Tutorial: Creating a Document on InDesign CS5

Adobe InDesign is a great way to create brochures, documents, books, posters, etc. This is an innovative method used to have creative and interesting focal point for projects! Make sure to use Adobe InDesign for your next assignment. Here is a basic tutorial on how to use Adobe Design!


Start a new document:
1 Choose File > New.



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How to Add an Image to Your Template:

  1. Press File > Place screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-1-16-28-pm
  2. Select desired photo. Press Open.screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-1-08-29-pm


3. Scale your photo on template. screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-1-08-51-pm

4. Finalize your document.


Saving a Document as a Template:

1 Choose File > Save As, and choose where you want to save itme your file. Also choose the file type, and choose InDesign CS5 Template.

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Editing an already-existing template:
1 Choose File > Open.

2 Locate and pick the template.screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-1-23-01-pm
3. Select Open.

4. It’s open! Continue on your work and reference back to “How to Save Your Template” to save your progress.

If you have any questions, make an appointment with a Student Technology Liaison. Email us at dlastutech@gmail.com!