Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques


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Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
By John Cruise, Kelly Kordes Anton
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Publisher: Adobe Press
Pub Date: April 24, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-32190-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-32190-9
Pages: 272
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview

InDesign CS2 is more than just a powerful page layout tool: As part of Adobe's new Creative Suite 2 (which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, and Acrobat), it's a key component of an overall design workflow that lets users work seamlessly among all of their graphics applications to create spectacular layouts. This info-packed guide lets you get right down to work by focusing on just the InDesign CS2 features you're most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip--complete with a relevant hint or two and a graphic example. In this fashion, you learn as you go, exploring the program in a way that makes sense to you. Before you know it, you'll be using the Bridge to manage your files, object styles to format your images, and snippets to save layout parts for reuse and much, much more!



book cover
Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
By John Cruise, Kelly Kordes Anton
...............................................
Publisher: Adobe Press
Pub Date: April 24, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-32190-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-32190-9
Pages: 272
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
    Chapter One.  Getting Started with InDesign
      Section #1.  Getting Started with the Welcome Screen
      Section #2.  Modifying Preferences
      Section #3.  Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
      Section #4.  Introducing the Toolbox
      Section #5.  Using the Control Palette
      Section #6.  Managing Palettes
      Section #7.  Configuring Plug-ins
      Section #8.  Introducing the Adobe Help Center
    Chapter Two.  Working with Documents
      Section #9.  Creating New Documents
      Section #10.  Saving Document Presets
      Section #11.  Understanding the Document Window
      Section #12.  Opening Documents
      Section #13.  Saving Documents and Templates
      Section #14.  Adding Metadata to Documents
      Section #15.  Navigating Documents
      Section #16.  Viewing Documents
    Chapter Three.  Working with Text
      Section #17.  Creating Text Frames
      Section #18.  Modifying Text Frames
      Section #19.  Threading Text Frames
      Section #20.  Creating Type Paths
      Section #21.  Importing Text
      Section #22.  Entering and Editing Text
      Section #23.  Applying Character and Paragraph Formats
      Section #24.  Composing Type
      Section #25.  Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
      Section #26.  Setting Tabs
      Section #27.  Setting Text Defaults
      Section #28.  Working with Fonts
      Section #29.  Using Paragraph and Character Styles
      Section #30.  Using the Story Editor
      Section #31.  Checking Spelling
      Section #32.  Correcting Spelling Automatically
      Section #33.  Searching and Replacing Text
    Chapter Four.  Typography and Tables
      Section #34.  Special Effects for Type
      Section #35.  Setting Up Drop Caps and Nested Styles
      Section #36.  Inserting Special Characters and Glyphs
      Section #37.  Anchoring Objects in Text
      Section #38.  Wrapping Text Around Objects
      Section #39.  Applying Optical Margin Alignment
      Section #40.  Importing Tables from Word and Excel
      Section #41.  Creating New Tables
      Section #42.  Converting Text to Tables
      Section #43.  Adding Content to Tables
      Section #44.  Formatting Tables
      Section #45.  Adding Headers and Footers to Tables
      Section #46.  Editing Tables
    Chapter Five.  Drawing Lines and Shapes
      Section #47.  Drawing Simple Lines
      Section #48.  Drawing Complex Lines
      Section #49.  Drawing Basic Shapes
      Section #50.  Creating Complex Shapes
      Section #51.  Converting Shapes
    Chapter Six.  Working with Graphics
      Section #52.  Placing Graphics
      Section #53.  Cropping and Resizing Graphics
      Section #54.  Modifying Graphics and Graphics Frames
      Section #55.  Special Effects for Graphics
      Section #56.  Working with Illustrator Graphics
      Section #57.  Working with Photoshop Graphics
      Section #58.  Managing Graphic Links
    Chapter Seven.  Working with Objects
      Section #59.  Selecting and Deleting Objects
      Section #60.  Moving and Locking Objects
      Section #61.  Filling Objects with Color
      Section #62.  Adding a Stroke to Objects
      Section #63.  Creating Custom Stroke Styles
      Section #64.  Transforming Objects
      Section #65.  Adding Drop Shadows
      Section #66.  More Special Effects for Objects
      Section #67.  Using Object Styles
      Section #68.  Grouping Objects
      Section #69.  Aligning Objects
      Section #70.  Duplicating Objects
      Section #71.  Changing the Stacking Order
      Section #72.  Using Libraries
      Section #73.  Using Snippets
    Chapter Eight.  Working with Color
      Section #74.  Using Spot Colors, Process Colors, and Tints
      Section #75.  Using Gradients
      Section #76.  Using Mixed Ink Colors
      Section #77.  Using the Color Palette
      Section #78.  Setting Up Color Management
    Chapter Nine.  Laying Out Pages and Creating Long Documents
      Section #79.  Working with Master Pages
      Section #80.  Setting Margins and Columns
      Section #81.  Using Guides and Grids
      Section #82.  Working with Layers
      Section #83.  Working with Pages
      Section #84.  Numbering Pages and Creating Sections
      Section #85.  Creating a Book
      Section #86.  Paginating a Book
      Section #87.  Inserting Footnotes
      Section #88.  Creating Tables of Contents
      Section #89.  Exporting a Book for PDF or Print
    Chapter Ten.  Creating Media-rich PDFs
      Section #90.  Creating Hyperlinks
      Section #91.  Creating Buttons
      Section #92.  Adding Movies and Sounds
    Chapter Eleven.  Preflight and Output
      Section #93.  Previewing Color Separations
      Section #94.  Preflighting and Packaging Documents
      Section #95.  Exporting Documents as PDF
      Section #96.  Using PDF Presets
      Section #97.  Exporting Documents in Other Formats
      Section #98.  Printing Documents
      Section #99.  Creating Printer Spreads
      Section #100.  Using Print Presets
   Index