IN THIS CHAPTER
This chapter serves as a reference and overview for how InDesign works. It provides very little step-by-step instruction; instead, this chapter takes a high-level look at all the tools, palettes, and menu options available in the program. The last sections of this chapter, dealing with keyboard shortcuts and application preferences, lay a foundation for setting up the program to start creating files and working on actual documents.
In the following chapters, you will see these tools, palettes, and menu commands at work as you go through the various aspects of document creation and modification. For that reason, you might want to scan this chapter for basic information and then use it as a reference as you work, whenever you need more information about a specific tool, palette, or menu command.