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Adobe® InDesign® CS6 on Demand

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Need answers quickly? Adobe InDesign CS6 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

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Inside the Book

  • Create layouts for print, web, tablets, and mobile devices

  • Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge or Mini Bridge

  • Create, link, and manage content, pages, and books to keep track of your documents

  • Create text and apply style to display artistic text

  • Use track changes to review content

  • Create interactive PDFs , EPUB ebooks, and HTML web pages

  • Create output for commercial print purposes

  • Create output for commercial print purposes

  • Create publications for use with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Acknowledgments
      1. Perspection, Inc.
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. About the Author
      4. We Want to Hear from You!
    4. Contents
    5. Introduction
      1. How This Book Works
      2. What’s New
      3. Keyboard Shortcuts
    6. 1. Getting Started with InDesign CS6
      1. Introduction
      2. Installing InDesign
      3. Getting Started
      4. Showing and Hiding Panels
      5. Working with Panels
      6. Opening a Document
      7. Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge
      8. Inserting Images or Text in a Document
      9. Using the Status Bar
      10. Working with Document Windows
      11. Checking for Updates Online
      12. Getting Help While You Work
      13. Saving a Document
      14. Finishing Up
    7. 2. Creating and Viewing a Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating a New Document
      3. Creating a New Document from a Template
      4. Creating a New Document Using Presets
      5. Setting Up a Document
      6. Changing the Display View
      7. Changing the View with the Zoom Tool
      8. Viewing and Using Rulers
      9. Using Guides
      10. Changing Guides & Pasteboard Options
      11. Using Smart Guides
      12. Using the Grid
      13. Moving Around with the Hand Tool
      14. Working with the Info Panel
      15. Creating and Displaying Workspaces
      16. Using Undo and Redo
    8. 3. Managing Pages and Books
      1. Introduction
      2. Using the Pages Panel
      3. Inserting Pages
      4. Navigating Pages
      5. Changing the Page Size
      6. Deleting Pages
      7. Moving Pages
      8. Working with Page Spreads
      9. Rotating Page Spreads
      10. Creating Master Pages
      11. Working with Master Pages
      12. Working with Page Numbers and Sections
      13. Working with Chapter Numbers
      14. Creating and Using Text Variables
      15. Creating a Book
      16. Managing Books
      17. Creating a Table of Contents
      18. Starting an Index
      19. Creating an Index Entry
      20. Creating an Index
      21. Managing an Index
    9. 4. Working with Text
      1. Introduction
      2. Using Type Tools
      3. Creating Type in a Text Frame
      4. Creating Type Using Frame Tools
      5. Creating Path Type
      6. Importing Text
      7. Flowing Imported Text
      8. Working with Overflow Text
      9. Using Smart Text Reflow
      10. Typing and Selecting Text
      11. Editing Text with Autocorrect
      12. Copying and Moving Text
      13. Changing Fonts
      14. Changing Font Size
      15. Changing Text Leading
      16. Changing Text Kerning
      17. Changing Text Tracking
      18. Scaling or Skewing Text
      19. Aligning Paragraphs
      20. Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs
      21. Creating a Drop Cap
      22. Applying a Paragraph Rule
      23. Adding Bullets and Numbering
      24. Setting Tabs
      25. Working with Glyphs
      26. Inserting Special Text Characters
      27. Working with Hidden Text
      28. Setting Text Frame Options
      29. Creating Columns
      30. Wrapping Text Around an Object
      31. Creating Type Outlines
      32. Adding Page Numbers to Continued Text
    10. 5. Placing and Working with Graphics
      1. Introduction
      2. Placing Graphics
      3. Placing Graphics with Options
      4. Setting Place Import Options
      5. Placing Multiple Graphics
      6. Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge
      7. Adding Captions to Graphics
      8. Copying or Moving Graphics
      9. Using the Links Panel
      10. Managing Linked Graphics
      11. Editing a Linked Graphic
      12. Displaying XMP Graphic Information
      13. Creating Specialty Frames for Graphics
      14. Selecting and Moving Frames and Graphics
      15. Fitting Graphics in Frames
      16. Nesting Graphics in Frames
      17. Formatting Graphics in Frames
      18. Controlling Graphics Display Performance
      19. Adding Alt Text to Graphics
    11. 6. Working with Objects and Layers
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating Shapes
      3. Creating Lines
      4. Creating Multiple Objects in a Grid
