Using Adobe InDesign CS5 [NOOK Book]


USING Adobe® InDesign CS5

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USING Adobe® InDesign CS5

More than just a book!

Get comfortable with the latest version of Adobe. Don’t just read about it: see it, hear it, with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need… where you want, when you want!

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COVERS: Adobe® InDesign CS5

CATEGORY: Graphics

USER LEVEL: Beginner




ISBN 0-7897-4377-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4377-0

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132174626
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 397
  • File size: 21 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Ted LoCascio is a professional graphic designer, author, and educator. He served as senior designer at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) for several years, and he has created layouts, graphics, and designs for many successful software training books, videos, websites, and magazines. Ted is the author of numerous graphics software training books and videos and has contributed articles to Photoshop User Magazine,, the Quark Xtra newsletter,,, and InDesign Magazine. He has also taught at the Adobe CS Conference, the InDesign Conference, the Pixel Conference, the Vector Conference, and PhotoshopWorld. A graphic designer for more than 15 years, Ted's designs and illustrations have been featured in several national newsstand and trade magazines, books, and various advertising and marketing materials. For more about Ted LoCascio, please visit

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Table of Contents

Part I: Workspace

Chapter 1 Understanding Your Workspace

Exploring the Interface

The InDesign CS5 Interface

The Document Window

Label Icons and Data Fields


Interface Menus

Panel Menus

Footer Menus

Contextual Menus

Drop-down Lists

On/Off Controls

Check Boxes

Option Buttons

Toggle Buttons

Action Buttons

Text Buttons

Select Buttons


Data Fields

Drop-down Sliders

Visible Sliders

Chapter 2 Managing Windows and Panels

Panel Controls

Organizing Panels

Regrouping Panels

Collapsing Panels

Stacking Panels

Using the Panel Side Wells

Customizing Your Workspace

Deleting a Workspace

Working with the Tools Panel

Arranging Document Windows

Changing Screen Modes

Part II: Page Building

Chapter 3 Working with Documents

Creating New Documents,

Saving Document Presets

Opening InDesign Documents

Saving Documents

Save Versus Save As

Saving Backward with IDML Export

Working with Document Pages

Adding Pages to a Document

Arranging Pages in a Document

Deleting Pages from a Document

Including Multiple Page Sizes in a Document

Targeting and Selecting Pages

Applying Color Labels to Page Thumbnails

Rotating a Spread Using the Pages Panel

Working with Grids and Guides

Adjusting Margin and Column Guides

Adding Ruler Guides

Using Smart Guides

Aligning Text to the Baseline Grid

Snapping Objects to the Document Grid

Chapter 4 Working with Master Pages

Duplicating Master Pages

Converting Document Pages to Master Pages

Applying Master Pages

Deleting Master Pages

Creating and Applying Parent/Child Master Pages

Overriding Master Page Items

Adding Page Numbers and Sections

Chapter 5 Working with Frames and Shapes

Understanding Frames Versus Shapes



Combining and Converting Frames and Shapes

Selecting and Editing Frames and Their Contents

Placing Images and Text

Selecting and Transforming

Resizing Frames and Contents

Selecting Type

Working with Shapes

Drawing Lines with the Line Tool

Drawing Rectangles, Ellipses, and Polygons with the Shape Tools

Drawing Custom Shapes with the Pen Tool

Drawing Freeform Shapes with the Pencil Tool

Modifying Paths and Frames

Modifying Paths with the Pen Tool

Applying and Editing Compound Paths

Creating Custom Shapes with Pathfinder

Nesting Objects with the Paste Into Command

Applying Fills

Filling with Solid Colors

Filling with Gradients

Filling Text

Applying Strokes

Applying Strokes to Frames, Shapes, and Paths

Applying Strokes to Text

Aligning Strokes

Applying Stroked Path Start and End Styles

Applying Gap Color to Open Stroke Styles

Working with Object Styles

Creating and Saving Object Styles

Applying Object Styles

Using Default Object Styles

Chapter 6 Working with Objects

Transforming Objects

Moving Objects

Resizing Objects

Rotating Objects

Flipping Objects

Shearing Objects

Stacking Objects

Using Groups

Grouping and Ungrouping Objects

Selecting Objects Within a Group

Nesting Grouped Objects

Arranging Objects

Locking Objects

Aligning Objects

Distributing Objects

Adjusting Space with the Gap Tool

Duplicating Objects

Deleting Objects

Saving Objects to a Library

Working with Layers

Creating and Naming a New Layer

Placing Objects on Layers

Part III: Type

Chapter 7 Working with Text

Choosing Text Frame Options

General Text Frame Options

Baseline Options

Importing Text

Copy and Paste

Importing Microsoft Word and RTF Text

Filling with Placeholder Text

Threading and Unthreading Text Frames

Flowing Text

Manual Text Flow

Semi-Automatic Text Flow

Automatic Text Flow

Super AutoFlow

Editing Text with the Story Editor

Tracking Text Changes with the Story Editor

Changing Case

Using the Show Invisibles Command

Using the Check Spelling Feature

Using Dynamic Spelling

Using Autocorrect

Working with the Dictionary

Editing the Dictionary

Working with Fonts

Using Find Font for Missing Fonts

Utilizing the InDesign Fonts Folder

Applying Find/Change

Chapter 8 Formatting Text

Formatting Characters

Kerning and Tracking

Word Spacing

Scaling and Skewing Type

Adjusting Leading and Baseline Shift

Underline and Strikethrough

Superscript and Subscript

Formatting Paragraphs

Setting Paragraph Horizontal Alignment

Setting Left and Right Paragraph Indents

Setting First and Last Line Indents

Putting Space Before and After Paragraphs

Creating Drop Caps

Applying Keep Options

Creating Hanging Indents and Punctuation

Choosing Hyphenation Settings

Choosing Justification Settings

Spanning Columns

Splitting Paragraphs into Columns

Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Setting Tabs

Copying and Pasting Text Formatting

Inserting Special Characters

Inserting Footnotes

Chapter 9 Working with Text Styles

Understanding “Style Language”

