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Adobe InDesign is taking the publishing world by storm and users are hungry for breakthrough solutions to their myriad concerns—from how best to manage the program's sometimes unwieldy interface to how to produce quality PDF files. Page-layout guru David Blatner and veteran trainer Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepción have scoured the online forums, interviewed Adobe engineers, and gathered together answers to over 200 of the most-commonly asked questions. Written in a sassy, fun-to-read style, this book tackles every major InDesign problem with a lay-it-on-the-line solution. Adobe InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs is for anyone who has been using InDesign long enough to realize that the solution to their problems isn't always as obvious as one would expect.
1. Palettes and Menus and Windows, Oh My!
In which the user interface is deciphered and solutions are found for preferences and document navigation
2. Making Pages and Taking Names
In which we discuss the myriad troubles you can get into using master pages, guides, and laying out page
3. Text and Tables
In which solutions are found for importing documents, formatting text, using styles, and building
4. Graphically Speaking
In which we uncover hidden truths regarding imported graphics and drop shadows
5. Color My World
In which the mysteries of color swatches and gradients are unraveled
6. Drawing in InDesign
In which we look at scaling objects, drawing paths, and stroking frames
7. Long Documents
In which we crack the puzzles of the table of contents, footnotes, and index features
8. Leaving the Nest
In which we explore solutions for printing, prepress, and PDF