What is InDesign?

Last updated: July 11, 2022

InDesign, Adobe’s replacement for PageMaker, is an industry-standard desktop publishing program.  Its uses range from print production to digital publishing. Primarily used for layout rather than as a content-creation tool, InDesign has is used to combine text, images, vectors and other prepared content into a finished product for publishing. The newest versions of InDesign allow for a variety of digital publication methods ranging from interactive PDFs to full-fledged iPad applications. In this workshop, you will develop an understanding of basic InDesign concepts and learn to utilize its core set of tools.

To get yourself oriented, it is worth checking out the following introduction before diving in:

Getting Started

Working with Objects

Working with Type

Working with Multiple Objects

Next Steps: Tutorials, Digital Publishing Suite, and Additional Resources