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Mastering Adobe InDesign
     

Mastering Adobe InDesign

by Mike Cuenca, Renee LeWinter (Joint Author), Renee Lewinter
 
Equipped with Mastering Adobe InDesign, you can get started right away and quickly master all that this amazing new product has to offer. Electronic publishing experts Mike Cuenca and Ren?e LeWinter walk you through every capability and feature, from the most basic to the most advanced. This book is filled with practical examples, helpful illustrations, and sage

Overview

Equipped with Mastering Adobe InDesign, you can get started right away and quickly master all that this amazing new product has to offer. Electronic publishing experts Mike Cuenca and Ren?e LeWinter walk you through every capability and feature, from the most basic to the most advanced. This book is filled with practical examples, helpful illustrations, and sage advice designed to help you make the transition to InDesign with complete confidence. Includes special Command Equivalents chart to ease the transition from Quark XPress and PageMaker. Coverage includes:

? Finding your way around the interface
? Creating text and graphics frames
? Placing and modifying graphics
? Using type control features
? Creating and using asset libraries
? Using basic and advanced printing features
? Defining styles
? Working with text flow
? Selecting and applying color
? Working with layers
? Aligning and transforming objects
? Understanding the object stack
? Managing documents
? Drawing and editing free-form shapes
? Exporting documents to the Web and other formats

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
When it comes to Adobe InDesign, we're all beginners again. Yes, InDesign adopts many familiar Photoshop/Illustrator tools and desktop elements. But for those leaving the QuarkXPress nest, there's still a lot to learn—and Mastering Adobe InDesign covers almost all of it.

Start with a detailed look at InDesign file management; the Desktop; and how to work with text, type, images, grids, guides, rulers, and frames. Next, before you go any further, discover how to correct mistakes and recover from disasters (including reverting to the last saved version, and using InDesign's automatic recovery feature.

Master printing (including some neat tricks like printing thumbnails and using In-RIP trapping; then discover InDesign time-savers like type styles and object libraries. There's a full chapter on advanced type control (one of the many areas where InDesign excels); another on document management; another on exporting to PDF, and yet another on exporting to the World Wide Web.

The book's five detailed appendices provide overviews of Adobe InDesign scripting using Visual Basic (in Windows) or AppleScript (on the Mac); handy tables of keyboard shortcuts comparing InDesign, QuarkXPress, and PageMaker; expert color management and calibration recommendations; and more.

We only have one small nit to pick with Mastering Adobe inDesign. It would've been nice to find a bit more insight into how well InDesign does with importing and printing complex QuarkXPress files. But much of that information is only now becoming available, as designersgainexperience with the conversion process. And that's our only gripe—which means this book is a definite winner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782125528
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Mastering Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.53(w) x 9.02(h) x 2.10(d)

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