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Adobe InDesign for dummies

Author: Deke McClelland; Amy Thomas Buscaglia
Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, ©1999.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces readers to the design, drawing, and publishing tools built-in to Adobe InDesign.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deke McClelland; Amy Thomas Buscaglia
ISBN: 0764505998 9780764505997
OCLC Number: 42583339
Description: 356 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: InDesign in an Afternoon --
Why Use InDesign? --
What the Heck Is Page Layout, Anyway? --
Can't I Just Use My Word Processor? --
Meeting InDesign's Multiple Personalities --
Where to create and edit text --
Where to create graphics --
Where to do everything else --
The Killer Bares Its Fists --
Ten features worth cheering about --
A few reasons not to cheer --
The Killer's Kisser --
Preparing for Lift-off --
Firing Up InDesign --
The Anatomy of a Killer --
Making Your Way through Menus --
Dealing with Dialog Boxes --
Working with Palettes --
Tackling the Toolbox --
Changing Shortcuts --
Making like Quark --
Making like any other program --
It's a Page! --
Opening a New Document --
Your first page options --
Choosing page size settings --
Making margins --
Setting up columns --
Back to Master Text Frame --
Opening a Used Document --
Changing Your Basic Layout Settings --
Changing your page settings --
Modifying margins and columns --
Moving Around Your Document --
Getting handy with the hand tool --
Zooming with the zoom tool --
Viewing by the menu --
Using the magnification box --
The Navigator --
Flipping through pages --
Multiplying your views --
Doing, Undoing, and Redoing Stuff --
Undoing mistakes --
Redoing what you've undone --
Saving Your Work to Disk --
Your very first save --
Saving a backup copy --
Recovering from a system failure --
Rulers, Guides, and Other Shackles --
Making Rulers Work for You --
Choosing measurement units --
Ruling the position of rulers --
Margins and Columns and Gutters, Oh My! --
Making Changes by the Numbers --
Setting Up a Document Grid --
Aligning by Guides --
Creating a custom grid using guides --
Making your work snap to it --
Letting InDesign Adjust Your Layout --
Type is Thicker than Gravy --
Rock Yer Blocks Off --
Typing Text inside InDesign --
Learning to Love Text Blocks --
Editing Text --
Importing Text --
Flowing, Threading, and Other Activities --
Let your text flow --
Changing the threading of blocks --
Customizing a text block --
Checking Your Spelling --
Customizing the Dictionary --
Finding and Changing Stuff --
Finding and replacing text --
Searching for special characters --
Fonts in the 21st Century --
Talking Type --
Publishers prefer PostScript --
Serif and sans serif --
Designer type styles and families --
Type size terminology --
Getting into Character --
Typing special characters --
Typing super special characters --
Typing super-duper special characters --
When Typical Type Won't Do --
Culling from the expert collections --
Multiple master fonts --
The Look of Type --
A First Look at Formatting Text --
Choosing a Font and Type Style --
Applying Special Type Styles --
Squishing, Stretching, and Slanting Type --
Scaling up, down, and sideways --
Slanting type your own way --
Sizing Up Your Type --
Raising and Lowering Text --
Giving Your Text Some Space --
Adjusting the space between lines --
Changing the space between pairs of characters --
Tracking type --
Automatically Replacing Special Characters --
Giving Your Text Some Color --
All the Justification You Need --
Meeting the Paragraph Palette --
Aligning and Justifying Your Type --
Modifying the way text justifies --
Indenting Paragraphs --
Keeping Tabs on the Tabs Palette --
Adjusting Paragraph Spacing --
Controlling paragraph breaks --
Aligning text in neighboring columns --
Giving Paragraphs Rules --
Dropping Down Caps --
The Joys of Hyphenation --
The battle of the composers --
Controlling hyphenation --
Hanging Punctuation and Characters --
Making Files with Style --
What Are Styles and Why Should I Care? --
Paragraph versus character styles --
Meeting the Styles palettes --
Making Styles --
Importing styles from word processors --
Defining styles --
Stylish style tips --
Applying and Modifying Styles --
Finding and Changing Styles --
