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Getting started with Adobe InDesign

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 8/4/18

Adobe InDesign is a professional design and layout tool for producing high quality documents for print and on-screen delivery. In this activity students are introduced to the basics of the Adobe InDesign interface by learning how to set up a new document, import files, work with text, use alignment tools, and manage colors.

Files updated on April 24, 2017 to Adobe InDesign CC 2017 (November 2016) release.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Custom Standards
ACA InDesign 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5
Technology Operations and Concepts

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Giovanna Iannicelli

Posted on 10/3/18 4:18:20 AM Permalink

​Excellent beginner resources thank you.

Daniel Burgos

Posted on 8/22/18 5:02:49 PM Permalink

​Thanks for the sharing!

Avonn Nova

Posted on 8/16/18 2:36:06 AM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing.

Ammar Midani

Posted on 4/25/17 5:16:23 PM Permalink


Adobe Education

Posted on 4/24/17 1:43:21 PM Permalink

We recently updated our files to the Adobe InDesign CC 2017 (November 2016) release. We've also added links to image assets used in the step-by-step technical guides.


The AEE Team

bhoovneshwar dhrobra

Posted on 12/8/16 10:30:48 PM Permalink

Very helpful teaching material​

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 8/31/16 9:51:01 PM Permalink

Very helpful resource
I appreciate your work, thank you for sharing

K Stoesz

Posted on 8/19/16 4:53:34 PM Permalink

I am looking through the Project Assets listed on the Activity "Getting started with Adobe InDesign", in which it lists the InDesign guide "How to use master pages". I cannot appear to locate the document within this page. I can do an internet search for find out how, but it is not in the same format for my students. Can someone (perhaps from Adobe Education) point me to the correct link?

Matt Niemitz

Posted on 8/19/16 6:34:08 PM Permalink