InDesign CS for Macintosh and Windows: Visual Quickstart Guide

Book description

Now that you've finally figured out that InDesign's increasingly tight integration with the rest of Adobe's creative products will enable you to work more creatively and efficiently, all you want to do is get up to speed on it--yesterday, if possible! Enter InDesign CS for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide. Using the task-based, visual approach that has become the hallmark Peachpit's popular Visual QuickStart Guides, this volume provides a fast, easy, comprehensive introduction to everything InDesign. You'll learn about all aspects of the InDesign interface, including its tools and palettes, as well as how to create and navigate documents, import and style text and objects, automate your work, manage long documents, use the Bezier pen tools, and work with color. You'll also find complete coverage of more advanced topics (like preflighting and advanced text control) and a thorough introduction to all of InDesign CS' new features: an updated Story Editor, nested styles, separation previews, and the Package for GoLive command.

Table of contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedicated To
  2. Thanks to
  3. Colophon
  4. Introduction
    1. Using This Book
    2. Instructions
    3. Menu Commands
    4. Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Learning Keyboard Shortcuts
    6. Cross-Platform Issues
    7. Modifier Keys
    8. Platform-Specific Features
  5. 1. Getting Started
    1. Choosing Palettes
      1. Align palette
      2. Attributes palette
      3. Bookmarks palette
      4. Character palette
      5. Character Styles palette
      6. Color palette
      7. Control palette
      8. Flattener Preview palette
      9. Glyphs palette
      10. Gradient palette
      11. Hyperlinks palette
      12. Index palette
      13. Info palette
      14. Layers palette
      15. Library palette
      16. Links palette
      17. Navigator palette
      18. Pages palette
      19. Paragraph palette
      20. Paragraph Styles palette
      21. Pathfinder palette
      22. Script Label palette
      23. Scripts palette
      24. Separations Preview palette
      25. Story palette
      26. Stroke palette
      27. Swatches palette
      28. Table palette
      29. Tabs palette
      30. Tags palette
      31. Text Wrap palette
      32. Transform palette
      33. Transparency palette
      34. Trap Presets palette
    2. Working with Palettes
      1. To open a palette:
      2. To close a palette:
      3. To hide palettes:
      4. To display the palette menus:
      5. To reveal the palette options:
      6. To shrink a palette display:
      7. To expand a palette display:
      8. To display small palette rows:
      9. To nest palettes:
      10. To unnest palettes:
      11. To create a side tab:
      12. To collapse and expand side tabs:
      13. To dock a palette:
      14. To undock palettes:
    3. Using Workspaces
      1. To save a custom workspace:
      2. To apply a workspace:
      3. To delete a workspace:
    4. Using the Toolbox
      1. To choose a tool:
      2. To open the related tools:
      3. To see the tool keyboard shortcuts:
    5. Using Contextual Menus
      1. To display contextual menus:
  6. 2. Document Setup
    1. Starting Documents
      1. To set the basic options for a new document:
      2. To set the advanced options for a new document:
    2. Choosing Layout Options
      1. To set facing pages:
      2. To set the size of the page:
      3. To set the orientation:
      4. To set the margins:
      5. To set the columns and gutters:
      6. To set the document defaults:
    3. Changing Layout Options
      1. To change the document setup:
      2. To change the margins and columns:
    4. Using the Document Presets
      1. To save the document settings as document preset:
      2. To apply a document present:
      3. To edit a document preset:
      4. To create a new document preset:
      5. To delete a document preset:
      6. To export document presets:
      7. To import document presets:
    5. Using Document Rulers
      1. To show and hide the document rulers:
      2. To change the unit of measurement:
      3. To reposition the zero point:
      4. To set the origin of the rulers:
    6. Working with Guides
      1. To change the guide preferences:
      2. To show and hide guides:
      3. To make objects snap to guides:
      4. To move column guides:
      5. To create ruler guides:
      6. To create rows and columns using guides:
      7. To reposition ruler guides:
      8. To move existing ruler guides:
      9. To delete ruler guides:
      10. To lock guides:
      11. To change the appearance of ruler guides:
    7. Working With Document Grids
      1. To display the grids:
      2. To hide the grids:
      3. To change the grid appearance:
      4. To turn on Snap to Grid:
    8. Changing the Magnification
      1. To zoom with the View commands:
      2. To use the magnification list:
      3. To enter a specific magnification amount:
    9. View and Pasteboard Controls
      1. To choose the four View modes:
      2. To change the Preview Background color:
      3. To change the Minimum Vertical Offset:
    10. Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
      1. To use the Zoom tool:
      2. To create a marquee zoom:
      3. To use the Hand tool:
      4. To temporarily access the Hand tool:
    11. Using the Navigator Palette
      1. To use the Navigator zoom buttons:
      2. To set a specific magnification:
      3. To use the Zoom slider:
      4. To change the view spread options:
      5. To move using the Navigator Preview area:
      6. To change the color of the View Box:
    12. Controlling Windows
      1. To see a document in two windows:
      2. To control the order of documents (Mac):
    13. File Maintenance
      1. To save and name a file (Win):
      2. To save and name a file (Mac):
      3. To create a copy of a document:
