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adobe Indesign Introduction Overview

A professional page layout application for print and digital publishing, Adobe InDesign lets you design, preflight, and publish a broad range of content for print, web, and tablet apps. It offers precise control over typography, built in creative tools, an intuitive design environment, and tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Adobe Animate.

InDesign is built for designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments.

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A sample of what you would learn

What you learned: Change font and font size

  • Select text with the Type tool in the toolbox or select a text frame with the Selection tool to apply the same formatting to all text within a frame.
  • In the Properties panel to the right of the document, see formatting options such as font, font size, and more, or choose Type > Character to open the Character panel.
  • When selecting a font in the Font Family menu, click Find More to find and sync an Adobe font to your computer. To show only the Adobe fonts, filter the font list by clicking Show Activated Fonts. You can also choose a font style associated with the selected font, such as bold, from the Font Style menu.
  • Change the font size by choosing a size from the menu, typing in a value, or clicking the arrows to the left of the field.

What you learned: Format basic text

In the Properties panel, there are two types of text formatting that you can apply to text: character formatting and paragraph formatting. Character formatting, such as font and font size, applies to selected text or all of the text in a selected text frame. Paragraph formatting, such as alignment, applies formatting to entire paragraphs.

You can view text formatting in separate panels by choosing Type > Character or Type > Paragraph.

  • Select the Type tool in the toolbox and drag across text to select it.
  • In the Character section of the Properties panel, change the leading value to adjust the spacing between lines of text.
  • In the Paragraph section of the Properties panel, change formatting such as the text alignment.

What you learned: Edit text styles

After applying a paragraph style to text, you can easily update the formatting in the style.

  • Apply a paragraph style to text in the Properties panel.
  • Make formatting changes to the same text in the Properties panel.
  • Click the Redefine Style icon, which appears to the right of the style name in the styles menu, to update the formatting of the saved style to match the selected text. Any text with the style applied will update.

You can also edit a paragraph style in the Paragraph Styles panel.

  1. Choose Manage Styles from the styles menu in the Properties panel to open the Paragraph Styles panel (Type > Paragraph Styles).
  2. In the Paragraph Styles panel, either right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) the style name in the panel and choose Edit [style name] or simply double-click the style name.

    When you change the definition of a style, all of the text in the document that is formatted with that style changes to match the new style definition.

  3. Change the text formatting for the style in the dialog box and click OK.


What you learned: Add graphics to projects

In InDesign, you can bring raster images, like an image you take with your phone, or vector graphics, like a logo, into your documents:

  1. Choose File > Place to place a graphic (or multiple graphics) in your document. 
  2. Click Open. If a frame was selected before placing, the graphic is placed within the frame. You can also click to place a graphic into an existing empty frame or create a frame as you place a graphic.
  3. With the Selection tool in the toolbox, drag a corner point of a graphic frame to resize the frame and to reveal or hide parts of the image. 
  4. Drag within the graphic area (not the center) to reposition the graphic and the frame.