
  • Adding text to a document
  • Adding graphics to a document

Customizing a Document

  • Formatting characters and paragraphs
  • Applying colors, swatches, and gradients
  • Creating and applying styles

Working with Page Elements

  • Arranging and align objects
  • Using layers
  • Transforming and manipulating objects
  • Threading text frames
  • Editing text

Building Tables

  • Creating a new table
  • Modifying a table structure
  • Formatting a table

Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • Resolving errors in a document
  • Printing a document
  • Packaging a document
  • Exporting files for printing
  • Exporting files for the web

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Section Title
InDesign Level 1
M, T
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Oct 26, 2020 to Oct 27, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Standard Registration Fee non-credit $545.00