      5. Using the Selection Tool
      6. Using the Direct Selection Tool
      7. Resizing Objects
      8. Moving Objects
      9. Duplicating Objects
      10. Grouping and Combining Objects
      11. Aligning Objects
      12. Distributing Objects
      13. Arranging Object Stack Order
      14. Transforming Objects
      15. Repeating Object Transformations
      16. Using the Free Transform Tool
      17. Scaling Objects
      18. Shearing Objects
      19. Rotating Objects
      20. Locking and Unlocking Objects
      21. Creating Inline Objects
      22. Creating Anchored Objects
      23. Creating and Deleting Object Layers
      24. Setting Layer Options
      25. Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects
      26. Locking Layers and Objects
      27. Merging Layers and Groups
      28. Working with Objects on Layers
      29. Using the Measure Tool
      30. Using Live Screen Drawing
    12. 7. Applying and Managing Color
      1. Introduction
      2. Changing Color Settings
      3. Changing Color Profiles
      4. Applying Colors
      5. Using the Eyedropper Tool
      6. Working with the Color Panel
      7. Working with the Swatches Panel
      8. Managing Color Swatches
      9. Working with Swatch Libraries
      10. Creating Tint Swatches
      11. Creating Gradient Swatches
      12. Creating Mixed Inks
      13. Using Colors from the Kuler Panel
      14. Overprinting Colors
      15. Proofing Colors on the Screen
    13. 8. Applying Fills, Strokes, and Effects
      1. Introduction
      2. Applying Fill and Stroke Colors
      3. Changing Stroke Attributes
      4. Creating Stroke Styles
      5. Applying Gradients
      6. Using the Gradient Tool
      7. Using the Gradient Feather Tool
      8. Creating Blends and Effects
      9. Applying Shadow Effects
      10. Applying Glow Effects
      11. Applying Bevel and Emboss Effects
      12. Applying Feather Effects
      13. Applying Corner Object Effects
      14. Converting Shape Objects
      15. Setting Object Defaults
    14. 9. Working with Points and Paths
      1. Introduction
      2. Drawing with the Pen Tool
      3. Selecting and Moving Points and Segments
      4. Converting Points
      5. Adding and Deleting Anchor Points
      6. Splitting Paths
      7. Joining Anchor Points
      8. Using the Smooth Tool
      9. Using the Pencil Tool
      10. Erasing to Reshape Paths
      11. Working with Pathfinder
      12. Creating a Compound Path
      13. Working with Clipping Paths
    15. 10. Working with Tables
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating Tables
      3. Importing Text into Tables
      4. Entering and Editing Text in a Table
      5. Modifying a Table
      6. Adjusting Table Rows and Columns
      7. Adjusting Table Cells
      8. Aligning Content in Table Cells
      9. Creating Table Headers and Footers
      10. Adding Strokes and Fills
      11. Alternating Fills and Strokes
      12. Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells
      13. Adding a Border to a Table
      14. Adjusting Tables in the Text Frame
    16. 11. Working with Styles
      1. Introduction
      2. Using the Paragraph Styles or Character Styles Panel
      3. Changing the Basic Paragraph Style
      4. Creating Paragraph Styles
      5. Creating Character Styles
      6. Creating GREP Styles
      7. Creating Style Groups
      8. Loading and Importing Styles
      9. Applying and Overriding Styles
      10. Creating Nested Styles
      11. Creating Object Styles
      12. Creating Table and Cell Styles
      13. Using Quick Apply
      14. Mapping Styles to Export Tags
    17. 12. Finalizing a Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Using Spell Check
      3. Using Custom Dictionaries
      4. Finding and Changing Fonts
      5. Using Find and Change
      6. Searching for Text
      7. Searching Using GREP
      8. Searching for Glyphs
      9. Searching for Objects
      10. Working with Hyphenation
      11. Keeping Lines Together
      12. Changing Justification Options
      13. Using the Story Editor
      14. Adding Footnotes
      15. Changing Case
    18. 13. Creating an Interactive Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Defining Hyperlink Destinations
      3. Creating Hyperlinks
      4. Converting and Stylizing Hyperlinks
      5. Using the Hyperlinks Panel
      6. Creating Cross-References
      7. Creating Bookmarks
      8. Adding Media
      9. Setting Media Options
      10. Adding Animation with Motion Presets
      11. Working with Animations
      12. Changing Animation Order
      13. Adding Page Transitions
      14. Using the Buttons and Forms Panel
      15. Creating Buttons
      16. Creating Forms
      17. Working with Events and Actions
      18. Working with Button States
      19. Setting Tab Order
      20. Creating Multi-State Objects
      21. Inserting HTML Content
      22. Using the SWF Preview Panel
    19. 14. Creating a Digital Publication
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating Liquid Layouts
