InDesign CS5 Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, May 6, 2010 - Computers - 936 pages
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Optimize the latest version of InDesign for your most efficient project workflow yet

InDesign is a powerful publishing tool that serves as the standard program for professional layout and design. The latest version boasts a variety of updates and enhancements. Packed with real-world examples and written by industry expert Galen Gruman, this in-depth resource clearly explains how InDesign CS5 allows for better typography and transparency features, speedier performance, and more user control than any other layout program.

  • Shows you the vast updates to the newest version of InDesign, including speedier performance, sharper functionality, and new object styles
  • Offers insight for taking advantage of using the dynamic spell check, creating anchored objects that follow text, creating object styles that can be applied for consistent formatting, and more
  • Shares real-world tips and techniques as well as helpful examples from industry expert and popular author Galen Gruman

Whether you are aiming to produce ad campaigns, magazines, interactive PDF files, or other forms of media, InDesign CS5 Bible offers everything you need to know to quickly get up to speed with the latest version of InDesign.

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Understanding Global and Local Control
Using Tools
Working with Panels and Docks
Reviewing Menu Commands
Working with Windows and Views
Setting InDesign Preferences
Document Fundamentals
Flowing Text througha Document
Editing Spellchecking and Replacing Text
SpecifyingCharacter Attributes Working with Character Formats Setting character attributes Working with character styles
Specifying Paragraph Attributes
Controlling Alignment and Indents
Locking text tothebaseline grid Using Initial Caps
Setting Other Paragraph Formats
UsingSpecial Characters

Working with Pages
Creating Layout Standards Creating and Applying MasterPages The Pagespanel
Applying styles
Defining ColorsTintsand Gradients
Object Fundamentals
Creating a GraphicsFrame Converting Framesfor Specific Content
Deselecting objects Moving Objects Creating CopiesofObjects
Aligning and DistributingObjects Working with the Align panel
Transforming Objects
Applying Effects to Objects
Orchestrating Objects
Graphics Fundamentals
Using an irregular frame Figuring Out theFitting Commands Working with Clipping Paths
Drawing Lines with the Pen Tool
Text Fundamentals Chapter 17 Importing Text Files Determining Where to Format Documents
Using Other Tools to Access Special Characters Understanding Special Spaces Dashes and Quotes
Business Document Fundamentals
Setting UpTabs and Tables
Using Automatic and Custom Text
Creating text frames on master pages
Output Fundamentals
Preparing for Color Prepress
Making Initial Preparations
Printing Documents
Multimedia Fundamentals
Using Hyperlinks
Using Interactive Mediaand Creating PDF Documents
Whats New in InDesign

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Galen Gruman is principal at The Zango Group and a veteran desktop-publishing guru. A frequent contributor to Macworld, CIO, InfoWorld and other publications, he has also been editor of Macworld, West Coast bureau chief of Computerworld, and executive editor of He is the author of Adobe InDesign CS4 and coauthor of 22 other books on desktop publishing.

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