InDesign Advanced

Adobe InDesign can do a lot more than create flyers, brochures and newsletters. You can create simple interactive fill-in PDF forms, use the Pen and Pencil tools to create custom shapes, place images inside text and shapes and create text on a path. Work with the Links panel to manage document content effectively. Use the advanced colour controls, gradients, tinits and transparency.

Key content

  • Create InDesign Forms
  • Draw Freeform Paths with the Pencil tool
  • Draw with the Pen tool
  • Text on a Path
  • Place an Image Inside a Path
  • Place an Image Inside Text
  • Work with the Links panel and Linked Files
  • Advanced Colour Controls
  • Work with Gradients, Colour Tints and Transparency


  • Design simple Interactive PDF Forms
  • Work with the Pen and Pencil tools to create vector paths for text boxes and shapes
  • Insert images inside path shapes and inside text
  • Create Text on a Path
  • Use the Links Panel with complex documents to manage linked content effectively
  • Work with advanced colour controls, gradients, tints and transparency


InDesign Intermediate

Suitable for

This is an advanced level workshop which is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisite or who are competent with the topics covered in that workshop. Before registering for this workshop, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are competent with the topics covered in the prerequisite workshop.


PC and Mac computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require a Mac, please contact us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Adobe InDesign CC 2017 is used.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff


If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to view workshop availability and register on a session.

All others, please see our Registration page for more information.

Please be aware that a Cancellation policy applies to these workshop sessions. 

Dates, times and venues for scheduled workshops 2018

Monday 15 October 2018, 12.30-4pm
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland