InDesign CS2 in Easy Steps

InDesign CS2 in Easy Steps

by Robert Shufflebotham
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840783044

ISBN-13: 9781840783049

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited


InDesign CS2 in Easy Steps shows you how to harness the creative potential and power in both the existing features and the exciting new features such as Object Styles, Snippets and image controls as well as the extensive file management capabilities of the Adobe Bridge. The book brings a clear, logical and informative learning sequence to the software,

Overview


InDesign CS2 in Easy Steps shows you how to harness the creative potential and power in both the existing features and the exciting new features such as Object Styles, Snippets and image controls as well as the extensive file management capabilities of the Adobe Bridge. The book brings a clear, logical and informative learning sequence to the software, using, step by step instructions and an abundance of screenshots that clarify and explain features with the minimum of fuss and the maximum impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840783049
Publisher:
In Easy Steps Limited
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
in Easy Steps
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 8.88(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


The Working Environment     7
Document Setup     8
The Working Environment     10
Opening Documents     12
The Toolbox     14
Adobe Bridge     16
The Control Palette     19
Managing Palettes     20
Ruler Guides     22
Saving Documents     24
Zooming and Scrolling     26
Undoing Mistakes     27
Margin and Column Guides     28
Building Pages     29
Creating Frames     30
Polygon Tools     32
Moving Objects     33
Selection Techniques     34
The Control and Transform Palettes     36
Lines     39
Manually Resizing Objects     41
Cut, Copy, Paste, Clear     42
Text Basics     43
Entering and Importing Text     44
Basic Text Editing     46
Highlighting Text     47
The Text Insertion Point     49
Cutting, Copying and Pasting Text     50
Threading Text     51
Understanding Text Threads     53
Story Editor     55
Glyphs     56
Special Characters and White Space     57
Text Frame Options - Columns     58
Text Frame Insets & Vertical Alignment     60
Character Settings     61
Font, Size, Style     62
Leading     64
Kerning     66
Tracking     68
Horizontal and Vertical Scale     69
Baseline Shift and Slanted Text     70
Paragraph Settings     71
Indents     72
Space Before/Space After     73
Alignment     74
Drop Caps     75
Aligning to a Baseline Grid     76
Hyphenation     78
Keep Options     80
Column and Page Breaks     82
Text Composers     83
Paragraph Rules     85
Images and Graphic Frames     87
Placing an Image     88
Fitting Options     89
Scaling and Cropping Images     90
Stroking a Frame     92
Image Links     93
Managing Links     94
Clipping Paths     96
Generating InDesign Clipping Paths     97
Image Visibility Controls     99
Arranging Objects     101
Stacking Order     102
Creating Layers     103
Understanding Layers     105
Moving Objects from Layer to Layer     106
Managing Layers     107
Hiding and Locking Layers     109
Grouping Objects     111
Working with Groups     112
The Group Selection Tool     114
Aligning Objects     115
Distributing Objects     116
Anchored Objects     117
Working with Color     119
Filling and Stroking Objects     120
The Swatches Palette     122
Add, Delete and Edit Swatches     123
The Color Palette     125
Color Matching Systems     126
Creating and Applying Gradients     127
Managing and Editing Text     129
Spell Checking     130
Adding Words to the Dictionary     131
Find/Change Words     132
Find/Change Basic Text Formatting     133
Text Wrap     135
Irregular Text Wrap     137
Type on a Path     138
The Pages Palette and Master Pages     139
The Pages Palette      140
Inserting and Deleting Pages     142
Moving from Page to Page     143
Repositioning Document Pages     144
Setting Master Pages     145
Adding and Deleting Master Pages     147
Automatic Page Numbering     149
Overriding Master Page Objects     151
Applying Master Pages     152
Paragraph, Character & Object Styles     153
Paragraph Styles     154
Character Styles     156
Applying Styles     158
Editing Styles     160
Copying Styles     161
Nested Styles     162
Object Styles     163
Tables and Tabs     165
Inserting a Table     166
Adding and Deleting Rows/Columns     167
Moving from Cell to Cell     168
Highlighting Techniques     169
Resizing Columns and Rows     170
Entering Content in Cells     172
Cell Controls     174
Cell Strokes, Borders and Fills     175
Alternating Fills and Strokes     177
Importing Tables     179
Setting and Editing Tabs     181
Leader Dots     184
Table of Contents, Indexing and Books     185
Table of Contents Style Setup     186
Creating a Table of Contents     188
Creating an Index Entry     190
Generating an Index     192
Creating a Book     193
Managing and Editing a Book     195
Synchronizing a Book     196
Printing and Exporting     197
Printing a Composite     198
Preflight     201
Package     202
Exporting to PDF     204
Creating XML Tags     207
Applying Tags     208
XML Structure Pane     210
Exporting XML     211
Snippets     212
Transformations and Transparency     213
The Rotate Tool     214
The Scale Tool     216
The Shear Tool     217
The Free Transform Tool     218
Transparency Palette     219
Drop Shadows and Feathering     220
Paths and the Pen and Pencil Tools     221
Points and Paths     222
The Pen Tool     223
Adding and Deleting Points     225
Selecting and Manipulating Points     226
Smooth and Corner Points      228
Converting Points and Cutting Paths     229
Creating Text Outlines     231
The Pencil Tools     232
The Pathfinder Palette     233
Index     235

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