Adobe InDesign CS4 on Demand

Adobe InDesign CS4 on Demand

by Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.

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ISBN-13: 9780132713467
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Series: On Demand
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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Pages: 528
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About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Leopard. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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IntroductionIntroduction

How You’ll Learn

How This Book Works

What’s New

Keyboard Shortcuts

Step-by-Step Instructions

Real World Examples

Workshops

Adobe Certified Expert

Get More on the Web

Welcome to Adobe InDesign CS4 On Demand, a visual quick reference book that shows you how to work efficiently with InDesign. This book provides complete coverage of basic to advanced InDesign skills.

How This Book Works

You don’t have to read this book in any particular order. We’ve designed the book so that you can jump in, get the information you need, and jump out. However, the book does follow a logical progression from simple tasks to more complex ones. Each task is presented on no more than two facing pages, which lets you focus on a single task without having to turn the page. To find the information that you need, just look up the task in the table of contents or index, and turn to the page listed. Read the task introduction, follow the step-by-step instructions in the left column along with screen illustrations in the right column, and you’re done.

What’s New

If you’re searching for what’s new in InDesign CS4, just look for the icon: New!. The new icon appears in the table of contents and throughout this book so you can quickly and easily identify a new or improved feature in InDesign. A complete description of each new feature appears in the New Features guide in the back of this book.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Most menu commands have a keyboard equivalent, such as Ctrl+P (Win) or A+P (Mac), as a quicker alternative to using the mouse. A complete list of keyboard shortcuts is available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Step-by-Step Instructions

This book provides concise step-by-step instructions that show you “how” to accomplish a task. Each set of instructions includes illustrations that directly correspond to the easy-to-read steps. Also included in the text are timesavers, tables, and sidebars to help you work more efficiently or to teach you more in-depth information. A “Did You Know?” provides tips and techniques to help you work smarter, while a “See Also” leads you to other parts of the book containing related information about the task.

Real World Examples

This book uses real world example files to give you a context in which to use the task. By using the example files, you won’t waste time looking for or creating sample files. You get a start file and a result file, so you can compare your work. Not every topic needs an example file, such as changing options, so we provide a complete list of the example files used throughout the book. The example files that you need for project tasks along with a complete file list are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Workshops

This book shows you how to put together the individual step-by-step tasks into in-depth projects with the Workshop. You start each project with a sample file, work through the steps, and then compare your results with a project results file at the end. The Workshop projects and associated files are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Adobe Certified Expert

This book prepares you fully for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for Adobe InDesign CS4. Each Adobe Certified Expert certification level has a set of objectives, which are organized into broader skill sets. To prepare for the certification exam, you should review and perform each task identified with a Adobe Certified Expert objective to confirm that you can meet the requirements for the exam. The Adobe Certified Expert objectives are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Get More on the Web

In addition to the information in this book, you can also get more information on the Web to help you get up-to-speed faster with InDesign CS4. Some of the information includes:

Transition Helpers

  • Only New Features. Download and print the new feature tasks as a quick and easy guide.
Productivity Tools
  • Keyboard Shortcuts. Download a list of keyboard shortcuts to learn faster ways to get the job done.
More Content
  • Photographs. Download photographs and other graphics to use in your InDesign documents.
  • More Content. Download new content developed after publication.

You can access these additional resources on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1    Getting Started with InDesign CS4    1

Installing InDesign    2

Getting Started    4

Viewing the InDesign Window    6 New!

Showing and Hiding Panels    7

Working with Panels    8 New!

Using the Tools and Control Panel    10

Opening a Document    12

Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge    14

Inserting Images or Text in a Document    16

Using the Status Bar    17

Working with Document Windows    18 New!

Checking for Updates Online    20

Getting Help While You Work    22 New!

Saving a Document    24

Finishing Up    26 New!

2    Creating and Viewing a Document    27

Creating a New Document    28 New!

Creating a New Document from a Template    30

Creating a New Document Using Presets    32

Setting Up a Document    34

Changing the Display View    36 New!

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool    38

Viewing and Using Rulers    40 New!

Using Guides    42 New!

Changing Guides & Pasteboard Options    44

Using Smart Guides    46 New!

Using the Grid    48 New!