Pictures on the Paper Trail --
Graphic Language about Graphic Imagery --
Getting outside Graphics inside InDesign --
Yeah, but what format should I use? --
Importing graphics into your layout --
Adjusting Your Graphics --
Making 'em bigger or smaller --
Crop 'til you drop --
Making graphics and frames match --
Giving a graphic a border --
Putting Graphics Inline with Text --
Drawing Graphics of Your Own --
Laying down the line --
Drawing simple shapes --
Transforming Graphics --
Duplicating and Positioning Graphics --
Makin' copies --
Aligning and distributing objects --
Graphic protection: grouping and locking --
Changing the stacking order --
Sorting Graphics on Layers --
The Fill, the Stroke, the Color, the Drama --
Fill 'Em Up, Stroke 'Em Down --
Creating Cool Colors --
Choosing a color model --
Mixing colors in the Color palette --
Saving colors as swatches --
Adding spot colors --
Creating tints of spot colors --
Blending colors for backgrounds --
Cozying Up to the Stroke Palette --
Fancy line tricks --
Slipping an Image into a New Shape --
Changing the Frame You're Dealt --
Editing your brains out --
Making pretty corners --
Giving an image a whole new shape --
Getting Rid of Unwanted Backgrounds --
Creating clipping paths automatically --
Making manual clipping paths --
Editing clipping paths --
The best clipping path of all --
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures --
Doing Wacky Things to Text Frames --
Putting a text block on a diet --
Wrapping Type Around Graphics --
Adjusting the standoff --
Wrapping with the best of 'em --
Turning Type into Graphics --
InDesign for Einsteins --
Page Crazy --
Say Hello to the Pages Palette --
Adding and deleting pages --
Rearranging pages --
Making your spread an island --
Numbering Pages Automatically --
Dividing Documents into Sections --
The Masters Are Your Slaves --
Meeting the Masters --
Making Master Pages --
Setting up your first master page --
Making more masters --
Applying and Removing Master Pages --
Modifying Masters --
Changing master items on document pages --
Making masters that affect other masters --
Saving Time with Libraries --
Creating libraries --
Finding and placing library items --
Tinkering with Links --
What Are Links? --
Looking at Links --
Dealing with scary looking icons --
Getting the lowdown on your links --
Embedding graphics --
When Page Hits Paper --
Going PostScript Professional-Quality --
Setting Up Your Pages --
Printing Your Pages --
Choosing which pages to print --
Printing oversized documents --
Printing in full-blown color --
Dealing with graphics and fonts --
Adding special printer's marks --
Flying through Preflighting --
Packaging Your Stuff --
The Best Printer Is No Printer at All --
HTML or PDF? --
When to use HTML --
When to use PDF --
Exporting Documents to HTML --
Setting up document options --
Choosing basic formatting options --
Reproducing your layout --
Specifying how graphics are converted --
Initiating export and viewing your HTML file --
Exporting Documents to PDF --
Controlling fonts, images, and display --
Compressing graphics --
Choosing which pages to export --
Protecting your PDF file against intruders --
Making and viewing the PDF file --
The Part of Tens --
Ten Shortcuts Everyone Should Know --
Opening, Closing, and Other Vital Tasks --
Displaying and Hiding the Toolbox and Palettes --
Scrolling and Switching Pages --
Zooming by Keys and Clicks --
Viewing and Hiding Layout Elements --
Selecting Selection, Shape, and Type Tools --
Undoing and Redoing Stuff --
Nudging and Duplicating --
Filling and Stroking from the Keyboard --
Formatting Text --
Ten Hidden Tricks Even Einstein Didn't Know --
Creating Killer Fractions --
Making Type Show What It Means --
Ending a Story with Justified Flare --
When a Tab Doesn't Cut It --
Making the Most of Layers --
Engraving Text --
Making Pretty Tables with Rules --
Creating Type that Fades --
Slipping an Image Inside Type --
Jumping around in a Story --
Ten Terrific Typeface Families --
Helvetica --
Antique Olive --
Baskerville --
Garamond --
Palatino --
Bodoni --
American Typewriter --
Script and Calligraphic --
Display Faces --
Zapf Dingbats and Other Symbols --
More Fonts!.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Deke McClelland and Amy Thomas Buscaglia.
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