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InDesign: Home

This page is designed to introduce Ferrum community members to InDesign.

Want Some In-Person Help?

If you have questions that can't be answered by this guide or you just want someone to guide you through InDesign, make an appointment with the Information Literacy and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Sierra Alley.

Select a time between 9-4 Monday-Thursday to see the Information Literacy and Emerging Technologies Librarian about help with InDesign.  Time slots are in increments of an hour, but if you need a shorter appointment, then add your comment in the note field.


This guide is designed to lead you through some of the basics of using Adobe InDesign. InDesign is a great desktop publishing program that works best when used for:

  • Making magazines
  • Designing brochures
  • Creating calendars

And many other options. This guide is constantly expanding. To gain a complete introduction, follow the tabs from left to right, beginning with the Getting Started tab.


If you have any questions about the process or Adobe in general, check our Resources page or contact the Information Literacy and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Sierra Alley:


You are also welcome to visit us in person at the Digital Media Center, located on the first floor of Stanley Library.

Meet Your Librarian

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Sierra Alley
150 Wiley Dr
Ferrum, VA 24088