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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 2012
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4934-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4934-5

Need answers quickly? Adobe InDesign CS6 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.

Numbered Steps guide you through each task

See Also points you to related information in the book

Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques

Illustrations with matching steps

Tasks are presented on one or two pages

Inside the Book

• 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 to keep track of your documents
• Create text and apply style to display artistic text
• Use track changes to review content
• Create interactive PDFs , EPUB ebooks, and HTML web pages
• Create output for commercial print purposes
• Create output for commercial print purposes
• Create publications for use with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Bonus Online Content

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Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Managing Pages and Books with Adobe InDesign CS6

Sample Pages

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Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1  Getting Started with InDesign CS6    1

Installing InDesign    2

Getting Started    4

Viewing the InDesign Window    6

Showing and Hiding Panels    7

Working with Panels    8

Using the Tools and Control Panel    10 New!

Opening a Document    12 New5.5

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 New!

Checking for Updates Online    20

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

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 New!

Using Undo and Redo    54

3  Managing Pages and Books    55

Using the Pages Panel    56 New!

Inserting Pages    58

Navigating Pages    60

Changing the Page Size    62 New!

Deleting Pages    65

Moving Pages    66

Working with Page Spreads    68

Rotating Page Spreads    69

Creating Master Pages    70

Working with Master Pages    72 New!

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 New!

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 New!

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 New!

Creating Columns    134 New!

Wrapping Text Around an Object    136

Creating Type Outlines    138

Adding Page Numbers to Continued Text    139

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 New!

Adding Alt Text to Graphics    168 New5.5

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 New!

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 New5.5

Creating Anchored Objects    198 New5.5

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 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 New!

Creating Character Styles    306 New5.5

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

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 New!

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 New!

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 New!

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 New!

Creating Buttons    368 New!

Creating Forms    370 New!

Working with Events and Actions    372 New!

Working with Button States    374 New!

Setting Tab Order    375

Creating Multi-State Objects    376

Inserting HTML Content    378 New!

Using the SWF Preview Panel    380 New!

14  Creating a Digital Publication    381

Creating Liquid Layouts    382 New!

Creating Alternate Layouts    384 New!

Working with Alternate Layouts    386 New!

Adjusting Layouts    387

Getting Started with Digital Publishing Suite    388 New!

Creating a Folio Overlay    390 New!

Creating a Folio Publication    392 New!

Importing Articles into a Folio Publication    394 New!

Setting Folio and Article Properties    395 New!

Previewing a Folio Publication    396 New!

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 New!

Creating Linked Content    410 New!

Linking Content Across Documents    412 New!

Managing Linked Content    413 New!

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 New!

Understanding Export File Formats    423 New!

Exporting as a Print PDF    424 New5.5

Setting PDF General Options    426 New5.5

Setting PDF Compression Options    428

Setting PDF Marks and Bleeds Options    429

Setting PDF Output Options    430 New!

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 New!

Exporting as an EPS    438 New!

Exporting as a JPEG or PNG    440 New!

Exporting as a Flash Movie    442

Exporting as a Flash File    444

Ordering Content in the Articles Panel    446 New5.5

Exporting as an Accessible PDF    448 New5.5

Applying Tags to a PDF    450 New5.5

Setting EPUB and HTML Options    451 New5.5

Exporting as an EPUB eBook    452 New!

Exporting as an HTML    454 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 New!

Inserting File Information    478 New!

Creating a Package    480 New!

Using Document Fonts    482

18  Customizing the Way You Work    483

Setting General Preferences    484

Setting Interface Preferences    485 New5.5

Setting Type Preferences    486 New!

Setting Advanced Type Preferences    488

Setting Composition Preferences    489

Setting Units & Increments Preferences    490

Setting Dictionary Preferences    492 New!

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

Exploring Adobe Bridge    523

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge    524 New!

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera    525

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera    526

Modifying Images in Camera Raw    528

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge    530

Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge    532 New!

Applying Image Adjustments    534

Creating a Web Photo Gallery    535

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge    536

Using Mini-Bridge    537

Working with Adobe Media Encoder    538 New!

Working with Adobe Extension Manager    540 New!

Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit    541 New!

New Features    543 New!

Adobe Certified Expert    549

Index    555


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