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Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

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InDesign CS2 is more than just a powerful page layout tool: As part of Adobe’s new Creative Suite 2 (which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, and Acrobat), it’s a key component of an overall design workflow that lets users work seamlessly among all of their graphics applications to create spectacular layouts. This info-packed guide lets you get right down to work by focusing on just the InDesign CS2 features you’re most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip--complete with a relevant hint or two and a graphic example. In this fashion, you learn as you go, exploring the program in a way that makes sense to you. Before you know it, you’ll be using the Bridge to manage your files, object styles to format your images, and snippets to save layout parts for reuse and much, much more!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. One. Getting Started with InDesign
    1. #1. Getting Started with the Welcome Screen
      1. Learning About InDesign
      2. Getting to Work
    2. #2. Modifying Preferences
    3. #3. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
      1. Selecting a Shortcut Set
      2. Editing Shortcut Sets
    4. #4. Introducing the Toolbox
      1. Positioning the Toolbox
      2. Identifying Tools
      3. Selecting Tools
    5. #5. Using the Control Palette
    6. #6. Managing Palettes
      1. Palette Basics
      2. Collapsing Palettes
    7. #7. Configuring Plug-ins
      1. Finding and Installing Plug-ins
      2. Configuring Plug-ins
    8. #8. Introducing the Adobe Help Center
      1. Taking a Tour
      2. Searching the Help
  3. Two. Working with Documents
    1. #9. Creating New Documents
    2. #10. Saving Document Presets
      1. Saving Document Presets
      2. Using Document Presets
      3. Editing Document Presets
    3. #11. Understanding the Document Window
      1. Reviewing the Document Window
      2. Navigating Documents
    4. #12. Opening Documents
      1. Handling Missing Fonts
      2. Fixing Graphic Links
    5. #13. Saving Documents and Templates
      1. Saving Documents
      2. Creating Templates
    6. #14. Adding Metadata to Documents
    7. #15. Navigating Documents
    8. #16. Viewing Documents
      1. Adjusting the View Scale
      2. Adjusting the Display Quality
      3. Previewing Output
  4. Three. Working with Text
    1. #17. Creating Text Frames
      1. Drawing Text Frames
      2. Using the Master Text Frame
    2. #18. Modifying Text Frames
      1. Setting Up Columns
      2. Specifying Text Inset and Vertical Alignment
      3. Formatting Text Frames
      4. Using the Baseline Grid
    3. #19. Threading Text Frames
      1. Preparing to Thread
      2. Threading Two Frames
      3. Working with Threaded Text Frames
    4. #20. Creating Type Paths
      1. Placing Type on a Path
      2. Positioning Type on a Path
      3. Deleting Type on a Path
    5. #21. Importing Text
      1. Placing a Text File
      2. Setting Import Options
      3. Flowing Text Through a Document
    6. #22. Entering and Editing Text
      1. Positioning the Insertion Point
      2. Highlighting Text
      3. Editing Text
    7. #23. Applying Character and Paragraph Formats
      1. Applying Character Formats
      2. Applying Paragraph Formats
    8. #24. Composing Type
      1. Hyphenation
      2. Setting Justification
      3. Choosing a Composition Method
    9. #25. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
    10. #26. Setting Tabs
    11. #27. Setting Text Defaults
      1. Editing the Basic Paragraph Style
      2. Overriding the Basic Paragraph Style
    12. #28. Working with Fonts
      1. Applying a Font
      2. Checking Fonts
      3. Font Basics
    13. #29. Using Paragraph and Character Styles
      1. Creating Styles
      2. Applying Styles
      3. Modifying Styles
    14. #30. Using the Story Editor
    15. #31. Checking Spelling
      1. Running a Spelling Checker
      2. Customizing the Dictionary
      3. Setting Spelling Preferences
    16. #32. Correcting Spelling Automatically
      1. Using Autocorrect
      2. Underlining Unrecognized Words
    17. #33. Searching and Replacing Text
