Adobe InDesign CS2

ISBN-10: 0321321855
ISBN-13: 9780321321855
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 7/18/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This thorough, self-paced guide to Adobe InDesign CS2--written by the experts at Adobe Systems--is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of this Adobe program, while readers who already have some experience with InDesign can use this book to familiarize themselves with InDesign CS2's newest features and tools. Using clear, step-by-step, project-based lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the program, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the most important skills learned in each lesson. Adobe InDesign, Adobe's revolutionary page layout and design software, is designed to improve users' creative workflow by offering tight integration with the other software in the Adobe Creative Suite. With this version, InDesign has been updated to accelerate your productivity with loads of new features: the new Adobe Bridge file browser, which you can use to organize, browse, and drag content into your layouts; object styles, for quickly formatting graphics and text; snippets, which let you save individual page elements to share with colleagues or re-use later; and smarter text handling, which lets you drag, drop, and paste text without formatting--InDesign does much of the work for you, adding or removing spaces as necessary. This book will walk readers through new features to help them work more efficiently than ever before.

Getting Started
About Classroom in a Book
Prerequisites
Installing the program
Copying the Classroom in a Book files
Restoring default preferences
To delete your preferences
Additional resources
Adobe Certification
What's New in Adobe InDesign CS2
Object Styles
Adobe Bridge and Creative Suite integration
Improved text handling
Enhanced graphics handling
XML features
A Quick Tour of Adobe InDesign CS2
Getting started
Changing the viewing mode
Viewing guides
Adding text
Threading text in frames
Placing and flowing text
Threading text
Adding a pull-quote
Wrapping text around an object
Adding a stroke to the frame
Changing the frame and text position
Adjusting the size of an image
Working with styles
Applying paragraph styles
Formatting text for the character style
Creating and applying a character style
Applying object styles
Working with graphics
Positioning graphics within a frame
About the Position tool
Targeting layers when placing
Cropping and moving the photograph
Exploring on your own
Getting to Know the Work Area
Getting started
Looking at the work area
About the Toolbox
Document window
Using the Pasteboard
Viewing and arranging palettes
Customizing your workspace
Using palette menus
Changing the magnification of your document
Navigating through your document
Turning pages
Scrolling through a document
Using the Navigator palette
Working with layers
Using context menus
Selecting Objects
Using InDesign Help
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Setting Up Your Document
Getting started
Creating and saving a custom page size
Starting a new document
Editing master pages
Adding guides to the master
Renaming the master page
Creating a master page for footers
Dragging guides from rulers
Creating a footer text frame in the master page
Creating a placeholder master
Adding a title placeholder frame
Adding a placeholder frame for graphics
Drawing a colored shape
Creating text frames with columns
Applying the masters to document pages
Adding sections to change page numbering
Adding new pages
Deleting and arranging pages
Placing text and graphics on the document pages
Overriding master page items on document pages
Editing master pages
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Frames
Getting started
Modifying text frames
Resizing text frames
Using anchor points to reshape a text frame
Modifying graphics frames
Resizing a graphics frame
Resizing and moving an image within a frame
Changing the shape of the frame
Modifying a frame within grouped objects
Wrapping text around a graphic
Creating new frames and adjusting the contents
Duplicating a frame and its contents
Replacing the contents of graphics frames
Converting shapes
Using the Position tool
Drawing a new graphics frame
Placing and coloring text in a color-filled frame
Orienting objects in space
Adjusting text inset within a frame
Rotating an object
Aligning multiple objects
Rotating an image within its frame
Finishing up
Exploring on your own
Review
Review questions
Review answers
Importing and Editing Text
Getting started
Managing fonts
Creating and entering text
Creating a headline and applying a style
Flowing text
Flowing text manually
Flowing text automatically
Resizing a text frame
Flowing text into an existing frame
Working with styles
Applying a style
Loading styles from another document
Vertically aligning text
Threading text
Changing the number of columns on a page
Using semi-autoflow to place text frames
Applying and editing the sidebar styles
Adding a page continuation note
Changing horizontal and vertical text alignment
Finding and changing
Finding and changing special characters
Finding and changing a missing font
Checking Spelling of a story
Adding words to a dictionary
Checking Spelling dynamically
Automatically correcting misspelled words
Checking Spelling with other languages
Drag and drop text editing
Using the story editor
Creating text on a path
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Typography
Getting started
Adjusting vertical spacing
Using a baseline grid to align text
Viewing the baseline grid
Changing the spacing above and below paragraphs
Changing fonts and type style
