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InDesign CS2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book Description

You already know why it makes sense for you to learn Adobe InDesign: because major magazines, newspapers, book publishers, ad agencies, graphic-design firms, and corporate creative groups worldwide use it to increase productivity and refine creative results. And you need to get up to speed on the very newest version--Adobe InDesign CS2--today! Enter Adobe InDesign CS2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide. Using the task-based, visual approach that has become the hallmark of Peachpit's popular Visual QuickStart Guides, this volume provides a fast, easy, comprehensive introduction to everything InDesign. You'll learn about all aspects of the InDesign interface, including its tools and palettes, as well as how to create documents and master pages, import and style text and objects, automate your work, manage long documents, use the Bezier pen tools,create interactive PDF elements, and work with color.  You'll also learn how to use the new Adobe Bridge file browser to locate, manage, and drag and drop assets easily into your InDesign layouts. You’ll find a new chapter on working with InCopy, complete coverage of more advanced topics (like preflighting and advanced text control) and a thorough introduction to all of InDesign's productivity-enhancing features and tools.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedicated To
  2. Thanks To
  3. Introduction
    1. Using This Book
    2. Instructions
    3. Menu Commands
    4. Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Learning Keyboard Shortcuts
    6. Cross-Platform Issues
    7. Modifier Keys
    8. Platform-Specific Features
  4. 1. Getting Started
    1. Choosing Palettes
      1. Align palette
      2. Attributes palette
      3. Bookmarks palette
      4. Character palette
      5. Character Styles palette
      6. Color palette
      7. Control palette
      8. Flattener Preview palette
      9. Glyphs palette
      10. Gradient palette
      11. Hyperlinks palette
      12. Index palette
      13. Info palette
      14. Layers palette
      15. Library palette
      16. Links palette
      17. Navigator palette
      18. Object Styles palette
      19. Pages palette
      20. Paragraph palette
      21. Paragraph Styles palette
      22. Pathfinder palette
      23. Script Label palette
      24. Scripts palette
      25. Separations Preview palette
      26. Story palette
      27. Stroke palette
      28. Swatches palette
      29. Table palette
      30. Tabs palette
      31. Tags palette
      32. Text Wrap palette
      33. Transform palette
      34. Transparency palette
      35. Trap Presets palette
    2. Working with Palettes
    3. Using Workspaces
    4. Using the Toolbox
    5. Using Contextual Menus
  5. 2. Document Setup
    1. Starting Documents
    2. Choosing Layout Options
    3. Changing Layout Options
    4. Using the Document Presets
    5. Using Document Rulers
    6. Working with Guides
    7. Working with Document Grids
    8. Changing the Magnification
    9. View and Pasteboard Controls
    10. Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
    11. Using the Navigator Palette
    12. Controlling Windows
    13. File Maintenance
    14. Working with Bridge
  6. 3. Basic Text
    1. Creating Text Frames
    2. Typing Text
    3. Selecting Text
    4. Moving and Deleting Text
    5. Using the Character Palette
    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. Inserting a Manual Indent
    14. Setting Paragraph Effects
    15. Working with Hidden Characters
    16. Using the Glyphs Palette
    17. Working with Text Flow
    18. Setting Text Frame General Controls
    19. Using the Control Palette for Text
    20. Using Special Text Characters
  7. 4. Working with Objects
    1. Types of Frames
      1. Unassigned frames
      2. Graphic frames
      3. Text 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 Palette
    9. Using the Transform Commands
    10. Using the Arrange Commands
    11. Aligning Objects
    12. Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
    13. Using the Control Palette for Objects
    14. Using the Measure Tool
    15. Using the Info Palette with Objects
    16. Locking Objects
    17. Selecting Frames
  8. 5. Working in Color
    1. The Basics of Color
    2. Using the Color Palette
    3. Defining and Storing Swatches
    4. Using Swatch Libraries
    5. Creating Mixed Inks
    6. Creating Tints
    7. Using the Color Picker
    8. Creating Gradient Swatches
    9. Using the Eyedropper
    10. Overprinting Colors
  9. 6. Styling Objects
    1. Applying Fills
    2. Applying Stroke Effects
    3. Creating Custom Stroke Styles
    4. Adding Arrows and Corner Effects
    5. Applying Transparency
    6. Adding Drop Shadows and Feathers
    7. Using the Pathfinder Commands
    8. Using the Eyedropper
    9. Setting Object Defaults
