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Laying out Scientific Theses with Adobe Indesign

28 abr. 21
- 29 abr. 21

This workshop led by Cecilia Gorriz (digital designer) will be focused on how to create and edit a scientific thesis with Adobe Indesign.



You should download the trial version of Adobe Indesign onto your pc and bring it with you to the course.

Date and Time: Wednesday 28 April and Thursday 29 April 2021, from 15:00 to 17:00
Place: Online (Zoom)

Target: 3rd year PhD researchers and upwards

The group will comprise 15 participants, who will attend two 2-h sessions, held over two afternoons. Participants will have access to online video tutorials provided by the trainer over 1 year.

Registration: Fill in the registration form here before 21 April.

Participants will receive a confirmation email and be sent access details prior to the start of the workshop.

If you are registered to participate and finally cannot attend, please send an email to phd@irbbarcelona.org in order to give others the opportunity.

poster_indesign.pdf (208.37 KB)


Laying out Scientific Theses with Adobe Indesign

This activity will allow you:

  • To become familiar with the user interface of a page-layout application.
  • To create and edit doctoral theses independently using a professional layout program.
  • To prepare the material in text editing program (MS Word, Pages), and work on styles and references to import it into Indesign
  • To integrate text and images, apply styles and develop complex figures and charts.
  • To design with aesthetic criteria when structuring information.
  • To export work to .jpg and .pdf to be used in screen presentations or to be printed.


  • Indesign CC
  • Introduction to digital image
  • Indesign in 20 minutes
  • Scientific style
  • Text
  • Pagination
  • Structure of a thesis document
  • Object management
  • Colour
  • Images
  • Vector images
  • Data tables
  • Charts
  • Footnotes
  • Contents
  • One piece of advice


Cecilia Gorriz is a digital designer specialised in graphic design, audiovisual creation and strategic communication. She has been involved in various on/offline projects. She is currently coordinating, managing and designing websites / e-commerce.

She is also a Professor of Design and Online Communication, with more than 15 years of experience in organisations such as ESDi(URL), Bau (UVic) and Elisava (UPF).