      4. To go back to the saved version of a document:
      5. To undo the steps you have done:
      6. To redo the steps you have done:
      7. To close a document:
      8. To recover a file:
      9. To open a file within InDesign:
      10. To open recently saved documents:
  7. 3. Basic Text
    1. Creating Text Frames
      1. To create a text frame with the Type tool:
      2. To draw an elliptical frames:
      3. To draw a polygon frame:
      4. To create a star frame:
      5. To draw a rectangular frame:
      6. To set the size of a frame numerically:
      7. To convert unassigned frames:
    2. Typing Text
      1. To type text:
      2. To move the insertion point:
      3. To move the point using the keyboard:
    3. Selecting Text
      1. To select text using the mouse:
      2. To select a single word:
      3. To select a single line:
      4. To select a paragraph:
      5. To select all the text in a frame or story:
      6. To select text using keyboard shortcuts:
    4. Moving and Deleting Text
      1. To copy and paste text:
      2. To duplicate text:
    5. Using the Character Palette
      1. To work with the Character palette:
    6. Setting the Typeface and Point Size
      1. To choose a font (typeface):
      2. To change the point size:
    7. Styling Text
      1. To apply electronic styles:
      2. To customize Underline and Strikethrough Options:
    8. Setting Line and Character Spacing
      1. To set the leading:
      2. To set kerning:
      3. To set tracking:
      4. To set the baseline shift:
    9. Applying Text Distortions
      1. To apply horizontal scaling:
      2. To apply vertical scaling:
      3. To skew text:
    10. Setting the Language
      1. To set the language:
    11. Applying Paragraph Formatting
      1. To work with the Paragraph palette:
    12. Setting Alignment and Indents
      1. To set paragraph alignment:
      2. To set the margin indents:
      3. To create a hanging bullet or numbered list:
    13. Inserting a Manual Indent
      1. To use the Indent to Here character:
      2. To remove the Indent to Here character:
    14. Setting Paragraph Effects
      1. To add space between paragraphs:
      2. To create drop caps:
      3. To turn on hyphenation:
    15. Using the Text Utilities
      1. To display hidden characters:
      2. To change the colors of the hidden characters:
      3. To insert characters:
    16. Working with Text Flow
      1. To link text between frames:
      2. To change the link between frames:
      3. To show the links between frames:
    17. Setting Text Frame Controls
      1. To create text frame columns:
      2. To use the fixed column width:
      3. To control the frame inset:
      4. To control the first baseline:
      5. To set the vertical justification:
      6. To set the paragraph spacing limit:
    18. Using the Control Palette for Text
      1. To use the Control palette for Character settings:
      2. To use the Control palette for Paragraph settings:
    19. Using Special Text Characters
      1. To insert special characters:
      2. To insert special space characters:
    20. Windows Commands
      1. Insert Special Character Commands
      2. Insert White Space
    21. Macintosh Commands
      1. Insert Special Character Commands
      2. Insert White Space
  8. 4. Working with Objects
    1. Types of Frames
      1. Unassigned frames
      2. Graphic frames
      3. Text frames
    2. Creating Basic Shapes
      1. To create a rectangular graphic frame:
      2. To create an elliptical graphic frame:
      3. To create objects numerically:
      4. To create a polygon graphic frame:
      5. To create straight lines:
    3. Selecting Objects
      1. To select by clicking:
      2. To select by dragging a marquee:
      3. To select all the objects on a page:
    4. Moving Objects
      1. To move an object by dragging:
      2. To use the Move command:
      3. To copy an object as you drag:
    5. Replicating Objects
      1. To copy objects:
      2. To cut objects:
      3. To paste objects:
      4. To duplicate objects:
      5. To duplicate multiple objects:
      6. To create a grid of objects:
    6. Resizing Objects
      1. To resize using the bounding box handles:
    7. Using the Transform Tools
      1. To control the effect of the transform tools:
      2. To control the transformation point:
      3. To scale objects visually using the Scale tool:
      4. To scale objects using the Scale command:
      5. To scale objects numerically using the Scale tool:
      6. To rotate objects visually using the Rotation tool:
      7. To rotate objects using the rotate command:
      8. To rotate objects numerically using the Rotate tool:
      9. To shear objects visually using the Shear tool:
      10. To shear objects using the shear command:
      11. To shear objects numerically using the Shear tool:
      12. To scale using the Free Transform tool:
      13. To rotate using the Free Transform tool:
    8. Using the Transform Palette
      1. To open the Transform palette:
      2. To set the Transform palette reference point:
      3. To move an object with the Transform palette:
      4. To resize with the Transform palette:
      5. To resize proportionally:
      6. To scale with the Transform palette:
      7. To scale proportionally with the Transform palette:
      8. To rotate with the Transform palette:
      9. To shear with the Transform palette:
    9. Using the Transform Palette Menu
      1. To rotate with the Transform palette menu:
      2. To flip objects using the Transform palette menu:
    10. Using the Arrange Commands
      1. To move up or down one level in a stack:
      2. To move up or down the entire stack:
    11. Aligning Objects
      1. To work with the Align palette:
      2. To align objects:
      3. To distribute objects:
      4. To distribute the space between objects:
      5. To use spacing to distribute objects:
      6. To set the spacing between objects:
