InDesign CS2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide

 

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InDesign CS2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Sandee Cohen
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: September 26, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-32201-0
Pages: 600
 

Table of Contents  | Index

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You already know why it makes sense for you to learn Adobe InDesign: because major magazines, newspapers, book publishers, ad agencies, graphic-design firms, and corporate creative groups worldwide use it to increase productivity and refine creative results. And you need to get up to speed on the very newest version--Adobe InDesign CS2--today! Enter Adobe InDesign CS2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide. Using the task-based, visual approach that has become the hallmark of Peachpit's popular Visual QuickStart Guides, this volume provides a fast, easy, comprehensive introduction to everything InDesign. You'll learn about all aspects of the InDesign interface, including its tools and palettes, as well as how to create documents and master pages, import and style text and objects, automate your work, manage long documents, use the Bezier pen tools,create interactive PDF elements, and work with color.  You'll also learn how to use the new Adobe Bridge file browser to locate, manage, and drag and drop assets easily into your InDesign layouts. You'll find a new chapter on working with InCopy, complete coverage of more advanced topics (like preflighting and advanced text control) and a thorough introduction to all of InDesign's productivity-enhancing features and tools.

 

book cover
InDesign CS2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Sandee Cohen
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: September 26, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-32201-0
Pages: 600
 

