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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32802-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32802-2

Adobe InDesign CS2 is a powerful, but complicated, page layout technology. Sure, learning how to use the various tools and techniques is important, but what you really need and want to know is how to put those tools and techniques to use to complete projects at work. That's where Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job comes into play. The InDesign tools and basics are introduced to you in the first three chapters. After that, you will accomplish a variety of real-world job tasks with detailed instructions that allow for personalization. The projects you will learn to tackle include:

  • Business Collateral
  • Marketing Materials
  • Newspaper/Magazine Ads and Posters
  • Brochures
  • Interactive Reports/Presentations
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Product Catalogues
  • Order Forms
  • Annual Reports

Tips, tricks and notes provide you with the information that you need to carry over what you learn in Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job to your job. Put your knowledge and talents to work!

 "I'm really impressed with Adobe InDesign @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job. Cate Indiano found just the right balance of easy step-by-step instructions and pertinent background information, including workflow, project management, and production issues. The example layouts and files are well-designed and provide real-world context for the entire book. You won't find any fluff here - just a combination of clear and purposeful text and screenshots."

Adam Pratt, Application Engineer, Adobe Systems, Inc.

"Cate Indiano has produced a thorough, well thought out book. She's an excellent instructor and her focus on making sure her readers learn what they need to know to produce work efficiently in the real world is very evident in this book."

Sterling Ledet, Sterling Ledet & Associates

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Downloads

The source files for this book take up a lot of space even when compressed. If you're on a broadband connection or don't mind a huge download, you can download all the examples at once. Otherwise, you can download the individual chapters as needed.

All the example files developed for the book - 17.2 MB -- allprojects.zip

Projects for Chapter 2 - 1.2 MB -- Chapter02.zip

Projects for Chapter 4 - 2.4 MB -- Chapter04.zip

Projects for Chapter 5 - 11 MB -- Chapter05.zip

Projects for Chapter 6 - 936 KB -- Chapter06.zip

Projects for Chapter 7 - 3 MB -- Chapter07.zip

Projects for Chapter 8 - 8.4 MB -- Chapter08.zip

Projects for Chapter 9 - 10.9 MB -- Chapter09.zip

Projects for Chapter 10 - 736 KB -- Chapter10.zip

Projects for Chapter 11 - 924 KB -- Chapter11.zip

Projects for Chapter 12 - 7.1 MB -- Chapter12.zip

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Converting to InDesign from Another Application

Converting to InDesign from Another Application

Table of Contents

Introduction.

    Organization of This Book

    Downloading the Book's Project Files

    Conventions Used in This Book

      @work resources

I. GETTING STARTED.

1. Exploring InDesign.

    Choosing InDesign

      Creative Suite Advantages

      Adobe Bridge (New Feature) and Version Cue

      PageMaker Users

      Object Styles (New Feature)

      Photoshop and PDF Layer Support (New Feature)

      Transparency

      OpenType Font Support

      Anchored Objects (New Feature)

      Tables

      Direct Export to PDF

      Snippets (New Feature)

      The InDesign CS 2 Window

      InDesign CS2 Tools

      InDesign CS2 Primary Palettes

      InDesign CS2's Secondary Palettes

    Final Thoughts

2. Planning for Production.

    Distribution (via Print, PDF, and the Web)

      Print

      PDF

      Web

    Budget

    Specific Production Options

      Checklist for Print Production

      PDF Prep for Press, Print, or View

      Checklist for PDF Production

      For Web

      Checklist for Web Production

    Technology Considerations-A Primer

      Software

      File Standards

      Organizing and Protecting Versions and Assets

    Quality Control for Color

    Optimizing Your Workflow with Templates

    Final Thoughts

3. Converting to InDesign from Another Application.

    The Switch

    Special Consideration for PageMaker Users

    Conversion Features for Quark and PageMaker Files

    What InDesign CS2 Can Convert

    How the Conversion Is Handled

    Further Support for PM and Quark Users

    Final Thoughts

II. PROJECTS.

4. Developing Business Collateral.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

    @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Distribution Choices

      Orientation Choices

      Paper Choices

      File Format Choices

      Color Choices

      Type Choices

      Mailing Choices

      Production Choices

    Project: Letterhead

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Getting Acquainted with the Control Palette

      Step 3 Importing Art Files

      Step 4 Transforming Placed Art Files

      Step 5 Creating a Text Element

      Step 6 Formatting Text

      Step 7 Previewing Your Work with View Commands

      Step 8 Drawing with Tools

      Step 9 Applying Color

      Step 10 Saving Your Work

      Step 11 Printing a Composite Proof

    Project: Business Card

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Importing Art Files

      Step 3 Positioning a Graphic Element

      Step 4 Transforming a Graphic Element

      Step 5 Placing a Ruler Guide and Creating a Text Element

      Step 6 Formatting Text

      Step 7 Viewing Options

      Step 8 Saving Your File

      Step 9 Printing a Composite Proof

      Step 10 Creating a Template

    Project: Envelope

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Creating a Document Preset

      Step 3 Importing Art Files

      Step 4 Transforming with Tools

      Step 5 Creating a Text Element

      Step 6 Using a Swatch to Color a Graphic Element

      Step 7 Locking an Element

      Step 8 Auto Leading

      Step 9 Previewing Your Work

      Step 10 Saving Your Work

      Step 11 Printing a Composite Proof

      Step 12 Preflighting and Packaging Your Files

    Project: Postcard

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Placing an Image for Full Bleed

