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Change InDesign CS5 Document Setup

After creating an InDesign Creative Suite 5 document, you can still make changes to its original document setup. To change the size of pages or the number of pages in an InDesign CS5 document that’s already [more…]

Show and Hide InDesign CS5 Grids and Guides

In InDesign Creative Suite 5, grids and guides help you align elements on the page. Grids and guidelines can be shown (displayed) or hidden as needed. Grids and guides are similar, except that grids are [more…]

Save a Custom Workspace in InDesign CS5

The panels in InDesign Creative Suite 5 are used to edit page elements. Save the location and grouping of these panels in a custom workspace.

You may find that you use some panels in InDesign CS5 more than [more…]

Import Graphics into a InDesign CS5 Publication

The content you use when creating publications with InDesign Creative Suite 5 is mostly imported from other programs. You can import text, formatted tables, and graphics, then use InDesign to organize, [more…]

Change Your View of an InDesign CS5 Publication

You can view elements of an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication in many ways, such as scrolling, zooming, and simply moving the page back and forth.

Change the view of your InDesign publication to fit [more…]

Save an InDesign CS5 Publication

Saving a InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication often is important so that you don’t lose any work if your computer or software crashes or the power goes out. Even the best computers and applications fail [more…]

Change Text Frame Options in an InDesign CS5 Publication

After creating an InDesign Creative Suite 5 text frame, you can easily change the text frame's options (inset spacing, alignment, or paragraph spacing) if you like. [more…]

Add Columns to an InDesign CS5 Text Frame

Columns can be added to any text frame in an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication. As many as 40 columns can be inserted in a single text frame. If you already have text in a frame, the text is automatically [more…]

Discover the InDesign CS5 Tools Panel

The Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 Tools panel is where you find tools to edit, manipulate, or select elements in your InDesign document. Simply click a tool on the Tools panel to select it. [more…]

Discover the InDesign CS5 Menus

The Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 menus, located on the menu bar, are used to access some of InDesign's main commands and control its user interface. These menu commands also allow you to open and close [more…]

Discover the InDesign CS5 Panels

In the InDesign Creative Suite 5 workspace, panels are used to control the publication and edit elements on pages. Panels are located (docked) along the right edge of the InDesign window by default. [more…]

Learn What’s New in InDesign CS5

Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 (CS5) has lots of new features for creating web pages and interactive documents that used to be created only in Flash or Dreamweaver. In addition, you'll find selecting [more…]

New Features of InDesign CS5

Every new version of Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 brings new features and new possibilities, and InDesign CS5 is no exception. The ability to track changes to an InDesign document, for example, opens [more…]

Create a New InDesign CS5 Publication

Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 can be used to create all sorts of new publications: newsletters, books, and magazines; and HTML pages and PDF documents with interactivity or videos. After you launch InDesign [more…]

Tour the InDesign CS5 Workspace

The Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 workspace, or user interface, is efficiently and intuitively designed. Like the other CS5 applications, InDesign has a standardized layout. [more…]

Create Text Frames in InDesign CS5

Text frames contain any text you add to an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication. You can create a new text frame in an InDesign CS5 publication in many different ways: with the Type tool, Frame tool, [more…]

Import Text into an InDesign CS5 Publication

You can import text into an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication you’ve created or edited using other software. Importing edited text into InDesign is a typical workflow activity because using dedicated [more…]

Snap to a Grid or Guide in InDesign CS5

With grids and guides, you can align objects precisely in InDesign Creative Suite 5. When you move an object close to a grid or guide, the object snaps to it, aligning it precisely. [more…]

Text, Font, and Frames in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Most InDesign Creative Suite 5 publications contain text, placed inside frames. Because your InDesign CS5 documents will probably contain text, it’s important to know how to format, style, and control [more…]

Open an Existing InDesign CS5 Publication

You may have Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 files on your hard drive that you created, saved, and then closed. To edit or view their contents, you must open these files again. [more…]

Create InDesign CS5 Table Styles

Save the strokes, fills, and spacing applied to an InDesign Creative Suite 5 table in a table style. Creating a table style lets you reuse the table setup for future tables. [more…]

Create Text on a Path in an InDesign CS5 Publication

By placing text on a path in an InDesign Creative Suite 5 Publication, you can curve it along a line or shape. Text on a path is particularly useful when you want to create interesting titling effects [more…]

Understand InDesign CS5 Drawings

You can add drawings, such as a star shape or a curved line, to any InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication. A star drawing might liven up a yearbook page, while a curve line might serve as a path for text [more…]

Resize and Move InDesign CS5 Text Frames

Text frames in InDesign Creative Suite 5 only display as much text as will fit. Resize the frame to display more text if needed, and move (reposition) frames to create a pleasing layout. [more…]

Using the Transform Panel to Manipulate InDesign CS5 Text Frames

You can manually move or resize an InDesign Creative Suite 5 text frame. To change a frame's location or its dimensions more precisely, use the Transform panel instead. [more…]

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