INGN X For Dummies

INGN X For Dummies

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Over the last few years, Adobe InDesign has made significant inroads against QuarkXPress, with adoptions by major media companies such as Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines; it is now the only desktop publishing program taught at many art schools Shows graphic designers how to get up to speed quickly on the latest InDesign release, make the most of program tools, create great page designs, add sparkle, and output to a variety of media The authors, both Quark experts who've converted to InDesign, offer special tips and insights to Quark users who are making (or thinking of making) the switch to InDesign
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187 x 233 x 22mm | 627g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0764595725
  • 9780764595721
  • 1,478,658

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Design perfect pages with Windows(R) or Mac OS(R) X

Get up to speed and make the switch to InDesign quickly andeasily

Whether you're starting from scratch or migrating from anotherpage layout program, you'll appreciate this plain-English guide toInDesign CS2. It walks you through all the essential informationabout handling graphics, text, objects, and the printing process, plus a thing or two about designing eye-catching publications.You'll be "in" before you know it!

Discover how to

Plan and lay out a publicationSet up and apply Master PagesCreate text frames, picture frames, and linesSet preferences to streamline your workPrepare files for printing
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Starting at the Beginning. Chapter 1: Finding Out How InDesign Works. Chapter 2: Taking a Quick Lap around the Track. Chapter 3: Understanding InDesign Ingredients. Chapter 4: Making It Work Your Way. Part II: Document Essentials. Chapter 5: Opening, Viewing, and Saving Your Work. Chapter 6: Discovering How Pages Work. Chapter 7: Layers and Layers. Chapter 8: Creating Layouts Right the First Time. Chapter 9: Working with Books. Part III: Object Essentials. Chapter 10: Adding Frames, Lines, and Colors. Chapter 11: Aligning Objects with Grids and Guidelines. Chapter 12: Manipulating Objects. Chapter 13: Organizing Objects. Part IV: Text Essentials. Chapter 14: The Ins and Outs of Text. Chapter 15: The Text Frame Tango. Chapter 16: Handling Character Details. Chapter 17: Handling Paragraph Details. Chapter 18: Tricks with Text. Part V: Graphics Essentials. Chapter 19: Importing Pictures. Chapter 20: Special Effects with Graphics. Chapter 21: Creating Complex Shapes. Part VI: Printing and Output Essentials. Chapter 22: Setting Up for Output. Chapter 23: Printing and Other Output Techniques. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Top Ten Resources for InDesign Users. Chapter 25: Top Ten Must-Knows for QuarkXPress Refugees. Chapter 26: Top Ten Must-Knows for PageMaker Orphans. Index.
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About Barbara Assadi

Barbara Assadi is the co-founder and principal of BayCreative, a researchbased advertising and marketing services firm in San Francisco. In that capacity, she manages marketing and creative content for client companies. Previously, she was marketing programs manager and editor-in-chief of Oracle Corporation's Web site and managing editor at Quark, Inc. Barbara has collaborated with coauthor Galen Gruman on several other books on publishing software and has been a contributor to Oracle Magazine, Macworld, Publish, and InfoWorld. She has edited software books for Adobe Systems and Peachpit Press and has taught university-level courses on publishing topics. Galen Gruman is the principal at The Zango Group, an editorial and marketing consulting firm, and senior editorial associate at BayCreative, as well as editorial director at EmergeMedia, publisher of IT Wireless. Currently a frequent contributor to SBS Digital Design, CIO, and InfoWorld, he has also been editor of Macworld and M-Business, executive editor of Upside, West Coast bureau chief of Computerworld, and vice president of content for He is coauthor of 18 other books on desktop publishing, most with Barbara Assadi. Gruman led one of the first successful conversions of a national magazine to desktop publishing in 1986 and has covered publishing technology since then for several publications, including the trade weekly InfoWorld, for which he began writing in 1986, Macworld, whose staff he joined in 1991, and most recently SBS Digital Design.
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