Moving Around with the Hand Tool    50

Working with the Info Panel    51

Creating and Displaying Workspaces    52 New!

Using Undo and Redo    54 New!

3    Managing Pages and Books    55

Using the Pages Panel    56 New!

Inserting Pages    58

Navigating Pages    60

Deleting or Moving Pages    62 New!

Working with Page Spreads    64

Rotating Page Spreads    65 New!

Creating Master Pages    66

Working with Master Pages    68

Working with Page Numbers and Sections    70

Working with Chapter Numbers    72

Creating and Using Text Variables    74

Creating a Book    76

Managing Books    78 New!

Creating a Table of Contents    80

Adjusting Layouts    82

4    Working with Text    83

Using Type Tools    84

Creating Type in a Text Frame    85

Creating Type Using Frame Tools    86

Creating Path Type    88

Importing Text    90

Flowing Imported Text    92

Working with Overflow Text    94

Using Smart Text Reflow    96 New!

Typing and Selecting Text    98

Editing Text with Autocorrect    100 New!

Copying and Moving Text    101

Changing Fonts    102

Changing Font Size    104

Text Leading    105

Text Kerning    106

Text Tracking    107

Scaling or Skewing Text    108

Aligning Paragraphs    109

Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs    110

Creating a Drop Cap    111

Applying a Paragraph Rule    112

Adding Bullets and Numbering    114

Setting Tabs    116

Working with Glyphs    117

Inserting Special Text Characters    118

Working with Hidden Text    119

Setting Text Frame Options    120

Wrapping Text Around an Object    122

Creating Type Outlines    124

Adding Page Numbers to Continued Text    125

5    Placing and Working with Graphics    127

Placing Graphics    128 New!

Placing Graphics with Options    129 New!

Setting Place Import Options    130

Placing Multiple Graphics    132 New!

Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge    134

Copying or Moving Graphics    136

Using the Links Panel    137 New!

Managing Linked Graphics    138

Editing a Linked Graphic    140 New!

Displaying XMP Graphic Information    141

Creating Specialty Frames for Graphics    142

Selecting and Moving Frames and Graphics    144

Fitting Graphics in Frames    146

Nesting Graphics in Frames    148

Formatting Graphics in Frames    149

Controlling Graphics Display Performance    150

6    Working with Objects and Layers    153

Creating Shapes    154

Creating Lines    156

Using the Direct Selection Tool    158

Resizing Objects    160

Moving Objects    161

Duplicating Objects    162

Grouping and Combining Objects    164

Aligning and Distributing Objects    166

Arranging Object Stack Order    168

Transforming Objects    169

Using the Free Transform Tool    170 New!

Rotating Objects    171

Scaling Objects    172

Shearing Objects    173

Repeating Object Transformations    174

Locking and Unlocking Object Position    175

Creating Inline Objects    176

Creating Anchored Objects    177

Creating and Deleting Object Layers    178

Setting Layer Options    180

Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects    181

Locking Layers and Objects    182

Merging Layers and Groups    183

Working with Objects on Layers    184

Using the Measure Tool    185

7    Applying and Managing Color    187

Changing Color Settings    188

Changing Color Profiles    190

Working with Color Modes    192

Applying Colors    193

Using the Eyedropper Tool    194

Working with the Color Panel    196

Working with the Swatches Panel    198

Managing Color Swatches    200

Working with Swatch Libraries    202

Creating Tint Swatches    203

Creating Gradient Swatches    204

Creating Mixed Inks    206

Using Colors from the Kuler Panel    208 New!

Overprinting Colors    210

Proofing Colors on the Screen    211

8    Applying Fills, Strokes, and Effects    213

Applying Fill and Stroke Colors    214

Changing Stroke Attributes    216 New!

Creating Stroke Styles    218

Applying Gradients    220

Using the Gradient Tool    222

Using the Gradient Feather Tool    223

Creating Blends and Effects    224

Applying Shadow Effects    226

Applying Glow Effects    227

Applying Bevel and Emboss Effects    228

Applying Feather Effects    229

Applying Corner Object Effects    230

Converting Shape Objects    231

Setting Object Defaults    232

9    Working with Points and Paths    233

Drawing with the Pen Tool    234

Selecting and Moving Points and Segments    236

Converting Points    237 New!

