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Adobe InDesign – Basics

Create professional-looking, well-designed documents using Adobe InDesign. Learn how to use paragraph and character styles to format pages uniformly, apply layout features to build alternate size configurations of your document, and use various panels to easily customize text, photographs and graphics.

Adobe® InDesign® CC has all the tools you need to achieve a professional layout design for print and web publishing.

Please note that this course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID prior to class.

Take all three Adobe classes – Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator – and save 10%! Use discount code “ENHANCE” at the time of registration.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Digital Marketing Certificate
Managing Digital Content 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."  —  Participant, 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.’"  —  Participant, 2016

Date: Thu-Fri, May 13-14, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-Noon CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Alexandra Kilmer


$349 by Apr 29, 2021
$374 after Apr 29, 2021

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5026-12945

Registration Deadline: May 13, 2021

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