Adobe InDesign is a part of the Adobe Creative Suite and is an upgrade from Aldus
PageMaker, a widely used Desktop Publishing (DTP) software which was subsequently
purchased by Adobe.
Adobe InDesign is available on Windows and Mac and can be purchased as a standalone
product or as part of the Adobe Creative Suite. The functions and capabilities of InDesign
are much more than what is possible with a word processing program such as Microsoft
Word. It is the de facto program used by large publishing houses and big websites. This
tutorial aims to give a comprehensive tour of the program enabling you to leverage its full
This tutorial is intended for InDesign users of all levels of experience. Beginners will find
valuable information on how to set up the right document layout and choosing the best
colors. Intermediate users will find information on adjusting transparency, inserting QR
codes and working with objects and layers.
Advanced users will find handy information on creating eBooks, preflighting and packaging
documents, and also transitioning workflows between InDesign and popular software such
as Word, Photoshop, and Illustrator. All lessons apply equally to users of both Windows
and Mac versions of the program.
Users are expected to have a basic knowledge of navigating around their OS (Windows or Mac)
and installing software. If you’re installing this software for the first time, you would be needing
an Adobe account to download the latest trial version from Adobe’s website which is valid for
30 days, post which you can purchase and convert it into a subscription.