If you are involved in document production it’s important to use the right tools for the right jobs. A word processor is fine for basic tasks, but if you have to create more complex documents such as flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books, this is where Indesign comes in.
Whatever information you are sharing, you want to maximise the chances of people actually reading it, and a visually engaging design can make all the difference. Rather than trying to use a standard document production tool and taking more time and not producing a particularly inspiring result, this is the time to use Indesign.
What Is InDesign?
Indesign is a Desktop Publishing tool, and is the program of choice for graphic designers, artists, publishers, and marketing professionals. However even if your job isn’t one of those professions, InDesign can still be incredibly valuable. For example, perhaps you’re involved in bid production or need to create a flyer to communicate a new business initiative, Indesign can save you hours of time and produce a better result.
It offers you complete control over everything in your document: you can include words, images, links and you can even make it interactive.
InDesign is one of the best tools out there when you want to power up your documents. You can get creative with colours, add interesting fonts, adapt the layout to exactly what you want it to be plus, if you are ever creating documents that you need to have printed professionally (leaflets, banners or business cards, for example) InDesign is essential.
You don’t have to be a design expert, or a computer whizz, however, it does take a bit of getting used to and it helps to have some training on it first to ensure you are on the right track.
In our next blog we’ll be answering the question: ‘Is InDesign easy to use?’ to give you a full breakdown on what it’s really like.
But if you’re already feeling inspired to power up your document design skills, why not sign up to our InDesign training course. It will cover everything you need to know about getting to grips with the tool if you’re just starting out or have dabbled and want to learn how to do things properly. Visit our public programme date page to learn more.
Or if you’d like something bespoke for you and your colleagues, get in touch on 0203 9503730 via email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to put something together for you.
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