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Understanding InDesign: Foundation Course

27/11/2019 @ 10:00 - 17:00


About the course

Enhance your professional potential with this Foundation Course in Adobe InDesign. This is the industry standard software used by publishers to create books, magazines and most printed publications.

This one day course introduces the best techniques to use for professional book creation and will lead you through practical exercises using professional techniques to build a book from scratch. No prior experience of InDesign is assumed.

“I found the course very helpful, I took lots of notes and I know that they will help me in my day-to-day work.”

Beth Richard, Production Editor, Institute of Development Studies

The course is led by Ken Jones. Ken sits on the BookMachine Editorial Board. He is a publishing software expert with over ten years’ experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at Penguin Group UK. He is the mastermind behind Circular Software, which offers workflow advice, software tools and training to improve how publishers produce their illustrated print and digital books.

Contents include:

  • Making new documents
  • Creating and applying Master Pages
  • Adding a Baseline Grid
  • Page numbers and running headers
  • Saving, editing, sharing and using templates
  • Text Flow and Primary Text Frames
  • Tidying up a supplied manuscript in Word
  • Mapping styles from Word
  • Professional use of character and paragraph styles
  • Hyphenation & Justification
  • Tracking & Kerning
  • Widows & Orphans
  • Placing images and wrapping text around images
  • Working with long documents, working in chapters
  • Exporting for print and digital


BookMachine Members: £225+VAT (£210+VAT if booked before the end of September)

Non-Members: £295+VAT (£275+VAT if booked before the end of September)

Refreshments included
Lunch provided

What else do you need to know?

BRING: Ahead of the course you will receive a package of exercises to download onto your laptop. These exercises will be used throughout the day, so please bring your own device (PC or Mac).

The training room is at the BookMachine offices next to The O2 on Greenwich Peninsula, just 4 stops from London Bridge on the Jubilee Line (North Greenwich Station).

There will be a maximum of 8 people taking the course, and lunch will be provided.

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Event details

Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm




10:00 - 17:00
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