      Step 3 Adding Text

      Step 4 Creating Breaks

      Step 5 Centering Text Horizontally and Vertically

      Step 6 Creating a Reverse or Knockout

      Step 7 Navigating in an InDesign Document

      Step 8 Creating Ruler Guides

      Step 9 Placing Text

      Step 10 Positioning with the Proxy

      Step 11 Constraining Object Moves

      Step 12 Spell-checking in InDesign

      Step 13 Printing a Composite Proof

    Project: CD Cover

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Creating a Picture Frame

      Step 3 Fitting Your Image to the Frame

      Step 4 Importing an Art File

      Step 5 Aligning Elements

      Step 6 Saving Your Work

      Step 7 Printing a Composite Proof

    Creating Company T-Shirts

    Project: T-shirt Front

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Placing an Art File

      Step 3 Copying an Element

      Step 4 Stepping and Repeating

      Step 5 Saving Your Work

      Step 6 Printing a Flipped Image

    Project: T-shirt Back

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Placing a Graphic Element

      Step 3 Saving Your Work

      Step 4 Printing a Flipped Image

    Final Thoughts

5. Creating an Advertisement and a Poster.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      File Format Choices: PDF or PDF/X?

      Production Choices

      Color Choices

      Finishing and Distribution Choices

    Project: Advertisement

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Applying a Stroke

      Step 3 Inserting Special Characters

      Step 4 Placing Raster Elements

      Step 5 Creating Drop Shadows

      Step 6 Sampling Color

      Step 7 Formatting Text

      Step 8 Applying a Drop Shadow to Type

      Step 9 Changing Paragraph Alignment

      Step 10 Scaling Vector Elements

      Step 11 Reviewing Your Work

      Step 12 Preflighting and Packaging

      Step 13 Printing

      Step 14 Exporting PDF/X-1a

    Project: Poster

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Customizing the Workspace

      Step 3 Adding a Swatch

      Step 4 Creating a Stroke

      Step 5 Aligning Text Horizontally and Vertically

      Step 6 Creating a Logo

      Step 7 Creating Bullets

      Step 8 Creating Indentation

      Step 9 Using the Transparency Palette

      Step 10 Arranging Elements

      Step 11 Constraining and Copying While in Motion

      Step 12 Placing Images

      Step 13 Creating Gradient Strokes

      Step 14 Aligning Elements

      Step 15 Reviewing Your Work

      Step 16 Preflighting and Packaging

      Step 17 Printing

    Final Thoughts

6. Designing a Product Sheet.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Production Choices

      Distribution Choices

      Color Choices

      Finishing and Binding Choices

    Project: Product Sheet Front

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Importing Elements

      Step 3 Creating a TextElement

      Step 4 Creating a Color Swatch

      Step 5 Formatting Text

      Step 6 Coloring Type

      Step 7 Creating a Shadow Box

      Step 8 Grouping Elements

      Step 9 Stepping and Repeating

      Step 10 Creating Columns Versus Threading Text Blocks

      Step 11 Threading Text

      Step 12 Creating a Style Sheet

      Step 13 Creating a Style Sheet (Alternative Method)

      Step 14 Removing a Style Sheet and Applying Another

      Step 15 Filling with Placeholder Text

      Step 16 Positioning Elements

      Step 17 Previewing Your Work

      Step 18 Printing a Composite Proof

    Project: Product Sheet Back

      Step 1 Using the Pages Palette to Add a Page

      Step 2 Tinting an Element

      Step 3 Copying from One Page to Another

      Step 4 Creating Multiple Columns Inside a Single Text Box

      Step 5 Creating a Drop Cap

      Step 6 Aligning Elements

      Step 7 Using the Glyphs Palette

      Step 8 Using OpenType

      Step 9 Grouping and Text Wrap

      Step 10 Managing File Links

      Step 11 Preflighting Your Project

      Step 12 Creating a Color Composite Proof

      Step 13 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

    Final Thoughts

7. Creating a Brochure.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Production Choices

      Distribution Choices

      Color Choices

      Stock and Binding

      Finishing

    Project: Trifold Brochure

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Placing Guides

      Step 3 Adding a Swatch

      Step 4 Creating a Gradient

      Step 5 Directing a Gradient

      Step 6 Importing a Logo

      Step 7 Creating the Title for the Brochure

      Step 8 Placing an Image and Coloring It

      Step 9 Creating Graphical Elements

      Step 10 Transforming Elements

      Step 11 Creating Text Wrap

      Step 12 Fitting Content to Frame

      Step 13 Creating and Linking Text Blocks

      Step 14 Using the Pen Tool

      Step 15 Printing a Composite Proof

      Step 16 Optional Exercise: Data Merging

    Final Thoughts

8. Putting Together an Interactive Presentation.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Workflow Considerations

