Adobe InDesign CS5 on Demand
Need answers quickly? Adobe InDesign CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.
ACE Exam Objectives
More than 500 Essential InDesign CS5 Tasks
Inside the Book
• Improve publishing and productivity with the CS5 interface
• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge or Mini Bridge
• Create and manage pages and books to keep track of your documents
• Transform and reshape objects to create a new look
• Create text and apply styles to display artistic text
• Use track changes and CS Review to share and review content
• Create interactive PDFs for use on the web
• Create output for commercial print purposes
Bonus Online Content
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• Workshops and related files
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Short, sweet, and to the point,
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS5 on Demand (Paperback)I have been a casual user of InDesign since 1.0. I upgraded to CS5 this week (from CS4) and having not used the program for a while I started looking around for a good intro/refresher tutorial source.
I looked at the built-in help stuff, but wasn't overly impressed. I went to the local book store and looked through the 4-5 InDesign CS5 books there, and ended up with this one.
It's a nice size for a reference book (about one inch thick), is reasonably priced, printed on quality matte paper and in full color throughout.
The thing that drew me to it is that it's basically a collection of tasks and how to do them, without a lot of detail or expository that insists on telling you everything you could know rather than just what you actually NEED to know.
So If I want to know how to, say, place a graphic, I can look up Graphic in the index which has lots of sub-index items but the primary reference takes you to the Placing Graphics task. Each task... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS5 on Demand (Paperback)I bought two books to help me learn InDesign. One is an excellent choice, and one is terrible. This is the excellent one. Something I despise about most "help" books and help screens is that they will start in with specific instructions in the, say, "paragraphing" section, and assume that you know how to actually get to the paragraphing section. If you can't figure out where that section is, you can't follow the instructions. This book deals with that problem by showing you exactly where to go, step by step. It has obviously been carefully prepared. I recommend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic reference guide,
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This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS5 on Demand (Paperback)This book is perfect for anyone who is a novice or is familiar with InDesign but doesn't quite know where everything is. I bought it just before embarking on my first major design project and its easy to use table of contents and index helped me find the information I needed quickly so I could complete the action and move on. This book saved my butt on a number of occasions.
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Table of Contents
1 Getting Started with InDesign CS5 1
Installing InDesign 2
Getting Started 4 New!
Viewing the InDesign Window 6
Showing and Hiding Panels 7
Working with Panels 8
Using the Tools and Control Panel 10 New!
Opening a Document 12
Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge 14 New!
Inserting Images or Text in a Document 16 New!
Using the Status Bar 17
Working with Document Windows 18
Checking for Updates Online 20 New!
Getting Help While You Work 22 New!
Saving a Document 24 New!
Finishing Up 26
2 Creating and Viewing a Document 27
Creating a New Document 28 New!
Creating a New Document from a Template 30
Creating a New Document Using Presets 32
Setting Up a Document 34 New!
Changing the Display View 36 New!
Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 38 New!
Viewing and Using Rulers 40 New!
Using Guides 42 New!
Changing Guides & Pasteboard Options 44 New!
Using Smart Guides 46
Using the Grid 48
Moving Around with the Hand Tool 50
Working with the Info Panel 51
Creating and Displaying Workspaces 52 New!
Using Undo and Redo 54
3 Managing Pages and Books 55
Using the Pages Panel 56
Inserting Pages 58
Changing the Page Size 60 New!
Navigating Pages 62
Adding Color Labels to Pages 64 New!
Deleting Pages 65
Moving Pages 66
Working with Page Spreads 68
Rotating Page Spreads 69
Creating Master Pages 70
Working with Master Pages 72
Working with Page Numbers and Sections 74
Working with Chapter Numbers 76
Creating and Using Text Variables 78
Creating a Book 80 New!
Managing Books 82
Creating a Table of Contents 84
Starting an Index 86
Creating an Index Entry 88
Creating an Index 90
Managing an Index 92
Adjusting Layouts 94
4 Working with Text 95
Using Type Tools 96 New!
Creating Type in a Text Frame 97
Creating Type Using Frame Tools 98
Creating Path Type 100
Importing Text 102
Flowing Imported Text 104
Working with Overflow Text 106
Using Smart Text Reflow 108
Typing and Selecting Text 110
Editing Text with Autocorrect 112
Copying and Moving Text 113
Changing Fonts 114 New!
Changing Font Size 116
Text Leading 117
Text Kerning 118
Text Tracking 119
Scaling or Skewing Text 120
Aligning Paragraphs 121
Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs 122
Creating a Drop Cap 123
Applying a Paragraph Rule 124 New!
