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Nine Rules for Creating Good XML
By James J. Maivald, Cathy Palmer
Mar 7, 2008
HTML allows you to be a little lax, but XML is a sterner taskmaster. James J. Maivald and Cathy Palmer have come up with nine simple rules that will help you to create well-formed XML every time.
Object Styles in Adobe InDesign CS4
By Michael Murphy
May 11, 2009
Text isn’t the only element that makes up an InDesign layout, nor is it the only asset in a project to which you can assign multiple attributes. Frames, shapes, and strokes—collectively known as objects—potentially have at least as many attributes as text.
Points and Paths in Adobe InDesign CS3
By Sandee Cohen
Feb 14, 2009
Flummoxed by the Pen Tool? Sandee Cohen shows you how to work with Points and Paths using the Pen Tool in Adobe InDesign CS3.
Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign: Leading
By Nigel French
Jul 28, 2010
Nigel French discusses the details of leading (the space between lines of type) in Adobe InDesign, including general rules of thumb, exceptions, and the use of auto leading.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4: Interactive Documents
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner
Sep 10, 2009
Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner explain InDesign's features for the “rich media” producer. Many of these tools don’t produce any visible effect on your InDesign pages, but change the behavior of PDF or Flash SWF files that you export.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4: Paragraph Rules
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner
Sep 16, 2009
Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner show you how to apply paragraph rules, ground rules for paragraph rules, and tinting paragraphs.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4: Placing Text on a Path
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner
Aug 21, 2009
Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner show you how InDesign can place text on a path, as well as place text inside a path.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4: Tables
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner
Aug 21, 2009
InDesign can create and edit tables, or import tables from Word, Excel, or XML. This feature isn’t perfect, but it’s more than good enough to alleviate most of the pain of working with tables in a layout.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4: Text Wrap
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner
Sep 8, 2009
Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner show you how to apply a text wrap to any independent object in InDesign.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4: XML
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner
Sep 14, 2009
XML is as simple or complicated as you care to make it. Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner show you how to keep it simple, at least at first.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS5: Type
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, Bob Bringhurst
Aug 26, 2010
This chapter provides a walk through of InDesign's typesetting features, including character formatting (font, point size, kerning, and baseline shift are examples of character formatting), paragraph formatting (indents, tabs, space above and below, and composition), and formatting using character and paragraph styles.
Real World Adobe® InDesign® CS5: Creating Pages of Different Sizes
By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, Bob Bringhurst
Apr 15, 2010
In this excerpt from Real World Adobe® InDesign® CS5, learn how to create multiple page sizes in the same document -- a feature that people have been requesting for years.
Real World Tips for Working with Text in InDesign CS3
By David Blatner, Olav Martin Kvern
Jan 4, 2008
Wise-cracking authors Olav Martin Kvern and David Blatner take you through all of InDesign's typesetting tools, sharing real world techniques for getting your work done faster and more efficiently along the way.
Review Your InDesign Document with Others Using CS Review
By Brian Wood
Dec 31, 2010
Learn how to utilize Adobe CS Review, a free online service that enables you to start reviews from Creative Suite software. Author Brian Wood shows you how to share reviews with others, get feedback, and make changes within a program such as Adobe InDesign.
Running Header Text Variables in Adobe InDesign CS4
By Michael Murphy
Jun 9, 2009
Michael Murphy tells you everything you need to know about running text header variables in Adobe InDesign CS4.
Sandee Cohen and David Blatner Talk about Adobe InDesign CS5
By Sandee Cohen, David Blatner
Sep 23, 2010
Sandee Cohen (author of InDesign CS5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide) and David Blatner (a coauthor of Real World Adobe InDesign CS5) share questions and conversation about Adobe InDesign CS5.
Setting Up Layout Rules for a Mobile App Design in Adobe InDesign CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
May 3, 2012
This excerpt from Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Classroom in a Book shows you how InDesign lets you work with alternate layouts and helps you adapt your layouts with Liquid Layout rules.
Seven Principles of Great Template Design in InDesign
By Gabriel Powell
Feb 12, 2009
Use the seven principles covered in this chapter to guide the decisions you make throughout the template construction process. Gabriel Powell shows you how.
Sidestepping the Banana Skins: How to Avoid Common Type Mistakes in InDesign
By Nigel French
Apr 16, 2014
Don't make yourself easy prey for the type pedants out there who will mock you for using an opening quote mark instead of an apostrophe. While rules are made to be broken, Nigel French, author of InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, 3rd Edition, offers ten rules of InDesign type that should (almost) never be broken.
Step-by-Step Guide to Designing InDesign Templates
By Gabriel Powell
Mar 14, 2008
Gabriel Powell walks through each step in the InDesign template design process, helping you to forge a path toward the successful completion of any template.

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