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InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release)

Book Description

InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release) is your complete guide to the core functions of InDesign as well as all the important new features. New to this edition is coverage of the greatly expanded ebook export capabilities, including Fixed Layout EPUB. With the growth in digital publishing, these new functions will empower designers to create more compelling digital documents than ever before.

Other landmark new features in the 2014 release of InDesign CC include: the ability to reformat tables by dragging and dropping; integration with the hot portfolio site, Behance, and improvements to footnotes. Using the task-based, visual approach that is the trademark of the Visual QuickStart Guides readers will learn not only how to create documents, but also to use automation to streamline the process, as well as importing and styling text and objects, managing long documents, exporting files for a wide variety of purposes, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Title page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Introduction
    1. Using This Book
    2. Mac or Windows?
    3. Instructions
    4. Menu Commands
    5. Modifier Keys
    6. Keyboard Shortcuts
    7. Changing the Interface Theme
    8. Viewing Videos with QR Codes
    9. And Don’t Forget...
    10. Colophon
    11. My Thanks to:
  4. Table of Contents
  5. 1. Getting Started
    1. Working with Panels
    2. Using Workspaces
    3. Using the Tools Panel
    4. Using the Tool Hints Panel
    5. Using Contextual Menus
  6. 2. Document Setup
    1. Setting Up Documents
    2. Setting the Layout Options
    3. Changing Layout Options
    4. Using the Document Presets
    5. Using Document Rulers
    6. Using the Page Tool
    7. Working with Guides
    8. Using Smart Guides
    9. Viewing Transformation Values
    10. Working with Document Grids
    11. Changing the Magnification
    12. View and Pasteboard Controls
    13. Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
    14. Controlling Windows
    15. Using the Application Bar
    16. File Maintenance
  7. 3. Basic Text
    1. Creating Text Frames
    2. Typing Text
    3. Selecting Text
    4. Moving and Deleting Text
    5. Using the Character Panel
    6. Setting the Typeface and Point Size
    7. Styling Text
    8. Setting Line and Character Spacing
    9. Applying Text Distortions
    10. Setting the Language
    11. Applying Paragraph Formatting
    12. Setting Alignment and Indents
    13. Bullets and Numbering
    14. Setting Paragraph Effects
    15. Working with Hidden Characters
    16. Using the Glyphs Panel
    17. Working with Text Flow
    18. Setting Text Frame General Controls
    19. Spanning and Splitting Columns
    20. Using the Control Panel for Text
    21. Using Special Text Characters
  8. 4. Working with Objects
    1. Types of Frames
    2. Creating Basic Shapes
    3. Selecting Objects
    4. Moving Objects
    5. Replicating Objects
    6. Resizing Objects
    7. Using the Transform Tools
    8. Using the Transform Panel
    9. Using the Transform Commands
    10. Using the Arrange Commands
    11. Aligning Objects
    12. Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacing
    13. Using the Gap Tool
    14. Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
    15. Using the Measure Tool
    16. Using the Info Panel with Objects
    17. Locking Objects
    18. Selecting Frames
  9. 5. Working in Color
    1. The Basics of Color
    2. Using the Color Panel
    3. Defining and Storing Swatches
    4. Using Color Groups
    5. Using Swatch Libraries
    6. Creating Tints
    7. Using the Color Picker
    8. Creating Gradient Swatches
    9. Using the Eyedropper
    10. Overprinting Colors
  10. 6. Fills, Strokes, and Effects
    1. Applying Fills
    2. Applying Stroke Effects
    3. Creating Custom Stroke Styles
    4. Adding Arrows
    5. Corner Options
    6. Opacity and Blend Mode Effects
    7. Working with Effects
    8. Shadow Effects
    9. Glow Effects
    10. Bevel and Emboss Effects
    11. Satin Effect
    12. Feather Effects
    13. Setting the Global Light
    14. Using the Pathfinder Commands
    15. Using the Eyedropper
    16. Setting Object Defaults
  11. 7. Points and Paths
    1. Pen Points
    2. Drawing Lines
    3. Drawing Curves
    4. Changing Curves and Corner Points
    5. Modifying Paths
    6. Modifying Points
    7. Using the Pencil Tool
    8. Using the Smooth Tool
    9. Using the Erase Tool
    10. Adding or Deleting Points on Paths
  12. 8. Imported Graphics
    1. Placing Artwork
    2. Specialty Frames
    3. Setting the Image Import Options
    4. Working with Images Inside Frames
    5. Fitting Graphics in Frames
    6. Linking Graphics
    7. Setting Layer Visibility
    8. Importing Transparent Images
    9. Viewing Images
  13. 9. Text Effects
    1. Wrapping Text
    2. Text on a Path
    3. Working with Paragraph Rules