Adding Bullets and Numbering 126
Setting Tabs 128
Working with Glyphs 129
Inserting Special Text Characters 130
Working with Hidden Text 131
Setting Text Frame Options 132 New!
Creating Columns 134 New!
Wrapping Text Around an Object 136
Creating Type Outlines 138
Adding Page Numbers to Continued Text 139
5 Placing and Working with Graphics 141
Placing Graphics 142
Placing Graphics with Options 143
Setting Place Import Options 144
Placing Multiple Graphics 146 New!
Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge 148
Adding Captions to Graphics 150 New!
Copying or Moving Graphics 152
Using the Links Panel 153
Managing Linked Graphics 154 New!
Editing a Linked Graphic 156 New!
Displaying XMP Graphic Information 157
Creating Specialty Frames for Graphics 158
Selecting and Moving Frames and Graphics 160 New!
Fitting Graphics in Frames 162 New!
Nesting Graphics in Frames 164
Formatting Graphics in Frames 165
Controlling Graphics Display Performance 166
6 Working with Objects and Layers 169
Creating Shapes 170
Creating Lines 172
Creating Multiple Objects in a Grid 173 New!
Using the Selection Tool 174 New!
Using the Direct Selection Tool 176 New!
Resizing Objects 178 New!
Moving Objects 179 New!
Duplicating Objects 180 New!
Grouping and Combining Objects 182 New!
Aligning Objects 184 New!
Distributing Objects 186 New!
Arranging Object Stack Order 188
Transforming Objects 189
Repeating Object Transformations 190
Using the Free Transform Tool 191
Scaling Objects 192 New!
Shearing Objects 193 New!
Rotating Objects 194 New!
Locking and Unlocking Objects 196 New!
Hiding and Showing Objects 197 New!
Creating Inline Objects 198
Creating Anchored Objects 199
Creating and Deleting Object Layers 200 New!
Setting Layer Options 202
Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects 203 New!
Locking Layers and Objects 204 New!
Merging Layers and Groups 205
Working with Objects on Layers 206 New!
Using the Measure Tool 207
Using Live Screen Drawing 208 New!
7 Applying and Managing Color 209
Changing Color Settings 210
Changing Color Profiles 212
Working with Color Modes 214
Applying Colors 215 New!
Using the Eyedropper Tool 216
Working with the Color Panel 218 New!
Working with the Swatches Panel 220
Managing Color Swatches 222
Working with Swatch Libraries 224
Creating Tint Swatches 225
Creating Gradient Swatches 226
Creating Mixed Inks 228
Using Colors from the Kuler Panel 230
Overprinting Colors 232
Proofing Colors on the Screen 233
8 Applying Fills, Strokes, and Effects 235
Applying Fill and Stroke Colors 236 New!
Changing Stroke Attributes 238
Creating Stroke Styles 240
Applying Gradients 242
Using the Gradient Tool 244
Using the Gradient Feather Tool 245
Creating Blends and Effects 246
Applying Shadow Effects 248
Applying Glow Effects 249
Applying Bevel and Emboss Effects 250
Applying Feather Effects 251
Applying Corner Object Effects 252 New!
Converting Shape Objects 254
Setting Object Defaults 255
9 Working with Points and Paths 257
Drawing with the Pen Tool 258
Selecting and Moving Points and Segments 260
Converting Points 262 New!
Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 264
Splitting Paths 266
Joining Anchor Points 268
Using the Smooth Tool 269
Using the Pencil Tool 270
Erasing to Reshape Paths 272
Working with Pathfinder 273
Creating a Compound Path 274
Working with Clipping Paths 276
10 Working with Tables 279
Creating Tables 280
Importing Text into Tables 282
Entering and Editing Text in a Table 284
Modifying a Table 286
Adjusting Table Rows and Columns 288
Adjusting Table Cells 290
Aligning Content in Table Cells 291
Creating Table Headers and Footers 292
Adding Strokes and Fills 294
Alternating Fills and Strokes 296
Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells 298
Adding a Border to a Table 299
Adjusting Tables in the Text Frame 300
11 Working with Styles 301
Using the Paragraph Styles or Character Styles Panel 302
Changing the Basic Paragraph Style 303
Creating Paragraph Styles 304
Creating Character Styles 306
Creating GREP Styles 308
Creating Style Groups 309
Loading and Importing Styles 310
Applying and Overriding Styles 312
Creating Nested Styles 314
Creating Object Styles 316
Creating Table and Cell Styles 318
Using Quick Apply 320
12 Finalizing a Document 323
Using Spell Check 324
Using Custom Dictionaries 326
Finding and Changing Fonts 327 New!
