Michigan State University

Book Design Workshops

Library staff offer free workshops providing an introduction to book design, Microsoft Word/Adobe InDesign, and library publishing services. At the workshop, you will learn:

  • File requirements for printing books
  • Copyright compliance
  • Book design basics
  • How to use Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word to set up interior files
  • How to use Adobe InDesign or Microsoft PowerPoint to set up cover files
  • Time-saving design tools
  • How to submit files through MSU FileDepot

Multiple workshops will be offered throughout the semester at the dates and times listed below. The workshops are geared toward MSU students, faculty and staff; however, community patrons are welcome to attend. Please register using the Library Events Calendar. Drop-ins may join if there is space available. Please allow ample time for parking to arrive on time for in-person workshops. Can't make it to the workshop? Classes or small groups may request a book design workshop; please contact Julie Taylor to check for availability and to schedule a date and time for your workshop. Please visit the workshop resources page for Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word to access presentation slides and tutorial videos.

Book Design Workshop Schedule
Workshop Location Date Time
Book Design Workshop using Microsoft Word Red Cedar Instruction Room February 21 1:00 - 3:00pm
Book Design Workshop using Microsoft Word Zoom Aril 13 10:00 - 12:00pm
Photo Book Workshop using Microsoft Word Red Cedar Instruction Room March 22 12:00 - 2:00pm

Please note: book design workshops using Adobe InDesign for individuals and groups are by request only at this time.