Table of Contents  | Index


   Copyright
   Thanks To
   Introduction
      Using This Book
      Instructions
      Menu Commands
      Keyboard Shortcuts
      Learning Keyboard Shortcuts
      Cross-Platform Issues
      Modifier Keys
      Platform-Specific Features
    Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Choosing Palettes
      Working with Palettes
      Using Workspaces
      Using the Toolbox
      Using Contextual Menus
    Chapter 2.  Document Setup
      Starting Documents
      Choosing Layout Options
      Changing Layout Options
      Using the Document Presets
      Using Document Rulers
      Working with Guides
      Working with Document Grids
      Changing the Magnification
      View and Pasteboard Controls
      Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
      Using the Navigator Palette
      Controlling Windows
      File Maintenance
      Working with Bridge
    Chapter 3.  Basic Text
      Creating Text Frames
      Typing Text
      Selecting Text
      Moving and Deleting Text
      Using the Character Palette
      Setting the Typeface and Point Size
      Styling Text
      Setting Line and Character Spacing
      Applying Text Distortions
      Setting the Language
      Applying Paragraph Formatting
      Setting Alignment and Indents
      Inserting a Manual Indent
      Setting Paragraph Effects
      Working with Hidden Characters
      Using the Glyphs Palette
      Working with Text Flow
      Setting Text Frame General Controls
      Using the Control Palette for Text
      Using Special Text Characters
    Chapter 4.  Working with Objects
      Types of Frames
      Creating Basic Shapes
      Selecting Objects
      Moving Objects
      Replicating Objects
      Resizing Objects
      Using the Transform Tools
      Using the Transform Palette
      Using the Transform Commands
      Using the Arrange Commands
      Aligning Objects
      Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
      Using the Control Palette for Objects
      Using the Measure Tool
      Using the Info Palette with Objects
      Locking Objects
      Selecting Frames
    Chapter 5.  Working in Color
      The Basics of Color
      Using the Color Palette
      Defining and Storing Swatches
      Using Swatch Libraries
      Creating Mixed Inks
      Creating Tints
      Using the Color Picker
      Creating Gradient Swatches
      Using the Eyedropper
      Overprinting Colors
    Chapter 6.  Styling Objects
      Applying Fills
      Applying Stroke Effects
      Creating Custom Stroke Styles
      Adding Arrows and Corner Effects
      Applying Transparency
      Adding Drop Shadows and Feathers
      Using the Pathfinder Commands
      Using the Eyedropper
      Setting Object Defaults
    Chapter 7.  Pen and Beziers
      Pen Points
      Drawing Lines
      Drawing Curves
      Changing Curves and Corner Points
      Modifying Paths
      Modifying Points
      Using the Pencil Tool
      Using the Smooth Tool
      Using the Erase Tool
      Adding or Deleting Points on Paths
    Chapter 8.  Imported Graphics
      Placing Artwork
      Using Bridge to Place Artwork
      Specialty Frames
      Setting the Image Import Options
      Working with Images Inside Frames
      Using the Position Tool
      Fitting Graphics in Frames
      Nesting Graphic Elements
      Styling Placed Images
      Linking Graphics
      Embedding Graphics
      Setting Layer Visibility
      Using Clipping Paths
      Importing Transparent Images
      Viewing Images
      Applying Effects to Images
    Chapter 9.  Text Effects
      Wrapping Text
      Text on a Path
      Working with Paragraph Rules
      Inline and Anchored Objects
    Chapter 10.  Pages And Books
      Changing the Pages Palette
      Adding Blank Pages
      Navigating and Moving Pages
      Creating and Separating Spreads
      Importing Text
      Flowing Text
      Creating Text Breaks
      Working with Master Pages
      Adjusting Layouts
      Working with Page Numbers
      Making Books
      Creating a Table of Contents
      Creating an Index
    Chapter 11.  Layers
      Creating and Deleting Layers
      Setting the Layer Options
      Working with Layers
    Chapter 12.  Libraries and Snippets
      Storing Items in a Library
      Applying Library Items to a Page
      Setting the Library Display
      Searching and Sorting Libraries
      Creating and Using Snippets
    Chapter 13.  Tabs and Tables
      Inserting Tab Characters
      Setting Tab Stops
      Creating Tab Leaders
      Creating and Using Tables
      Navigating Through Tables
      Selecting Tables
      Working with Rows and Columns
      Adjusting Tables within a Text Frame
      Working with Headers and Footers
      Adding Images to Tables
      Customizing Cells
      Setting Borders, Strokes, and Fills
      Alternating Strokes and Fills
      Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells
      Using the Table or Control Palettes
    Chapter 14.  Automating Your Work
      Changing Case
      Checking Spelling
      Finding and Changing Text
      Find Dialog Box Settings
      Finding and Changing Text (continued)
      Using the Story Editor
      Bullets and Numbering
      Footnotes
      Creating Tagged Text
      Using Find Font
      Keeping Lines Together
      Using the Eyedropper on Text
      Using Scripts
    Chapter 15.  Text and Object Styles
      Defining Text Styles
      Text Style Categories
      Defining Text Styles (continued)
      Loading and Importing Styles
      Applying Styles and Style Overrides
      Clearing Style Overrides
      Redefining and Deleting Styles
      Automatic Drop Cap Styling
      Using Nested Styles
      Defining Object Styles
      Object Style Categories
      Defining Object Styles (continued)
      Working with Object Styles
      Using the Quick Apply Feature
    Chapter 16.  Typography Controls
      Optical Margin Alignment
      Using Adobe Paragraph Composer
      Applying Justification Controls
      Controlling Hyphenation
      Baseline Grid
      Balancing Ragged Lines
      Using OpenType
      Open Type Categories
    Chapter 17.  Color Management
      Choosing Color Settings
      Saving and Loading Color Settings
      Working with Profiles
    Chapter 18.  Interactive PDF Elements
      Types of Interactive Elements
      Defining Hyperlinks
      Working with Hyperlinks
      Working with Bookmarks
      Adding Sounds
      Adding Movies
      Movie Display Options
      Creating Buttons
      General Button Properties
      Setting the Button States
      Applying Behaviors
      Button Behaviors
      Applying Behaviors (continued)
      Deleting or Deactivating Behaviors
      Exporting Interactive PDFs
    Chapter 19.  Output
      Printing a Document
      Print Dialog Box Categories
      Setting the General Print Options
      Choosing the Setup Controls
      Tiling Pages
      Setting Marks and Bleed
      Setting the Output Controls
      Working with Separations Preview
      Separations Preview Plate Settings
      Working with Separations Preview (continued)
      Color Separations and Ink Manager
      Setting the Graphics Options
      Setting the Advanced Options
      Flattener Presets and Preview
      Working with Print Presets
      Creating a Print Summary
      Creating PostScript Files
      Creating a Preflight Report
      Packaging a Document
    Chapter 20.  Exporting
      Setting the Export File Options
      Creating PDF Files
      PDF Export Options
      General PDF Options
      Compression PDF Options
      Output PDF Options
      Advanced PDF Options
      Security PDF Options
      Working with PDF Presets
      Creating EPS Files
      InDesign Interchange Format
      JPEG Options
      Exporting SVG Files
      Exporting Text
      Packaging for GoLive
    Chapter 21.  Customizing InDesign
      Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
      Setting the Preferences Categories
      The Preference Categories
      General Preferences Controls
      Type Preferences
      Advanced Type Preferences
      Composition Preferences
      Units & Increments Preferences
      Grids Preferences
      Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
      Dictionary Preferences
      Spelling Preferences
      Autocorrect Preferences
      Story Editor Display Preferences
      Display Performance Preferences
      Appearance of Black Preferences
      File Handling Preferences
      Trashing Preferences
      Configuring Plug-Ins
   Index