    12. Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
      1. To group objects:
      2. To nest groups:
      3. To select objects within groups:
      4. To use commands to select objects within groups:
      5. To ungroup objects:
      6. To paste an object into another:
      7. To select just the container object:
      8. To select just the content object:
      9. To move only the content object:
      10. To move only the container:
      11. To move the pasted-in content and the container:
      12. To remove a pasted-in content:
      13. To swap one pasted-in content for another:
    13. Using the Control Palette for Objects
      1. To use the Control palette with a single object:
      2. To use the Control palette with multiple objects:
      3. To use the Control palette with grouped or pasted-in objects:
    14. Using the Measurement Tool
      1. To measure distances using the Measurement tool:
      2. To move a measuring line:
      3. To reposition the points of the measuring line:
      4. To measure angles:
    15. Using the Info Palette with Objects
      1. To see the document information:
      2. To see the text information:
      3. To see the placed object information:
    16. Locking Objects
      1. To lock the position of an object:
      2. To unlock objects:
    17. Selecting Frames
  9. 5. Working in Color
    1. The Basics of Color
    2. Using the Color Palette
      1. To choose the options in the Color palette:
      2. To define CMYK colors:
      3. To mix RGB colors:
      4. To mix LAB colors:
      5. To convert out-of-gamut colors:
      6. To apply colors to a fill or stroke:
      7. To transfer colors from the Color palette:
    3. Defining and Storing Swatches
      1. To work with the Swatches palette:
      2. To add a color to the Swatches palette:
      3. To drag colors into the Swatches palette:
      4. To define a new color swatch:
      5. To modify a color swatch:
      6. To apply a swatch color:
      7. To delete swatches:
      8. To delete all unused swatches:
      9. To merge swatches:
      10. To move swatches to new positions:
      11. To duplicate a swatch:
      12. To import swatches from other documents:
      13. To name unnamed colors:
      14. To create default colors:
    4. Using Swatch Libraries
      1. To add colors from swatch libraries:
      2. To import swatches from other documents:
    5. Creating Mixed Inks
      1. To create a single Mixed Ink swatch:
      2. To create a Mixed Ink Group:
      3. To modify all the swatches in a mixed ink group:
      4. To modify a mixed ink swatch:
    6. Creating Tints
      1. To create a tint swatch:
      2. To tint a swatch using the Color palette:
      3. To store a tint swatch of a color:
      4. To modify tint swatches:
    7. Creating Gradient Swatches
      1. To define a gradient:
      2. To add gradient color stops:
      3. To delete a gradient color stop:
      4. To modify a gradient swatch:
      5. To work with the Gradient palette:
      6. To create unnamed gradients:
      7. To store an unnamed gradient:
    8. Using the Eyedropper
      1. To sample and store colors from placed graphics:
    9. Overprinting Colors
      1. To set a fill or stroke to overprint:
      2. To turn on the overprint preview:
  10. 6. Styling Objects
    1. Applying Fills
      1. To apply a fill to an object:
      2. To drag fill effects onto objects:
      3. To apply a fill to selected text:
      4. To apply a fill to all the text in a frame:
      5. To apply a gradient fill:
      6. To adjust a gradient fill:
      7. To apply a fill of None:
      8. To create a compound path:
      9. To release a compound path:
    2. Applying Stroke Effects
      1. To apply a stroke to an object:
      2. To drag stroke effects onto objects:
      3. To swap the fill and stroke settings:
      4. To apply a stroke to selected text:
      5. To apply a stroke to all the text in a frame:
      6. To apply a gradient stroke:
      7. To work with the Stroke palette:
      8. To set the stroke weight (thickness):
      9. To reset the stroke weight:
      10. To set the caps and joins:
      11. To set the miter limit:
      12. To set the alignment of a stroke:
      13. To apply stroke styles to strokes:
      14. To set a stroke gap color:
      15. To create custom dashed strokes:
    3. Creating Custom Stroke Styles
      1. To create custom styles for strokes:
      2. To create a set the stripe controls:
      3. To create a custom dashed stroke style:
      4. To create a custom dotted stroke style:
      5. To edit a stroke style:
      6. To save strokes for use in another document:
      7. To transfer strokes from another document:
      8. To delete a stroke from document:
    4. Adding Arrows and Corner Effects
      1. To add arrowheads and end shapes:
      2. To apply corner effects:
    5. Applying Transparency
      1. To open the Transparency palette:
      2. To reduce an object’s opacity:
      3. To add a blend mode to objects:
      4. To create a knockout group:
      5. To isolate the blending in objects:
    6. Adding Drop Shadows and Feathers
      1. To add a drop shadow to an object:
      2. To remove a drop shadow from an object:
      3. To add a feathered edge to an object:
      4. To remove a feather from an object:
    7. Using the Pathfinder Commands
      1. To use the Pathfinder commands:
      2. To separate the results of the Pathfinder commands:
    8. Using the Eyedropper
      1. To set the eyedropper options:
      2. To sample and apply object attributes:
      3. To sample new attributes:
      4. To use the precision eyedropper:
    9. Setting Object Defaults
      1. To set current document defaults:
      2. To set global defaults:
      3. To apply the InDesign fill and stroke defaults:
  11. 7. Pen and Bezier Tools
    1. Pen Points
      1. Elements of Paths:
    2. Drawing Lines
      1. To create straight lines:
      2. To close a path with a straight line:
    3. Drawing Curves
      1. To create smooth curves:
      2. To close a path with a smooth curve:
      3. To create a corner curve:
    4. Changing Curves and Corner Points
      1. To retract a handle:
      2. To extend a handle from a point:
    5. Modifying Paths
      1. To move individual points:
      2. To select and move multiple points:
      3. To move control handles:
      4. To split paths:
      5. To change the path direction:
    6. Modifying Points
      1. To add points to a path:
      2. To delete points from a path:
      3. To delete a segment in a path:
      4. To modify an anchor point:
    7. Using the Pencil Tool
      1. To draw with the Pencil tool:
      2. To edit paths with the Pencil tool:
      3. To set the preferences for the Pencil tool:
    8. Using the Smooth Tool
      1. To smooth paths with the Smooth tool:
      2. To set the preferences for the Smooth tool:
    9. Using the Erase Tool
      1. To delete paths with the Erase tool:
    10. Adding or Deleting Points on Paths
  12. 8. Imported Graphics
    1. Placing Artwork
      1. To place artwork without drawing a frame:
      2. To place artwork into an existing frame:
      3. To replace the artwork in an existing frame:
      4. To move or copy artwork between frames:
    2. Specialty Frames
      1. To create a compound shape:
      2. To add an image to a compound shape:
      3. To split a compound shape:
      4. To convert text to frames:
      5. To import paths as frames:
    3. Setting Image Import Options
      1. To set the import options for pixel images:
      2. To set the import options for EPS images:
      3. To import PDF files:
    4. Working with Images Inside Frames
      1. To select and move both the frame and the image:
      2. To select the image within the frame:
      3. To select and move just the frame:
      4. To transform both the frame and the placed image:
      5. To modify the frame only:
      6. To modify the placed graphic only:
    5. Fitting Graphics in Frames
      1. To resize the graphic to the frame size:
      2. To proportionally resize to the frame size:
      3. To resize the frame to the graphic size:
      4. To center the graphic within the frame:
      5. To numerically position graphics within frames:
      6. To numerically position graphics on the page:
      7. To transform images within a frame:
    6. Nesting Graphic Elements
      1. To create a nested frame:
      2. To select and move nested elements:
      3. To use the Select commands for nested elements:
    7. Inline Graphics
      1. To create an inline graphic:
      2. To import an image directly as an inline graphic:
      3. To force text around a first character inline graphic:
    8. Styling Placed Images
      1. To color the frame fill or stroke:
      2. To color a grayscale image:
    9. Linking Graphics
      1. To examine the links in a document:
      2. To relink graphics when you open a document:
      3. To relink a missing graphic:
      4. To update modified links:
      5. To jump to a linked graphic in the document:
      6. To edit a linked graphic:
      7. To see the link information:
    10. Embedding Graphics
      1. To embed placed images or text:
      2. To unembed images:
    11. Using Clipping Paths
      1. To import a file with a clipping path:
      2. To modify the shape of a clipping path:
      3. To convert a clipping path into a frame:
      4. To choose a path as an InDesign clipping path:
      5. To create a clipping path from an image:
      6. To choose an alpha channel as a clipping path:
      7. To modify the effects of a clipping path:
      8. To delete the clipping path around an image:
    12. Importing Transparent Images
      1. To use the transparency in a Photoshop file:
      2. To use the transparency in an Illustrator file:
      3. To apply an alpha channel to an image:
    13. Viewing Images
      1. To set the default appearance of previews:
      2. To switch the default view setting:
      3. To set individual image previews:
      4. To set the raster and vector displays:
      5. To set the transparency effects displays:
    14. Applying Effects to Images
      1. To apply effects to imported images:
  13. 9. Text Effects
    1. Wrapping Text
      1. To apply a text wrap:
      2. To set the text wrap contour options:
      3. To wrap text around an invisible object:
      4. To create a custom text wrap:
      5. To ignore the text wrap:
    2. Text on a Path
      1. To run text on the outside of a path:
      2. To position text on a path:
      3. To apply effects to text on a path:
      4. To set the vertical alignment of text on a path:
    3. Working with Paragraph Rules
      1. To apply paragraph rules:
      2. To style the appearance of a rule:
      3. To control the width of a rule:
      4. To control the offset of a rule:
      5. To reverse text using rules:
  14. 10. Pages and Books
    1. Changing the Pages Palette
      1. To open the Pages palette:
      2. To control the display of the Pages palette:
    2. Adding Blank Pages
      1. To manually add pages:
      2. To add pages using the Insert command:
    3. Navigating Pages
      1. To target a page:
      2. To work on a page:
      3. To move to a specific page using the Pages palette:
      4. To navigate using the window page menu:
      5. To use the navigation controls:
      6. To navigate using the Layout menu:
      7. To duplicate pages:
      8. To delete pages:
      9. To rearrange pages in a document:
    4. Creating and Separating Spreads
      1. To create an island spread:
      2. To dismantle an island spread:
      3. To keep the pages in a spread together:
      4. To separate spread pages:
      5. To join pages together into a spread:
    5. Importing Text
      1. To import text:
      2. To set the options for Microsoft Word files:
      3. To set the options for Microsoft Excel files:
      4. To set the options for ASCII files:
