If you find lynda.com expensive I’m afraid there’s nothing I can offer you.
An "old fashioned" one: a great book, very inexpensive. I find You Tube channels and Google searches give you a very scattered information. This one brings it together very well:
Just to clarify/rephrase my question:
1. Is there any decent free learning tools to get me started using this software?
2. If not, where should I put my money to get the best and most effective learning, in your opinion?
As I am new to this software, but in a hurry to learn it, I would like to put my time, effort and money (if necessary) in proven (internet based self-study) learning tools. If that means no free ride, that’s fine. I´m grateful for any input on this (past experience etc.).
For video, there is no better source than lynda.com.
I’ll second the recommendation for Sandee’s book.
And don’t be in such a hurry. I’ve been using InDesign since version 1.0 and I’m still learning things.
Best: Take a class
Second best: Follow the above suggestions. They are pointing you in the right direction and being very helpful.
Since you are looking for free, start with these free tutorials from Adobe:
Be sure to look at all four tabs: Get started | Learn essentials | Key techniques | New features
When finished, go back to the advice from others above.
Thanks alot, guys!
This was really helpful, and gets me on my way!