Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

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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...
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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!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780321321909
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Series: Essentials Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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John Cruise is an Adobe-certified InDesign expert, writer, and design instructor. He spent five years at Quark as a technical writer and has coauthored several books about page layout software, including the InDesign Bible, the QuarkXPress 4 Bible, and QuarkXPress 4 for Dummies. He has contributed articles about publishing and page layout software to several national publications, including MacAddict Magazine, Layers Magazine, and InDesign Magazine.

Kelly Kordes Anton is a freelance writer and editor based in Littleton, Colorado. She writes regularly for Quark, Extensis, Element K's Inside QuarkXPress and Inside InDesign newsletters, and X-Ray Magazine. As the editor of Colorado Expression magazine and a copy editor for many local publishers, Kelly is able to put her publishing software knowledge to work in real-world environments.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Getting started with InDesign 1
Ch. 2 Working with documents 19
Ch. 3 Working with text 41
Ch. 4 Typography and tables 85
Ch. 5 Drawing lines and shapes 119
Ch. 6 Working with graphics 131
Ch. 7 Working with objects 151
Ch. 8 Working with color 185
Ch. 9 Laying out pages and creating long documents 199
Ch. 10 Creating media-rich PDFs 233
Ch. 11 Preflight and output 243
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