Adobe InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs by David Blatner

By David Blatner

Adobe InDesign is taking the publishing international by way of hurricane and clients are hungry for step forward options to their myriad concernsfrom how most sensible to regulate the program's occasionally unwieldy interface to tips to produce caliber PDF documents. Page-layout guru David Blatner and veteran coach Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepción have scoured the web boards, interviewed Adobe engineers, and amassed jointly solutions to over 2 hundred of the most-commonly requested questions. Written in a sassy, fun-to-read type, this ebook tackles each significant InDesign challenge with a lay-it-on-the-line answer. Adobe InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs is for an individual who has been utilizing InDesign lengthy adequate to gain that the answer to their difficulties isn't as seen as one may count on.

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To recreate my thirty-layer deep, finely-tuned, work-of-art set of layers I created in my old document, I have to reconstruct it, layer by layer, in my current document. Open the old document and select (via Shift-click) a bunch of objectsone item on each layer you want to bring over. You should see the entire right side of the Layers palette basically filled with a rainbow of layer proxy icons. Copy the selection to the clipboard (Edit > Copy), and switch to your new document. In the Layers palette menu, make sure the Paste Remembers Layers option is turned on.

Yes, it's a pain. Try this: Double-click the word as usual, then press Shift/Left- or Shift/Right-arrow on your keyboard. That adds a single character or space to the selection. Tapping Shift/Right-arrow a couple times is also handy for selecting a comma (for example) and a space to the right of a selected word. If you are using InDesign CS2, then someone snuck onto your machine and turned off the Adjust Spacing Automatically When Cutting and Pasting Words checkbox in the Type panel of the Preferences dialog box.

Get that Loaded Cursor Back Half the time that I place a file, it replaces something in my document that I didn't want replaced. Sometimes a text file replaces an image, sometimes an image appears in the middle of text frame, or worse, sometimes I don't know where it's gone to. What's going on? Get in the habit of pressing the keyboard shortcut Command-Shift-A/Ctrl-Shift-A (Deselect All) every time you're about to Place a file. That way, even if the Place dialog box's "Replace Selected Item" is turned on (the root of the problem), the imported file won't replace anything because nothing is selected.

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