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Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book® (2017 release)

Book Description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign choose Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 16 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in InDesign. Designers will build a strong foundation of typographic, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce a broad range of print and digital publications–from a simple postcard to an interactive Adobe PDF with form fields. The real-world tasks in this comprehensive book are presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format and are designed to train beginning Adobe InDesign users in the program–from fundamental features to powerful layout skills. This book can also help experienced InDesign users elevate their skills and learn about new features.

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. GETTING STARTED
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the software
    4. Saving and restoring the InDesign Defaults file
    5. Training resources
  6. 1 INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE
    1. Getting started
    2. Looking at the workspace
    3. Working with panels
    4. Customizing the workspace
    5. Navigating through a document
    6. Using context menus
    7. Using panel menus
    8. Modifying interface preferences
    9. Exploring on your own
  7. 2 GETTING TO KNOW INDESIGN
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing guides
    3. Preflighting as you work
    4. Adding text
    5. Working with styles
    6. Working with graphics
    7. Working with objects
    8. Working with object styles
    9. Viewing the document in Presentation mode
    10. Exploring on your own
  8. 3 SETTING UP A DOCUMENT AND WORKING WITH PAGES
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating and saving custom document settings
    3. Creating a new document
    4. Switching between open InDesign documents
    5. Working with master pages
    6. Applying master pages to document pages
    7. Adding new document pages
    8. Rearranging and deleting document pages
    9. Changing the size of pages
    10. Adding sections to change page numbering
    11. Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
    12. Viewing the completed spread
    13. Exploring on your own
  9. 4 WORKING WITH OBJECTS
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with layers
    3. Creating and modifying text frames
    4. Creating and modifying graphics frames
    5. Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    6. Placing and linking graphics frames
    7. Changing the shape of a frame
    8. Wrapping text around a graphic
    9. Modifying the shape of frames
    10. Transforming and aligning objects
    11. Selecting and modifying grouped objects
    12. Creating a QR code
    13. Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads
    14. Finishing up
    15. Exploring on your own
  10. 5 FLOWING TEXT
    1. Getting started
    2. Flowing text into an existing frame
    3. Flowing text manually
    4. Creating text frames while flowing text
    5. Creating threaded frames automatically
    6. Flowing text automatically
    7. Applying paragraph styles to text
    8. Adjusting columns
    9. Adding a jump line page number
    10. Exploring on your own
  11. 6 EDITING TEXT
    1. Getting started
    2. Finding and changing a missing font
    3. Entering and importing text
    4. Finding and changing text and formatting
    5. Checking spelling
    6. Editing text by dragging and dropping
    7. Using the Story Editor
    8. Tracking changes
    9. Exploring on your own
  12. 7 WORKING WITH TYPOGRAPHY
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting vertical spacing
    3. Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
    4. Fine-tuning columns
    5. Changing paragraph alignment
    6. Creating a drop cap
    7. Adjusting letter and word spacing
    8. Adjusting line breaks
    9. Setting tabs
    10. Adding a rule above a paragraph
    11. Working with paragraph shading
    12. Exploring on your own
  13. 8 WORKING WITH COLOR
    1. Getting started
    2. Managing color
    3. Defining printing requirements
    4. Creating colors
    5. Applying colors
    6. Working with tint swatches
    7. Working with gradients
    8. Working with color groups
    9. Exploring on your own
  14. 9 WORKING WITH STYLES
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating and applying paragraph styles
    3. Creating and applying character styles
    4. Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    5. Creating and applying object styles
    6. Creating and applying table and cell styles
    7. Globally updating styles
    8. Loading styles from another document
    9. Exploring on your own
  15. 10 IMPORTING AND MODIFYING GRAPHICS
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding graphics from other programs
    3. Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
    4. Managing links to imported files
    5. Updating revised graphics
    6. Adjusting display quality
    7. Working with clipping paths
    8. Working with alpha channels
    9. Importing native Adobe graphic files
    10. Using an InDesign library to manage objects
    11. Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
    12. Exploring on your own
  16. 11 CREATING TABLES
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a table
    3. Converting text to a table
    4. Changing rows and columns
    5. Formatting a table
    6. Adding graphics to table cells
    7. Creating a header row
    8. Creating and applying table and cell styles
    9. Exploring on your own
  17. 12 WORKING WITH TRANSPARENCY
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    3. Applying transparency settings
    4. Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
    5. Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    6. Applying transparency settings to text
    7. Working with effects
    8. Exploring on your own
  18. 13 PRINTING AND EXPORTING
    1. Getting started
    2. Packaging files
    3. Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    4. Previewing separations
    5. Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
    6. Previewing the page
    7. Printing a proof and saving a print preset
    8. Using the Ink Manager
    9. Exploring on your own
  19. 14 CREATING ADOBE PDF FILES WITH FORM FIELDS
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding form fields
    3. Adding a description to a form field
    4. Setting the tab order of the fields
    5. Adding a button to submit the form
    6. Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
    7. Exploring on your own
  20. 15 CREATING A FIXED-LAYOUT EPUB
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a new document for fixed-layout export
    3. Adding animation
    4. Adding multimedia and interactive elements
    5. Exporting an EPUB file
    6. Exploring on your own
  21. INDEX
  22. 16 CREATING A REFLOWABLE EPUB
    1. Getting started
    2. Completing the booklet before export
    3. Choosing the content of an ebook
    4. Adding metadata
    5. Exporting an EPUB file
    6. Exploring on your own