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Real World Adobe InDesign CC

Book Description

Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to produce great work in InDesign CC–regardless of the delivery platform. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time.

This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign. It’s written in a friendly, visual style that offers accurate information and creative inspiration for every InDesign user, whether you’re publishing to a tablet, mobile phone, or traditional print publication.

In Real World Adobe InDesign CC you’ll learn how to:

  • Use the new Creative Cloud features and enhancements, including managing

  • font menu favorites, QR codes, and much more

  • Prep documents and use the improved EPUB Export feature for web and mobile publishing

  • Take full advantage of the best typesetting features on the market

  • Use best practices for consistent color management

  • Increase productivity with scripts and other automation features

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. How This Book Was Produced
    2. Bonus Materials
    3. Acknowledgments
  6. Chapter 1. Workspace
    1. Layout and Story Windows
    2. Managing Multiple Windows
    3. InDesign’s Panels
    4. Using the Tools Panel
    5. Other Panels
    6. Context Menus
    7. Keyboard Shortcuts
    8. Customizing Menus
    9. Customizing the Control Panel
    10. Saving and Loading Workspaces
    11. Setting Preferences
    12. Setting Defaults
    13. Publication Navigation
    14. Creative Cloud and InDesign
    15. Adobe Exchange Panel and Extension Manager
    16. Place Icons
    17. On with the Tour
  7. Chapter 2. Page Layout
    1. Creating a New Publication
    2. Opening Publications
    3. Saving Publications
    4. Crash Recovery
    5. Setting Basic Layout Options
    6. Pages and Spreads
    7. Adding Pages
    8. Arranging Pages
    9. Creating pages of different sizes
    10. Rotating Spreads
    11. Defining Sections
    12. Numbering Pages
    13. Adding Section Marker Text
    14. Working with Master Pages
    15. Applying Master Pages and Master Spreads
    16. Overriding Master Items
    17. Adjusting Layouts
    18. Liquid Page Rules
    19. Alternate Layouts
    20. Selecting and Deselecting
    21. Guides
    22. Grids
    23. Stacking Objects
    24. Layers
    25. Grouping Objects
    26. Locking Object Positions
    27. Deleting Objects
    28. Finding and Changing Objects
    29. A Good Foundation
  8. Chapter 3. Text
    1. Creating Text Frames
    2. Setting Text Frame Options
    3. Spanning and Splitting Columns
    4. Linking and Unlinking Text Frames
    5. Flowing Text
    6. Entering Text
    7. Text Variables
    8. Cross References
    9. Importing Text
    10. Text Files and File Linking
    11. Exporting Text
    12. Editing Text
    13. Story Editor
    14. Track Changes
    15. Notes
    16. Using Adobe InCopy
    17. Checking Spelling
    18. Footnotes
    19. Conditional Text
    20. Find and Change
    21. Working with InDesign Tagged Text
    22. After Words
  9. Chapter 4. Type
    1. Selecting and Formatting Text
    2. Character Formatting
    3. OpenType Fonts
    4. Find Font
    5. Filling and Stroking Characters
    6. Paragraph Formatting
    7. Bullets and Numbering
    8. Styles
    9. Copying Styles from Other Publications
    10. Optical Margin Alignment
    11. An Old Typesetter Never...
  10. Chapter 5. Drawing
    1. Drawing Basic Shapes
    2. Points and Paths
    3. Drawing Paths with the Pencil Tool
    4. Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
    5. Drawing Techniques
    6. Compound Paths
    7. Smoothing Paths
    8. Erasing Paths
    9. Path Operations
    10. Corner Options
    11. Strokes
    12. Stroke Styles
    13. Fills
    14. Gradients
    15. Transparency
    16. Transparency Effects
    17. Drawing Conclusions
