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InDesign CS4 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-46250-8
432 pages
November 2008
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Have designs on better-looking publications? Here’s how to make them happen!

Whether you’re an experienced designer or just want to create a cool newsletter for the school soccer team, InDesign is the gold standard for desktop publishing programs. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips and techniques for making the most of InDesign’s features, along with some wise advice on designing pages that do their job perfectly.

  • Make it work for you — explore the new tools, take advantage of personal workspaces, and set preferences for the way you work
  • Master the details — take advantage of precise typography, layout, and graphics tools to get exactly the document you want
  • Add color — use color libraries, multi-ink colors, and gradients to make your document sparkle
  • Play well with others — learn how InDesign works seamlessly with other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Get in style — take text and object formatting up a notch by using styles and InDesign’s many special effects
  • Be Web savvy — use hyperlinks, multimedia elements, and more for Web, PDF, and Flash files
  • Pack it up — prepare for printing or other output with enhanced preflighting and service-bureau tools

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for designing and producing professional page layouts
  • How to open and save documents and export document content
  • The ins and outs of working with text
  • Steps for managing chapters and books
  • Secrets for setting up great master pages
  • The dangers of unnamed colors
  • How to manipulate, organize, and align design objects
  • Tips for cropping and positioning graphics
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