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points    238

Splitting Paths    240 New!

Joining Anchor Points    242 New!

Using the Smooth Tool    243

Using the Pencil Tool    244

Erasing to Reshape Paths    246

Working with Pathfinder    247

Creating a Compound Path    248

Working with Clipping Paths    250

10    Working with Tables    253

Creating Tables    254

Importing Text into Tables    256

Entering and Editing Text in a Table    258 New!

Modifying a Table    260

Adjusting Table Rows and Columns    262

Adjusting Table Cells    264

Aligning Content in Table Cells    265

Creating Table Headers and Footers    266

Adding Strokes and Fills    268 New!

Alternating Fills and Strokes    270

Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells    272

Adding a Border to a Table    273

Adjusting Tables in the Text Frame    274

11    Working with Styles    275

Using the Paragraph Styles or Character Styles Panel    276

Changing the Basic Paragraph Style    277

Creating Paragraph Styles    278

Creating Character Styles    280

Creating GREP Styles    282 New!

Creating Style Groups    283

Loading and Importing Styles    284

Applying and Overriding Styles    286

Creating Nested Styles    288 New!

Creating Object Styles    290

Creating Table and Cell Styles    292

Using Quick Apply    294

12    Finalizing a Document    297

Using Spell Check    298

Using Custom Dictionaries    300 New!

Finding and Changing Fonts    301

Using Find and Change    302

Searching for Text    304

Searching Using GREP    306 New!

Searching for Glyphs    307

Searching for Objects    308

Working with Hyphenation    309

Keeping Lines Together    310

Changing Justification Options    311

Changing Case    312

Using the Story Editor    313 New!

Adding Footnotes    314

Creating and Working with Notes    316 New!

13    Creating an Interactive Document    319

Defining Hyperlink Destinations    320

Creating Hyperlinks    322

Using the Hyperlinks Panel    324 New!

Creating Cross-References    326 New!

Creating Bookmarks    328

Adding Sounds or Movies    330

Adding Page Transitions    332 New!

Using the Buttons Panel    333

Creating Buttons    334 New!

Working with Events and Actions    336 New!

Working with Button States    338 New!

Setting Button Tab Order    339

14    Automating the Way You Work    341

Creating a Library    342

Using and Updating a Library    344

Changing Library Item Information    345

Searching and Sorting Libraries    346

Creating and Using Snippets    348

Creating Conditional Text    350 New!

Using and Running Scripts    352

Using Data Merge    354 New!

Working with XML    356

Exporting XML or IDML    358 New!

15    Exporting a Document    359

Exporting a Document    360 New!

Understanding Export File Formats    361

Exporting PDF Files    362

Setting PDF General Options    364 New!

Setting PDF Compression Options    366

Setting PDF Marks and Bleeds Options    367

Setting PDF Output Options    368

Setting PDF Advanced Options    369

Setting PDF Security Options    370

Exporting with PDF Presets    371

Exporting as an EPS    372

Exporting as a Flash Movie    374 New!

Exporting as an XFL for Flash    376 New!

Exporting Cross-Media Files    378

Exporting as a JPEG    380

16    Printing and Outputting a Document    381

Printing a Document    382

Printing with Presets    383

Setting General and Setup Print Options    384

Setting Marks and Bleed Options    386

Setting Graphics Options    388

Previewing Color Separations    389

Setting Output Options    390

Setting Trapping Options    392

Setting Advanced Options    394

Setting Color Management Options    396

Creating a Print Summary    397

Printing Spreads in a Booklet    398

Using Live Preflight    400 New!

Inserting File Information    402

Creating a Package    404

17    Customizing the Way You Work    407

Setting General Preferences    408

Setting Interface Preferences    409 New!

Setting Type Preferences    410 New!

Setting Advanced Type Preferences    412

Setting Composition Preferences    413

Setting Units & Increments Preferences    414

Setting Dictionary Preferences    416

Setting Spelling Preferences    418

Setting Notes Preferences    420

Working with Appearance of Black Preferences    421

Setting Story Editor Display Preferences    422

Setting File Handling Preferences    424 New!

Setting Clipboard Handling Preferences    426

Defining Shortcut Keys    427 New!

