Real World Adobe InDesign CS5

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Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to lay out, proof, export, and print/publish pages in InDesign CS5. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find ...
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Overview

Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to lay out, proof, export, and print/publish pages in InDesign CS5. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign.

In Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 you’ll learn how to:

  • Use the new Layers panel to simplify working in complex documents
  • Optimize your workflow with multiple page sizes and track text changes
  • Learn the best practices for consistent color management
  • Increase efficiency with scripts and other automation features
  • Make your layouts come to life with the new Animation and Media panels for interactive documents
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FREE Adobe InDesign CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321713056
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/2010
  • Series: Real World Series
  • Pages: 801
  • Sales rank: 1,067,632
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Workspace 1

Layout and Story Windows 2

Managing Multiple Windows 7

InDesign's Panels 9

Using the Tools Panel 17

Other Panels 27

Context Menus 29

Keyboard Shortcuts 29

Customizing Menus 32

Customizing the Control Panel 34

Saving the Loading Workspaces 34

Setting Preferences 35

Setting Defaults 62

Publication Navigation 62

Place Icons 67

Managing InDesign's Plug-Ins 67

On with the Tour 68

Chapter 2 Page Layout 69

Creating a New Publication 70

Opening Publications 73

Saving Publications 75

Crash Recovery 77

Setting Basic Layout Options 77

Pages and Spreads 78

Adding Pages 82

Arranging Pages 83

Creating Pages of different sizes 86

Rotating Spreads 89

Defining Sections 90

Numbering Pages 92

Adding Section Marker Text 93

Working with Master Pages 93

Applying Master Pages and Master Spreads 97

Overriding Master Items 100

Adjusting Layouts 101

Selecting and Deselecting 104

Guides 108

Grids 119

Stacking Objects 120

Layers 123

Grouping Objects 131

Locking Object Positions 132

Deleting Objects 132

Finding and Changing Objects 133

A Good Foundation 134

Chapter 3 Text 135

Creating Text Frames 136

Setting Text Frame Options 138

Spanning and Splitting Columns 143

Linking and Unlinking Text Frames 145

Flowing Text 150

Entering Text 155

Text Variables 161

Cross References 177

Importing Text 180

Importing and Exporting Buzzword Files 189

Text Files and File Linking 189

Exporting Text 190

Editing Text 190

Story Editor 193

Track Changes 196

Notes 197

Using Adobe InCopy 199

Checking Spelling 200

Footnotes 205

Conditional Text 209

Find and Change 212

Working with InDesign Tagged Text 230

After Words 234

Chapter 4 Type 235

Character Formatting 237

OpenType Fonts 256

Find Font 261

Filling and Stroking Characters 262

Paragraph Formatting 262

Bullets and Numbering 292

Styles 301

Copying Styles from Other Publications 317

Optical Margin Alignment 318

An Old Typesetter Never 320

Chapter 5 Drawing 321

Drawing Basic Shapes 322

Points and Paths 323

Drawing Paths with the Pencil Tool 326

Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool 327

Drawing Techniques 328

Compound Paths 333

Smoothing Paths 335

Erasing Paths 336

Path Operations 337

Corner Options 341

Strokes 342

Stroke Styles 350

Fills 353

Gradients 355

Transparency 360

Transparency Effects 366

Drawing Conclusions 376

Chapter 6 Where Text Meets Graphics 377

Paragraph Rules 378

Tables 383

Creating a Table 384

Editing Tables 387

Table Shortcuts 400

Formatting Tables 401

Table and Cell Styles 411

Text Wrap 416

Converting Text to Outlines 420

Inline Frames and Anchored Objects 422

Object Styles 437

Placing Text on a Path 442

Quick Apply 448

Figure Captions 451

Alternate Reality 454

Chapter 7 Importing and Exporting 455

Importing 456

Placing Anything 457

About Graphic File Formats 460

Image Resolution and Scaling 463

Graphic Display Properties 464

Image Import Options 466

Linking and Embedding 472

Working with Graphic Frames 481

File Info and Metadata 486

Object Layer Options 488

Working with Clipping Paths 490

Applying Color to an Imported Graphic 494

Exporting Documents 494

Exporting JPEG 495

Exporting EPS 496

Exporting PDF for Printing 499

InDesign Markup Language (IDML) 515

Snippets 516

Exporting HTML 517

Data Merge 523

XML 530

The Best of All Possible Worlds 534

Chapter 8 Long Documents 535

Books 536

Table of Contents 545

Indexes (Or Indices) 552

Putting It Together 566

Chapter 9 Transforming 567

Transformation Basics 568

Numbers Are Your Friends 573

Moving Objects 576

Scaling 578

Rotating Objects 583

Reflecting Objects 586

Shearing Objects 586

Repeating Transformations 589

Grid mode 592

Aligning and Distributing Objects 593

Locking Objects 597

Hiding Objects 598

Transform Your Life! 598

Chapter 10 Color 599

Seeing Color, Printing Color 600

Color in InDesign 600

InDesign's Color Controls 602

The Color Panel and the Color Picker 616

Applying Colors and Gradients 618

Kuler 619

Ink Manager 621

Trapping 622

Color Management 623

InDesign's Color Management Controls 626

The Color "Done" 640

Chapter 11 Printing 641

The InDesign Print Dialog Box 642

General 644

Setup 648

Marks and Bleeds 651

Output 653

Graphics 658

Color Management 662

Advanced 662

Summary 664

Print Presets 664

Custom Printer Marks 666

Printing Booklets 667

Separations Preview 671

Printing Transparency 673

Preparing an InDesign File for Imagesetting 682

Preflight and Package 683

All the News That Prints to Fit 688

Chapter 12 Scripting 689

Be Not Afraid 690

System Requirements 690

Learning About InDesign Scripting 693

Thinking About Scripting 696

Using the Scripts Panel and the Script Label Panel 697

Getting Started 699

More Fun with Scripting 702

End Script 704

Chapter 13 Interactive Documents 705

Hyperlinks 707

Bookmarks 714

Buttons 715

Multi-State Objects 721

Audio and Video 723

Animation 727

Page Transitions 733

Previewing Interactive Documents 734

Presentation Mode 735

Interactive PDF Export 736

SWF Export 737

FLA Export 739

Web Publishing 740

Index 741

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