Digital Essentials Workshops - InDesign Online - October 2020

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Four-part, online workshop series introducing the essentials of InDesign

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Digital Essentials Workshops - InDesign

Tues 20th October 2020 - Fri 23rd October 2020

9.30 - 12.30 pm Online

Four-part workshop series covering the essentials of InDesign.


About this Event

A Big House Event supported by Mainframe & delivered by Mark Williams

Please note: In order to attend these workshops you will need to be enrolled with The Big House. Once your place is confirmed we will send you the relevant paperwork for this. If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support from Mainframe & The Big House, you may be placed on a waiting list and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Mainframe Team.


Digital Essentials - InDesign (Online) Workshop - Mark Williams

Mainframe invites you to a four-part online workshop series covering the essentials of using InDesign



Getting to know InDesign

  • Using menus & panels
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigating through a document
  • Tools Overview

New documents

  • Creating a new document
  • Making and saving a document preset
  • Facing pages
  • Master text frame
  • Columns and margins
  • Bleeds & slugs

Working with objects

  • Creating and editing text frames
  • Creating and editing graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects

Applying strokes and fill colour

  • Colour Pallets
  • Working with and creating Swatches
  • Swatch Libraries
  • Gradient Pallet

Flowing text

  • Flowing text into existing frames
  • Creating text frames whilst flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames

Editing text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Checking spelling
  • Using the story editor
  • Finding and changing text and formatting


  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs

Importing and modifying graphics

  • Placing graphics from other programs
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Using a library to manage objects


  • Creating master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Multiple master pages
  • Overriding master pages
  • Frames on master pages
  • Using layers effectively

Saving & Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Exporting Print ready PDF’s
  • Exporting interactive PDF’s


Mark Williams

Mark is qualified with a Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Derby.

With over 20 years of experience working with and teaching Adobe products Mark has developed and delivered training courses to large and small businesses all over the UK.


Four sessions :

  • Tuesday 20th October 2020
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020
  • Thursday 22nd October 2020
    Friday 23rd October 2020

Online registration will be at 9.30 am with the workshop finishing at 12.30 pm.

You must be available to attend all the above (x4) sessions.


This event is free, but space is limited. You must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited, so make sure to book your place today using the form on this page to guarantee your slot.

PLEASE NOTE: The Big House and Mainframe events are free to you because they are funded – however, there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are very popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend it is very important that you cancel your place by emailing as soon as possible, to enable someone else to take your place.

If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support you may be placed on a waiting list - your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Mainframe Team.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about these workshops, please contact Mainframe at

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.


Mainframe is part of The Big House which offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, please let us know as we will need to send you a form to complete and bring with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in.

If you would like any further information on this programme, please contact us at

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Tuesday 20th October 2020

9:30am - 12:30pm GMT

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