Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

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Adobe Press, May 17, 2007 - Computers - 272 pages
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Build your InDesign expertise,one technique at a time. In Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos, authors John Cruise and Kelly Kordes Anton bring you 100 carefully selected techniques to help you get right to work in InDesign, the world’s most powerful page layout program. Their strategy is to focus on those features you’re most likely to use, showcasing each in a clearly explained, well-illustrated, stand-alone technique—complete with a relevant hint or two. These bite-sized lessons offer a great way to learn just what you need to know when you need it, exploring the program in a way, and at a pace, that makes sense to you. Before you know it, you’ll master all these tools and techniques, and more:

• Customize the interface [Tip #6]
• Add metadata to documents [Tip #14]
• I nsert variable text [Tip #29]
• Add special effects to type [Tip #34]
• Format tables with styles [Tip #45]
• U se spot colors, process colors, and tints [Tip #74]
• Paginate a book [Tip #86]
• U se PDF presets for output [Tip #96].

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This is a GREAT book to leave in a place where your reading may be limited to just a couple of minutes. You'll find tips for things you never knew you could do - and they'll be easily grasped in short ... Read full review


Creating Complex Shapes
Converting Shapes
Working with Graphics 53 Placing Graphics
Cropping and Resizing Graphics
Modifying Graphics and Graphics Frames
Special Effects for Graphics
Working with Illustrator Graphics
Working with Photoshop Graphics

Working with Documents 9 Creating New Documents
Saving Presets
Understanding the Document Window
Opening Documents
Saving Documents and Templates
Adding Metadata to Documents
Navigating Documents
Viewing Documents
Working with Text 17 Creating Text Frames
Modifying Text Frames
Threading Text Frames
Creating Type Paths
Importing Text
Entering and Editing Text
Applying Character and Paragraph Attributes
Composing Type
Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Setting Tabs
Working with Fonts
Using Paragraph and Character Styles
Inserting Variable Text
Using the Story Editor
Checking Spelling
Correcting Spelling Automatically
Searching and Replacing Text
Typography and Tables 34 Special Effects for Type
Setting Up Drop Caps and Nested Styles
Inserting Special Characters and Glyphs
Anchoring Objects in Text
Wrapping Text Around Objects
Applying Optical Margin Alignment
Importing Tables from Word and Excel
Creating New Tables
Converting Text to Tables
Adding Content to Tables
Formatting Tables
Using Table and Cell Styles
Adding Headers and Footers to Tables
Editing Tables
Drawing Lines and Shapes 48 Drawing Simple Lines
Drawing Complex Lines
Drawing Basic Shapes
Managing Graphic Links
Working with Objects 60 Selecting and Deleting Objects
Moving and Locking Objects
Filling Objects with Color
Adding a Stroke to Objects
Creating Custom Stroke Styles
Transforming Objects
Special Effects for Objects
Using Object Styles
Grouping Objects
Aligning Objects
Duplicating Objects
Changing the Stacking Order
Using Libraries
Using Snippets
Working with Color 74 Using Spot Colors Process Colors and Tints
Using Gradients
Using Mixed Ink Colors
Using the Color Panel
Setting Up Color Management
Laying Out Pages and Creating Long Documents 79 Working with Master Pages
Setting Margins and Columns
Using Guides and Grids
Working with Layers
Working with Pages
Numbering Pages and Creating Sections
Creating a Book
Paginating a Book
Inserting Footnotes
Creating Tables of Contents
Exporting a Book for PDF or Print
Creating MediaRich PDFs 90 Creating Hyperlinks
Creating Buttons
Adding Movies and Sounds
Preflight and Output 93 Previewing Color Separations
Preflighting and Packaging Documents
Exporting Documents as PDF 96 Using PDF Presets
Exporting Documents in Other Formats
Printing Documents
Creating Printer Spreads
Using Print Presets

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Bruce K. Hopkins has been a professional illustrator for more than a decade, creating everything from fine art to technical drawings. His clients range from Joe Boxer to technology firms. His cutting edge Space series breaks new ground in using Adobe Illustrator for fine art. David Karlins is the author of several vector illustration books and videos including How to Do Everything with Adobe Illustrator CS, Illustrator 10 Virtual Classroom (book and video), and Adobe Illustrator CS2 Gone Wild. He is a freelance graphic and interactive design consultant and teaches Illustrator at San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program.

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