      Content and Audience Considerations

      Navigation Considerations

      Equipment Considerations

      Printing Considerations

    Project: An Interactive Presentation

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Setting Up Master Pages

      Step 3 Creating Multiple Masters

      Step 4 Tagging Elements with Color

      Step 5 Working with the Pen Tool

      Step 6 Adding More Pages

      Step 7 Working with Libraries

      Step 8 Creating Layers

      Step 9 Adding a Heading and Bulleted Text

      Step 10 Creating Style Sheets

      Step 11 Adding Library Elements

      Step 12 Adding Animation and Movies

      Step 13 Creating Hyperlinks for Icon Navigation

      Step 14 Printing a Composite Proof

      Step 15 Exporting a PDF

    Final Thoughts

9. Developing a Newsletter.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Production Choices

      Distribution Choices

      Stock, Binding, and Finishing

    Project: Newsletter

      Step 1 Arranging Windows

      Step 2 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 3 Creating the Masthead

      Step 4 Creating Tabs

      Step 5 Using the Glyphs Palette

      Step 6 Creating Text Wrap

      Step 7 Formatting Master Pages with Auto Page Numbering

      Step 8 Creating Object Styles

      Step 9 Using Display Performance

      Step 10 Creating a Table

      Step 11 Importing and Cleaning Up Copy from Text Files

      Step 12 Back to the Layout

      Step 13 Creating Type Outlines

      Step 14 Creating Tab Leaders

      Step 15 Creating a Color Composite Proof

      Step 16 Managing Horizontal Space with Kerning

      Step 17 Managing Horizontal Space with Tracking

      Step 18 Managing Horizontal Space with Justification

      Step 19 In-house Digital Production

      Step 20 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

    Final Thoughts

10. Designing a Product Catalogue.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Distribution Choices

      Managing Content

      Production, Binding, and Finishing Considerations

    Project: Catalogue

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Creating Multiple Master Pages

      Step 3 Creating Custom Columns

      Step 4 Creating Section Tabs

      Step 5 Auto Page Numbering

      Step 6 Creating Masters Based on Masters

      Step 7 Applying Master Pages

      Step 8 Creating the Cover

      Step 9 Creating Type Outlines

      Step 10 Creating Colors and Applying Blending Modes

      Step 11 Transforming Objects, Again!

      Step 12 Creating Paragraph Styles

      Step 13 Using the Next Style Feature of Paragraph Styles

      Step 14 Creating Anchored Objects

      Step 15 Creating Templates

      Step 16 Creating Headers As TOC Entries

      Step 17 Importing Spreadsheets As Tables

      Step 18 Editing Tables

      Step 19 Creating a TOC

      Step 20 Preflighting Your Project

      Step 21 Creating a Color Composite Proof

      Step 22 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

    Final Thoughts

11. Making an Order Form.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Managing Content

      Production Considerations

      Distribution Considerations

    Project: Order Form

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Creating Form Fields with Tab Leaders

      Step 3 Inserting and Formatting a Table

      Step 4 Learning Table Behavior

      Step 5 Formatting Row and Column Strokes and Row Height

      Step 6 Inserting Special Characters

      Step 7 Creating a Color Composite Proof

      Step 8 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

    Final Thoughts

12. Producing an Annual Report.

    About the Project

    Prerequisites

      @work resources

    Planning the Project

      Managing Content

      Production Considerations

      Distribution Options

    Project: Annual Report

      Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

      Step 2 Editing a Master Page and Basing One Master on Another

      Step 3 Organizing Your Front Matter

      Step 4 Using All Caps and Small Caps to Convey Formality

      Step 5 Adding Bullets and Numbering

      Step 6 Creating Footnotes

      Step 7 Adding Decorative Elements to Your Strokes

      Step 8 Formatting Financial Data

      Step 9 Creating an Index

      Step 10 Preflighting Your Project

      Step 11 Creating a Color Composite Proof

      Step 12 Review and Approval

    Final Thoughts

III. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Resources.

    Using the Publisher's Website for All InDesign at Work Project Files

    The Adobe Website and Transparency

    Popular Plug-ins

    Local Resources

      User Groups and Associations

      Training

    Publications: Print and Web

    Offset

      Sheetfed Versus Web

      Chemistry

      Proofing

    Print Workflow

      Estimating

      Planning

      Submission and Preflighting

      Prepress

      Plating

      Press

      Bindery

      Shipping

    Gravure

    Screen Printing

    Flexography

    Digital

    Assessing Your Current Workflows

    Creative Workflow

      Hardware Found in the Creative Workflow

      Software Tools for the Creative Workflow

      Output Devices

    Organizing, Managing, Retrieving, and Archiving-The Asset Workflow

      Digital Assets

      Asset Management Hardware

      Asset Management Software

    Repurposing of Content Workflow

      PDF Workflows

      Repurposing Content with Creative Suite, Variable Data, and XML

    Review and Approval Workflows

    Job Management or Tracking Workflow

    Quality Control Throughout Your Workflows

      Communications

Index.

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