Adobe InDesign Workshop

November 03, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Six-week Adobe InDesign Workshop.

We’re bringing Kelly Vaughn to you for this highly sought after training experience. You won’t want to miss it! Invest in training that is relevant to your day-to-day job responsibilities. Learn the application features specific to the A/E/C industry for documents, proposals, and marketing collateral without wasting time learning functions you won’t use. Kelly will show you the tips and tricks needed to make your document creation process better and faster in just a few easy steps. In this fun and informative workshop, you will gain tips and techniques for dealing with some of the most common InDesign questions. Learn the program features that are relevant to your work:

  • A $650 value offered at a discounted rate
  • Realistic training for real-world application
  • Hands-on training specific to the A/E/C industry
  • Great for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced users!

Topics to include:

  • Setting up InDesign defaults (never see picas again!)
  • Basic document setup, including bleed
  • Understanding frames
  • Importing and transforming graphics
  • Display options
  • Importing and flowing text
  • Using “Import Options” to control Word and Excel import
  • Find/change
  • Spell check
  • Creating swatches (and understanding spot colors)
  • Creating and using Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and using Character Styles
  • Importing Styles
  • Simple but interesting visual effects
  • Understanding layers
  • Why you need to know a bit about Photoshop and Illustrator (in self-defense)
  • Using Preflight
  • Packaging files
  • Creating PDFs for print
  •  Understanding how to master pages work
  • Creating a template file
  • Creating sections for different numbering styles (e.g. i, ii, iii, then 1, 2, 3...)
  • Bulleted lists (and how to create custom bullets)
  • Numbered lists (and how to handle double-digit lists)
  • Nested paragraph styles
  • Multiple columns: two approaches
  • Span/split columns
  • Anchored graphics
  • Creating and editing tables
  • Table and cell styles
  • Great trick for creating 3-panel folding brochures
  • Adding interactivity

Kelly Vaughn
Kelly Vaughn (a.k.a. “Document Geek”) has  been been using InDesign for nearly 20 years. She specializes in writing and designing technical manuals for the marine industry. Kelly holds Adobe Expert Certifications in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat and is the author of a LinkedIn Learning course: “Adobe Acrobat DC: PDF Commenting for AEC”.


November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15

9:00 am  - 10:30 am

Attendees who register the day of the event will be charged a $10 late fee.


$150.00 Member Ticket

$200.00 Guest Ticket
$210.00 after 11:30 pm November 2