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Laying out scientific thesis with Adobe Indesign

11 febr. 20
- 13 febr. 20

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 Indesign onto your pc and bring it with you to the course.

Date: Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 February 2020
Time: 14:00 to 18:00
Place: Room 1, Tower I, PCB Barcelona

Target: 3rd year PhD researchers and upwards

The group will comprise 15 participants, who will attend two 4-h sessions, held over two afternoons. To register, please send an email to alba.echarte@irbbarcelona.org

Please take into account that this course spans two afternoons. If you are registered and finally cannot attend, please send us an e-mail  in order to give others the opportunity to participate.



This activity will allow students:

  • 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 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 in Design and Online Communication, with more than 7 years of experience in organisations such as ESDi(URL), Bau (UVic) and Elisava (UPF).