Training Needs Analysis

InDesign Intro

This questionnaire helps you assess your current skill level, which helps us choose the most suitable course

Please mark each question from 1 to 10. 10 meaning a complete understanding and 1 indicates no previous knowledge. The 'Ability' column is your current knowledge and the 'Need' column indicates how important a topic is to you.

If you do not know what the topic refers to then leave the Need column blank.

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  Ability Need
Can you navigate the InDesign workspace, pallets, toolbox etc?
Can you create and save documents in different formats?
Can you use guides to position text boxes in a document?
Can you thread text dynamically from one box to another?
Can you create character styles and reuse them across your document?
Do you know the advantages of using paragraph styles?
Do you understand all the paragraph and character settings?
Do you know how to spot overrides, and restore them back to the original styles?
Do you know how to add images, then move and resize them?
Can you edit the container or the contents of an image separately?
Can you change the blend mode and opacity of images?
Can you use multi page documents, with facing pages?
Can you copy content onto repeated Master pages?
Can you override an instance of a template, while only changing one property at a time?
Can you add dynamic page numbers to you template pages?
Can you export in a variety of formats?
Can you package your content, including links, images and fonts ready to send for print?
Can you create interactive PDFs?
Can you use pre-flight to check for print issues?
Can you diagnose printing problems?

Ability Total


Need Total


Each question where your NEED is greater than your ABILITY will make this course more useful to you. When these rows total over 50, the course is recommended. 0

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