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  • Combines up-to-the-minute quick-reference material and comprehensive step-by-step training in an easy-to-use full-color format
  • Includes bonus end-of-chapter and online workshop content that adds value beyond that offered by any competitive book
  • Includes complete coverage of ALL certification objectives for the latest Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam on InDesign!


  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5163-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5163-8


• Online Workshops

• Online Adobe Certified Exam (ACE) Resources

• More than 500 of the most essential InDesign CC tasks

Need answers quickly? Adobe InDesign CC on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format.  We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.  

Inside the Book 

• Improved publishing and productivity with Adobe Creative Cloud 

• Create layouts for print, web, tablets, and mobile devices

• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge or Mini Bridge

• Create, link, and  manage content, pages, and books

• Create text and apply style to display artistic text

• Create QR code graphics

• Use track changes to review content

• Create interactive PDFs, EPUB ebooks, and HTML web pages

• Create publications for use with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Numbered Steps guide you through each task

Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques

See Also points you to related information in the book

Tasks are presented on one or two pages

Illustrations with matching steps

Bonus Online Content 

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• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

Visit the author site: perspection.com

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Managing Pages and Books in Adobe InDesign CC

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 3 and Index)

Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1  Getting Started with InDesign CC    1

Installing InDesign    2  New!

Getting Started    4  New!

Viewing the InDesign Window    6  New!

Showing and Hiding Panels    7

Working with Panels    8

Using the Tools and Control Panel    10

Opening a Document    12  New!

Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge    14

Inserting Images or Text in a Document    16

Using the Status Bar    17

Working with Document Windows    18

Checking for Updates Online    20  New!

Getting Help While You Work    22

Saving a Document    24  New!

Finishing Up    26

2  Creating and Viewing a Document    27

Creating a New Document    28  New!

Creating a New Document from a Template    30

Creating a New Document Using Presets    32  New!

Setting Up a Document    34  New!

Changing the Display View    36

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool    38

Viewing and Using Rulers    40

Using Guides    42

Changing Guides & Pasteboard Options    44  New!

Using Smart Guides    46

Using the Grid    48

Moving Around with the Hand Tool    50

Working with the Info Panel    51

Creating and Displaying Workspaces    52

Using Undo and Redo    54

3  Managing Pages and Books    55

Using the Pages Panel    56

Inserting Pages    58

Navigating Pages    60

Changing the Page Size    62

Deleting Pages    65

Moving Pages    66

Working with Page Spreads    68

Rotating Page Spreads    69

Creating Master Pages    70

Working with Master Pages    72

Working with Page Numbers and Sections    74

Working with Chapter Numbers    76

Creating and Using Text Variables    78

Creating a Book    80

Managing Books    82

Creating a Table of Contents    84

Starting an Index    86

Creating an Index Entry    88

Creating an Index    90

Managing an Index    92

4  Working with Text    95

Using Type Tools    96

Creating Type in a Text Frame    97

Creating Type Using Frame Tools    98

Creating Path Type    100

Importing Text    102

Flowing Imported Text    104

Working with Overflow Text    106

Using Smart Text Reflow    108

Typing and Selecting Text    110

Editing Text with Autocorrect    112

Copying and Moving Text    113

Changing Fonts    114  New!

