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Laying out Scientific Theses with Adobe Indesign

12 Abr 22
- 14 Abr 22

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: Tuesday 12 April and Thursday 14 April 2022, from 14:30 to 18:30
Place: Room 2 - Tower I (Parc Científic de 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. 

Registration: Fill in the registration form here before 8 April. Participants will receive a confirmation email.

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


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).