  10. 7. Pen and Beziers
    1. Pen Points
      1. Elements of Paths
    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
  11. 8. Imported Graphics
    1. Placing Artwork
    2. Using Bridge to Place Artwork
    3. Specialty Frames
    4. Setting the Image Import Options
    5. Working with Images Inside Frames
    6. Using the Position Tool
    7. Fitting Graphics in Frames
    8. Nesting Graphic Elements
    9. Styling Placed Images
    10. Linking Graphics
    11. Embedding Graphics
    12. Setting Layer Visibility
    13. Using Clipping Paths
    14. Importing Transparent Images
    15. Viewing Images
    16. Applying Effects to Images
  12. 9. Text Effects
    1. Wrapping Text
    2. Text on a Path
    3. Working with Paragraph Rules
    4. Inline and Anchored Objects
  13. 10. Pages And Books
    1. Changing the Pages Palette
    2. Adding Blank Pages
    3. Navigating and Moving Pages
    4. Creating and Separating Spreads
    5. Importing Text
    6. Flowing Text
    7. Creating Text Breaks
    8. Working with Master Pages
    9. Adjusting Layouts
    10. Working with Page Numbers
    11. Making Books
    12. Creating a Table of Contents
    13. Creating an Index
  14. 11. Layers
    1. Creating and Deleting Layers
    2. Setting the Layer Options
    3. Working with Layers
  15. 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
  16. 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 Palettes
  17. 14. Automating Your Work
    1. Changing Case
    2. Checking Spelling
    3. Finding and Changing Text
    4. Find Dialog Box Settings
    5. Finding and Changing Text (continued)
    6. Using the Story Editor
    7. Bullets and Numbering
    8. Footnotes
    9. Creating Tagged Text
    10. Using Find Font
    11. Keeping Lines Together
    12. Using the Eyedropper on Text
    13. Using Scripts
  18. 15. Text and Object Styles
    1. Defining Text Styles
    2. Text Style Categories
      1. Paragraph and Character Style Features
    3. Defining Text Styles (continued)
    4. Loading and Importing Styles
    5. Applying Styles and Style Overrides
    6. Clearing Style Overrides
    7. Redefining and Deleting Styles
    8. Automatic Drop Cap Styling
    9. Using Nested Styles
    10. Defining Object Styles
    11. Object Style Categories
    12. Defining Object Styles (continued)
    13. Working with Object Styles
    14. Using the Quick Apply Feature
  19. 16. Typography Controls
    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. Open Type Categories
  20. 17. Color Management
    1. Choosing Color Settings
    2. Saving and Loading Color Settings
    3. Working with Profiles
  21. 18. Interactive PDF Elements
    1. Types of Interactive Elements
    2. Defining Hyperlinks
    3. Working with Hyperlinks
    4. Working with Bookmarks
    5. Adding Sounds
    6. Adding Movies
    7. Movie Display Options
    8. Creating Buttons
    9. General Button Properties
    10. Setting the Button States
    11. Applying Behaviors
    12. Button Behaviors
    13. Applying Behaviors (continued)
    14. Deleting or Deactivating Behaviors
    15. Exporting Interactive PDFs
  22. 19. Output
    1. Printing a Document
    2. Print Dialog Box Categories
    3. Setting the General Print Options
    4. Choosing the Setup Controls
    5. Tiling Pages
    6. Setting Marks and Bleed
    7. Setting the Output Controls
    8. Working with Separations Preview
    9. Separations Preview Plate Settings
    10. Working with Separations Preview (continued)
    11. Color Separations and Ink Manager
    12. Setting the Graphics Options
    13. Setting the Advanced Options
    14. Flattener Presets and Preview
    15. Working with Print Presets
    16. Creating a Print Summary
    17. Creating PostScript Files
    18. Creating a Preflight Report
    19. Packaging a Document
  23. 20. Exporting
    1. Setting the Export File Options
    2. Creating PDF Files
    3. PDF Export Options
    4. General PDF Options
    5. Compression PDF Options
    6. Output PDF Options
    7. Advanced PDF Options
    8. Security PDF Options
    9. Working with PDF Presets
    10. Creating EPS Files
    11. InDesign Interchange Format
    12. JPEG Options
    13. Exporting SVG Files
    14. Exporting Text
    15. Packaging for GoLive
  24. 21. Customizing InDesign
    1. Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. Setting the Preferences Categories
    3. The Preference Categories
    4. General Preferences Controls
    5. Type Preferences
    6. Advanced Type Preferences
    7. Composition Preferences
    8. Units & Increments Preferences
    9. Grids Preferences
    10. Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
    11. Dictionary Preferences
    12. Spelling Preferences
    13. Autocorrect Preferences
    14. Story Editor Display Preferences
    15. Display Performance Preferences
    16. Appearance of Black Preferences
    17. File Handling Preferences
    18. Trashing Preferences
    19. Configuring Plug-Ins