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Adobe Indesign CC Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign choose Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 16 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in InDesign. Designers will build a strong foundation of typographic, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce a broad range of print and digital publications-from a simple postcard to an interactive Adobe PDF with form fields. The real-world tasks in this comprehensive book are presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format and are designed to train beginning Adobe InDesign users in the program-from fundamental features to powerful layout skills. This book can also help experienced InDesign users elevate their skills and learn about new features. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.
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Table of Contents

1 Introducing the Workspace Getting started Looking at the workspace Working with panels Customizing the workspace Navigating through a document Using context menus Using panel menus Modifying interface preferences Exploring on your own 2 Getting to Know InDesign Getting started Viewing guides Preflighting as you work Adding text Working with styles Working with graphics Working with objects Working with object styles Viewing the document in Presentation mode Exploring on your own 3 Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages Getting started Creating and saving custom document settings Creating a new document Switching between open InDesign documents Working with master pages Applying master pages to document pages Adding new document pages Rearranging and deleting document pages Changing the size of pages Adding sections to change page numbering Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics Viewing the completed spread Exploring on your own 4 Working with Objects Getting started Working with layers Creating and modifying text frames Creating and modifying graphics frames Adding metadata captions to graphics frames Placing and linking graphics frames Changing the shape of a frame Wrapping text around a graphic Modifying the shape of frames Transforming and aligning objects Selecting and modifying grouped objects Creating a QR code Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads Finishing up Exploring on your own 5 Flowing Text Getting started Flowing text into an existing frame Flowing text manually Creating text frames while flowing text Creating threaded frames automatically Flowing text automatically Applying paragraph styles to text Adjusting columns Adding a jump line page number Exploring on your own 6 Editing Text Getting started Finding and changing a missing font Entering and importing text Finding and changing text and formatting Checking spelling Editing text by dragging and dropping Using the Story Editor Tracking changes Exploring on your own 7 Working with Typography Getting started Adjusting vertical spacing Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs Fine-tuning columns Changing paragraph alignment Creating a drop cap Adjusting letter and word spacing Adjusting line breaks Setting tabs Adding a rule above a paragraph Working with paragraph shading Exploring on your own 8 Working with Color Getting started Managing color Defining printing requirements Creating colors Applying colors Working with tint swatches Working with gradients Working with color groups Exploring on your own 9 Working with Styles Getting started Creating and applying paragraph styles Creating and applying character styles Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles Creating and applying object styles Creating and applying table and cell styles Globally updating styles Loading styles from another document Exploring on your own 10 Importing and Modifying Graphics Getting started Adding graphics from other programs Comparing vector and bitmap graphics Managing links to imported files Updating revised graphics Adjusting display quality Working with clipping paths Working with alpha channels Importing native Adobe graphic files Using an InDesign library to manage objects Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics Exploring on your own 11 Creating Tables Getting started Creating a table Converting text to a table Changing rows and columns Formatting a table Adding graphics to table cells Creating a header row Creating and applying table and cell styles Exploring on your own 12 Working with Transparency Getting started Importing and colorizing a grayscale image Applying transparency settings Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency Applying transparency settings to text Working with effects Exploring on your own 13 Printing and Exporting Getting started Packaging files Creating an Adobe PDF proof Previewing separations Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened Previewing the page Printing a proof and saving a print preset Using the Ink Manager Exploring on your own 14 Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields Getting started Adding form fields Adding a description to a form field Setting the tab order of the fields Adding a button to submit the form Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file Exploring on your own 15 Creating a fixed-Layout epub Getting started Creating a new document for fixed-layout export Adding animation Adding multimedia and interactive elements Exporting an EPUB file Exploring on your own Index

About the Author

Kelly Kordes Anton has written and edited dozens of books and training resources on InDesign, including five previous editions of the Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. She also writes articles on such diverse topics as youth hockey, service dog training, and financial education. Kelly lives in Littleton, Colorado. John Cruise has been writing about and using page layout software for more than two decades. He's coauthored numerous books, including the InDesign Bible, Adobe InDesign HOW TOs: 100 Essential Techniques, and several editions of the Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. He's written articles for numerous publications, including Macworld, MacAddict, MacLife, and Layers magazines. John is also a page layout and design instructor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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