Overview

InDesign just keeps getting better—and so does this book!

Whether you come from PageMaker®, QuarkXPress®, or InDesign CS3, if you want to make the switch to InDesign CS4, you've come to the right place. This in-depth guide shows you step by step how to get the most out of this innovative software, from better text composition to exporting effects to automating tasks that streamline your workflows. No matter what your level of experience, ...

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InDesign CS4 Bible

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Overview

InDesign just keeps getting better—and so does this book!

Whether you come from PageMaker®, QuarkXPress®, or InDesign CS3, if you want to make the switch to InDesign CS4, you've come to the right place. This in-depth guide shows you step by step how to get the most out of this innovative software, from better text composition to exporting effects to automating tasks that streamline your workflows. No matter what your level of experience, everything you need to get going is right here.

  • Align and place objects just where you want them with smart guides

  • Create multiple editions the easy way with conditional text

  • Replace your FPO placeholders easily with enhanced link tools

  • Build Web files with interactivity and refine in a Web editor

  • Create documents on the fly or structure documents to use as templates

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470470909
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: Bible , #550
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1104
  • Sales rank: 1,084,722
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Galen Gruman is principal at The Zango Group and a veteran desktop-publishing guru. A frequent contributor to Macworld, CIO, InfoWorld, and other publications, he has also been editor of Macworld, West Coast bureau chief of Computerworld, and Vice President of Content for ThirdAge.com. He is the author of Adobe InDesign CS3 Bible and coauthor of 22 other books on desktop publishing.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Quick Start: Building a Document from Start to Finish.

Part I: Welcome to InDesign.

Chapter 1: What InDesign Can Do for You.

Chapter 2: Inside the InDesign Interface.

Chapter 3: Getting InDesign Ready to Go.

Part II: Document Fundamentals.

Chapter 4: Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents.

Chapter 5: Working with Pages and Layers.

Chapter 6: Creating Layout Standards.

Chapter 7: Defining Colors, Tints, and Gradients.

Part III: Object Fundamentals.

Chapter 8: Adding Frames, Shapes, and Lines.

Chapter 9: Manipulating Objects.

Chapter 10: Transforming Objects.

Chapter 11: Applying Effects to Objects.

Chapter 12: Orchestrating Objects.

Part IV: Text Fundamentals.

Chapter 13: Importing Text Files.

Chapter 14: Flowing Text through a Document.

Chapter 15: Editing and Formatting Text.

Chapter 16: Specifying Character Attributes.

Chapter 17: Specifying Paragraph Attribute.

Chapter 18: Creating Special Text Formatting.

Chapter 19: Setting Up Styles.

Chapter 20: Using Special Characters.

Part V: Business Document Fundamentals.

Chapter 21: Setting Up Tabs and Tables.

Chapter 22: Using Automatic and Custom Text.

Chapter 23: Working with Footnotes, Indexes, and TOCs.

Chapter 24: Creating Multidocument Projects.

Part VI: Graphics Fundamentals.

Chapter 25: Importing Graphics.

Chapter 26: Fitting Graphics and Frames Together.

Chapter 27: Drawing Free-Form Shapes and Curved Paths.

Part VII: Output Fundamentals.

Chapter 28: Preparing for Color Prepress.

Chapter 29: Preparing for Printing.

Chapter 30: Printing Documents.

Chapter 31: Creating Prepress Files.

Part VIII: Electronic Publishing Techniques.

Chapter 32: Creating Web, Interactive PDF, and Flash Document.

Chapter 33: Working with XML.

Part IX: Workgroup Publishing Techniques.

Chapter 34: Working with Others.

Chapter 35: Workgroup Editing with InCopy.

Part X: Extending InDesign.

Chapter 36: Using Plug-Ins.

Chapter 37: Using Scripts.

Part XI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Installing or Upgrading InDesign.

Appendix B: What’s New in InDesign CS4.

Appendix C: Using Version Cue.

Appendix D: Shortcuts Cheat Sheet.

Index.

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