Produced for About.com by a variety of InDesign experts, these short videos demonstrate basic tools and palettes. Get familiar with the interface and the most-used tools and features. Each video (click the linked video title after the bullet) includes a written transcript to help you review what you just learned. Where available you'll also find links on this page to text-based tutorials to provide more in-depth instruction on these tools. Most of the videos use Adobe InDesign CS6 however these tools are present in one form or another in older versions of InDesign as well.
Want to make a button to add some interactivity to your PDF? Frank Bayless shows how to create one, give it an action (make it do what you want when the button is clicked), and shows some sample buttons.
The sheer, scale, and rotate tools are combined into the free transform so you can make complex alterations with just one tool. You can read more about it in this tutorial.
Navigate quickly by just moving your hand around. Use the Hand tool as an alternative to the scroll bars.
Andrew Hyland shows you how to measure anything on the page quickly with the measure tool in InDesign. Measure lines and angles. Elisabetta Bruno has this pre-CS6 tutorial on using the Measure tool.