Adobe InDesign Workshop

September 11, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

m+a architects
775 Yard Street | Suite 235
Columbus, OH 43212
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Event Date + Time

Wednesday, September 11th | 7:30AM - 5:00PM



7:30 - 8:00AM | Light Breakfast + Networking

8:00 AM - 12:00PM | Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)

12:00 - 1:00PM | Lunch + Networking

1:00 - 5:00PM | Session 2 (Advanced)

*A light breakfast will be provided prior to the morning program. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. If only attending the afternoon program, please note that lunch begins promptly at noon.


Event Details

We’re bringing Claudia McCue back by popular demand 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. Claudia McCue 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–participants are encouraged to bring their laptops so they can work along (documents will be provided to registrants prior to the event)
  • Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced sessions–come for one or both!


Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)

  • 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


Session 2 (Advanced)

  • 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


$150.00 SMPS Member | One Session

$200.00 SMPS Member | Both Sessions

$250.00 Non-Member | One Session

$300.00 Non-Member | Both Sessions