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InDesign CS5

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Thread and Link InDesign CS5 Text Frames

Link (thread) a text frame to other frames in an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication so that the text can flow between them. Threading is useful for most layouts because you can’t always include all [more…]

Save Paragraph Styles in an InDesign CS5

With paragraph styles, you can save exactly how a paragraph looks (font, size, indents, alignment, and so on) and apply those styles to other paragraphs quickly. Change the style, and it automatically [more…]

How to Use the InDesign CS5 Story Editor

The InDesign Creative Suite 5 story editor lets you view a story outside tiny columns and format the text as necessary. With the story editor, you don't have to work within text frames to edit your text [more…]

Edit an InDesign CS5 Table Setup

After creating an InDesign Creative Suite 5 table, you can change the table's setup — adding or removing rows and columns, or changing the borders, spacing, or fill. [more…]

Indent Text in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Indentation moves paragraph text away from the left or right edges of the text frame’s bounding box. You can indent a paragraph using the Paragraph panel. [more…]

Spell-Check InDesign CS5 Publications

Typos and spelling errors are easy to make, and easy to correct too, using the spell-checker in InDesign Creative Suite 5. To help with the spell-checking process, you can create custom user dictionaries [more…]

Create Tables in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Add tables to InDesign Creative Suite 5 publications to list products, employees, or events. A table is made of columns and rows, which divides a table into cells. [more…]

Edit an InDesign CS5 Table Setup

After creating an InDesign Creative Suite 5 table, you can change the table's setup — adding or removing rows and columns, or changing the borders, spacing, or fill. [more…]

Add a Page Jump Number to an InDesign CS5 Story

For stories that thread (flow) from one page to another in an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication, add a page jump number to indicate where the story continues. Before you start, make sure that a story [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…]

Understand InDesign CS5 Drawing Tools

Add drawings to InDesign Creative Suite 5 publications with InDesign's drawing tools. With these tools, you use strokesto outline and fills to color shapes and to draw lines. Drawn objects are made up [more…]

Draw Shapes in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Create shapes such as rectangles and ovals in any InDesign Creative Suite 5 document with the shape tools — the Line, Rectangle, Ellipse, and Polygon tools. The steps for creating a shape using any of [more…]

Transform the Size of InDesign CS5 Shapes

In an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication, shapes (circles, rectangles, lines, and so on), can be any size, large or small. Transform (change the size) of an InDesign shape by using the Transform panel [more…]

Freely Resize Shapes in an InDesign CS5 Publication

In an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication, shapes (circles, rectangles, lines, and so on), can be any size, large or small. Shapes can be transformed [more…]

Change the Stroke of an InDesign CS5 Shape

The stroke is the outline that appears around the edge of an InDesign Creative Suite 5 shape, and it can be changed easily on any shape. The stroke can range from no stroke to a very thick stroke, and [more…]

Skew and Rotate an InDesign CS5 Shape

In an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication, you can skew and rotate any shape. Skewing a shape is the same as changing its shear, or slant. Rotation pivots a shape around a reference point, such as the [more…]

Draw InDesign CS5 Freeform Paths

Use the Pencil and Pen tools to draw freeform paths in an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication. Freeform paths typically look like complex lines, both curved and straight. In InDesign, you can use the [more…]

Edit Freeform Paths in InDesign CS5 Shapes

A freeform path is the outline of a shape; the path can be closed, like a rectangle, or open, like a curved line. You can edit (change) a freeform path and alter the shape or line. [more…]

Add Fills to InDesign CS5 Shapes

You can fill (color) InDesign Creative Suite 5 shapes easily, with colors, transparent colors, and gradients. Fills help shapes achieve artistic effects and illusions of depth and add interest to a page [more…]

Add Gradients to InDesign CS5 Shapes

In InDesign Creative Suite 5, a gradient is the color transition from one color (or no color) to a different color. Gradients can have two or more colors in the transition. You can apply a gradient to [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…]

Add Layers to an InDesign CS5 Publication

Layers in InDesign Creative Suite 5 are like transparent sheets stacked on top of one another. If you add layers to a drawing, you can create the appearance that objects are stacked on top of one another [more…]

Create Multimedia Flash Files Using InDesign CS5

You can export InDesign Creative Suite 5 documents to Flash SWF so that they can be viewed using Flash Player or edited using Flash Professional. Page transitions can be used and you can also use an interactive [more…]

Integrate Photoshop PSD into InDesign Creative Suite 5

You can create designs in Photoshop CS5 and then import the native PSD files from Photoshop directly into InDesign. InDesign CS5 provides you with additional control over the designs after an image is [more…]

Integrate InDesign Creative Suite 5 with InCopy

Using InCopy with InDesign CS5 enables you to directly manipulate InCopy stories with InDesign. Using a series of icons that appear on the page in InDesign, you can tell the status of a file in the work [more…]

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