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InDesign CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book Description

InDesign CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide highlights the important new features, as well as covering the ones readers have relied on in previous versions of InDesign. Complete coverage of InDesign CS6's new features includes: tools for easily outputting to various devices such as phones and notebooks, including Alternate Layouts, Liquid Layouts, and new content management tools; linked content tools, too more easily allow repurposing of content; PDF forms creation feature, including extensive library resources; enhanced selection and drawing tools. Users will learn how to create and automate documents, import and style text and objects, manage long documents, export 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. Instructions
    3. Menu Commands
    4. Modifier Keys
    5. Keyboard Shortcuts
    6. My Thanks to
    7. Colophon
    8. And Don’t Forget...
  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. The Welcome Screen
    2. Setting Up Documents
    3. Setting the Layout Options
    4. Changing Layout Options
    5. Using the Document Presets
    6. Using Document Rulers
    7. Using the Page Tool
    8. Working with Guides
    9. Using Smart Guides
    10. Viewing Transformation Values
    11. Working with Document Grids
    12. Changing the Magnification
    13. View and Pasteboard Controls
    14. Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
    15. Controlling Windows
    16. Using the Application Bar
    17. 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 Swatch Libraries
    5. Creating Tints
    6. Using the Color Picker
    7. Creating Gradient Swatches
    8. Using the Eyedropper
    9. 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. Using Bridge and Mini Bridge
    3. Specialty Frames
    4. Setting the Image Import Options
    5. Working with Images Inside Frames
    6. Fitting Graphics in Frames
    7. Linking Graphics
    8. Setting Layer Visibility
    9. Importing Transparent Images
    10. 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. Multi-State Objects
    14. Working with the SWF Preview Controls
    15. Setting Page Transitions
  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. Auto-Fit Commands
  23. 19. Printing
    1. Printing a Document
    2. Setting the General Print Options
    3. Choosing the Setup Controls
    4. Tiling Pages
    5. Setting Marks and Bleed
    6. Setting the Output Controls
    7. Working with Separations Preview
    8. Color Separations and Ink Manager
    9. Setting the Graphics Options
    10. Setting the Advanced Options
    11. Flattener Presets and Preview
    12. Working with Print Presets
    13. Creating a Print Summary
    14. Creating Printer’s Spreads
    15. Creating PostScript Files
    16. Preflighting Documents
    17. Creating Preflight Profiles
    18. Setting the Preflight Options
    19. 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 Interative PDF Files
    6. Setting the PDF Security Options
    7. Using InDesign Markup Files
    8. Exporting for InCopy
    9. Exporting EPUB Files
    10. Exporting HTML Files
    11. Exporting JPEG Files
    12. Exporting PNG Files
    13. Exporting as SWF Files
    14. Exporting as FLA Files
    15. Exporting Text
  25. 21. Customizing
    1. Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. Modifying the Menu Commands
    3. Choosing the Preferences Categories
    4. General Preferences Controls
    5. Interface Preferences
    6. Type Preferences
    7. Advanced Type Preferences
    8. Composition Preferences
    9. Units & Increments Preferences
    10. Grids Preferences
    11. Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
    12. Dictionary Preferences
    13. Spelling Preferences
    14. Autocorrect Preferences
    15. Notes Preferences
    16. Track Changes Preferences
    17. Story Editor Display Preferences
    18. Display Performance Preferences
    19. Appearance of Black Preferences
    20. File Handling Preferences
    21. Clipboard Handling
    22. Trashing Preferences
  26. Index