Changing Font Size    116

Changing Text Leading    117

Changing Text Kerning    118

Changing Text Tracking    119

Scaling or Skewing Text    120

Aligning Paragraphs    121

Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs    122

Creating a Drop Cap    123

Applying a Paragraph Rule    124

Adding Bullets and Numbering    126

Setting Tabs    128

Working with Glyphs    129

Inserting Special Text Characters    130

Working with Hidden Text    131

Setting Text Frame Options    132

Creating Columns    134

Wrapping Text Around an Object    136

Creating Type Outlines    138

Adding Page Numbers to Continued Text    139

Working with Different Languages    140

5  Placing and Working with Graphics    141

Placing Graphics    142

Placing Graphics with Options    143

Setting Place Import Options    144

Placing Multiple Graphics    146

Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge    148

Adding Captions to Graphics    150

Copying or Moving Graphics    152

Using the Links Panel    153

Managing Linked Graphics    154

Editing a Linked Graphic    156

Displaying XMP Graphic Information    157

Creating Specialty Frames for Graphics    158

Selecting and Moving Frames and Graphics    160

Fitting Graphics in Frames    162

Nesting Graphics in Frames    164

Formatting Graphics in Frames    165

Controlling Graphics Display Performance    166

Adding Alt Text to Graphics    168

6  Working with Objects and Layers    169

Creating Shapes    170

Creating Lines    172

Creating Multiple Objects in a Grid    173

Using the Selection Tool    174

Using the Direct Selection Tool    176

Resizing Objects    178

Moving Objects    179

Duplicating Objects    180

Grouping and Combining Objects    182

Aligning Objects    184

Distributing Objects    186

Arranging Object Stack Order    188

Transforming Objects    189

Repeating Object Transformations    190

Using the Free Transform Tool    191

Scaling Objects    192

Shearing Objects    193

Rotating Objects    194

Locking and Unlocking Objects    196

Creating Inline Objects    197

Creating Anchored Objects    198

Creating and Deleting Object Layers    200

Setting Layer Options    202

Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects    203

Locking Layers and Objects    204

Merging Layers and Groups    205

Working with Objects on Layers    206

Using the Measure Tool    207

Using Live Screen Drawing    208

7  Applying and Managing Color    209

Changing Color Settings    210

Changing Color Profiles    212

Working with Color Modes    214

Applying Colors    215

Using the Eyedropper Tool    216

Working with the Color Panel    218

Working with the Swatches Panel    220

Managing Color Swatches    222

Working with Swatch Libraries    224

Creating Tint Swatches    225

Creating Gradient Swatches    226

Creating Mixed Inks    228

Using Colors from the Kuler Panel    230

Overprinting Colors    232

Proofing Colors on the Screen    233

Changing the Interface Color Theme    234  New!

8  Applying Fills, Strokes, and Effects    235

Applying Fill and Stroke Colors    236

Changing Stroke Attributes    238

Creating Stroke Styles    240

Applying Gradients    242

Using the Gradient Tool    244

Using the Gradient Feather Tool    245

Creating Blends and Effects    246

Applying Shadow Effects    248

Applying Glow Effects    249

Applying Bevel and Emboss Effects    250

Applying Feather Effects    251

Applying Corner Object Effects    252

Converting Shape Objects    254

Setting Object Defaults    255

9  Working with Points and Paths    257

Drawing with the Pen Tool    258

Selecting and Moving Points and Segments    260

Converting Points    262

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points    264

Splitting Paths    266

Joining Anchor Points    268

Using the Smooth Tool    269

Using the Pencil Tool    270

Erasing to Reshape Paths    272

Working with Pathfinder    273

Creating a Compound Path    274

Working with Clipping Paths    276

10  Working with Tables    279

Creating Tables    280

Importing Text into Tables    282

Entering and Editing Text in a Table    284

Modifying a Table    286

Adjusting Table Rows and Columns    288

Adjusting Table Cells    290

Aligning Content in Table Cells    291

Creating Table Headers and Footers    292

Adding Strokes and Fills    294

Alternating Fills and Strokes    296

Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells    298

Adding a Border to a Table    299

Adjusting Tables in the Text Frame    300

11  Working with Styles    301

Using the Paragraph Styles or Character Styles Panel    302

Changing the Basic Paragraph Style    303

Creating Paragraph Styles    304

Creating Character Styles    306

Creating GREP Styles    308

Creating Style Groups    309

Loading and Importing Styles    310

Applying and Overriding Styles    312

Creating Nested Styles    314

Creating Object Styles    316  New!

Creating Table and Cell Styles    318

Using Quick Apply    320

Mapping Styles to Export Tags    322  New!

12  Finalizing a Document    323

Using Spell Check    324

Using Custom Dictionaries    326

Finding and Changing Fonts    327

Using Find and Change    328

Searching for Text    330

Searching Using GREP    332

Searching for Glyphs    333

Searching for Objects    334

Working with Hyphenation    335

Keeping Lines Together    336

Changing Justification Options    337

Using the Story Editor    338

Adding Footnotes    340

Changing Case    342

13  Creating an Interactive Document    343

Defining Hyperlink Destinations    344

Creating Hyperlinks    346

Converting and Stylizing Hyperlinks    348

Using the Hyperlinks Panel    350

Creating Cross-References    352

Creating Bookmarks    354

Adding Media    356

Setting Media Options    358

Adding Animation with Motion Presets    360

Working with Animations    362

Changing Animation Order    364

Adding Page Transitions    365

Using the Buttons and Forms Panel    366

Creating Buttons    368

Creating Forms    370

Working with Events and Actions    372

Working with Button States    374

Setting Tab Order    375

Creating Multi-State Objects    376

Inserting HTML Content    378

Creating QR Codes    379  New!

