FAQs for InDesign Newsletter and Brochure Workshop

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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions but Ally would be glad to hear from you with any others, clarification on existing questions or anything else you wish to know.

Do I need any qualifications to do your courses?

No! Just a desire to learn.

Do I need to be able to use Indesign or any Adobe software before the course?

No knowledge is required at all.

What will I learn on the workshop?

You will learn to build newsletters and brochures using InDesign from scratch. This will be following a demo, then you will be guided with step-by-step instruction from your trainer.

What are the timings / layout of the day?

All training is usually the trainer demonstrating, and then you are given a chance to practice what you have learnt and ask any questions.


Customised training will usually start at 9.30, finish at 4.30 pm with an hour for lunch and a couple of comfort breaks either side. However start times are flexible and end times adjusted accordingly.

The classroom style Zoom courses run from 10 am to 3 pm with an hour for lunch and a morning comfort break.

With face-to-face training your trainer will arrive in time to get set up.

For Zoom training the training room will open 10 minutes before the start of the course to ensure everyone is logged on and to iron out any Zoom queries / issues.


If I get stuck afterwards can I contact you?

Absolutely! You will have 3-months post-workshop support so if you struggle with anything relating to InDesign you can email Ally and she will get back to you to talk you through your queries.

What stuff do I get?

You will receive:

  • All assets used for the training – Word documents and images.
  • Finished templates for your own use after the workshop
  • 3 PDF booklets with step-by-step instructions
  • Edited video recording of the demonstrations so you can work through them again at a later date
  • PDF shortcuts document
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 3-months post-workshop support
I don’t have InDesign yet – can I get a trial?

Yes, there is a 7-day trial available which we would advise downloading the day before your workshop. You can get via our link here. You will need to sign up for a free Adobe account. If you have any queries or issues with any of this, contact Ally and she will help you.

How do I get / how much is Adobe InDesign?

InDesign is not purchased, by hired on a monthly or yearly basis. How much you pay will depend on whether you are a student / educator or a business. It also depends on how many bits of the Creative Cloud software you wish to hire. Click the links in this page which will take you to Adobe’s site for prices and deals and any queries about any of this and licensing, just contact Ally.

Do I need any specialist computer equipment to do this workshop?

No specialist equipment is required. You will need access to Zoom on your machine. Sign up here for a free account.


You will need a laptop or desktop (Mac or PC) with a microphone (internal or external), and a camera if you wish us to see you in Zoom.


You will also need InDesign installed. Get InDesign here.


See here for machine specifications. Unfortunately InDesign won’t run on an iPad.

Can I use an iPad for this workshop?

Unfortunately InDesign won’t run on an iPad, so you will need a desktop or laptop in either Mac or PC. (See specifications here).

Can I ask questions during the day?

Yes, this is a live-interactive workshop, so any queries you have, you will be able to ask these during the workshop.

Can I keep and reuse what I create on the workshop?

Absolutely. All the templates are yours to keep and you can edit and use these how you wish for your own purposes.


The images you will receive are copyright free from a picture library however, with your new skills you will probably want to add your own.

How many people will be on each classroom course?

There will be a maximum of 10 people on each classroom course.

Is it really just £125?

Yes, the whole workshop and all the ‘stuff’ you get with it are just £125. There are no extra charges, and no VAT is charged.

I work for the NHS / charity / school – can I have a discount?

Yes – we want to support our NHS and charity workers in any way we can so there is 10% discount for NHS and for the charity / NFP and schools sector.

How do I pay?

Ally will send you an invoice for you. Payment can be made via BACS or credit card. This does need to be completed before the workshop commences.

Are notes provided?

Yes. Notes will be either emailed for classroom courses, or sent in the post to you after your course. They are not required for the course itself.

Will you be doing other workshops for InDesign or other graphics software?

Yes – we are organising more. Let us know of any particular subjects you might like to cover.

Ally will help you with your Adobe Indesign courses in London, Essex, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire

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