    6. Flowing Text
      1. To import text into a new frame:
      2. To create master text frames:
      3. To import text into an existing or master frame:
      4. To manually flow text:
      5. To semi-autoflow text:
      6. To autoflow pages with text:
      7. To flow text onto a fixed number of pages:
      8. To add placeholder text:
    7. Creating Text Breaks
      1. To insert break characters:
    8. Working with Master Pages
      1. To add objects to a master page:
      2. To create new master pages:
      3. To convert a document page to a master page:
      4. To apply a new master to a page:
      5. To apply masters with the Pages palette:
      6. To base masters on existing masters:
      7. To modify master elements on document pages:
      8. To release all master elements on a page:
      9. To separate an item from the master item:
      10. To separate all the master items on a page:
      11. To change the display of master page items:
      12. To remove local overrides and reapply the master:
    9. Adjusting Layouts
      1. To set the layout adjustment options:
    10. Working with Page Numbers
      1. To add automatic page numbering:
      2. To create a document section:
      3. To add a section marker character:
      4. To create a continued to/from page number:
    11. Making Books
      1. To create an electronic book file:
      2. To add documents to a book:
      3. To remove documents from a book:
      4. To open documents in a book:
      5. To change the order of the documents in a book:
      6. To set the style source for a book document:
      7. To synchronize files to the style source:
      8. To set the synchronizing options:
      9. To update files in a book:
      10. To replace a file in a book:
      11. To set how page numbers are adjusted:
      12. To set the numbers for each document in a book:
      13. To force the pagination in a book:
      14. To print a book:
      15. To preflight a book:
      16. To package a book:
      17. To export the book files as a PDF:
      18. To control what parts of a book are changed:
    12. Creating a Table of Contents
      1. To prepare a document for a table of contents:
      2. To define the styles for TOC entries:
      3. To generate the TOC:
      4. To enter the title of the table of contents:
      5. To choose the listings for the table of contents:
      6. To format the entries in the table of contents:
      7. To open the additional table of contents controls:
      8. To set the advanced Style options for each entry:
      9. To control the separator character:
      10. To alphabetize the table of contents:
      11. To indent the entries in a table of contents:
      12. To set the table of contents options:
    13. Creating an Index
      1. To apply an index reference to text:
      2. To generate an index file:
  15. 11. Layers
    1. Creating and Deleting Layers
      1. To open the Layers palette:
      2. To create new layers:
      3. To duplicate a layer:
      4. To create new layers while pasting:
      5. To delete a layer:
      6. To delete all unused layers:
    2. Setting the Layer Options
      1. To name a layer:
      2. To set the highlight color for a layer:
      3. To lock a layer:
      4. To hide a layer:
      5. To show a layer:
      6. To control the guides on a layer:
      7. To control the text wrap for hidden layers:
    3. Working with Layers
      1. To apply objects to layers:
      2. To move objects from one layer to another:
      3. To reorder layers:
      4. To merge layers:
  16. 12. Libraries
    1. Storing Items in a Library
      1. To create a library:
      2. To add items to a library:
      3. To add a page to a library:
      4. To add library items to a document:
      5. To delete items from a library:
    2. Setting the Library Display
      1. To change the library display:
      2. To add to the library item information:
    3. Searching and Sorting Libraries
      1. To search within a library:
      2. To display all the library entries:
      3. To sort library entries:
  17. 13. Tabs and Tables
    1. Inserting Tab Characters
      1. To insert tab characters into text:
      2. To insert a right tab character:
    2. Setting Tab Stops
      1. To open the Tabs palette:
      2. To set tab stops:
      3. To change tab settings:
      4. To set a repeating tab:
      5. To remove tab stops:
      6. To clear all the tabs off the ruler:
      7. To set a custom alignment character:
    3. Creating Tab Leaders
      1. To add tab leaders:
    4. Creating and Using Tables
      1. To create a new table in a text frame:
      2. To convert text into a table:
      3. To import a table from Word or Excel:
      4. To choose the cells that should be imported:
      5. To set the formatting for Excel cells:
      6. To set the formatting for Word tables:
      7. To place a table in a table cell:
      8. To convert a table to text:
    5. Navigating Through Tables
      1. To insert text into table cells:
      2. To move from one cell to another:
      3. To insert a tab character into a table:
      4. To jump to a specific row:
    6. Selecting Tables
      1. To select text in a table cell:
      2. To select text in multiple table cells:
      3. To select a table column:
      4. To select a table row:
      5. To select the entire table:
      6. To use the table selection commands:
    7. Working with Rows and Columns
      1. To change the number of rows and columns:
      2. To insert columns into a table:
      3. To insert rows into a table:
      4. To insert rows as you type:
      5. To add columns as you drag the table edge:
      6. To add rows as you drag the table edge:
      7. To delete table columns:
      8. To delete table rows:
      9. To delete the entire table:
      10. To delete the content in table cells:
      11. To copy and paste the content in table cells:
      12. To change a single row height visually:
      13. To change all the rows visually:
