InDesign CS6 Visual QuickStart Guide

ISBN-10: 0321822536
ISBN-13: 9780321822536
Edition: 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Sandee Cohen
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Description: InDesign CS6: Visual QuickStart Guidehighlights the important new features, as well as covering the ones readers have relied on in previous versions of InDesign. Complete coverage of InDesign CS6's new features includes: tools for easily outputting  More...

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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 6/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

InDesign CS6: Visual QuickStart Guidehighlights the important new features, as well as covering the ones readers have relied on in previous versions of InDesign. Complete coverage of InDesign CS6's new features includes: tools for easily outputting to various devices such as phones and notebooks, including Alternate Layouts, Liquid Layouts, and new content management tools; linked content tools, too more easily allow repurposing of content; PDF forms creation feature, including extensive library resources; enhanced selection and drawing tools. Users will learn how to create and automate documents, import and style text and objects, manage long documents, export files for a wide variety of purposes, and much more.

Introduction
Getting Started
Working with Panels
Using Workspaces
Using the Tools Panel
Using the Tool Hints Panel
Using Contextual Menus
Document Setup
The Welcome Screen
Setting Up Documents
Setting the Layout Options
Changing Layout Options
Using the Document Presets
Using Document Rulers
Using the Page Tool
Working with Guides
Using Smart Guides
Viewing Transformation Values
Working with Document Grids
Changing the Magnification
View and Pasteboard Controls
Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
Controlling Windows
Using the Application bar
File Maintenance
Basic Text
Creating Text Frames
Typing Text
Selecting Text
Moving and Deleting Text
Using the Character Panel
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
Bullets and Numbering
Setting Paragraph Effects
Working with Hidden Characters
Using the Glyphs Panel
Working with Text Flow
Setting Text Frame General Controls
Spanning and Splitting Columns
Using the Control Panel for Text
Using Special Text Characters
Working with Objects
Types of Frames
Creating Basic Shapes
Selecting Objects
Moving Objects
Replicating Objects
Resizing Objects
Using the Transform Tools
Using the Transform Panel
Using the Transform Commands
Using the Arrange Commands
Aligning Objects
Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacing
Using the Gap Tool
Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
Using the Measure Tool
Using the Info Panel with Objects
Locking Objects
Selecting Frames
Working in Color
The Basics of Color
Using the Color Panel
Defining and Storing Swatches
Using Swatch Libraries
Creating Tints
Using the Color Picker
Creating Gradient Swatches
Using the Eyedropper
Overprinting Colors
Fills, Strokes, and Effects
Applying Fills
Applying Stroke Effects
Creating Custom Stroke Styles
Adding Arrows
Corner Options
Opacity and Blend Mode Effects
Working with Effects
Shadow Effects
Glow Effects
Bevel and Emboss Effects
Satin Effect
Feather Effects
Setting the Global Light
Using the Pathfinder Commands
Using the Eyedropper
Setting Object Defaults
Points and Paths
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
Imported Graphics
Placing Artwork
Using Bridge and Mini Bridge
Specialty Frames
Setting the Image Import Options
Working with Images Inside Frames
Fitting Graphics in Frames
Linking Graphics
Setting Layer Visibility
Importing Transparent Images
Viewing Images
Text Effects
Wrapping Text
Text on a Path
Working with Paragraph Rules
Inline and Anchored Objects
Pages and Books
Changing the Pages Panel
Adding Blank Pages
Navigating and Moving Pages
Modifying Page Sizes
Creating and Separating Spreads
Importing Text
Flowing Text
Creating Text Breaks
Working with Master Pages
Rotating Spreads
Page Numbers and Text Variables
Making Books
Creating a Table of Contents
Layers
Creating and Deleting Layers
Setting the Layer Options
Working with Layers
Layer Contents
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
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 Panels
Automating Your Work
Changing Case
Checking Spelling
Using Find/Change
Using the Text Find/Change
Using the GREP Find/Change
Using the Glyph Find/Change
Using the Object Find/Change
Saving Searches
Adding Captions to Images
Using the Story Editor
Tracking Text Changes
Conditional Text
Conditional Text Sets
Footnotes
Using Find Font
Keeping Lines Together
Using the Eyedropper on Text
Using Scripts
Styles
Working with Paragraph Styles
Working with Character Styles
Working with Styles
Creating Style Groups
Loading and Importing Styles
Importing Text Styles from Word
Applying Styles and Style Overrides
Clearing Style Overrides
Redefining and Deleting Styles
Automatic Drop Cap Styling
Using Nested Styles
Creating Nested Line Styles
Creating GREP Styles
Defining Object Styles
Working with Object Styles
Defining Table and Cell Styles
Using the Quick Apply Feature
Typography
Optical Margin Alignment
Using Adobe Paragraph Composer
Applying Justification Controls
Controlling Hyphenation
Baseline Grid
Balancing Ragged Lines
Using OpenType
OpenType Categories
Interactive and Multimedia
Types of Interactive Elements
Defining Hyperlinks
Creating Cross-References
Working with Bookmarks
Adding Sounds
Movies and Animations
Creating Buttons
Sample Buttons
Creating PDF Forms
Sample Forms
Animating InDesign Objects
Timing
Multi-State Objects
Working with the SWF Preview Controls
Setting Page Transitions
Working with Layouts
Collecting and Placing Content
Linking Items
Mapping Styles
Creating Alternate Layouts
Applying Liquid Layout Rules
Auto-Fit Commands
Printing
Printing a Document
Setting the General Print Options
Choosing the Setup Controls
Tiling Pages
Setting Marks and Bleed
Setting the Output Controls
Working with Separations Preview
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 Printer's Spreads
Creating PostScript Files
Preflighting Documents
Creating Preflight Profiles
Setting the Preflight Options
Packaging a Document
Exporting
Setting the Export File Options
Creating Print PDF Files
Setting the PDF General Controls
Setting the PDF Compression Options
Exporting Interative PDF Files
Setting the PDF Security Options
Using InDesign Markup Files
Exporting for InCopy
Exporting EPUB Files
Exporting HTML Files
Exporting JPEG Files
Exporting PNG Files
Exporting as SWF Files
Exporting as FLA Files
Exporting Text
Customizing
Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
Modifying the Menu Commands
Choosing the Preferences Categories
General Preferences Controls
Interface Preferences
Type Preferences
Advanced Type Preferences
Composition Preferences
Units & Increments Preferences
Grids Preferences
Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
Dictionary Preferences
Spelling Preferences
Autocorrect Preferences
Notes Preferences
Track Changes Preferences
Story Editor Display Preferences
Display Performance Preferences
Appearance of Black Preferences
File Handling Preferences
Clipboard Handling
Trashing Preferences

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