InDesign CS3 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) by Galen Gruman

By Galen Gruman

I have an entire shelf of Dummies books so i am partial to this sequence, yet i might provide this one a leave out except you are already very accustomed to InDesign. As a complete newbie with this application (although now not with computing device ebook in Word), i discovered this publication complicated and unhelpful. phrases have been poorly defined -- baseline grid? it truly is pointed out, yet I had no proposal what it intended even after studying the part, nor any proposal how you can use it if I did realize it. There aren't any tutorials to lead you thru the method, and the ebook part -- do not most folk purchase Indesign to self-publish books? -- used to be skimpy. After giving up in this e-book i purchased the visible Quickstart advisor to Indesign and located it even more important. Sorry, XX for Dummies publishers, yet this one isn't really invaluable for newbies.

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To jump to a specific page, highlight the current number in the page number field (by selecting it with your cursor, or by pressing Ô+J or Ctrl+J), enter a new page number, and press Return or Enter. ) Opening Multiple Document Windows If you like to work on more than one project at once, you’ve come to the right program. InDesign lets you open several documents at once. It also lets you open multiple windows simultaneously for individual documents. A large monitor (or having multiple monitors connected) makes this multi-window feature even more useful.

Here’s how the Type tool works: ߜ To create a rectangular text frame, click and drag; hold the Shift key to create a perfect square. Chapter 1: Understanding InDesign Ingredients ߜ To begin typing or editing text, click in a text frame or in any empty frame and type away. I explain stories and threaded text frames in Chapter 12. Using the object-creation tools InDesign has a bunch of tools for creating shapes. Part V covers them in more depth, but you should know about a few of them now because they create objects that can contain either text or graphics.

21 22 Part I: Before You Begin Panel display toggle button Selection tool Pen tool Pencil tool Rectangular Frame tool Button tool Rotate tool Gradient tool Note tool Hand tool Fill button Default Fill and Stroke button Format Affects Container button Apply Color button Apply Gradient button Normal View Mode button Direct Selection tool Type tool Line tool Rectangle tool Scissors tool Scale tool Free Transform tool Eyedropper tool Zoom tool Swap Fill and Stroke button Stroke button Format Affects Contents button Apply None button Preview Mode button Figure 1-2: The InDesign Tools panel.

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