Customizing Menus    428

Configuring Plug-Ins    429

Customizing the Control Panel    430

18    Collaborating with Others    431

Sharing Content with Adobe InCopy    432

Setting Up User Identification    433

Exporting Content from InDesign    434

Using the Assignments Panel    435 New!

Creating an Assignment    436

Checking Content Out and In    438

Updating Content    439 New!

Working with InCopy    440 New!

19    Working Together with Adobe Programs    441

Exploring Adobe Programs    442 New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge    443 New!

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge    444

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera    445 New!

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera    446 New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge    448

Applying Image Adjustments    450

Creating a Web Photo Gallery    451 New!

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge    452

Sharing My Screen    453 New!

Managing Files Using Adobe Version Cue    454

Working with Adobe Drive    455 New!

Exploring Adobe Device Central    456

Checking Content Using Adobe Device Central    457

Using Adobe Extension Manager    468

Workshops: Putting It All Together    459

Project    1: Creating a Master Page    459

Project    2: Creating Layouts with a Table    462

Project    3: Using Conditional Text    464 New!

Want More Projects    466

New Features    467 New!

Adobe Certified Expert    473

Index    479

 

Preface

Introduction

Introduction

How You’ll Learn

How This Book Works

What’s New

Keyboard Shortcuts

Step-by-Step Instructions

Real World Examples

Workshops

Adobe Certified Expert

Get More on the Web

Welcome to Adobe InDesign CS4 On Demand, a visual quick reference book that shows you how to work efficiently with InDesign. This book provides complete coverage of basic to advanced InDesign skills.

How This Book Works

You don’t have to read this book in any particular order. We’ve designed the book so that you can jump in, get the information you need, and jump out. However, the book does follow a logical progression from simple tasks to more complex ones. Each task is presented on no more than two facing pages, which lets you focus on a single task without having to turn the page. To find the information that you need, just look up the task in the table of contents or index, and turn to the page listed. Read the task introduction, follow the step-by-step instructions in the left column along with screen illustrations in the right column, and you’re done.

What’s New

If you’re searching for what’s new in InDesign CS4, just look for the icon: New!. The new icon appears in the table of contents and throughout this book so you can quickly and easily identify a new or improved feature in InDesign. A complete description of each new feature appears in the New Features guide in the back of this book.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Most menu commands have a keyboard equivalent, such as Ctrl+P (Win) or A+P (Mac), as a quicker alternative to using the mouse. A complete list of keyboard shortcuts is available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Step-by-Step Instructions

This book provides concise step-by-step instructions that show you “how” to accomplish a task. Each set of instructions includes illustrations that directly correspond to the easy-to-read steps. Also included in the text are timesavers, tables, and sidebars to help you work more efficiently or to teach you more in-depth information. A “Did You Know?” provides tips and techniques to help you work smarter, while a “See Also” leads you to other parts of the book containing related information about the task.

Real World Examples

This book uses real world example files to give you a context in which to use the task. By using the example files, you won’t waste time looking for or creating sample files. You get a start file and a result file, so you can compare your work. Not every topic needs an example file, such as changing options, so we provide a complete list of the example files used throughout the book. The example files that you need for project tasks along with a complete file list are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Workshops

This book shows you how to put together the individual step-by-step tasks into in-depth projects with the Workshop. You start each project with a sample file, work through the steps, and then compare your results with a project results file at the end. The Workshop projects and associated files are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Adobe Certified Expert

This book prepares you fully for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for Adobe InDesign CS4. Each Adobe Certified Expert certification level has a set of objectives, which are organized into broader skill sets. To prepare for the certification exam, you should review and perform each task identified with a Adobe Certified Expert objective to confirm that you can meet the requirements for the exam. The Adobe Certified Expert objectives are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Get More on the Web

In addition to the information in this book, you can also get more information on the Web to help you get up-to-speed faster with InDesign CS4. Some of the information includes:

Transition Helpers

  • Only New Features. Download and print the new feature tasks as a quick and easy guide.

Productivity Tools

  • Keyboard Shortcuts. Download a list of keyboard shortcuts to learn faster ways to get the job done.

More Content

  • Photographs. Download photographs and other graphics to use in your InDesign documents.
  • More Content. Download new content developed after publication.

You can access these additional resources on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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