Training Courses

Adobe InDesign CC : Editorial

One Day Course


Adobe InDesign is widely used by journalists, writers, editors, sub-editors, and proofreaders. This Adobe authorised course is designed for those new to InDesign who wish to concentrate on the powerful editorial and text handling features that it offers.

This is a purely editorial course which does not cover the design and page layout features of InDesign. If you wish to learn how to design layouts we would recommend that you take our two day Introduction to Adobe InDesign course instead. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Creating a new document
    • Using the Control panel
    • Navigating around InDesign
    • Customising your Workspace

    Placing text on a page
    • Importing from Word
    • Dealing with missing fonts
    • Text flow methods
    • Selecting and editing text

    Formatting text
    • Applying Paragraph styles
    • Applying Character styles
    • Editing in the Story Editor
    • Word and character counts
    • Using the Track Changes feature
    • The Auto-Fit text command

    Columns and Notes
    • Splitting text into columns
    • Spanning headlines across columns
    • Using the Info panel
    • Viewing and adding Notes
    • Copy fitting with Notes

    Working with Layers
    • The purpose of Layers
    • Creating and arranging Layers
    • Assigning content to Layers
  • Saving time with Master Pages
    • Understanding Master Pages
    • Adding page numbers
    • Applying Master Pages

    Minding your H&Js
    • Hyphenation options
    • Balancing ragged lines
    • The Adobe Paragraph Composer

    Fixing widows and orphans
    • Break characters
    • Kerning and Tracking
    • Composition preferences

    Working with Baseline Grids
    • Viewing the Grid
    • Automatically creating text Grids
    • Setting up the Grid
    • Aligning text to the Grid

    Text frame options
    • Text insets
    • Ignoring a text wrap

    Printing and exporting
    • Printing your work
    • Exporting as a pdf file

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed5364
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.7 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

"Everyone is friendly and accommodating. Matt answered all my questions and even helped me with things that weren't on the syllabus, but I needed to know for work."

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"Excellent course! Good trainer, very good examples and it was also very useful to have some time during the course to put things in practice. Good location, facilities and friendly staff. Highly recommended."

"Good trainer knowledge and worked examples. Nice pace, happy to expand into other things and give ideas. Food & drink selection good and plentiful. "

"Small groups allowing sufficient support, keeping to timing and not finishing early, happy to discuss anything out side remit, 6 mths support - was not aware of this when booked"

"The whole course was really informative. Working in a small group meant the pace went quite nicely and wasn't too slow/quick. Great trainer and lovely venue. "

"The course was excellent, the content was easy to follow. Hazel was brilliant. "

"Whole training centre was very well run and organised, felt it really helped contribute to successful running of the course itself. Everything just seemed very smooth. Lunch was particularly good"

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"Providing a constructive working environment. "

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"Loved the work space and everyone was really friendly."

"Really pleasant environment to learn in and good class size of 6. Very good pacing of the training. "

"Hazel was super knowledgeable and helpful. I didn't feel overwhelmed with information - the whole process was really manageable and useful. I learned a lot! "

"Timed breaks, cleanliness, great resources"

"Brilliant atmosphere and engaging tutor"

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"Information, environment, course content"

"Really good course, lots of excellent examples that were really useful and the summaries were really good at the end of each section. Great trainer. Feel like I have really learnt a lot!"

"Very enjoyable course, one of the best courses I have been on - I really liked Peter, informative, patient and nice. Good work."

"The pace of the course was good - fast but not too fast! Good at explaining things clearly and the size of the class was very good. Lunch was yummy! "

"Lovely environment & Hazel was great! "

"Good working through project on the last day. Really enjoyed that "

"Friendly, relaxed environment and setting. Big screens and helpful tutor. "

"All brilliant, thank you so much - especially our outstanding tutor, Ian."

"Good at tailoring the course to individual needs "

"Everything,especially the FOOD."

"Hugely informative course, which covered a whole load of useful information in an easily accessible, interesting and fun way. Really friendly team, great venue, and fantastic resources. Would definitely recommend. "

"I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. It's great that we got to replicate material and work practical with the tools. "

"Making me feel comfortable and everyone was very approachable and knowledgeable. Vicki was able to answer all my questions plus show me possibilities in InDesign I had no idea about. I feel like I've really learnt a lot today."

"Everything was very straightforward and easy. "

"I really enjoyed the course. The trainer was very knowledgeable, answering any questions we raised. She took us through from the basics explaining everything clearly. The pace was really good. The day was run really well as well, the food and refreshments provided were excellent. "

"Hazel was a great trainer; covered everything I wanted in a really clear way. Pace was generally good and really valued opportunities to try things out. Facilties really good."

"Organisation and explanation from start to finish. Thank you."

"course, food and all work!!"

"Doug has been great - really helpful and very patient. The whole course has flowed very smoothly and I have enjoyed getting to grips with all the software!"

"Course quality was excellent with lots of good examples of how things applied. There was also a lot of info in such a short course. Lunch was also good and there was flexibility about the course timings when I needed to miss a small chunk in the afternoon for a meeting. "

"Organisation, Food, Professionalism, Comfortable Environment"

"The small group size was really helpful to give in depth guidance for everyone. The set out of the room with a large monitor displaying the programme was also helpful to follow along. The lunch was incredible."

"I was pleasantly surprised by the whole course overall. Thank you"

"Good examples, great lunch, very intimate classes which were helpful "

"The preparation of the day was really great! I had a great time, and feel really knowledgeable on InDesign now."

"Great small class, plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one attention. Vicki was very friendly, knowledgable and helpful! Would love to return for more courses in the future!"

"Good training environment, trainer was great and lovely lunch."

"Giving attention to the people who needed it more, and giving extra exercises to the people who needed that too!"