InDesign for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Adobe is set to storm the desktop publishing world, and its secret weapon is InDesign, formerly code-named K2. This ultra-powerful, new-from-the-ground-up page layout application has at its disposal scriptable behaviors, customizable key commands, its own file format, and increased control over PDFs. Users enjoy tight integration with Illustrator and Photoshop, with the same level of editing and manipulation capabilities those programs offer. InDesign for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is there on...
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Overview

Adobe is set to storm the desktop publishing world, and its secret weapon is InDesign, formerly code-named K2. This ultra-powerful, new-from-the-ground-up page layout application has at its disposal scriptable behaviors, customizable key commands, its own file format, and increased control over PDFs. Users enjoy tight integration with Illustrator and Photoshop, with the same level of editing and manipulation capabilities those programs offer. InDesign for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is there on the front lines, ready to guide readers through the abundant features of this new program. The Visual QuickStart Guide uses its proven step-by-step approach and visual format to great advantage, with numerous screenshots, practical explanations and loads of tips. Why wade through hundreds of pages of dry text when you could start using InDesign right away with a VQS?
  • Adobe's newest page layout product, sure to redefine the field
  • Brings familiar Photoshop and Illustrator capabilities to an all new,
  • professional-level page layout program
  • Fully cross-platform, with clear, concise instructions for both Macintosh
  • and Windows users
  • The proven Visual QuickStart Guide approach is the best way to learn
  • InDesign's powerful new features
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This guide to the new desktop publisher walks through defining spot and process colors, creating gradients for graphics and text, working with objects and text, and converting documents into web pages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201354478
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/1999
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.
Using Palettes. Working with Palettes. Interface Elements. The Toolbox. Contextual Menus.

2. Document Setup.
Starting Documents. Choosing Layout Options. Changing Layout Options. Document Rulers. Margin and Column Guides. Ruler Guides. Document Grids. Changing the Magnification. Zoom and Hand Tools. Navigator Palette. Controlling Windows. Saving Documents.

3. Text.
Text Frames. Typing Text. Selecting Text. Moving and Deleting Text. Character Palette. Setting the Typeface and Point Size. Styling Text. Setting Line and Character Spacing. Applying Text Distortions. Setting the Language. Paragraph Formatting. Alignment and Indents. Paragraph Effects. Text Utilities. Working with Text Flow Text Frame Controls.

4. Working with Objects.
Basic Shapes. Replicating Objects. Selecting Objects. Moving and Resizing Objects. Transform Tools. Transform Palette. Transform Submenu. Arrange Commands. Aligning Objects. Grouping Objects. Locking Objects. Fill Effects. Stroke Effects. Corner Effects. Setting Object Defaults.

5. Pen and B├ęziers.
Pen Points. Drawing Lines. Drawing Curves. Changing Curves and Corner Points. Modifying Paths. Modifying Points.

6. Working in Color.
Color Modes. Storing Colors. Swatch Libraries. Tints. Unnamed Colors. Gradient Swatches. Unnamed Gradients. Overprinting Colors.

7. Imported Graphics.
Placing Artwork. Making Graphic Frames. Special Frame Shapes. Image Import Options. Viewing Images. Modifying Placed Images. Fitting Graphics in Frames. Coloring Graphics in Frames. Linking Graphics. Embedding Graphics. Using Clipping Paths. Nesting Elements.

8. Long Documents.
Adding Blank Pages. Working with Pages. Island Spreads. Flowing Text. Master Pages. Adjusting Layouts. Adding Page Numbers. Using Layers. Working with Libraries. Organizing Libraries.

9. Automating Text.
Setting Tabs. Checking Spelling. Finding and Changing Text. Defining Styles. Working with Styles. Creating Tagged Text.

10. Advanced Text.
Hanging Punctuation. Multiline Composition. Justification Controls. Controlling Hyphenation. Keeping Lines Together. Paragraph Rules. Wrapping Text.

11. Color Management.
Application Color Settings. Document Color Settings. Controlling Imported Graphics.

12. Output.
Printing a Document. Choosing a Printer. Paper Properties. Graphics Properties (Win). PostScript and Layout Options (Mac). Advanced Page Controls. Color Controls. Resizing to Fit Paper Sizes. Tiling Pages. Page Marks. Preflight Report. Prepress Package. Prepress Files.

13. Export.
PDF Files. EPS Files. Web Files. Exporting Text.

14. Customizing InDesign.
Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts. General Preferences. Text Preferences. Composition Preferences. Units and Increments Preferences. Grids Preferences. Guides Preferences. Dictionary Preferences. Updating with Adobe Online.

15. Compared to QuarkxPress.
Working with Tools. Working with Boxes. Creating a Layout. Finding the Measurements Palette. Colors and Blends. Frames and Rules. Runarounds and Clipping Paths. Working with Text. Outputting Files.

16. Compared to PageMaker.
Working with Tools. Working with Boxes. Creating a Layout. Controlling Objects. Colors and Tints. Working with Text. Outputting Files.

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