InDesign CS5 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2010 - Computers - 464 pages
Get up to speed on the latest features and enhancements to InDesign CS5

As the industry standard in professional layout and design, InDesign delivers powerful publishing solutions for magazine, newspaper, and other publishing fields. This introductory book is an easy-to-understand reference for anyone migrating from another software application or those with little-to-no desktop publishing experience. You’ll explore InDesign basics and examine the enhancements to InDesign CS5, while you also discover how pages work, build templates, create frames and shapes, manage styles, and much more.

  • InDesign is proving to be an increasingly popular layout and design application; InDesign CS5 includes new functionality and enhanced tools
  • Teaches all the basics for first-time users, including how to open and save your work, arrange objects, work with color, edit text, manage styles, finesse character details, add special type, import and size graphics, set paths, work with tabs, create indices, and more
  • Demonstrates how to calibrate colors, export PDF files, fine-tune paragraph details, create frames and shapes, manipulate objects, and work with automated text

InDesign CS5 For Dummies offers a straightforward but fun approach to discovering how to get the most from your desktop publishing experience when using InDesign.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Printing Presentation and Web Essentials 345
4
Before You Begin 7
9
Understanding InDesign Ingredients 9 Chapter 2 Making InDesign Work Your Way
33
Document Essentials
47
Document Essentials
50
Discovering How Pages and Layers Work
59
The Joys of Reuse
85
Putting Words on the Page 199 Chapter 12 The Ins and Outs of Text Editing
219
The Styles of Text
237
FineTuning Paragraph Details
247
FineTuning Paragraph Details 247 Chapter 15 Finessing Character Details
263
Graphics Essentials
277
Fitting Graphics and Setting Paths
291
Fitting Graphics and Setting Paths 291 Part VI Getting Down to Business
301
Working with Footnotes Indexes and TOCs
315

Working with Color
99
Working with Color 99 Part III Object Essentials
117
Manipulating Objects
137
Organizing Objects
157
Aligning and Arranging Objects
173
Text Essentials
197
Text Essentials
200
Working with Footnotes Indexes and TOCs 315 Chapter 20 Working with Automatic Text
327
Publishing Books
337
Printing Presentation and Web Essentials
345
Printing and PDFing Your Work 347 Chapter 23 Web Project Basics 371 Chapter 24 Presentation Project Basics
383
The Part of Tens
405
Index
415
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Galen Gruman is the principal at The Zango Group, an editorial and book production firm. He has designed and produced numerous publications. Galen has authored or coauthored more than 20 books on desktop publishing, and he is currently the Executive Editor for InfoWorld.

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