Adobe InDesign has been written from the ground up as a next-generation professional page-layout application. The Adobe® InDesign Bible shows you the program's innovative architecture and functionality and tells you everything you need to know to get up to speed. Whether you're an experienced designer, a novice, or somewhere in between, you'll find all the real-world tips and techniques you're looking for in this comprehensive reference.
About the Author
About the Authors Galen Gruman is the executive editor of Upside magazine and the coauthor of 11 books on desktop publishing, including Macworld QuarkXPress 4 Bible and PageMaker 6.5 For Dummies Internet Edition, as well as a contributor to The PC Bible, 3rd Edition. Originally a news reporter and editor, Gruman got caught by the production-technology bug in 1979 and hasn't recovered. He led one of the first successful conversions of a national magazine to desktop publishing in 1986 and has covered publishing technology since then for several publications, including the trade weekly Info World, for which he began writing in 1986; Macworld, whose staff he joined in 1991 and for which was executive editor from 1994 to 1998; and the magazines Magazine Design & Production and Publish. John Cruise is a Denver-based technical writer and editor who has written numerous magazine articles and two books Macworld QuarkXPress 4 Bible and QuarkXPress 4 For Dummies about desktop publishing. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a managing editor at Quark, Inc., and later worked as editor of X-Ray Magazine, a publication for users of publishing software products. He is currently teaching graphic design and doing technical writing, editing, and consulting for several software companies. Kelly Kordes Anton develops documentation and marketing materials for high-end Macintosh publishing products, copy-edits and writes for Denver-area magazines, and provides QuarkXPress training. A veteran of Quark, Inc., she started on the QuarkXPress 3.2 team and eventually led the development of the QuarkXPress 4.0 documentation. She has developed training materials for Quark, provided technical review for several QuarkXPress books, and is a coauthor of the book Using QuarkXPress. Continual involvement with magazine publishers and students keeps her firmly entrenched in the day-to-day realities of publishing. Her main interest, however, is her three-year-old son Robert, who has known the difference between "good" and "well" for more than a year.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Your Guide to InDesign's Challenge.
Foreword: Getting the Most from InDesign.
Foreword: The InDesign Mission.
PART I: Welcome to InDesign.
Chapter 1: What InDesign Can Do for You.
Chapter 2: A Tour of InDesign.
Chapter 3: Getting InDesign Ready to Go.
Chapter 4: Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents.
PART II: Frame and Line Fundamentals.
Chapter 5: Adding Text Frames, Picture Frames, and Lines.
Chapter 6: Manipulating Frames and Lines.
Chapter 7: Orchestrating Objects.
Chapter 8: Time-Saving Techniques.
PART III: Text Fundamentals.
Chapter 9: Preparing Text Files for Import.
Chapter 10: Working with Text.
Chapter 11: Flowing Text Through a Document.
Chapter 12: Specifying Character Formats.
Chapter 13: Specifying Paragraph Formats.
Chapter 14: Setting Up Tabs and Tables.
Chapter 15: Setting Up Styles.
PART IV: Typography Fundamentals.
Chapter 16: Fundamental Typography.
Chapter 17: Creating Special Text Formatting.
Chapter 18: Working with Special Characters.
Chapter 19: Treating Text as Artwork.
PART V: Picture Fundamentals.
Chapter 20: Preparing Picture Files for Import.
Chapter 21: Importing Pictures.
Chapter 22: Modifying Imported Pictures.
Chapter 23: Special Effects for Pictures.
PART VI: Drawing Fundamentals.
Chapter 24: Drawing Free-Form Shapes and Curved Paths.
Chapter 25: Modifying Shapes and Paths.
Chapter 26: Special Effects for Drawings.
PART VII: Color Fundamentals.
Chapter 27: Defining Colors and Gradients.
Chapter 28: Preparing for Color Prepress.
PART VIII: Page Fundamentals.
Chapter 29: Creating Layout Standards.
Chapter 30: Working with Layers.
Chapter 31: Working with Pages.
PART IX: Output Fundamentals.
Chapter 32: Preparing for Printing.
Chapter 33: Printing Techniques.
Chapter 34: Creating Output Files.
PART X: Web Fundamentals.
Chapter 35: Web-Page Setup.
Chapter 36: Converting from Print to Web.
PART XI: Advanced Issues.
Chapter 37: Working with Others.
Chapter 38: Using Plug-ins.
Chapter 39: The Right Toolkit.
Appendix A: Installing Adobe InDesign.
Appendix B: Most Useful Shortcuts.
Appendix C: Top Tips for Using InDesign.
Appendix D: Switching from QuarkXPress or PageMaker.
Appendix E: What's on the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.