    4. Inline and Anchored Objects
  14. 10. Pages and Books
    1. Changing the Pages Panel
    2. Adding Blank Pages
    3. Navigating and Moving Pages
    4. Modifying Page Sizes
    5. Creating and Separating Spreads
    6. Importing Text
    7. Flowing Text
    8. Creating Text Breaks
    9. Working with Master Pages
    10. Rotating Spreads
    11. Page Numbers and Text Variables
    12. Making Books
    13. Creating a Table of Contents
  15. 11. Layers
    1. Creating and Deleting Layers
    2. Setting the Layer Options
    3. Working with Layers
    4. Layer Contents
  16. 12. Libraries and Snippets
    1. Storing Items in a Library
    2. Applying Library Items to a Page
    3. Setting the Library Display
    4. Searching and Sorting Libraries
    5. Creating and Using Snippets
  17. 13. Tabs and Tables
    1. Inserting Tab Characters
    2. Setting Tab Stops
    3. Creating Tab Leaders
    4. Creating and Using Tables
    5. Navigating Through Tables
    6. Selecting Tables
    7. Working with Rows and Columns
    8. Adjusting Tables Within a Text Frame
    9. Working with Headers and Footers
    10. Adding Images to Tables
    11. Customizing Cells
    12. Setting Borders, Strokes, and Fills
    13. Alternating Strokes and Fills
    14. Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells
    15. Using the Table or Control Panels
  18. 14. Automating Your Work
    1. Changing Case
    2. Checking Spelling
    3. Using Find/Change
    4. Using the Text Find/Change
    5. Using the GREP Find/Change
    6. Using the Glyph Find/Change
    7. Using the Object Find/Change
    8. Saving Searches
    9. Adding Captions to Images
    10. Using the Story Editor
    11. Tracking Text Changes
    12. Conditional Text
    13. Conditional Text Sets
    14. Footnotes
    15. Using Find Font
    16. Keeping Lines Together
    17. Using the Eyedropper on Text
    18. Using Scripts
  19. 15. Styles
    1. Working with Paragraph Styles
    2. Working with Character Styles
    3. Working with Styles
    4. Creating Style Groups
    5. Loading and Importing Styles
    6. Importing Text Styles from Word
    7. Applying Styles and Style Overrides
    8. Clearing Style Overrides
    9. Redefining and Deleting Styles
    10. Automatic Drop Cap Styling
    11. Using Nested Styles
    12. Creating Nested Line Styles
    13. Creating GREP Styles
    14. Defining Object Styles
    15. Working with Object Styles
    16. Defining Table and Cell Styles
    17. Using the Quick Apply Feature
  20. 16. Typography
    1. Optical Margin Alignment
    2. Using Adobe Paragraph Composer
    3. Applying Justification Controls
    4. Controlling Hyphenation
    5. Baseline Grid
    6. Balancing Ragged Lines
    7. Using OpenType
    8. OpenType Categories
  21. 17. Interactive and Multimedia
    1. Types of Interactive Elements
    2. Defining Hyperlinks
    3. Creating Cross-References
    4. Working with Bookmarks
    5. Adding Sounds
    6. Movies and Animations
    7. Creating Buttons
    8. Sample Buttons
    9. Creating PDF Forms
    10. Sample Forms
    11. Animating InDesign Objects
    12. Timing
    13. Setting Page Transitions
    14. Multi-State Objects
    15. Working with the SWF Preview Controls
    16. Creating QR Codes
  22. 18. Working with Layouts
    1. Collecting and Placing Content
    2. Linking Items
    3. Mapping Styles
    4. Creating Alternate Layouts
    5. Applying Liquid Layout Rules
    6. Using Layout Adjustment
    7. Auto-Fit Commands
  23. 19. Printing
    1. Printing a Document
    2. Setting the General Print Options
    3. Choosing the Setup Controls
    4. Setting Marks and Bleed
    5. Working with Print Presets
    6. Creating a Print Summary
    7. Preflighting Documents
    8. Creating Preflight Profiles
    9. Packaging a Document
  24. 20. Exporting
    1. Setting the Export File Options
    2. Creating Print PDF Files
    3. Setting the PDF General Controls
    4. Setting the PDF Compression Options
    5. Exporting Interactive PDF Files
    6. Setting PDF Security Options
    7. Using InDesign Markup Files
    8. Exporting for InCopy
    9. Reflowable EPUB Files
    10. Fixed Layout EPUB Files
    11. Exporting HTML Files
    12. Exporting JPEG or PNG Files
    13. Exporting Text
  25. 21. Customizing
    1. Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. Modifying the Menu Commands
    3. Choosing the Preferences Categories
    4. General Preferences Controls
    5. Sync Settings Preferences
    6. Interface Preferences
    7. Type Preferences
    8. Advanced Type Preferences
    9. Composition Preferences
    10. Units & Increments Preferences
    11. Grids Preferences
    12. Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
    13. Dictionary Preferences
    14. Spelling Preferences
    15. Autocorrect Preferences
    16. Notes Preferences
    17. Track Changes Preferences
    18. Story Editor Display Preferences
    19. Display Performance Preferences
    20. Appearance of Black Preferences
    21. File Handling Preferences
    22. Clipboard Handling
    23. Trashing Preferences
  26. Index