InDesign CS6 Visual QuickStart Guide

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-25
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InDesign CS6: Visual QuickStart Guidehighlights 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.

Author Biography

Sandee Cohen is the senior contributing editor to InDesign Magazine and a popular speaker at many InDesign and publishing conferences around the world. She has taught graphics and computer page layout at publishing houses and design studios as well as at universities. She was the graphics curriculum coordinator at the New School University Computer Instruction Center in New York City. She is the author of From Design into Print and co-author of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CSS.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. iii
Getting Startedp. 1
Working with Panelsp. 2
Using Workspacesp. 4
Using the Tools Panelp. 6
Using the Tool Hints Panelp. 7
Using Contextual Menusp. 8
Document Setupp. 9
The Welcome Screenp. 10
Setting Up Documentsp. 11
Setting the Layout Optionsp. 13
Changing Layout Optionsp. 16
Using the Document Presetsp. 17
Using Document Rulersp. 19
Using the Page Toolp. 21
Working with Guidesp. 23
Using Smart Guidesp. 27
Viewing Transformation Valuesp. 27
Working with Document Gridsp. 28
Changing the Magnificationp. 29
View and Pasteboard Controlsp. 31
Using the Zoom and Hand Toolsp. 33
Controlling Windowsp. 35
Using the Application barp. 36
File Maintenancep. 38
Basic Textp. 41
Creating Text Framesp. 42
Typing Textp. 45
Selecting Textp. 46
Moving and Deleting Textp. 48
Using the Character Panelp. 50
Setting the Typeface and Point Sizep. 51
Styling Textp. 52
Setting Line and Character Spacingp. 54
Applying Text Distortionsp. 56
Setting the Languagep. 57
Applying Paragraph Formattingp. 58
Setting Alignment and Indentsp. 59
Bullets and Numberingp. 61
Setting Paragraph Effectsp. 64
Working with Hidden Charactersp. 66
Using the Glyphs Panelp. 67
Working with Text Flowp. 70
Setting Text Frame General Controlsp. 71
Spanning and Splitting Columnsp. 75
Using the Control Panel for Textp. 76
Using Special Text Charactersp. 77
Working with Objectsp. 79
Types of Framesp. 80
Creating Basic Shapesp. 81
Selecting Objectsp. 83
Moving Objectsp. 84
Replicating Objectsp. 86
Resizing Objectsp. 88
Using the Transform Toolsp. 89
Using the Transform Panelp. 94
Using the Transform Commandsp. 98
Using the Arrange Commandsp. 100
Aligning Objectsp. 101
Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacingp. 104
Using the Gap Toolp. 105
Grouping and Pasting Into Objectsp. 106
Using the Measure Toolp. 108
Using the Info Panel with Objectsp. 110
Locking Objectsp. 111
Selecting Framesp. 112
Working in Colorp. 113
The Basics of Colorp. 114
Using the Color Panelp. 116
Defining and Storing Swatchesp. 120
Using Swatch Librariesp. 128
Creating Tintsp. 129
Using the Color Pickerp. 131
Creating Gradient Swatchesp. 132
Using the Eyedropperp. 135
Overprinting Colorsp. 136
Fills, Strokes, and Effectsp. 137
Applying Fillsp. 138
Applying Stroke Effectsp. 142
Creating Custom Stroke Stylesp. 149
Adding Arrowsp. 154
Corner Optionsp. 154
Opacity and Blend Mode Effectsp. 156
Working with Effectsp. 158
Shadow Effectsp. 159
Glow Effectsp. 160
Bevel and Emboss Effectsp. 161
Satin Effectp. 161
Feather Effectsp. 162
Setting the Global Lightp. 163
Using the Pathfinder Commandsp. 164
Using the Eyedropperp. 167
Setting Object Defaultsp. 169
Points and Pathsp. 171
Pen Pointsp. 172
Drawing Linesp. 173
Drawing Curvesp. 174
Changing Curves and Corner Pointsp. 175
Modifying Pathsp. 176
Modifying Pointsp. 178
Using the Pencil Toolp. 180
Using the Smooth Toolp. 182
Using the Erase Toolp. 183
Adding or Deleting Points on Pathsp. 184
Imported Graphicsp. 185
Placing Artworkp. 186
Using Bridge and Mini Bridgep. 190
Specialty Framesp. 191
Setting the Image Import Optionsp. 194
Working with Images Inside Framesp. 199
Fitting Graphics in Framesp. 201
Linking Graphicsp. 204
Setting Layer Visibilityp. 208
Importing Transparent Imagesp. 209
Viewing Imagesp. 210
Text Effectsp. 213
Wrapping Textp. 214
Text on a Pathp. 220
Working with Paragraph Rulesp. 223
Inline and Anchored Objectsp. 227
Pages and Booksp. 231
Changing the Pages Panelp. 232
Adding Blank Pagesp. 234
Navigating and Moving Pagesp. 235
Modifying Page Sizesp. 239
Creating and Separating Spreadsp. 241
Importing Textp. 242
Flowing Textp. 246
Creating Text Breaksp. 248
Working with Master Pagesp. 249
Rotating Spreadsp. 255
Page Numbers and Text Variablesp. 256
Making Booksp. 260
Creating a Table of Contentsp. 265
Layersp. 271
Creating and Deleting Layersp. 272
Setting the Layer Optionsp. 274
