Adobe InDesign – Basics

Create professional looking, well-designed documents using Adobe InDesign. Learn how to use paragraph and character styles to format pages uniformly, use layout features to build alternate size configurations of your document, and use various panels to easily customize text, photographs and graphics. Adobe® InDesign® CS6 has all the tools you need to achieve a professional layout design for print and web publishing.

This course can be applied to the Digital Marketing Certificate.


Alexandra Kilmer

Alexandra Kilmer

Allie Kilmer is a graphic designer with the Integrated Marketing team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She works directly with a diverse group of clients to craft smart, attention-grabbing communications across a variety of print and digital media. Before joining ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for marketing professionals, web designers, publishers or those who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout designs.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the elements of the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document by using text, photographs, graphics, colors, and page styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Build a table
  • Prepare a document for delivery

Course Outline/Topics

  • Getting Started with InDesign
  • Designing a Document
  • Customizing a Document
  • Working with Page Elements
  • Building Tables
  • Preparing a Document for Delivery


Experience using Windows operating system, and familiarity with basic design terminology.


Program fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments,  networking breaks, lunches, instructional material, and discounted parking.


"I liked how our instructor tailored the course to our specific needs and showed us how she would specifically use these items."  —  Student, 2016

"Really enjoyed this class. Good variety of items and good structure. Liked that questions were answered, even if they were not part of the book “assignment.”"  —  Student, 2016

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Thu., Sept. 28


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Alexandra Kilmer


$349 if you register by Thu., Sept. 14.
$374 if you register after Thu., Sept. 14.

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5026-10189

Registration Deadline: Thu., Sept. 28

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