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Quick tutorials for beginners. Learn the basics and solve your InDesign problems pronto...

InDesign Basics: A Quick Guide to Master Pages

Master pages sound scarier than they are—the principle behind them is actually very simple, and they’re incredibly useful for adding consistent design elements to...

InDesign Secret: How to Get Rid of Excessive Overset Text

Nobody wants to spend ages manually selecting and deleting unwanted overset text that might run into a huge number of words. Read on to find...

InDesign Basics: Proof your InDesign work with Preflight

You've spent ages perfecting your InDesign document, and you're just about ready to send it to print. Hold press! You should always perform a...

How to Prepare Your InDesign Work for Print: Part 2 of...

Have confidence exporting and sending your InDesign work to print with Part Two of our essential guide. Consider everything listed here and in Part One,...

How to Prepare Your InDesign Work for Print: Part 1 of...

Preparing your InDesign work for print can be a daunting task, especially as there's no 'Undo' button to press once your printed result arrives...

InDesign Tips: How Do I Print True Black?

Ever printed your InDesign document only for the 'black' colour to come out looking a little washed-out? Get familiar with 'true' black in InDesign...

InDesign Basics: How to Conduct a Word-Count

If you're creating a text-heavy document, it's really useful to be able to perform a word-count, either of the whole text or sections of...

InDesign Basics: The Beginner’s Guide to Color

Having a basic understanding of color is the key to confidently creating documents for print or digital in InDesign. In this bitesize beginner's guide we'll...

InDesign Basics: How Do I Change the Size of a Page...

Sometimes you need to resize a page in your document pronto, or switch the orientation of a page at the drop of a hat....

InDesign Basics: What is a Bleed and When Do I Use...

If you're preparing any document for professional printing, it's a given that you'll need to allow for a Bleed in your InDesign document. In this...

InDesign Basics: Why Package Your InDesign Files?

Have you ever received an InDesign file from a colleague or client, only to find that the document is riddled with missing links and...

InDesign Basics: The Beginner’s Guide to InDesign Styles

In this Bitesize tutorial, we'll look at how to create Styles and apply them to text and objects throughout your InDesign documents. Styles are a great way to...

InDesign Basics: ‘Threading’ Text

In this Bitesize tutorial, we'll look at how to 'thread' text throughout your InDesign documents. Text is placed in InDesign via a single or number of text...

InDesign Basics: Working with Images

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to manage images in your InDesign documents. We'll look at how images must be placed and linked, rather than embedded, and...

InDesign Basics: Importing Text from a Word Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to import text from a word-processing document into your InDesign document. There are several methods for importing and managing large...

InDesign Basics: The Pages panel

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn about a fundamental feature of InDesign - the Pages panel. Learn about the InDesign Workspace Understand Master pages Learn how to...

InDesign Basics: Insert Page Numbers and Create Sections

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to insert Page Numbers and create Sections in your InDesign document. This is an essential skill if you're creating...

InDesign Basics: Wrap Text around Shapes and Images

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to apply a Text Wrap to Shapes and Frames in your InDesign document. Become familiar with the Text Wrap Panel Apply...

InDesign Basics: Gradients in InDesign

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to apply Gradients in your InDesign document. Understand how Gradients work in InDesign Become familiar with the Effects Window Apply Gradient and Feather...

InDesign Basics: Creating a Book

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to create a basic Book Template in InDesign. How to set suitable Page Sizes and Margins for Paperback and Hardback books How to create simple Master Pages for maintaining consistency...

InDesign Basics: Word-Count your InDesign Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to word-count text in your InDesign document. How to use the Info Panel to conduct a super quick and simple Word-Count This tutorial...

InDesign Basics: Spell-Check your InDesign Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to spell-check your InDesign document. How to set Spelling Preferences Check spelling in your document This tutorial covers spell-checking in...

InDesign Basics: Creating your First Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to create a New Document in InDesign, and how to save reusable Custom Page Sizes for print and web design. ...