Working with Layersp. 277
Layer Contentsp. 279
Libraries and Snippetsp. 281
Storing Items in a Libraryp. 282
Applying Library Items to a Pagep. 284
Setting the Library Displayp. 285
Searching and Sorting Librariesp. 286
Creating and Using Snippetsp. 287
Tabs and Tablesp. 289
Inserting Tab Charactersp. 290
Setting Tab Stopsp. 291
Creating Tab Leadersp. 294
Creating and Using Tablesp. 295
Navigating Through Tablesp. 300
Selecting Tablesp. 301
Working with Rows and Columnsp. 303
Adjusting Tables Within a Text Framep. 309
Working with Headers and Footersp. 310
Adding Images to Tablesp. 312
Customizing Cellsp. 313
Setting Borders, Strokes, and Fillsp. 316
Alternating Strokes and Fillsp. 319
Adding Diagonal Lines in Cellsp. 322
Using the Table or Control Panelsp. 323
Automating Your Workp. 325
Changing Casep. 326
Checking Spellingp. 326
Using Find/Changep. 330
Using the Text Find/Changep. 332
Using the GREP Find/Changep. 334
Using the Glyph Find/Changep. 335
Using the Object Find/Changep. 336
Saving Searchesp. 336
Adding Captions to Imagesp. 337
Using the Story Editorp. 340
Tracking Text Changesp. 341
Conditional Textp. 343
Conditional Text Setsp. 346
Footnotesp. 347
Using Find Fontp. 350
Keeping Lines Togetherp. 351
Using the Eyedropper on Textp. 352
Using Scriptsp. 354
Stylesp. 355
Working with Paragraph Stylesp. 356
Working with Character Stylesp. 360
Working with Stylesp. 361
Creating Style Groupsp. 363
Loading and Importing Stylesp. 364
Importing Text Styles from Wordp. 366
Applying Styles and Style Overridesp. 368
Clearing Style Overridesp. 369
Redefining and Deleting Stylesp. 371
Automatic Drop Cap Stylingp. 373
Using Nested Stylesp. 374
Creating Nested Line Stylesp. 377
Creating GREP Stylesp. 378
Defining Object Stylesp. 379
Working with Object Stylesp. 381
Defining Table and Cell Stylesp. 382
Using the Quick Apply Featurep. 384
Typographyp. 387
Optical Margin Alignmentp. 388
Using Adobe Paragraph Composerp. 389
Applying Justification Controlsp. 390
Controlling Hyphenationp. 394
Baseline Gridp. 396
Balancing Ragged Linesp. 399
Using OpenTypep. 399
OpenType Categoriesp. 401
Interactive and Multimediap. 403
Types of Interactive Elementsp. 404
Defining Hyperlinksp. 405
Creating Cross-Referencesp. 410
Working with Bookmarksp. 413
Adding Soundsp. 416
Movies and Animationsp. 420
Creating Buttonsp. 423
Sample Buttonsp. 427
Creating PDF Formsp. 428
Sample Formsp. 429
Animating InDesign Objectsp. 430
Timingp. 433
Multi-State Objectsp. 435
Working with the SWF Preview Controlsp. 437
Setting Page Transitionsp. 438
Working with Layoutsp. 441
Collecting and Placing Contentp. 442
Linking Itemsp. 445
Mapping Stylesp. 447
Creating Alternate Layoutsp. 448
Applying Liquid Layout Rulesp. 450
Auto-Fit Commandsp. 454
Printingp. 457
Printing a Documentp. 458
Setting the General Print Optionsp. 459
Choosing the Setup Controlsp. 461
Tiling Pagesp. 462
Setting Marks and Bleedp. 464
Setting the Output Controlsp. 466
Working with Separations Previewp. 468
Color Separations and Ink Managerp. 470
Setting the Graphics Optionsp. 472
Setting the Advanced Optionsp. 473
Flattener Presets and Previewp. 474
Working with Print Presetsp. 478
Creating a Print Summaryp. 479
Creating Printer's Spreadsp. 480
Creating PostScript Filesp. 483
Preflighting Documentsp. 484
Creating Preflight Profilesp. 485
Setting the Preflight Optionsp. 489
Packaging a Documentp. 490
Exportingp. 491
Setting the Export File Optionsp. 492
Creating Print PDF Filesp. 494
Setting the PDF General Controlsp. 494
Setting the PDF Compression Optionsp. 497
Exporting Interative PDF Filesp. 500
Setting the PDF Security Optionsp. 502
Using InDesign Markup Filesp. 504
Exporting for InCopyp. 504
Exporting EPUB Filesp. 505
Exporting HTML Filesp. 506
Exporting JPEG Filesp. 508
Exporting PNG Filesp. 509
Exporting as SWF Filesp. 510
Exporting as FLA Filesp. 511
Exporting Textp. 512
Customizingp. 513
Modifying Keyboard Shortcutsp. 514
Modifying the Menu Commandsp. 517
Choosing the Preferences Categoriesp. 518
General Preferences Controlsp. 518
Interface Preferencesp. 520
Type Preferencesp. 522
Advanced Type Preferencesp. 524
Composition Preferencesp. 525
Units & Increments Preferencesp. 526
Grids Preferencesp. 528
Guides & Pasteboard Preferencesp. 529
Dictionary Preferencesp. 530
Spelling Preferencesp. 533
Autocorrect Preferencesp. 534
Notes Preferencesp. 535
Track Changes Preferencesp. 536
Story Editor Display Preferencesp. 538
Display Performance Preferencesp. 539
Appearance of Black Preferencesp. 541
File Handling Preferencesp. 542
Clipboard Handlingp. 544
Trashing Preferencesp. 544
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