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Adobe InDesign CS2 @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • 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



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


    Organization of This Book

    Downloading the Book's Project Files

    Conventions Used in This Book

      @work resources


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)


      OpenType Font Support

      Anchored Objects (New Feature)


      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)





    Specific Production Options

      Checklist for Print Production

      PDF Prep for Press, Print, or View

      Checklist for PDF Production


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