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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Indesign 1.5 in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672319055

ISBN-13: 9780672319051

Edition: 2000

Authors: John San Filippo

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InDesign is Adobe's professional desktop publishing tool. This text provides 24 one-hour lessons in InDesign focusing on the specific needs of the professional user, rather than dwelling on desktop publishing fundamentals.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 9/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Introduction
Getting Started with Adobe Design
Introducing Adobe InDesign
The Birth of InDesign from the Spirit of PageMaker
Understanding the InDesign Interface
Looking Forward
QandA
Exercises
Preparing to Work in InDesign
InDesign's Menu Structure
10 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts
Setting Your Application Preferences
Restoring Default Preferences
Other Defaults
Summary
Workshop
Creating, Saving, and Opening Documents
Creating Your First Document
Saving a Document
Opening InDesign Documents
Summary
Workshop
Managing Pages
Finding Your Way Around Your Document
The Pages/Layers/Navigator Palette(s)
Spreads with Three or More Pages
Mastering Master Pages
Summary
Workshop
Using Layers and the Layout and Formatting Tools
Guides, Grids, and Rulers
Working with Document Layers
Summary
Workshop
Working with Text
Creating Text
Learning Text Frame Basics
Importing Text from Other Applications
Inserting Special Characters
InDesign's Word Processing Features
Automatic Page and Section Numbering
Summary
Workshop
Basic Typesetting with InDesign
The Character Palette
Character Styles
Summary
Workshop
Working with Paragraphs
Working with the Paragraph Palette
Using the Paragraph Palette Menu
Using Other Paragraph Options
Working with Paragraph Styles
Summary
Workshop
Working with Graphics
Using Graphics from Other Programs
Choosing a Graphic Format
Choosing the Right Format
Importing Graphics
Setting Up Inline Graphics
Managing Links
Using Object Libraries
Summary
Workshop
Using InDesign's Drawing Tools
Using InDesign's Drawing Tools
Creating Paths
Advanced Techniques for Paths
Summary
Workshop
Combining Text and Graphics
Anchoring Graphics in Text
Working with Text Wraps
Creating Clipping Paths in InDesign
Creating Frames from Text
Using the Eyedropper Tool
Text on a Path
Summary
Workshop
Managing Objects on a Page
Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
Stacking Objects
Aligning and Distributing Objects
Locking and Unlocking Objects
Transforming Objects
Copying and Duplicating Objects
Summary
Workshop
Working with Color
Simple Coloring with InDesign
Electronic Publishing and Color
Applying Colors to Objects
Working with Colored Strokes
Summary
Workshop
Advanced Color Work
Creating Colors On-the-Fly
Working with Gradients
Working with Swatch Libraries
Summary
Workshop
Trapping and Other Prepress Considerations
Working In Various Color Models
Understanding Trapping
Summary
Workshop
Color Management with InDesign
Understanding Color Management
Working with InDesign's Color Management
Summary
Workshop
InDesign Output
Printing from InDesign
Working with Printers
Using the Print Dialog Box
Summary
Workshop
Getting Ready for the Service Bureau
Working with Service Bureaus
Formatting Files for the Service Bureau
Preflighting Documents
Packaging Your Files
Summary
Workshop
Preparing Acrobat Output with InDesign
What Is Acrobat?
Exporting PDFs from InDesign
Creating PDF Styles
Printing to PDF Using the Print Command
Summary
Workshop
Creating Web Content with InDesign
Taking It to the Web
Print versus Web
Creating Web Pages in InDesign
Summary
Workshop
Exploring Other Export Options
Using the Export Command
Exporting a PostScript File
Revisiting the Print Dialog Box
Exporting Text
Summary
Workshop
Advanced InDesign
Customizing InDesign
Using Shortcuts
Customizing Tools
Advanced Customization Options
Summary
Workshop
Using InDesign in a Mixed Environment
Resolving Cross-Platform Issues
Sharing InDesign Resources
Summary
Workshop
Deploying InDesign in the Real World
Meeting InDesign's System Requirements
Working with Service Providers
Switching from QuarkXPres
Switching from PageMaker
Playing Well with Others
Summary
Workshop
Index