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How to create page layouts in InDesign

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

Adobe InDesign allows designers to create rich typographical and interactive layouts that are especially useful for multi-page documents. Use this activity to teach students about layout techniques in Adobe InDesign to combine content and graphic elements and implement consistent layout designs.

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

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Custom Standards
ACA InDesign 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.4, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
ISTE Standards
Students: Computational Trainer

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/21/19 11:33:31 PM Permalink

​Love this resource Thanks for sharing


Posted on 6/7/19 4:50:38 PM Permalink

I usually use indesign in layouts, but I find your course very helpful, I'll probably get inspired by him to create a toturia on a layout of a document, thank you for sharing .

Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 7:25:13 AM Permalink

​It is very interesting and I learned many things about page layouting in InDesign.

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 3/1/19 5:34:33 PM Permalink

​thanks for it.

James Tyler

Posted on 1/31/19 1:42:51 PM Permalink

Really helpful resource, many thanks!

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/14/18 5:29:50 PM Permalink

Beneficial information, thanks for sharing.

Julie Terry

Posted on 10/24/18 1:39:24 AM Permalink

Very useful information - all broken down into sections. Many thanks for sharing!

Edward Bustillos

Posted on 8/19/18 6:42:28 AM Permalink

​This is my frist time to use InDesign and learned a lot from ur discussion. Thank you very much.

Jill Woodie

Posted on 5/29/18 6:54:50 PM Permalink

​For "How to work with graphic frames" where can I find the Vincent_Laforet_MG_1401.jpg file shown in Figure 6?

Adobe Education

Posted on 5/29/18 7:20:42 PM Permalink

Judy Durkin

Posted on 5/21/18 5:17:31 PM Permalink

​Thanks, Adobe. As always, comprehensive, useful information that I can use immediately - which is just what I was looking for.

Osniel Munguia

Posted on 1/30/18 11:01:52 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing. Really it's very helpful resource,

Adobe Education

Posted on 4/24/17 2:09:00 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

Pierfrancesco Filippo

Posted on 10/22/16 5:18:34 PM Permalink

​Thanks a lot.

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 8/31/16 10:25:51 PM Permalink

Really it's very helpful resource,
Thank you for sharing