Adobe InDesign® Classroom in a Book (2023 Release)

Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book, published by Pearson, prepares students to create professional print and digital layouts. The course covers working with pages and typography, along with more advanced publication features.

  • Official training series for Adobe® products
  • Self-paced learning
  • Flexible curriculum
  • Emphasis on design principles over software functionality
  • Adobe Certified Professional exam prep
  • Newly updated for 2023

Adobe InDesign CTE Program

Help students gain proficiency in one of the leading applications used for designing web pages, books, magazines, and more.


Practicing for the Real World

From kerning a wordmark to setting up column structures, Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book shows students the kinds of choices they will have to make as professional designers.


Expert Advice

We worked with members of the product team at Adobe to ensure the lessons provide the most current information. Tips and callouts have been updated to match the newest version of InDesign.


Design-Oriented Approach

We built our lessons to encourage critical thinking around design choices. Students learn how to use composition, color, and other visual shorthands to convey extra layers of meaning in a work.


Portable Learning

Every student learns at their own pace and may learn better somewhere outside of class. Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book includes a complete eText for convenience and to help keep everyone caught up.

Adobe InDesign CTE Program Teaching Solutions

  • Instructional Videos
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Multiple Technique Lessons

Instructional Videos

  • Concept Illustration
    Keyed to the text, the videos help to illustrate critical concepts or processes while working with InDesign.
  • Learn from the Experts
    Leading graphic design professionals teach the videos, so students gain firsthand knowledge from people deeply familiar with the software.

Interactive Quizzes

  • Knowledge Reinforcement
    Quizzes are strategically placed throughout the lessons to help students reinforce what they have learned.
  • Curricular Guidance
    Teachers can assess quiz results then make necessary changes to the curriculum that support certain skills or move on to more advanced techniques.

Multiple Technique Lessons

  • Step-by-Step Instructions
    The book uses step-by-step instructions to present multiple solutions for a given challenge. This way, students develop flexibility and creativity towards solving a design problem.

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Interactive eText Overview

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Interactive eText for your Adobe InDesign Program

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The Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText platform features include search and navigation, bookmarking, note taking, creating personalized study tools and more. Students can access content anytime, anywhere, including 100% offline access.

Instructor Notes

The downloadable Instructor Notes include support for each lesson with teaching guidance and additional questions to check for understanding.

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Frequently asked questions about Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book

  • What topics are covered in the table of contents?
    Getting Started
    1 Introducing the Workspace
    2 Getting to Know InDesign
    3 Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
    4 Working with Objects
    5 Working with Color
    6 Flowing Text
    7 Editing Text
    8 Working with Typography
    9 Working with Styles
    10 Creating Tables
    11 Importing and Modifying Graphics
    12 Working with Transparency
    13 Printing and Exporting
    14 Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
    15 Creating a Fixed-Layout Epub

  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?
    Grades 9-12
  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for introductory arts and design courses.
  • Does the course align to any industry certifications?
    This program prepares students for the Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) certification exam.
  • What are the digital license options?
    The Student Edition can be purchased with 1 year access to the eText.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available Student Resources include the print Student Edition and access to the eText on the Bookshelf by VitalSource® platform.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    The downloadable Instructor Notes are available to support instructors with each lesson.

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