1. Understanding Your Workspace

This chapter gets you up to speed with InDesign’s interface and helps you get the hang of where everything is and how it all works.

If you’re totally new to Adobe InDesign, the first thing you should do is become familiar with the application’s user interface. The first time you launch InDesign, you might not know where to start or what to click first. The controls, menus, panels, and general look of the interface are indeed all very different from other software applications that you may have used, such as QuarkXPress or Microsoft Word. However, after you become familiar with this new environment, you’ll feel right at home with InDesign CS5.

Exploring the Interface

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