  5. Four. Typography and Tables
    1. #34. Special Effects for Type
      1. Applying a Style
      2. Applying a Stroke and Color
      3. Scaling Text
      4. Skewing Type
      5. Converting Type to Outlines
    2. #35. Setting Up Drop Caps and Nested Styles
      1. Creating Drop Caps
      2. Creating Nested Styles
    3. #36. Inserting Special Characters and Glyphs
      1. Inserting Common Special Characters
      2. Inserting Glyphs
      3. Creating Glyph Sets
    4. #37. Anchoring Objects in Text
      1. Anchoring Existing Objects
      2. Anchoring Placeholder Objects
      3. Positioning Anchored Objects
      4. Releasing Anchored Objects
    5. #38. Wrapping Text Around Objects
    6. #39. Applying Optical Margin Alignment
    7. #40. Importing Tables from Word and Excel
      1. Importing Tables
      2. Linking Tables
    8. #41. Creating New Tables
    9. #42. Converting Text to Tables
    10. #43. Adding Content to Tables
      1. Adding Text to Tables
      2. Adding Graphics to Tables
    11. #44. Formatting Tables
      1. Formatting the Entire Table
      2. Formatting Cells
      3. Using the Table Palette
    12. #45. Adding Headers and Footers to Tables
      1. Creating Header and Footer Rows
      2. Editing Header and Footer Text
    13. #46. Editing Tables
      1. Adding Rows and Columns
      2. Deleting Rows, Columns, and Tables
      3. Resizing Tables, Rows, and Columns
  6. Five. Drawing Lines and Shapes
    1. #47. Drawing Simple Lines
    2. #48. Drawing Complex Lines
    3. #49. Drawing Basic Shapes
    4. #50. Creating Complex Shapes
    5. #51. Converting Shapes
  7. Six. Working with Graphics
    1. #52. Placing Graphics
    2. #53. Cropping and Resizing Graphics
    3. #54. Modifying Graphics and Graphics Frames
    4. #55. Special Effects for Graphics
    5. #56. Working with Illustrator Graphics
    6. #57. Working with Photoshop Graphics
      1. Show/Hide Layers and Layer Comps
      2. Mask Portions of a Graphic
      3. Display and Print Transparency
    7. #58. Managing Graphic Links
  8. Seven. Working with Objects
    1. #59. Selecting and Deleting Objects
    2. #60. Moving and Locking Objects
    3. #61. Filling Objects with Color
    4. #62. Adding a Stroke to Objects
    5. #63. Creating Custom Stroke Styles
    6. #64. Transforming Objects
    7. #65. Adding Drop Shadows
    8. #66. More Special Effects for Objects
    9. #67. Using Object Styles
    10. #68. Grouping Objects
    11. #69. Aligning Objects
    12. #70. Duplicating Objects
    13. #71. Changing the Stacking Order
    14. #72. Using Libraries
    15. #73. Using Snippets
  9. Eight. Working with Color
    1. #74. Using Spot Colors, Process Colors, and Tints
    2. #75. Using Gradients
      1. Creating Gradients Using the Swatches Palette
      2. Creating Gradients Using the Gradient Palette
      3. Using the Gradient Tool
    3. #76. Using Mixed Ink Colors
    4. #77. Using the Color Palette
    5. #78. Setting Up Color Management
  10. Nine. Laying Out Pages and Creating Long Documents
    1. #79. Working with Master Pages
    2. #80. Setting Margins and Columns
    3. #81. Using Guides and Grids
    4. #82. Working with Layers
    5. #83. Working with Pages
    6. #84. Numbering Pages and Creating Sections
      1. Inserting the Auto Page Number Character
      2. Creating Sections
      3. Using Section Markers
    7. #85. Creating a Book
      1. Creating a Book File
      2. Opening and Closing a Book
      3. Adding Documents
      4. Working with Books
      5. Synchronizing Book Styles
    8. #86. Paginating a Book
    9. #87. Inserting Footnotes
    10. #88. Creating Tables of Contents
      1. Preparing for a Table of Contents
      2. Generating a Table of Contents
      3. Creating a Table of Contents for a Book
      4. Updating a Table of Contents
    11. #89. Exporting a Book for PDF or Print
  11. Ten. Creating Media-rich PDFs
    1. #90. Creating Hyperlinks
    2. #91. Creating Buttons
    3. #92. Adding Movies and Sounds
  12. Eleven. Preflight and Output
    1. #93. Previewing Color Separations
    2. #94. Preflighting and Packaging Documents
    3. #95. Exporting Documents as PDF
    4. #96. Using PDF Presets
    5. #97. Exporting Documents in Other Formats
    6. #98. Printing Documents
    7. #99. Creating Printer Spreads
    8. #100. Using Print Presets