      14. To set the row height numerically:
      15. To change the column width visually:
      16. To set the column width numerically:
      17. To automatically distribute columns:
      18. To automatically distribute rows:
      19. To set the keep options for rows:
    8. Adjusting Tables Within a Text Frame
      1. To set the spacing around a table:
      2. To flow tables between frames:
    9. Working with Headers and Footers
      1. To add a header or footer to a table:
      2. To set the repeat options for headers and footers:
      3. To convert cells into a table header:
      4. To convert cells into a table footer:
      5. To convert header or footer cells into body cells:
    10. Adding Images to Tables
      1. To insert a graphic into a table cell:
      2. To control the display of a graphic inside a cell:
    11. Customizing Cells
      1. To merge cells:
      2. To unmerge cells:
      3. To split cells:
      4. To set the cell options for text:
      5. To set the text vertical alignment:
      6. To set the vertical justification spacing:
      7. To control the first baseline in a cell:
    12. Setting Borders, Strokes, and Fills
      1. To add a border around the table:
      2. To preserve the formatting applied to cells:
      3. To customize the strokes around individual cells:
      4. To set the stacking order for the border and strokes:
      5. To customize the fill inside individual cells:
    13. Alternating Strokes and Fills
      1. To alternate repeating strokes for rows:
      2. To alternate repeating strokes for columns:
      3. To alternate repeating fills:
    14. Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells
      1. To add diagonal lines in cells:
    15. Using the Table or Control palettes
      1. To work with the Table palette or Control palette:
  18. 14. Automating Text
    1. Changing Case
      1. To change text case:
    2. Checking Spelling
      1. To use the spell check command:
      2. To ignore specialized words:
      3. To correct the error displayed:
      4. To add words to the spell check dictionary:
      5. To edit the dictionary:
    3. Finding and Changing Text
      1. To set the Find/Change text strings:
      2. To apply the Find/Change changes:
      3. To ignore a Find/Change instance:
      4. To Find/Change metacharacters:
      5. To search for wildcard characters:
      6. To expand the Find/Change options:
      7. To search for formatting options:
      8. To set the replacement formatting options:
      9. To delete the formatting options:
    4. Find Dialog Box Settings
    5. Using the Story Editor
      1. To use the Story Editor:
      2. To set the preferences for text display:
      3. To set the preferences for cursor display:
    6. Defining Styles
      1. To define a paragraph style manually:
    7. Paragraph Style Categories
      1. To define a paragraph style by example:
      2. To set the next paragraph style:
      3. To define a character style:
      4. To define a character style by example:
      5. To base one style on another:
      6. To duplicate a style:
      7. To set style keyboard shortcuts:
      8. To transfer styles from an InDesign document:
      9. To import styles with placed text:
    8. Applying Styles
      1. To apply paragraph styles:
      2. To apply character styles:
    9. Overriding Styles
      1. To override paragraph styles:
      2. To override local character formatting:
      3. To override character styles:
    10. Changing and Deleting Styles
      1. To redefine a paragraph or character style:
      2. To redefine a style by example:
      3. To delete styles:
    11. Automatic Drop Cap Styling
      1. To apply automatic drop cap character styling:
      2. To apply automatic drop cap in a paragraph style:
    12. Using Nested Styles
      1. Understanding how Nested Styles work:
      2. To prepare to use Nested Styles:
      3. To apply the Nested Styles command to text:
      4. To set the repeating elements in a nested style:
      5. To manually insert the End Nested Style Character:
      6. To change the order of multiple nested styles:
      7. To apply nested styles in a paragraph style:
    13. Using the Eyedropper on Text
      1. To set the eyedropper options for text:
      2. To sample and apply paragraph attributes:
      3. To sample and apply character attributes:
      4. To sample new text attributes:
    14. Creating Tagged Text
      1. To export tags from InDesign:
      2. To import tagged text:
      3. To set tagged-text import options:
    15. Using Find Font
      1. To make changes using Find Font:
      2. To replace missing fonts:
    16. Keeping Lines Together
      1. To set the keep options for a paragraph:
      2. To set the keep options in a paragraph style:
    17. Using Scripts
      1. To run scripts in InDesign:
      2. Scripting requirements (Mac):
      3. Scripting requirements (Win):
  19. 15. Typography Controls
    1. Optical Margin Alignment
      1. To set optical margin adjustment:
    2. Using Adobe Paragraph Composer
      1. To apply paragraph composition:
    3. Applying Justification Controls
      1. To set word spacing:
      2. To set letter spacing:
      3. To set glyph scaling:
      4. To set the Auto Leading percentage:
      5. To set the single word justification:
    4. Controlling Hyphenation
      1. To turn on hyphenation:
      2. To control the hyphenation:
      3. To apply the no-break command:
      4. To use a discretionary hyphen:
      5. To edit the hyphenation in the dictionary:
    5. Baseline Grid
      1. To set the baseline grid:
      2. To align text to a baseline grid:
      3. To align just the first line to the baseline grid.:
    6. Balancing Ragged Lines
      1. To balance uneven line breaks:
    7. Using OpenType
      1. To set automatic OpenType alternate characters:
      2. To choose the alternate glyphs:
      3. To view certain categories in the Glyphs palette:
    8. OpenType Features
