Live Online InDesign Training

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 2 to 8 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £N/A

Self-funding: £N/A

Online: £275 to £1045

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Overview of the InDesign Online Training Course
Join one of our live InDesign classroom training sessions as a remote student over the internet. Our online training courses are ideal for those who find it difficult to travel to our training facilities. You will attend a classroom training which takes place at one of our training centres with real instructors and students without leaving your home or office. You will have the opportunity to interact with your instructors, ask questions, follow demonstrations, hear and see your fellow students just like you would if you were physically in the classroom. It’s exactly like being in a classroom, without the cost of travel and accommodation. Plus the cost of the online training is lower than the traditional classroom training courses. You can attend the following Adobe InDesign courses as an online student: InDesign Beginner, InDesign Intermediate, InDesign Advanced, InDesign Fast Track Silver and InDesign Fast Track Gold.

Using a dedicated technology, we link you to your scheduled InDesign training course as it takes place live at our training facilities. Traditionally, a training day starts at 10am and runs until 4:30pm, which is when you need to be in front of your computer. You will be following your instructor’s monitor as the demonstrations take place, you will then practice what you’ve learned on your own computer. Along the way, you will be able to interact with your instructor, ask questions as well as take part in discussions during the training. If you get stuck, your instructor can take control of your mouse and show you the right way of completing a specific task.

The Online Adobe InDesign courses are live and interactive.

Almost all modern computers nowadays will have sufficient technology for the live training courses. However, to ensure you get the most out of your online training experience, there are a few things to keep in mind. In order to attend one of the InDesign courses as an online student, you need to have a decent broadband connection (a connection that’s good enough for a traditional HD video call will suffice). You will also need a pair of headphones or speakers as well as a microphone. 

Although not compulsory, you are advised to have a dual-monitor setup. Ideally, you would be following your instructor from one monitor and use the other monitor to practice the tools you are taught. As an alternative, you can use a single monitor and split it into two sections. 

You will need to have either the full version of Adobe InDesign or a free trial installed on your computer for the duration of the training. 

As an online student, you have the same level of benefits as our traditional students. We are committed to providing you with the best possible Adobe InDesign training experience, be it online or in person. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn InDesign inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online InDesign training course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Online Adobe InDesign training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your InDesign Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Adobe InDesign training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 6 months with no interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your InDesign course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months. This is especially useful when a new version of InDesign is released, and you would like to retrain on the most up-to-date version of the software. Otherwise, you can just come and resit the same course to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your InDesign training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your InDesign course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of InDesign, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Adobe Certified InDesign instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide.

About the application
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software that the experts use to create books, newspapers, magazines, brochures, posters, flyers and publications for both print and digital distribution. InDesign gives you precise control over typography, page layout and interactivity. In the recent years, this application has become the key tool in the arsenal of any designer, who is willing to create spectacular publications.


  • InDesign workflow
  • Interface
  • Creating a new document
  • Tools and panels
  • Navigation
Smart Layout
  • Guides
  • Grids
  • Rulers
  • Working with text
  • Placing text
  • Text frames
  • Multi column setup
  • Character Styles
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Layouts
  • Tab palette
  • Characters
  • Editing tabs
  • Adding leaders
  • Colour models
  • Creating and saving colours
Working with Images
  • Placing images
  • Editing images
  • Using graphic frames
  • Image formats
  • Preview
  • Preflight
  • Export / Print



Master Pages
  • Introduction
  • Multiple master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Breaking master sections
Long Document Handling
  • Advanced TOC features
  • Indexes
  • Advanced Indexing
  • Using the Book Palette
  • Book lists
  • Synchronising style and colour across books
  • TOCs across books
  • Working with libraries
Pen Tool
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Freehand shapes
  • Bezier curves
  • Compound paths
  • Interactive options
  • Page transitions
  • Object states
  • Adding media
Artistic Effects
  • Eyedropper
  • Text on path
  • Drop shadow
  • Gradients
Advanced Graphic Handling
  • Clipping Paths
  • Alpha channels from Photoshop
  • Different Formats
Advanced Printing
  • Preflight
  • Print to PDF
  • PDF security
  • Exporting interactive media to Flash and PDF



Expanding Frames
  • Auto-size options
  • Hot corner resizing
  • Expanding workflow
GREP Logic
  • Find and replace
  • Creating a GREP query
  • Executing a GREP query
  • Using GREP styles
Text Variables
  • Understanding how variables work
  • Using the variables library
  • Executing a variable
  • Editing a variable
  • Working with variable lists
  • Footnote options
  • Inserting a footnote
  • Footnote shortcuts
  • Considerations for ePubs
Scripts and Plugins
  • Scripts Panel
  • Sample scripts
  • Using scripts and plugins
Snippets and Libraries
  • Understanding the differences
  • Exporting snippet content
  • Controlling the origin of content
  • Creating a library
  • Adding content and metadata
Conditional Text
  • Using conditional text
  • Creating conditions
  • Sets
  • Automatically adding and removing pages
Adobe Certified Exam (ACE)
  • What to expect on the exam day
  • Booking an exam
  • Sample questions
  • Practice Exam
  • Results

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 10% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

Education and Non-profit Organisation discounts is not available for this online training course.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

Student & Freelancer discount is not available for this online training course.

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