InDesign Introduction

Adobe InDesign offers tools for professional desktop publishing. With InDesign it is possible to integrate text and graphics from many sources into virtually any kind of publication, from newsletters and brochures to colour catalogues and magazines, with maximum precision and control.

Key content

  • Create a new InDesign document and organise the page setup
  • Use rulers and guides to place your text and graphics
  • Use the basic drawing tool to enhance your publication
  • Apply colour fills and strokes
  • Size and position text and graphics
  • Place text from Microsoft Word over a number of pages
  • Understand the rules relating to placement of text
  • Wrap text around a graphic
  • Work with the master page and set page numbering


  • Learn how to set up a document for single or double sided pages
  • Work with Master Pages to speed up page layout
  • Insert Headers and Footers, and Page Numbers
  • Place text and graphics into your document
  • Work with Character and Paragraph formats
  • Wrap text around graphics and shapes

Suitable for

New and existing users


PC and Mac computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Adobe InDesign CC 2015 is used.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff
Free for University of Auckland postgraduate students
$150+GST for others


Visit our Registration page to learn about registering, withdrawing and our cancellation policy.

Dates, times and venues for 2017

July - September 2017

Monday 24 July 2017, 9am-12.30pm 
Room 305, Level 3, Building 620, 49 Symonds Street, City Campus

October - December 2017

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 9am-12.30pm 
Room 305, Level 3, Building 620, 49 Symonds Street, City Campus