Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

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Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

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Course Description: InDesign is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control, and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It has long been the industry standard for books, magazines, and brochures, and has now become the industry standard for creating ePubs, interactive PDFs, and interactive magazines that are viewed on tablets. In this two-day, hands-on InDesign introduction training class, you will learn the basics of InDesign.

Prerequisites: Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use InDesign:
Graphic Designers
Print Editors
Writers
Artists

Projects That Use InDesign:
Creating brochures, newsletters, ads, business cards and books
Producing professional-quality, full-color documents
Designing publications for electronic devices

Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Course Outline

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

1. Introducing the Workspace
Looking at the workspace
Working with panels
Customizing the workspace
Changing the magnification of a document
Navigating through a document
Using context menus
Using panel menus
Modifying interface preferences

2. Getting to Know InDesign
Viewing guides
Adding text
Working with styles
Working with graphics
Working with objects
Working with object styles
Preflighting as you work
Viewing the document in Presentation mode

3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
Creating a new document
Creating and saving custom document settings
Creating a new document from a preset
Working with master pages
Applying master pages to document pages
Adding new document pages
Rearranging and deleting document pages
Changing the size of pages within one InDesign document
Adding sections to change page numbering
Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
Printing to the edge of the paper: using the bleed guides
Viewing the completed spread

4. Working with Objects
Working with layers
Creating and modifying text frames
Creating and modifying graphics frames
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Wrapping text around a graphic
Transforming the shape of frames
Transforming and aligning objects
Selecting and modifying grouped objects
Flowing type along a path
Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads

5. Flowing Text
Flowing text into an existing frame
Flowing text manually
Creating text frames while flowing text
Creating threaded frames automatically
Flowing text automatically
Applying paragraph styles to text
Adjusting columns
Using the baseline grid to align text
Adding a jump line page number

6. Editing Text
Entering and importing text
Finding and changing text and formatting
Checking spelling
Editing text by dragging and dropping
Using the Story Editor
Tracking changes

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

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InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Oct 05, 2020 Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Oct 05, 2020 Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Nov 16, 2020 Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Nov 16, 2020 Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Dec 14, 2020 Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Dec 14, 2020 Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jan 11, 2021 Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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Monday, Jan 11, 2021 Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 Friday, Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Apr 12, 2021 Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Apr 12, 2021 Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, May 03, 2021 Thursday, May 06, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, May 03, 2021 Tuesday, May 04, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jun 14, 2021 Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jun 14, 2021 Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021 Friday, Sep 10, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021 Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 Thursday, Oct 07, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 01, 2021 Thursday, Nov 04, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 01, 2021 Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Dec 13, 2021 Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
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"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Dec 13, 2021 Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register

Certification

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam is Available for InDesign!

See Latest Exam Available!

Exam Objectives Include:

Working in the Design Industry
Project set up and interface
Organizing documents
Creating and modifying visual elements
Publishing digital media

Register for our Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Training & Certification Pack:

If you choose the Certification Pack option in the pricing dropdown upon checkout, this Includes:

✓ InDesign Intro–Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)

✓ Online Test Prep Tool (Simulates actual test & provides targeted learning based on your assessed needs)

✓ Testing Voucher with 1 Free Retake (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience)

✓ Testing Proctor Fee (Only included if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

This course is a stepping stone to becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)!

What is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)?

The ACE Certification validates that professional has demonstrated proficiency with one or more Adobe software products.

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.
Reviews

Average Review: 4.6 out of 5

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Think BIG. Learn Smart is my go to
"Think BIG. Learn Smart is my go to training site for design training. The instructors are creative and attentive." - Chantel, USDA (Adobe InDesign Training)
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Create High-End Products!
"Daily content creation can leave you feeling short on creativity and new ideas. The two-day seminar showed how you can use Adobe in ways you didn't think was possible as well as give you a behind-the-scene look at how to create high-end products on a reasonable timeline." - Rebecca G. - USO of Metropolitan Washington - Baltimore (Publisher to InDesign Project Based Training®)
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Easy To Follow Instruction!
"[The Instructor] is excellent, concise, easy to follow explanations/ instruction." Cindy B. - Columbia Association (InDesign Project Based Training®)
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Best Training Ever!
“I would highly recommend this training to my colleagues as a result of the instructor's high understanding of the subject matter, class size (people), facility accommodations and friendly staff.” “By far the best technical training ever...couldn't ask for a better instructor!” – Tiffany E., CNS (Intro to Adobe InDesign Training)
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This Training Helps Me Work Smarter and Faster!
“This training will allow me to work smarter and faster!” – Karen H., Montgomery County Government (InDesign Intro Training)
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I Learned A Lot!
"The instructor was very easy to follow, did not move too quickly nor too slowly. I feel like I learned a lot!" –Anna L., Modera (InDesign Traning)
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I Had A Great Time
"I had a great time and learned so much in the past two days... I have only been using CC for a few weeks and I am excited to start creating more documents." - Ashley H., Rock Hog Drilling Products (Adobe InDesign Class)
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Class Had a Very Nice Flow & I Was Never Bored!
"I learned so much about InDesign in just two days. Our instructor was such a great teacher and answered all of our questions quickly and efficiently. The class had a very nice flow and I was never bored! I am excited to come back to Think BIG. Learn Smart for more classes in the future."- Ashley H. - Rock Hog Drilling Products (Adobe InDesign Intro Training)
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Comfortable Setting, Nice Pace, Knowledgeable Instructor
“I would recommend this Indesign Intro course because I was able to follow along easily, it was comfortable setting to ask questions, the class went at a nice pace, and the instructor was very knowledgeable.” – Kristen D., BAH (Intro to Adobe InDesign)
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Clear Information, Useful Content
"I would recommend this Intro to InDesign class for beginners because of the clarity of information and usefulness of content. It will definitely help me at work." - Dennis K., NIAID NIH (Adobe InDesign Class)
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Very Informative Class With A Very Experienced Instructor
"Very informative class with a very experienced instructor who was happy to answer any and all questions the class presented." - Christopher S., Maryland Army & National Guard (Adobe InDesign Course)
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Ready to Make Positive Changes In The Office
"I came to the class with very little experience. I feel that I am ready to get back to the office and make positive changes to our graphic products. This is a great class for the beginner or the self-taught dabbler who wants more out of InDesign. The instructor was very knowledgeable. The company is very user-friendly and there are many support mechanisms available for post-class questions." - Karen N. - DHS (InDesign Intro Training)
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Useful Tips & Hints Beyond the Book
"Well-paced instruction with useful tips and hints beyond what was provided in the book. Instructor very knowledgeable of the subject matter and willing to provide information/instruction to questions that were specifically related to work-related documentation/issues." - Susan P. - Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Intro to InDesign Training)
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I Had a One of a Kind Learning Experience
"I had a one of a kind learning experience in the Think BIG Adobe InDesign Workshop. My instructor was engaging, informative, and always clarified student needs and questions. I learned so much in two days and feel more prepared to return to the workplace and create materials for mass dissemination in this program." - Joanna G. - Johns Hopkins University (Adobe InDesign Intro Course)
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Fantastic Organization, Knowledgeable Trainers, Best Learning Environment Ever!
"Fantastic organization, knowledgeable trainers, best learning environment ever! I will be able to serve as a backup initially and then competitor with the other designers at work. The combination of the knowledge and the delivery style of the presenter made it an easy to learn and most effective training." - Pamela D. - DOD (Adobe InDesign Training Class)
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The Class Was Packed Full of Useful Information & Tricks
"The class was packed full of useful information and tricks that will greatly enhance my overall experience using InDesign, my product output, and will hopefully reduce the amount of time I have to spend now that I know a number of shortcuts. The instructor did a great job demonstrating multiple ways to perform a particular task and then helped us to understand why one would be preferred over another." - Katie K. - Constellation Energy Resources (Adobe InDesign Course)
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Information Presented In a Fun, Interactive, Informative Way
"The best part of this training was the instructor's ability to present the information in a fun, interactive, informative way. His personality as a trainer made a big difference for me. I would definitely come back to another of his training sessions here. Having an in-person training on the Adobe software provides a much more tailored learning experience than via online or workbook courses." - Allison I. - JHU (Intro to Adobe InDesign)
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Most Enjoyable Training Session I Have Ever Taken
"This was the most enjoyable training session, I have ever taken. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this training to everyone." - Andrea Y. - CMS HHS (InDesign Intro Course)
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I Would Recommend This Class Emphatically
"This course was excellent. The instructor is so knowledgeable about not just Adobe InDesign, but the history of design programs as a whole. That knowledge made her explanations more meaningful and memorable. I would recommend her and this class emphatically." - Brandie J., Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for Maryland Government (Adobe InDesign Training Class)
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Very Pleased With the Two Days Spent in the Training
"I'm not a trained designer and designing brochures and programs is only part of my job. Though I've been using InDesign for several years, I've never had formal training until this class. I learned the right way to do many things, as well as many tips and tricks to increase efficiency when using the software. Very pleased with the two days spent in the training." - Shelley C. - JHU (Adobe InDesign Training Course)