      3. Creating Alternate Layouts
      4. Working with Alternate Layouts
      5. Adjusting Layouts
      6. Getting Started with Digital Publishing Suite
      7. Creating a Folio Overlay
      8. Creating a Folio Publication
      9. Importing Articles into a Folio Publication
      10. Setting Folio and Article Properties
      11. Previewing a Folio Publication
    20. 15. Automating the Way You Work
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating a Library
      3. Using and Updating a Library
      4. Changing Library Item Information
      5. Searching and Sorting Libraries
      6. Creating and Using Snippets
      7. Creating Conditional Text
      8. Collecting and Placing Content
      9. Creating Linked Content
      10. Linking Content Across Documents
      11. Managing Linked Content
      12. Using and Running Scripts
      13. Using Data Merge
      14. Working with XML
      15. Exporting XML or IDML
    21. 16. Exporting a Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Exporting a Document
      3. Exporting as a Print PDF
      4. Setting PDF General Options
      5. Setting PDF Compression Options
      6. Setting PDF Marks and Bleeds Options
      7. Setting PDF Output Options
      8. Setting PDF Advanced Options
      9. Setting PDF Security Options
      10. Exporting with PDF Presets
      11. Exporting PDF Files in the Background
      12. Setting PDF Media Options
      13. Exporting as an Interactive PDF
      14. Exporting as an EPS
      15. Exporting as a JPEG or PNG
      16. Exporting as a Flash Movie
      17. Exporting as a Flash File
      18. Ordering Content in the Articles Panel
      19. Exporting as an Accessible PDF
      20. Applying Tags to a PDF
      21. Setting EPUB and HTML Options
      22. Exporting as an EPUB eBook
      23. Exporting as an HTML
    22. 17. Printing and Outputting a Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Printing a Document
      3. Printing with Presets
      4. Setting General and Setup Print Options
      5. Setting Marks and Bleed Options
      6. Setting Graphics Options
      7. Previewing Color Separations
      8. Setting Output Options
      9. Setting Trapping Options
      10. Setting Advanced Options
      11. Setting Color Management Options
      12. Creating a Print Summary
      13. Printing Spreads in a Booklet
      14. Using Live Preflight
      15. Inserting File Information
      16. Creating a Package
      17. Using Document Fonts
    23. 18. Customizing the Way You Work
      1. Introduction
      2. Setting General Preferences
      3. Setting Interface Preferences
      4. Setting Type Preferences
      5. Setting Advanced Type Preferences
      6. Setting Composition Preferences
      7. Setting Units & Increments Preferences
      8. Setting Dictionary Preferences
      9. Setting Spelling Preferences
      10. Setting Notes Preferences
      11. Working with Appearance of Black Preferences
      12. Setting Story Editor Display Preferences
      13. Setting File Handling Preferences
      14. Setting Clipboard Handling Preferences
      15. Defining Shortcut Keys
      16. Customizing Menus
      17. Configuring Plug-In and Extensions
      18. Customizing the Control Panel
    24. 19. Collaborating with Others
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating and Working with Notes
      3. Tracking Text Changes
      4. Setting Up User Identification
      5. Exporting Content from InDesign
      6. Using the Assignments Panel
      7. Creating an Assignment
      8. Checking Content Out and In
      9. Updating Content
      10. Working with InCopy
    25. 20. Working Together with Adobe Programs
      1. Introduction
      2. Getting Started with Adobe Bridge
      3. Getting Photos from a Digital Camera
      4. Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera
      5. Modifying Images in Camera Raw
      6. Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge
      7. Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge
      8. Applying Image Adjustments
      9. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
      10. Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge
      11. Using Mini Bridge
      12. Working with Adobe Media Encoder
      13. Working with Adobe Extension Manager
      14. Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit
    26. New! Features
      1. Adobe InDesign CS6
      2. Only New Features
      3. What’s New
      4. InDesign CS6
      5. What Happen To ...
      6. InDesign CS5.5
      7. What Happen To ...
    27. Adobe Certified Expert
      1. About the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program
      2. What Is an ACE?
      3. What Does This Logo Mean?
      4. Choosing a Certification Level
      5. Preparing for an Adobe Certified Expert Exam
      6. Getting Recertified
      7. Taking an Adobe Certified Expert Exam
      8. Getting More Information
    28. Index
    29. Online Workshop
      1. Bonus Online Content