Creating and Applying Character Styles

Creating Character Styles

Applying Character Styles

Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles

Creating Paragraph Styles

Applying and Removing Paragraph Styles

Creating Parent/Child Styles

Creating and Applying Nested Styles

Using Quick Apply

Editing, Overriding, and Redefining Styles

Editing Styles

Applying Overrides

Redefining Styles

Working with Style Groups

Creating a Style Group

Deleting Styles

Importing Styles

Part IV: Graphics

Chapter 10 Working with Graphic Links

Importing Graphic Objects

Understanding Adobe Bridge

Copying to and from Adobe Illustrator

Importing Graphics with the Place Command

Choosing Import Options

Using the Image Import Options Dialog Box

Using the EPS Import Options dialog box

Using the Place PDF Dialog Box

Working with the Links Panel

Updating Missing and Modified Links

Locating a Linked Graphic in a Document

Editing a Linked Graphic

Showing and Hiding Link Info

Embedding and Unembedding Images

Object Layer Options

Object-Level Display Settings

Applying and Editing a Photoshop Clipping Path in InDesign

Creating and Editing an InDesign Clipping Path

Chapter 11 Combining Graphics with Text

Applying Text Wraps

Converting Text to Outlines

Inserting Inline or Anchored Objects

Working with Type on a Path

Creating and Editing Type on a Path

Choosing Type on a Path Options

Generating Captions for Photos

Chapter 12 Working with Tables

Creating a New Table

Converting Text into Tables

Importing Tables from Microsoft Word or Excel Documents

Resizing Tables

Resizing an Entire Table Interactively

Resizing Columns Interactively

Resizing Rows Interactively

Resizing Columns and Rows Numerically

Adding Rows and Columns

Using the Insert Command

Using the Table Panel and Control Panel

Option-Dragging (Mac) or Alt+Dragging (Win)

Using the Table Options Dialog Box

Deleting Rows and Columns

Using the Delete Command

Using the Table Panel and Control Panel

Using the Table Options Dialog Box

Working with Header and Footer Rows

Adding Header and Footer Rows

Converting Existing Rows into Headers and Footers

Editing Table Headers and Footers

Merging and Splitting Cells

Merging and Unmerging Cells

Splitting Cells

Adjusting Cell Spacing and Alignment

Setting Table Borders, Strokes, and Fills

Setting a Table Border

Setting Table Strokes and Fills

Setting Strokes and Fills in Individual Cells

Working with Table Contents

Placing a Graphic in a Table Cell

Fixing Overset Table Cell Contents

Applying Diagonal Lines to Cells

Setting Tabs in Table Cells

Utilizing Table and Cell Styles

Creating a Table/Cell Style

Including Cell Styles in Table Styles

Applying Table/Cell Styles

Editing Table/Cell Styles

Applying Table/Cell Overrides

Clearing Undefined Cell Attributes

Redefining Table/Cell Styles

Part V: Color and Effects

Chapter 13 Working with Color, Transparency, and Effects

Understanding Color Management Principles

Choosing Color Settings

Color Managing Placed Graphics

Using Proof Setup for Soft Proofing

Creating, Saving, Editing, and Deleting Color Swatches

Creating and Editing Gradients

Accessing Colors Stored in Libraries

Converting Spot Colors to Process

Converting Spot Colors with the Ink Manager

Converting Spot Colors with Swatch Options

Importing Colors from Other InDesign Documents

Working with Kuler

Creating and Assigning a Trap Preset

Changing an Object's Opacity Level

Applying Blend Modes

Applying Effects

Creating a Transparency Flattener Preset

Using the Separations Preview Panel

Chapter 14 Preflighting and Packaging

Defining a Custom Preflight Profile



Images and Objects



Viewing Preflight Check Results

Embedding and Unembedding Preflight Profiles

Exporting and Loading Preflight Profiles

Deleting a Preflight Profile

Packaging a Document

Chapter 15 Printing Documents

Choosing Print Settings

The General Panel

The Setup Panel

The Marks and Bleeds Panel

The Output Panel

The Graphics Panel

The Color Management Panel

The Advanced Panel

The Summary Panel

Saving a Print Preset

Chapter 16 Exporting PDF Documents

Choosing Export as PDF Settings

The Export Adobe PDF General Panel

The Export Adobe PDF Compression Panel

The Export Adobe PDF Marks and Bleeds Panel

The Export Adobe PDF Output Panel

The Export Adobe PDF Advanced Panel

The Export Adobe PDF Security Panel

The Export Adobe PDF Summary Panel

Saving a PDF Preset

Appendix A Settings and Preferences

Choosing InDesign Preferences

General Preferences

Interface Preferences

Type Preferences

Advanced Type Preferences

Composition Preferences

Units & Increments Preferences

Grids Preferences

Guides & Pasteboard Preferences

Dictionary Preferences

Spelling Preferences

Autocorrect Preferences

Notes Preferences

Track Changes Preferences

Story Editor Display Preferences

Display Performance Preferences

Appearance of Black Preferences

File Handling Preferences

Clipboard Handling Preferences

Customizing Shortcuts and Menus

Editing Keyboard Shortcuts

Editing Menus

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