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Costs less. Does more. Is easier to use: If this is the conclusion you've reached when comparing InDesign CS with its two long-time rivals (QuarkXPress and PageMaker), you're ready to make the switch. This guide shows you how! Throughout this compact guide, the focus is on leveraging your skill in the other leading desktop publishing packages to get up to speed fast in the new leading publishing package! As the perfect companion to the more comprehensive Real World InDesign CS, this tightly focused guide details ...

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Overview

Costs less. Does more. Is easier to use: If this is the conclusion you've reached when comparing InDesign CS with its two long-time rivals (QuarkXPress and PageMaker), you're ready to make the switch. This guide shows you how! Throughout this compact guide, the focus is on leveraging your skill in the other leading desktop publishing packages to get up to speed fast in the new leading publishing package! As the perfect companion to the more comprehensive Real World InDesign CS, this tightly focused guide details the most common tasks and techniques you need to know to get your job done in InDesign CS. Clear, concise instructions enhanced by plenty of screen shots and sample layouts show you how to create and navigate documents, import and style text and objects, manage long projects, work with color, and more. You¿ll also find good coverage of all of InDesign's newest and most unique features: the Story Editor, a Separation Preview palette, nested styles, the Package for GoLive command, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321294111
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Top ten common pitfalls
1 Top ten "gotchas" for QuarkXPress users 3
2 Top ten "gotchas" for PageMaker users 8
Pt. 2 The user interface
3 The tools palette 17
4 Views and navigation 23
5 Keyboard shortcuts and context menus 30
Pt. 3 Building pages
6 Creating frames 35
7 Tools for selecting 38
8 Creating and editing shapes 40
9 Fills and strokes 46
10 Moving and transforming objects 51
11 Grouping, stacking, nesting, and locking objects 58
12 Duplicating, deleting, and aligning objects 62
13 Layers 66
Pt. 4 Building documents
14 Creating, opening, and saving documents 71
15 Adding, deleting, and arranging pages 74
16 Creating and applying master pages 78
17 Grids and guides 82
18 Numbering and sectioning 88
Pt. 5 Typography
19 Importing and editing text 93
20 Threading and unthreading text frames 99
21 Checking spelling and using dictionaries 101
22 Character formatting 105
23 Paragraph formatting 115
24 Text frame properties 126
25 Find and change 129
Pt. 6 Styles
26 Paragraph and character styles 135
27 Exporting text 141
Pt. 7 Graphics
28 Importing graphics 147
29 Scaling graphics precisely 154
30 Display options 156
31 Clipping paths 158
Pt. 8 Where text meets graphics
32 Inline objects 163
33 Text wrap 165
34 Text and graphics on a path 168
35 Creating and importing tables 171
36 Formatting tables 174
37 Text and graphics in tables 181
Pt. 9 Color and transparency
38 Creating and applying colors 185
39 Transparency 195
Pt. 10 Long documents
40 Managing book files 201
41 Table of contents and index 205
Pt. 11 Printing
42 Preparing for print 211
43 Printing 215
Pt. 12 Exporting
44 Exporting EPS and PDF 231
45 Other export options 238
App. A Converting QuarkXPress files 243
App. B Converting PageMaker files 248
App. C InDesign plug-ins 252
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