Adobe InDesign

InDesign is one of the preferred software programs by MU Printing Services. For more information on preferred workflow with documents, please visit the MU Printing Services Preparing Jobs web page.

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YouTube Videos

Need a refresher? We created a YouTube playlist of custom-made short tutorials to refresh what you learn in class and get you beyond. Topics include newsletter creation from scratch and several time saver videos. If you are new to InDesign, we recommend starting with this video: InDesign CS6: Create a 2-page Newsletter from Scratch – Part 1: Getting Started. This video works for CC version as well as CS6.

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Custom Classes

Does your class or group need to know InDesign? If you have eight or more people who need training, you can request a custom course. We can come to your department and give a presentation, or we can schedule a class in our labs for your group, based on your schedule.

InDesign CC 1: Introduction

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand printing workflow
  • Use the Adobe InDesign environment
  • Create a new document
  • Add basic elements to a layout

Prerequisite: General knowledge of the Windows or Macintosh operating environment

InDesign CC 2: Typography & Text Styles

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use text formatting tools
  • Flow overset text
  • Create Jump Line text
  • Create and edit paragraph and character styles

Prerequisite: InDesign CC 1: Introduction

InDesign CC 3: Masters and Text Editing

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create and modify master pages
  • Insert, delete and move pages
  • Import and edit text

Prerequisite: InDesign CC 2: Typography & Text Styles

InDesign CC 4: Editing & Publishing

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create custom colors and tints
  • Use transparency
  • Use preflight
  • Prepare documents for commercial printing
  • Export documents to PDF

Prerequisite: InDesign CC 3: Masters & Text Editing