Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

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Build your InDesign expertise,one technique at a time. In Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos, authors John Cruise and Kelly Kordes Anton bring you 100 carefully selected techniques to help you get right to work in InDesign, the world’s most powerful page layout program. Their strategy is to focus on those features you’re most likely to use, showcasing each in a clearly explained, well-illustrated, stand-alone technique—complete with a relevant hint or two. These bite-sized lessons offer a great way to learn just what you...
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Overview

Build your InDesign expertise,one technique at a time. In Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos, authors John Cruise and Kelly Kordes Anton bring you 100 carefully selected techniques to help you get right to work in InDesign, the world’s most powerful page layout program. Their strategy is to focus on those features you’re most likely to use, showcasing each in a clearly explained, well-illustrated, stand-alone technique—complete with a relevant hint or two. These bite-sized lessons offer a great way to learn just what you need to know when you need it, exploring the program in a way, and at a pace, that makes sense to you. Before you know it, you’ll master all these tools and techniques, and more:

• Customize the interface [Tip #6]
• Add metadata to documents [Tip #14]
• I nsert variable text [Tip #29]
• Add special effects to type [Tip #34]
• Format tables with styles [Tip #45]
• U se spot colors, process colors, and tints [Tip #74]
• Paginate a book [Tip #86]
• U se PDF presets for output [Tip #96].

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321508959
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2007
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce K. Hopkins has been a professional illustrator for more than a decade, creating everything from fine art to technical drawings. His clients range from Joe Boxer to technology firms. His cutting edge Space series breaks new ground in using Adobe Illustrator for fine art. David Karlins is the author of several vector illustration books and videos including How to Do Everything with Adobe Illustrator CS, Illustrator 10 Virtual Classroom (book and video), and Adobe Illustrator CS2 Gone Wild. He is a freelance graphic and interactive design consultant and teaches Illustrator at San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program.
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Table of Contents


Getting Started with InDesign     1
Getting Started with the Welcome Screen     2
Modifying Preferences     4
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts     6
Introducing the Tools     8
Using the Control Panel     10
Customizing the Interface     12
Configuring Plug-Ins     14
Introducing the Adobe Help Viewer     16
Working with Documents     19
Creating New Documents     20
Saving Presets     22
Understanding the Document Window     25
Opening Documents     28
Saving Documents and Templates     31
Adding Metadata to Documents     33
Navigating Documents     35
Viewing Documents     37
Working with Text     41
Creating Text Frames     42
Modifying Text Frames     44
Threading Text Frames     47
Creating Type Paths     50
Importing Text     53
Entering and Editing Text     56
Applying Character and Paragraph Attributes     58
Composing Type     60
Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists     63
Setting Tabs     65
Working with Fonts     67
Using Paragraph and Character Styles     69
Inserting Variable Text     72
Using the Story Editor     74
Checking Spelling     76
Correcting Spelling Automatically     80
Searching and Replacing Text     82
Typography and Tables     85
Special Effects for Type     86
Setting Up Drop Caps and Nested Styles     89
Inserting Special Characters and Glyphs     92
Anchoring Objects in Text     94
Wrapping Text Around Objects     99
Applying Optical Margin Alignment     101
Importing Tables from Word and Excel     103
Creating New Tables     105
Converting Text to Tables     107
Adding Content to Tables     109
Formatting Tables     110
Using Table and Cell Styles     113
Adding Headers and Footers to Tables     116
Editing Tables     119
Drawing Lines and Shapes     123
Drawing Simple Lines     124
Drawing Complex Lines     126
Drawing Basic Shapes     129
Creating Complex Shapes     131
Converting Shapes      133
Working with Graphics     135
Placing Graphics     136
Cropping and Resizing Graphics     138
Modifying Graphics and Graphics Frames     142
Special Effects for Graphics     146
Working with Illustrator Graphics     149
Working with Photoshop Graphics     151
Managing Graphic Links     153
Working with Objects     155
Selecting and Deleting Objects     156
Moving and Locking Objects     159
Filling Objects with Color     161
Adding a Stroke to Objects     163
Creating Custom Stroke Styles     165
Transforming Objects     167
Special Effects for Objects     169
Using Object Styles     171
Grouping Objects     173
Aligning Objects     175
Duplicating Objects     177
Changing the Stacking Order     179
Using Libraries     181
Using Snippets     183
Working with Color     185
Using Spot Colors, Process Colors, and Tints     186
Using Gradients     189
Using Mixed Ink Colors     192
Using the Color Panel      194
Setting Up Color Management     195
Laying Out Pages and Creating Long Documents     197
Working with Master Pages     198
Setting Margins and Columns     201
Using Guides and Grids     202
Working with Layers     205
Working with Pages     207
Numbering Pages and Creating Sections     210
Creating a Book     213
Paginating a Book     217
Inserting Footnotes     219
Creating Tables of Contents     222
Exporting a Book for PDF or Print     227
Creating Media-Rich PDFs     229
Creating Hyperlinks     230
Creating Buttons     233
Adding Movies and Sounds     235
Preflight and Output     237
Previewing Color Separations     238
Preflighting and Packaging Documents     240
Exporting Documents as PDF     242
Using PDF Presets     244
Exporting Documents in Other Formats     246
Printing Documents     249
Creating Printer Spreads     251
Using Print Presets     253
Index     255
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