Topics Map > Software Guides > InDesign
Description: Layout software designed for both digital and print publications
Usage: Creating layouts such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, booksAvailable locations: Design Lab, The Studio, Wiegand Design Lab
Access: Free on PLU lab computers. Monthly subscription to Creative Cloud required for personal computers.
Additional Help: Contact (253) 535-7525, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Help Desk Library
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InDesign is layout software meant for creating print and digital projects such as flyers, brochures, and books. InDesign is used to arrange elements and design layouts, and isn’t meant as a photo editor or word processor. If a project requires edited images or big blocks of text, consider using other programs and then importing or copying them into an InDesign. Photoshop can be used to edit images, and Google Docs or Word can be used to draft text. Be aware that different versions of InDesign may vary in appearance and functionality.
Note: If InDesign is too complex of a program to start, try a free and easy-to-use alternative, Gravit Designer or Canva.
- InDesign: Information
- InDesign: Interface Overview
- InDesign: Creating a New Document
- InDesign: Working with Pages
- InDesign: Using Guides
- InDesign: Layering & Object Arrangement
- InDesign: Using Text
- InDesign: Text Wrap
- InDesign: Text on a Path or Shape
- InDesign: Using Images
- InDesign: Drawing Shapes
- InDesign: Applying Color
- InDesign: Applying Gradients
- InDesign: Applying Effects
- InDesign: Errors & Troubleshooting
- InDesign: Saving, Exporting & Transporting Projects