Using Find and Change 328
Searching for Text 330
Searching Using GREP 332
Searching for Glyphs 333
Searching for Objects 334
Working with Hyphenation 335
Keeping Lines Together 336
Changing Justification Options 337
Using the Story Editor 338 New!
Adding Footnotes 340
Creating and Working with Notes 342
Changing Case 344
13 Creating an Interactive Document 345
Defining Hyperlink Destinations 346
Creating Hyperlinks 348
Converting and Stylizing Hyperlinks 350 New!
Using the Hyperlinks Panel 352
Creating Cross-References 354
Creating Bookmarks 356
Adding Media 358 New!
Setting Media Options 360 New!
Adding Animation with Motion Presets 362 New!
Working with Animations 364 New!
Changing Animation Order 366 New!
Adding Page Transitions 367
Using the Buttons Panel 368
Creating Buttons 370
Working with Events and Actions 372
Working with Button States 374
Setting Button Tab Order 375
Creating Multi-State Objects 376 New!
Using the Preview Panel 378 New!
14 Automating the Way You Work 379
Creating a Library 380
Using and Updating a Library 382
Changing Library Item Information 383
Searching and Sorting Libraries 384
Creating and Using Snippets 386
Creating Conditional Text 388
Using and Running Scripts 390
Using Data Merge 392
Working with XML 394
Exporting XML or IDML 396
15 Exporting a Document 397
Exporting a Document 398 New!
Understanding Export File Formats 399 New!
Exporting as a Print PDF 400
Setting PDF General Options 402 New!
Setting PDF Compression Options 404
Setting PDF Marks and Bleeds Options 405
Setting PDF Output Options 406
Setting PDF Advanced Options 407
Setting PDF Security Options 408
Exporting with PDF Presets 409
Exporting PDF Files in the Background 410 New!
Setting PDF Media Options 411 New!
Exporting as an Interactive PDF 412 New!
Exporting as an EPS 414
Exporting as a Flash Movie 416 New!
Exporting as a Flash File 418 New!
Exporting Cross-Media Files 420 New!
Exporting as a JPEG 422 New!
16 Printing and Outputting a Document 425
Printing a Document 426
Printing with Presets 427
Setting General and Setup Print Options 428 New!
Setting Marks and Bleed Options 430 New!
Setting Graphics Options 432
Previewing Color Separations 433
Setting Output Options 434
Setting Trapping Options 436
Setting Advanced Options 438
Setting Color Management Options 440
Creating a Print Summary 441
Printing Spreads in a Booklet 442
Using Live Preflight 444
Inserting File Information 446
Creating a Package 448 New!
Using Document Fonts 450 New!
17 Customizing the Way You Work 451
Setting General Preferences 452 New!
Setting Interface Preferences 453 New!
Setting Type Preferences 454
Setting Advanced Type Preferences 456
Setting Composition Preferences 457
Setting Units & Increments Preferences 458 New!
Setting Dictionary Preferences 460
Setting Spelling Preferences 462
Setting Notes Preferences 464
Working with Appearance of Black Preferences 465
Setting Story Editor Display Preferences 466
Setting File Handling Preferences 468 New!
Setting Clipboard Handling Preferences 470 New!
Defining Shortcut Keys 471
Customizing Menus 472
Configuring Plug-Ins 473 New!
Customizing the Control Panel 474
18 Collaborating with Others 475
Sharing Text with Buzzword 476 New!
Reviewing Content with CS Review 478 New!
Tracking Text Changes 480 New!
Sharing Content with Adobe InCopy 482
Setting Up User Identification 483 New!
Exporting Content from InDesign 484
Using the Assignments Panel 485
Creating an Assignment 486
Checking Content Out and In 488
Updating Content 489
Working with InCopy 490 New!
19 Working Together with Adobe Programs 491
Exploring Adobe Programs 492 New!
Exploring Adobe Bridge 493
Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 494
Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 495
Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 496 New!
Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 498
Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 500
Applying Image Adjustments 502
Creating a Web Photo Gallery 503
Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 504
Using Mini-Bridge 505 New!
Exploring CS Live Services 506 New!
Sharing My Screen 507 New!
Reviewing CS Documents 508 New!
Exploring Adobe Device Central 510
Checking Content Using Adobe Device Central 511
Using Adobe Extension Manager 512
New Features 513 New!
Adobe Certified Expert 519
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