InDesign CS4 is more than just a page layout tool; as part of Adobe's new Creative Suite 4, it's a key component of an overall design workflow that lets users work seamlessly among all of their graphics applications to create spectacular layouts. Work faster, create more is what Adobe wants users to do with InDesign, and this info-packed guide lets users get right down to doing just that by focusing on the InDesign CS4 features they're most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip--complete with a relevant hint or two and a graphic example. In this fashion, readers learn as they go, exploring the program in a way that makes sense to them. Before they know it, users will be using the Bridge to manage their files, object styles to format their images, and snippets to save layout parts for reuse.
Features new to InDesign CS4 that are covered include: live preflight, customizable Links panel, conditional text, cross references, interactive document capability with the new SWF file, animated page transitions, export to Flash CS4 functionality, Smart Guides and Smart Spacing, spread rotation, and smart text reflow.
Features and Benefits
Easy-to-scan guide makes quick work of the most useful features in InDesign CS4, the powerful page-layout tool from Adobe!
* This handy guide teaches Adobe InDesign CS4 the most efficient way - one technique at a time.
* Focuses only on the most commonly used features to help users master the software quickly.
* Written by InDesign experts who understand the product and the way people use it.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Getting Started with InDesign
Chapter Two: Working with Documents
Chapter Three: Working with Text
Chapter Four: Typography and Tables
Chapter Five: Drawing Lines and Shapes
Chapter Six: Working with Graphics
Chapter Seven: Working with Objects
Chapter Eight: Working with Color
Chapter Nine: Laying Out Pages and Creating Long Documents
Chapter Ten: Creating Rich Interactive Documents
Chapter Eleven: Preflight and Output
About the Authors
John Cruise is an Adobe-certified InDesign expert, writer, and design instructor. He has been a technical writer at Quark and has coauthored several books including Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos and the InDesign Bible. Kelly Kordes Anton is a freelance writer and editor based in Littleton, Colorado. She coauthored Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos, and she writes regularly for Quark and works as copy editor for many publishers.