  11. Chapter 6. Where Text Meets Graphics
    1. Paragraph Rules
    2. Tables
    3. Creating a Table
    4. Editing Tables
    5. Table Shortcuts
    6. Formatting Tables
    7. Table and Cell Styles
    8. Text Wrap
    9. Converting Text to Outlines
    10. Inline Frames and Anchored Objects
    11. Object Styles
    12. Placing Text on a Path
    13. Quick Apply
    14. Figure Captions
    15. Alternate Reality
  12. Chapter 7. Importing and Exporting
    1. Importing
    2. Placing Anything
    3. About Graphic File Formats
    4. Image Resolution and Scaling
    5. Graphic Display Properties
    6. Image Import Options
    7. Linking and Embedding
    8. Copying and Linking Objects
    9. Working with Graphic Frames
    10. File Info and Metadata
    11. Object Layer Options
    12. Working with Clipping Paths
    13. Applying Color to an Imported Graphic
    14. Exporting Documents
    15. Exporting JPEG or PNG
    16. Exporting EPS
    17. Exporting PDF for Printing
    18. InDesign Markup Language (IDML)
    19. Snippets
    20. QR Codes
    21. Data Merge
    22. XML
    23. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  13. Chapter 8. Long Documents
    1. Books
    2. Table of Contents
    3. Indexes (Or Indices)
    4. Putting It Together
  14. Chapter 9. Transforming
    1. Transformation Basics
    2. Numbers Are Your Friends
    3. Moving Objects
    4. Scaling
    5. Rotating Objects
    6. Reflecting Objects
    7. Shearing Objects
    8. Repeating Transformations
    9. Grid Mode
    10. Aligning and Distributing Objects
    11. Locking Objects
    12. Hiding Objects
    13. Transform Your Life!
  15. Chapter 10. Color
    1. Seeing Color, Printing Color
    2. Color in InDesign
    3. InDesign’s Color Controls
    4. The Color Panel and the Color Picker
    5. Applying Colors and Gradients
    6. Kuler
    7. Ink Manager
    8. Trapping
    9. Color Management
    10. InDesign’s Color Management Controls
    11. The Color “Done”
  16. Chapter 11. Printing
    1. The InDesign Print Dialog Box
    2. General
    3. Setup
    4. Marks and Bleeds
    5. Output
    6. Graphics
    7. Color Management
    8. Advanced
    9. Summary
    10. Print Presets
    11. Custom Printer Marks
    12. Printing Booklets
    13. Separations Preview
    14. Printing Transparency
    15. Preparing an InDesign File for Imagesetting
    16. Preflight and Package
    17. All the News That Prints to Fit
  17. Chapter 12. Scripting
    1. Be Not Afraid
    2. System Requirements
    3. Learning About InDesign Scripting
    4. Thinking About Scripting
    5. Using the Scripts Panel and the Script Label Panel
    6. Getting Started
    7. More Fun with Scripting
    8. End Script
  18. Chapter 13. Digital Publishing
    1. Interactive Only After Export
    2. Hyperlinks
    3. Bookmarks
    4. Buttons and Forms
    5. Multi-State Objects
    6. Audio and Video
    7. Animation
    8. Page Transitions
    9. Previewing Interactive Documents
    10. Presentation Mode
    11. Interactive PDF Export
    12. SWF Export
    13. FLA Export
    14. EPUB Export
    15. Exporting HTML
    16. Digital Publishing Suite
    17. Web Publishing
  19. Index
  20. Bonus Chapter 14. XML
    1. When XML Isn’t XML
    2. XML Vocabulary
    3. Where Should You Work with XML?
    4. About XML Workflow
    5. Inside the Structure View
    6. XML Tags and the Tags Panel
    7. Tagging Objects
    8. Importing and Exporting XML
    9. Creating Placeholders for Repeating Content
    10. Working with DTDs
    11. Transforming XML with XSLT
    12. InDesign Interchange Formats INX and IDML
    13. About XML Rules
    14. Stay Tuned
  21. Bonus Appendix 15+ More Scripting
    1. Additional Scripting Examples
    2. Using the ExtendScript Toolkit
    3. Even More Fun with Scripting
    4. Mystic Rose
    5. Monitoring Events
    6. Menu Scripting
    7. Startup Scripts
    8. End Script