Changing paragraph alignment
Adding a decorative font and special character
Applying special font features
Applying a gradient to text
Creating a drop cap
Applying a fill and stroke to text
Adjusting the kerning and tracking
Applying the paragraph and single-line composers
Working with tabs
Creating a hanging indent
Adding a rule below a paragraph
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Color
Getting started
Defining printing requirements
Adding colors to the Swatches palette
Applying colors to objects
Creating dashed strokes
Working with gradients
Creating and applying a gradient swatch
Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend
Creating a tint
Creating a spot color
Applying color to text
Applying colors to additional objects
Creating another tint
Using advanced gradient techniques
Creating a gradient swatch with multiple colors
Applying the gradient to an object
Applying a gradient to multiple objects
Color management: An overview
About the device-independent color space
About ICC profiles
About color management engines
Components of a CMYK press-oriented workflow
Setting up color management in InDesign CS2
A look at the Bridge
Specifying the Adobe ACE engine
Setting up default working spaces
Assigning source profiles
Specifying the rendering intent
Color-managing imported graphics
Assigning a profile after importing an image
Embedding a profile in a Photoshop image
Setting up color management in Photoshop CS2
Assigning a profile while importing a graphic
Embedding a profile in an Illustrator graphic
Setting up color management in Illustrator CS2
Embedding a profile in a graphic from Illustrator
Placing a color-managed Illustrator file into InDesign CS2
Other information resources for color management
Exploring on your own
Review
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Styles
Getting started
Creating and applying object styles
Creating an object style
Applying an object style
Creating and applying character styles
Creating a character style
Applying a character style
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Creating a paragraph style
Applying a paragraph style
Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
Creating a paragraph style for nesting
Creating a nested style
Globally updating styles
Loading styles from another document
Finishing up
Exploring on your own
Modifying an object style
Review questions
Review answers
Importing and Linking Graphics
Getting started
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Identifying imported images
Viewing information about linked files
Showing Files in the Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac OS)
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting view quality
Working with clipping paths
Removing a white background using InDesign
Working with alpha channels
Importing a Photoshop file and alpha channels
Examining Photoshop paths and alpha channels
Using Photoshop alpha channels in InDesign
Placing native files
Importing a Photoshop file with layers and layer comps
Placing inline graphics
Adding text wrap to an inline graphic
Importing an Illustrator file
Importing an Illustrator file with layers
Using a library to manage objects
Creating a library
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Creating Tables
Getting started
Importing and formatting a table
Formatting borders and alternating row colors
Adding cell strokes
Formatting the heading cells
Deleting a column
Using graphics within tables
Setting fixed column and row dimensions
Placing graphics in table cells
Placing multiple graphics in a cell
Formatting text within a table
Applying character styles to text in a table
Dragging to adjust column size
Working with tables within existing text frames
Finishing up
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Transparency
Getting started
Importing and colorizing a black-and-white image
Applying transparency settings
Changing the opacity of solid-color objects
Applying the Multiply blending mode
Applying feathering to the margins of an image
Adjusting the transparency settings for EPS images
Adjusting transparency for Photoshop images
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Creating a drop shadow
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Long Documents
Getting started
Defining a book
Creating a book file
Setting the order and pagination
Working with a table of contents
Adding the table of contents file
Generating a table of contents for the book
Maintaining consistency across book files
Reassigning the style source
Synchronizing book documents
Indexing the book
Creating index references
Creating index cross-references
Generating the index
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Printing and PDF Exporting
Getting started
Using Preflight
Using Package
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Separation preview
Transparency flattener preview
Previewing the page
Printing a laser or inkjet proof
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Using XML
Getting started
About XML
Viewing XML tags
Importing and applying XML tags
Tagging images
Viewing and organizing structure
Viewing and applying attributes
Exporting XML
Importing XML
Mapping tags to style
Using XML snippets
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Adobe Bridge and Version Cue
Getting started
Using Adobe Bridge
Navigating and viewing files
Saving file groups
Working with Version Cue
Creating a new project and adding files
Working with file versions
Version Cue Workspace Administration
Organizing and locating files
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers

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