Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. Importantly, it uses content created elsewhere to create page layouts and prepare them for printing.
On the output side, InDesign is built to work well not only with desktop printers, but with the high-end printing and plating systems of real-world print shops. InDesign offers controls and settings the print shop will use to ensure that your finished publication prints properly from their mega-machines
Getting Started with Adobe InDesign is a training course which explores this program. Initially, attendees are shown how to create a multi-page document and use Master Pages for repeating items such as logos and page numbering.
The Place command is used to insert objects into the Frames which make up the layout. Text frames can be “Threaded” together so that an entire Story flows from column to column and/or page to page. Consistency of look and feel is achieved using Character and Paragraph Styles.
Graphics Frames can have effects like Transparency and Blends applied to them. Their contents can be cropped, scaled and rotated to achieve the desired final result. Before sending to the printers, Pre-flight checks are run to iron out any problems.