  20. 16. Color Management
    1. Choosing Color Settings
      1. To turn on color management:
      2. To set the RGB working space:
      3. To set the CMYK working space:
      4. To set the Color Management Policies:
      5. To set the conversion options:
    2. Working with Profiles
      1. To control a placed image’s color management:
  21. 17. Interactive PDF Elements
    1. Types of Interactive Elements
    2. Defining Hyperlinks
      1. To choose the type of hyperlink:
      2. To create a page destination:
      3. To create a text anchor destination:
      4. To create a URL destination:
      5. To edit a destination:
      6. To create a hyperlink from an existing destination:
      7. To choose a page destination:
      8. To create an unnamed page destination:
      9. To choose a text anchor destination:
      10. To choose a previously defined URL destination:
      11. To create an unnamed URL destination:
      12. To choose the appearance of a hyperlink:
      13. To edit hyperlinks:
      14. To reset the hyperlink source:
      15. To update the hyperlink to an external document:
    3. Working with Hyperlinks
      1. To move to a hyperlink:
      2. To move to a hyperlink destination:
      3. To delete a hyperlink destination:
    4. Working with Bookmarks
      1. To create a bookmark:
      2. To rename a bookmark:
      3. To rename a bookmark in the list area:
      4. To delete a bookmark:
      5. To move bookmarks to new positions:
      6. To nest bookmarks:
      7. To unnest bookmarks:
    5. Adding Sounds
      1. To add a sound to a document:
      2. To add an empty sound clip:
      3. To set the Sound Options:
    6. Adding Movies
      1. To add a movie to a document:
      2. To add an empty movie clip:
      3. To set the name and movie description:
      4. To add a movie to the document movie clip:
      5. To choose a URL connection for a movie:
    7. Movie Display Options
      1. To set the movie poster options:
      2. To set the play options for the movie:
      3. To set the movie display options:
    8. Creating Buttons
      1. To create a button manually:
      2. To create a button numerically:
      3. To convert an object into a button:
      4. To type text in a button:
      5. To import text into a button:
      6. To add an image to a button:
    9. General Button Properties
      1. To set the General controls of the Button Options:
    10. Setting the Button States
      1. To add button states:
      2. To delete button states:
      3. To enable a state:
      4. To disable a state:
      5. To convert a state:
      6. To create new states using imported artwork:
      7. To edit button states using imported artwork:
      8. To change a button state by selecting the object:
      9. To delete the content from a button state:
      10. To apply the appearances to buttons:
      11. To modify the button themes:
    11. Applying Behaviors
      1. To apply a behavior to a button:
      2. To apply multiple behaviors to a button:
      3. To edit existing behaviors:
      4. To change the position of a behavior:
      5. To change the event associated with a behavior:
    12. Deleting or Deactivating Behaviors
      1. To delete a behavior:
      2. To deactivate a behavior or mouse event:
    13. Exporting Interactive PDFs
      1. To set the interactive/multimedia export controls:
  22. 18. Output
    1. Printing a Document
      1. To print a document:
      2. To set elements not to print:
    2. Print Dialog Box Categories
    3. Setting the General Print Options
      1. To choose the printer:
      2. To control the copies:
      3. To control the pages:
      4. To set the general options:
    4. Choosing the Setup Controls
      1. To set the paper size and orientation:
      2. To choose the setup options:
    5. Tiling Pages
      1. To set automatic tiling:
      2. To set auto justified tiling:
      3. To set manual tiling:
    6. Setting Marks and Bleed
      1. To set the page marks:
      2. To set the bleed area:
      3. To set the slug area:
    7. Setting the Output Controls
      1. To control how colors are printed:
      2. To change the screen settings:
      3. To turn on basic trapping:
    8. Working with Separations Preview
      1. To turn on separations preview:
    9. Separation Preview Plate Settings
      1. To view the inks for each plate:
      2. To check the ink limit:
    10. Color Separations and Ink Manager
      1. To set the inks to be printed:
      2. To convert spot colors to process:
      3. To map one color to be the alias of another:
    11. Setting the Graphics Options
      1. To control the data sent for images:
      2. To control the font information sent for printing:
    12. Setting the Advanced Options
      1. To set the OPI controls:
      2. To set the flattener preset:
    13. Flattener Presets and Preview
      1. To create a transparency flattener preset:
      2. To edit a transparency flattener preset:
      3. To delete transparency flattener presets:
      4. To save a transparency flattener preset:
      5. To load a transparency flattener preset:
      6. To apply a flattener preset to an individual spread:
      7. To preview the flattener settings:
    14. Working with Print Presets
      1. To save a print preset:
      2. To apply a print preset:
      3. To define a printer preset:
      4. To delete a printer preset:
      5. To export printer presets:
      6. To import printer presets:
    15. Creating a Print Summary
      1. To use the Summary area:
    16. Creating PostScript Files
      1. To create a standard PostScript file:
      2. To create a device-independent PostScript file:
    17. Creating a Preflight Report
      1. To run the preflight utility:
      2. To review the fonts information:
      3. To review the Links information:
      4. To review the Colors and Inks information:
      5. To review the Print Settings information:
      6. To review the external plug-ins information:
