InDesign Essential Training

This two-day course in Adobe InDesign will help you create beautiful but also functional print and web layouts such as books, scientific papers, presentations, posters and more. InDesign is part of the “Creative Cloud” which lets you combine photos/graphics/ illustrations, tables, charts and text with a remarkable ease. With the completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand the main functionality and structure of the program
  • Create and save new documents
  • Define “Master Pages” and understand their powerful use
  • Place and format your text with the use of toolboxes
  • Import, create and format tables, figures, illustrations and charts
  • Build large and complex documents such as a PhD thesis with various elements (photos, figures, tables, etc)
  • Design attractive and functional posters
  • Export problem-free PDFs according to the specifications of the printer

During these two days we will dive in to real design challenges so you can practice the theory. You will be provided with a manual of the theory and a Dropbox link with excercises to practice your skills.



  • Iliana’s training about Adobe InDesign was very valuable since she does not only have plenty of experience in thesis and cover designs, but is also very enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge. Iliana has been very helpful in getting to know the program, answering all kinds of questions and it was a very nice, though intense 2-day course!, Anika Oppermann
  • "The course to learn how to use Adobe Indesign is excellent, thanks Iliana! The 2 day course was intense since there is so much to learn about the program, but everything is explained really clearly. I have to wait a few more months before doing my PhD thesis layout, but what I learned in the course is already useful for doing other things. Designing a beautiful and professional looking CV is really easy in Indesign (though I still need lots of practice with the program), I'll never use Word again for that sort of document", Camille Ponzio
  • "The InDesign Essential Training was super helpful and super fun! I started using the program for other things right after the course and I am excited to integrate it into my 'daily work', Amalia Diaz Granados Muñoz
  • "The course gave me confidence that I could manage the layout of my PhD thesis book and that it also can be fun instead of only stressful. I know where to find great advice and inspiration when I need it!", Jeltje Stam
  • "The hands-on course “Adobe InDesign Essential Training” is a great start for complete beginners to this program. During the course we were shown how to work with the program and did it step by step ourselves as well. As it is a very difficult program to use I still need to learn a lot, but as Iliana showed the basics and what is possible with Adobe InDesign, I will be able to find out the rest myself while using the program for my thesis-booklet", Marit Reitsma
  • Poster 2016
  • Poster 2015
  • CourseInDesign Essential Training (link to Forum Library)
  • VenueForum Library, room 460, building number 102
  • Date24 – 25 May 2016 (9.00 – 17.00).
  • 29 – 30 September 2015 (9.00 – 17.00).
  • Number of participants6-18
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Course fee€ 200 (Wageningen UR Stuff & Students), € 400 (All others)
  • RegistrationStaff and PhD students of Wageningen UR via an order in EBS intern, all others via the registration form of Wageningen UR Library. For more information, please send an e-mail to MSU library.