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March 16, 2006

Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One: Master InDesign with Deke McClelland

Sebastopol, CA--The competition between leading page layout applications used to be quite heated. The once favored QuarkXPress was always competing head-to-head with Adobe's InDesign. Today, InDesign has become the clear favorite with converts making the switch in record numbers. If you're ready to master InDesign, there's nothing like having your own personal tutor, and nothing comes closer than the new Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One (O'Reilly, US $44.99) book from Deke McClelland--a comprehensive training package complete with sample files, full color images, and over two hours of video on DVD.

Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One lets readers see InDesign in action and proceed at their own pace. Under Deke's seasoned guidance, through twelve step-by-step lessons and relevant, real-world projects readers will learn fundamental and advanced concepts, theories, techniques, and best practices for making the most out of InDesign.

"There's no substitute for learning by doing, and if you're looking for a 'hands-on' tutorial to learn how to tap into all the power of InDesign, this is the book for you," says Tim Cole, Senior InDesign Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc.

With more than 850 full-color images, diagrams, and screenshots, Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One shows readers how to:

  • Import text from a word processor, move and scale existing text frames, and check spelling
  • Use the new Adobe Bridge to organize and manage digital assets
  • Draw complex graphic objects, specify process and spot colors, and design custom rules
  • Import and modify layered artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Create inline graphics and anchored objects that move automatically with text from one page to the next
  • Create, edit, and link paragraph styles, complete with nested character styles
  • Use the Next Style function to apply a sequence of style sheets and format an entire document in one operation.
  • Build object styles with embedded paragraph styles in order to format entire frames at a time
  • Use master pages to automate repeating page features
  • Generate a table of contents automatically
  • Compose a fully interactive document--with bookmarks, hyperlinks, buttons, sounds, and movies--and export it to a PDF file that can be played on most computers
  • By diving into InDesign with Deke by their side, readers will design faster, more creatively, and with less effort than ever before.

    Additional Resources:

    Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One
    Deke McClelland
    ISBN: 0-596-10097-3, 528 pages, $44.99 US
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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