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Adobe® InDesign® CC Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign CC

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support
of Adobe product experts.

Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book contains 16 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, go to and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-bystep instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training 

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Where are the Lesson Files?
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the software
    4. Restoring default preferences
    5. Additional resources
    6. Adobe certification
    7. Checking for updates
  6. 1. Introducing the Workspace
    1. Getting started
    2. Looking at the workspace
    3. Working with panels
    4. Customizing the workspace
    5. Navigating through a document
    6. Using context menus
    7. Exploring on your own
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  7. 2. Getting to Know InDesign
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing guides
    3. Preflighting as you work
    4. Adding text
    5. Working with styles
    6. Working with graphics
    7. Working with objects
    8. Working with object styles
    9. Viewing the document in Presentation mode
    10. Exploring on your own
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  8. 3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating and saving custom document settings
    3. Creating a new document
    4. Switching between open InDesign documents
    5. Working with master pages
    6. Applying master pages to document pages
    7. Adding new document pages
    8. Rearranging and deleting document pages
    9. Changing the size of pages
    10. Adding sections to change page numbering
    11. Overriding master page items on document pages and placing text and graphics
    12. Viewing the completed spread
    13. Exploring on your own
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  9. 4. Working with Objects
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with layers
    3. Creating and modifying text frames
    4. Creating and modifying graphics frames
    5. Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    6. Placing and linking graphics frames
    7. Changing the shape of a frame
    8. Wrapping text around a graphic
    9. Modifying the shape of frames
    10. Transforming and aligning objects
    11. Selecting and modifying grouped objects
    12. Creating a QR code
    13. Finishing up
    14. Exploring on your own
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  10. 5. Flowing Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Flowing text into an existing frame
    3. Flowing text manually
    4. Creating text frames while flowing text
    5. Flowing text automatically
    6. Creating threaded frames automatically
    7. Resizing text frames automatically
    8. Adding a jump line page number
    9. Exploring on your own
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  11. 6. Editing Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Finding and changing a missing font
    3. Entering and importing text
    4. Finding and changing text and formatting
    5. Checking spelling
    6. Editing text by dragging and dropping
    7. Using the Story Editor
    8. Tracking changes
    9. Exploring on your own
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  12. 7. Working with Typography
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting vertical spacing
    3. Changing fonts and type styles
    4. Fine-tuning columns
    5. Changing paragraph alignment
    6. Creating a drop cap
    7. Adjusting letter and word spacing
    8. Adjusting line breaks
    9. Setting tabs
    10. Adding a rule above a paragraph
    11. Exploring on your own
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  13. 8. Working with Color
    1. Getting started
    2. Managing color
    3. Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
    4. Specifying color settings in InDesign
    5. Displaying images at full resolution
    6. Proofing colors onscreen
    7. Defining printing requirements
    8. Creating and applying colors
    9. Working with gradients
    10. Creating a tint
    11. Creating a spot color
    12. Applying colors to text and objects
    13. Using advanced gradient techniques
    14. Exploring on your own
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  14. 9. Working with Styles
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating and applying paragraph styles
    3. Creating and applying character styles
    4. Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    5. Creating and applying object styles
    6. Creating and applying table and cell styles
    7. Globally updating styles
    8. Loading styles from another document
    9. Exploring on your own
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  15. 10. Importing and Modifying Graphics
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding graphics from other programs
    3. Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
    4. Managing links to imported files
    5. Updating revised graphics
    6. Adjusting display quality
    7. Working with clipping paths
    8. Working with alpha channels
    9. Importing native Adobe graphics files
    10. Using a library to manage objects
    11. Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
    12. Exploring on your own
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  16. 11. Creating Tables
    1. Getting started
    2. Converting text to a table
    3. Formatting a table
    4. Creating a header row
    5. Adding graphics to table cells
    6. Creating and applying table and cell styles
    7. Exploring on your own
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  17. 12. Working with Transparency
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    3. Applying transparency settings
    4. Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
    5. Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    6. Applying transparency settings to text
    7. Working with effects
    8. Exploring on your own
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  18. 13. Printing and Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. Preflighting files
    3. Packaging files
    4. Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    5. Previewing separations
    6. Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
    7. Previewing the page
    8. Printing a laser or inkjet proof
    9. Using the Ink Manager
    10. Exploring on your own
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  19. 14. Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding form fields
    3. Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
    4. Exploring on your own
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  20. 15. Creating and Exporting an ebook
    1. Getting started
    2. Completing the booklet
    3. Choosing the content of an ebook
    4. Adding metadata
    5. Exporting an EPUB file
    6. Exploring on your own
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  21. 16. Working with Long Documents
    1. Getting started
    2. Starting a book
    3. Creating a running footer
    4. Adding a footnote
    5. Adding a cross-reference
    6. Synchronizing a book
    7. Generating a table of contents
    8. Indexing a book
    9. Exploring on your own
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  22. Index
  23. Contributors
  24. Production Notes
    1. Typefaces used
    2. Team credits
  25. Where are the Lesson Files?