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Laying out scientific thesis with Adobe Indesign

11 Feb 20
- 13 Feb 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

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).