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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite 3, All in One by John Ray, Mordy Golding

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Chapter 8. Using Adobe InDesign CS3

Now that you know how to use Illustrator, learning InDesign is easy. That’s because Illustrator and InDesign are like identical twins. Many of the tools, panels, and features are the same between the two, and they work on the same conceptual level. If you’re coming to InDesign from another page-layout application, such as QuarkXPress, PageMaker, or Publisher, three main things will be very different from your past experiences: the capability to place native files from other Adobe applications into layouts directly (no need for flattened EPS or TIFF files), direct import and export of PDF files, and the use of transparency. As you read through this chapter, you’ll understand why InDesign has quickly become the ...

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