Using the SWF Preview Panel    380

14  Creating a Digital Publication    381

Creating Liquid Layouts    382

Creating Alternate Layouts    384

Working with Alternate Layouts    386

Adjusting Layouts    387

Getting Started with Digital Publishing Suite    388

Creating a Folio Overlay    390

Creating a Folio Publication    392

Importing Articles into a Folio Publication    394

Setting Folio and Article Properties    395

Previewing a Folio Publication    396

15  Automating the Way You Work    397

Creating a Library    398

Using and Updating a Library    400

Changing Library Item Information    401

Searching and Sorting Libraries    402

Creating and Using Snippets    404

Creating Conditional Text    406

Collecting and Placing Content    408

Creating Linked Content    410

Linking Content Across Documents    412

Managing Linked Content    413

Using and Running Scripts    414

Using Data Merge    416

Working with XML    418

Exporting XML or IDML    420

16  Exporting a Document    421

Exporting a Document    422

Understanding Export File Formats    423

Exporting as a Print PDF    424

Setting PDF General Options    426

Setting PDF Compression Options    428

Setting PDF Marks and Bleeds Options    429

Setting PDF Output Options    430

Setting PDF Advanced Options    431

Setting PDF Security Options    432

Exporting with PDF Presets    433

Exporting PDF Files in the Background    434

Setting PDF Media Options    435

Exporting as an Interactive PDF    436

Exporting as an EPS    438

Exporting as a JPEG or PNG    440

Exporting as a Flash Movie    442

Exporting as a Flash File    444

Ordering Content in the Articles Panel    446

Exporting as an Accessible PDF    448

Applying Tags to a PDF    450

Exporting Tags for EPUB and HTML    451  New!

Exporting as an EPUB eBook    452  New!

Exporting as an HTML    454  New!

Setting EPUB and HTML Options    456  New!

17  Printing and Outputting a Document    457

Printing a Document    458

Printing with Presets    459

Setting General and Setup Print Options    460

Setting Marks and Bleed Options    462

Setting Graphics Options    464

Previewing Color Separations    465

Setting Output Options    466

Setting Trapping Options    468

Setting Advanced Options    470

Setting Color Management Options    472

Creating a Print Summary    473

Printing Spreads in a Booklet    474

Using Live Preflight    476

Inserting File Information    478

Creating a Package    480

Using Document Fonts    482

18  Customizing the Way You Work    483

Setting General Preferences    484

Setting Interface Preferences    485  New!

Setting Type Preferences    486

Setting Advanced Type Preferences    488  New!

Setting Composition Preferences    489

Setting Units & Increments Preferences    490

Setting Dictionary Preferences    492

Setting Spelling Preferences    494

Setting Notes Preferences    496

Working with Appearance of Black Preferences    497

Setting Story Editor Display Preferences    498

Setting File Handling Preferences    500

Setting Clipboard Handling Preferences    502

Defining Shortcut Keys    503

Customizing Menus    504

Configuring Plug-In and Extensions    505  New!

Customizing the Control Panel    506

19  Collaborating with Others    507

Creating and Working with Notes    508

Tracking Text Changes    510

Sharing Content with Adobe InCopy    512

Setting Up User Identification    513

Exporting Content from InDesign    514

Using the Assignments Panel    515

Creating an Assignment    516

Checking Content Out and In    518

Updating Content    519

Working with InCopy    520

20  Working Together with Adobe Programs    521

Exploring Adobe Programs    522  New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge    523

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge    524

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera    525

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera    526  New!

Modifying Images in Camera Raw    528  New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge    530

Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge    532

Applying Image Adjustments    534

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge    535

Using Mini-Bridge    536

Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit    537

Working with Adobe Media Encoder    538

Working with Adobe Extension Manager    540  New!

Using the Adobe Exchange Panel    541  New!

Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud    542  New!

New Features    543  New!

Adobe Certification    549

Index    555


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