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Publish anything in print or online—here's the whole story
Whether you're designing a complete book, creating an eye-catching ad, or producing your own newsletter, InDesign can make the job easier and more professional. More than a software how-to, this essential reference guides you through the complete process of publishing a document from start to finish. If you're a veteran of previous versions, here's the fast track to every upgrade; if you're a recent InDesign convert, everything you need to get going is right here.
- Develop stunning layouts using the new lighting effects
Create flexible business documents with text variables, TOCs, and more
Apply rich formatting to text and tables with enhanced style and typography tools
Build Web pages and eBook files to refine in your Web editor
Simplify workgroup operations with InCopy
Apply colors and gradients with quick and easy methods
Choose from a variety of effects to get exactly the right look
Manipulate text and images with expert attention to detail
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"It features plenty of helpful screenshots and tips to help you get the most from the package." (Twohundredby200, October 2007)
While QuarkXPress has been the most-widely used page-layout program in the world, Adobe InDesign is rapidly gaining ground with better typography and transparency features, speedier performance, and more overall control. Learn InDesign now from respected InDesign and QuarkXPress expert Galen Gruman. He packs this book with real-world insights from publishing pros who use InDesign in critical projects, shows you the program's innovative architecture and functionality, and tells you everything you need to know to get up to speed. Whether 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
Galen Gruman is principal of the content and consulting firm The Zango Group and is a veteran desktop-publishing guru. He has written two dozen books on InDesign, QuarkXPress, and PageMaker, including QuarkXPress to InDesign: Face to Face. A former editor of Macworld, Gruman regularly contributes tips and publishing techniques to Macworld, Layers Magazine, and other publications.
Table of Contents
'About the Author.
Quick Start: Building a Document from Start to Finish.
Part I: Welcome to InDesign.
Chapter 1: What InDesign Can Do for You.
Chapter 2: Inside the InDesign Interface.
Chapter 3: Getting InDesign Ready to Go.
Part II: Document Fundamentals.
Chapter 4: Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents.
Chapter 5: Working with Pages.
Chapter 6: Working with Layers.
Chapter 7: Creating Layout Standards.
Chapter 8: Defining Colors, Tints, and Gradients.
Part III: Object Fundamentals.
Chapter 9: Adding Frames and Lines.
Chapter 10: Manipulating Objects.
Chapter 11: Transforming Objects.
Chapter 12: Applying Effects to Objects.
Chapter 13: Orchestrating Objects.
Part IV: Text Fundamentals.
Chapter 14: Importing Text Files.
Chapter 15: Flowing Text through a Document.
Chapter 16: Editing and Formatting Text.
Chapter 17: Specifying Character Attributes.
Chapter 18: Specifying Paragraph Attributes.
Chapter 19: Creating Special Text Formatting.
Chapter 20: Setting Up Styles.
Chapter 21: Using Special Characters.
Part V: Business Document Fundamentals.
Chapter 22: Setting Up Tabs and Tables.
Chapter 23: Automating Text.
Chapter 24: Working with Footnotes, Indexes, and TOCs.
Chapter 25: Creating Multi-Document Projects.
Part VI: Graphics Fundamentals.
Chapter 26: Importing Graphics.
Chapter 27: Fitting Graphics and Frames Together.
Chapter 28: Drawing Free-Form Shapes and Curved Paths.
Part VII: Output Fundamentals.
Chapter 29: Preparing for Color Prepress.
Chapter 30: Preparing for Printing.
Chapter 31: Printing Techniques.
Chapter 32: Creating Prepress Files.
Part VIII: Electronic Publishing Techniques.
Chapter 33: Creating Electronic Documents.
Chapter 34: Working with XML.
Part IX: Workgroup Publishing Techniques.
Chapter 35: Working with Others.
Chapter 36: Workgroup Editing with InCopy.
Part X: Extending InDesign.
Chapter 37: Using Plug-Ins.
Chapter 38: Using Scripts.
Part XI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing or Upgrading InDesign.
Appendix B: What’s New in InDesign CS3.
Appendix C: Switching from QuarkXPress.
Appendix D: Switching from PageMaker.
Appendix E: More Resources.
Appendix F: Shortcuts Cheat Sheet.