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15 August 2018

InDesign Foundation for Book Publishers

2 October 2018

Date :   Tuesday 2 October 2018
Time:    9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Edinburgh Training Centre, Edinburgh


Adobe InDesign 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 leads attendees through the practical exercises using professional techniques to build a book from scratch. No prior experience of InDesign is assumed.

This is a hands-on practical course where attendees are led though exercises by experienced publishing software trainer Ken Jones. 

Topics covered 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

Additional Info

Please bring a PC or Mac laptop to join in the exercises (a PC can be provided by the venue for an extra fee but it is not able to provide Apple iMacs). Ahead of the course you will receive information about which software tools you need to download onto your laptop. 



The course is led by Ken Jones  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.



The fee is £225+VAT /£210+VAT early booking (members); £295+VAT/£275+VAT early booking (non-members). Book by 24 August 2018 to get early booking rates. If you wish to use a PC provided by the Edinburgh Training Centre (ETC), this will cost an additional £15+VAT. Book now using the booking form.