Great Canadian Training Company color logo

Adobe InDesign Level 1 (Basic)

What You'll Learn in Adobe InDesign Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will use Adobe InDesign to create and deliver professional-looking printed and interactive documents. You will:


  • Navigate the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document using colour, swatches, gradients, and styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Add tables
  • Prepare documents for deployment

Target Student

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

Course Outline

Section 1: Getting Started with InDesign

Identify Components of the InDesign Interface

Customize the InDesign Interface

Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Section 2: Designing a Document

Establish Project Requirements

Apply Design Principles

Create a New Document

Add Text to a Document

Add Graphics to a Document

Section 3: Customizing a Document

Format Characters and Paragraphs

Apply Colours, Swatches, and Gradients

Create and Apply Styles

Section 4: Working with Page Elements

Arrange and Align Objects

Apply Layers

Transform and Manipulate Objects

Thread Text Frames

Edit Text

Section 5: Building Tables

Create and Modify a New Table

Format a Table

Section 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

Resolve Errors in a Document

Export Files for Printing and for the Web

A seal with “Guaranteed to Run” written on it. In the middle is a person giving a thumbs up, standing behind a checkmark

Adobe InDesign Level 1 (Basic)

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
August 9, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
December 12, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
April 25, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

I want to talk to someone about private or customized training

Have questions about this course? See below or reach out to our training coordinators.

Group of 4 or more? Consider private training

The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company Advantage

When you train with us, your training will not just check a box. We make sure it is GREAT!

  • Experienced Trainers
  • Guaranteed to run classes
  • Learning Guarantee
  • Anytime after-training support for 30 days
  • Bilingual training, manuals & post-training support available

This course comes with

PDF Reference Guide

Take the Reference Guide anywhere and save the environment with an electronic copy of your training Reference Guide for use on any of your computers or devices

Use Your Own Files

Whether it's one-on-one or group training you can give us files to include in your training session and help you apply what you learn even more!