Designing Templates with InDesign

An InDesign template is a beautiful thing.

If you find yourself creating the same kind of document over and over again, a template can save you a tremendous amount of time.

Working with other designers? A template can help make sure you’re all on the same page.

And, if you need to get clients up and running on their own, a template can provide the guidance they need to execute a design successfully.

So what are you waiting for?

In this LinkedInLearning course, I’ll show you how to use InDesign to find and create templates that fit your needs. By building in the power tools you need for production—flexible master pages, logical layers, object styles, libraries and snippets, and styles—you’ll have a template that prepares you for success.

Plus, get tips, secret shortcuts, and useful scripts, as well as practice lessons to reinforce your newfound skills along the way.

Topics include:

  • Finding free and paid Adobe InDesign templates
  • Creating templates from existing documents
  • Setting up new templates: margins, swatches, grids, and more
  • Adding text and image placeholders
  • Creating reusable elements
  • Making smart paragraph, character, and object styles
  • Embedding a custom preflight check
  • Adding a style guide
  • Working with special EPUB and interactive templates

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