    18. Packaging a Document
      1. To package files for printing:
  23. 19. Exporting
    1. Setting the Export File Options
      1. To choose a file format:
    2. Creating PDF Files
      1. To set the PDF export options:
    3. PDF Export Options
    4. General PDF Options
      1. To specify which pages to export:
      2. To set the PDF version and standard:
      3. To set the general options:
      4. To control what to include in the PDF:
      5. To set the multimedia embedding options:
    5. Compression PDF Options
      1. To set the color and grayscale downsampling:
      2. To set the color and grayscale compression:
      3. To set the monochrome bitmap downsampling:
      4. To set the monochrome bitmap resolution:
      5. To set the compression for monochrome images:
    6. Advanced PDF Options
      1. To set the color controls:
      2. To set the PDF/X profile:
      3. To control how much of a font is embedded:
    7. Security PDF Options
      1. To set the document password:
      2. To set the permissions password:
      3. To set the printing permission:
      4. To set the changes that are allowed:
    8. Working with PDF Presets
      1. To save the current PDF settings as a PDF preset:
      2. To apply a PDF preset:
      3. To create a PDF preset:
      4. To edit a PDF preset:
      5. To delete a PDF preset:
      6. To export PDF presets:
      7. To import PDF presets:
    9. Creating EPS Files
      1. To create an EPS file:
      2. To set the EPS pages options:
      3. To set the EPS PostScript level:
      4. To set the EPS colors:
      5. To set the EPS preview:
      6. To embed fonts in the EPS file:
      7. To set the data format of the EPS file:
      8. To set the size of a bleed:
    10. InDesign Interchange Format
      1. To export in the InDesign Interchange format:
    11. Setting JPEG Export Options
      1. To set the area or page to be converted:
      2. To set the JPEG quality and display:
    12. Exporting SVG Files
      1. To set the basic SVG options:
      2. To set the area or pages to be converted:
      3. To set the fonts for an SVG file:
      4. To set the images for an SVG file:
      5. To set the CSS properties:
      6. To set the decimal precision:
      7. To set the encoding:
    13. Exporting Text
      1. To export text:
    14. Packaging for GoLive
      1. To package a file to be opened by GoLive:
      2. To set how images are copied into the package:
      3. To set the GIF options:
  24. 20. Customizing InDesign
    1. Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
      1. To choose the QuarkXPress shortcut set:
      2. To create a new shortcut set:
      3. To create a list of the keyboard shortcuts:
      4. To change or assign a shortcut:
      5. To delete a set:
    2. Setting the Preference Categories
      1. To choose a preference category:
    3. The 12 Preference Categories
    4. General Preferences
      1. To set the page number preferences:
      2. To control the Tool Tips:
      3. To change the display of the Toolbox:
      4. To set the print options:
      5. To choose the threshold for font subsetting:
      6. To set the clipboard format:
      7. To reset the warning dialog boxes:
    5. Text Preferences
      1. To set the character settings preferences:
      2. To set the type options preferences:
      3. To choose if text files are linked or embedded:
      4. To use the system to enter non-Latin text method:
    6. Composition Preferences
      1. To set the highlight options:
      2. To set the text wrap options:
    7. Units & Increments Preferences
      1. To set the ruler units:
      2. To set the keyboard increments:
    8. Grids Preferences
      1. To set the baseline grid options:
      2. To set the document grid preferences:
      3. To set the positioning of the grids:
    9. Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
      1. To set the onscreen elements colors:
      2. To set the Guide Options:
      3. To set the Pasteboard Options:
    10. Dictionary Preferences
      1. To set the language options:
      2. To set the hyphenation exceptions:
      3. To set the user dictionary preferences:
    11. Spelling Preferences
      1. To set the Find options for Spelling:
    12. Display Performance Preferences
      1. To set the default view:
      2. To choose the options for Adjust View Settings:
      3. To control the anti-aliasing of text and graphics:
      4. To set text to be greeked:
    13. File Handling
      1. To set the temporary folder:
      2. To add a preview image to the saved file:
      3. To set the temprary folder:
    14. Updates Preferences
      1. To set the online controls:
    15. Configuring Plug-ins
      1. To select the plug-ins set:
      2. To modify a plug-in set:
      3. To see the information about a plug-in:
  25. Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Macintosh Shortcuts
      1. Application Menu
      2. Edit Menu
      3. File Menu
      4. Help Menu
      5. Japanese Typography
      6. Layout Menu
      7. Object Editing
      8. Object Menu
      9. Other
      10. Palette Menus
      11. Structure Menu
      12. Structure Navigation
      13. Tables Menu
      14. Text and Tables
      15. Tools
      16. Type Menu
      17. View Menu
      18. Views, Navigation
      19. Window Menu
    2. Windows Shortcuts
      1. Edit Menu
      2. File Menu
      3. Help Menu
      4. Japanese Typography
      5. Layout Menu
      6. Object Editing
      7. Object Menu
      8. Other
      9. Palette Menus
      10. Structure Menu
      11. Structure Navigation
      12. Tables Menu
      13. Text and Tables
      14. Tools
      15. Type Menu
      16. View Menu
      17. Views, Navigation
      18. Window Menu

Product information

  • Title: InDesign CS for Macintosh and Windows: Visual Quickstart Guide
  • Author(s): Sandee Cohen
  • Release date: November 2003
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780321213488