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InDesign CS3 Basic Layout: Video QuickStart

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-50905-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50905-5

The best-selling Visual QuickStart Guide series is now available as online video! Video QuickStarts combine the practical, step-by-step approach of the Visual QuickStart Guide series with the immediacy of online learning to offer an all-new approach to mastering a new application or technology quickly. Each Video QuickStart offers short, task-based videos and rich graphics to demonstrate key concepts. Simply make your purchase online, log in, and within minutes you will be learning at your desktop.

This video is organized into the topics and tasks most relevant to beginning and intermediate Adobe InDesign users, and users new to InDesign CS3.  It can be viewed from beginning to end users can jump to the feature that interests them most. The graphic located at the bottom of every video makes it easy to quickly scrub through each sub-lesson to find the specific task the viewer needs help with.  After viewing this video, the viewer will understand the basics of an InDesign project in a print environment, including formatting text; working with objects and frames; manipulating color and transparency; and outputting your document to a desktop printer or to a PDF to package it for a printing service provider.  The video also covers the essentials for setting up documents and preferences; getting around the InDesign interface; working with different types of frames; creating objects; utilizing master pages; importing graphics; customizing color; storing text, object, and table styles; and using the new transparent effects in InDesign CS3.

Running time = 2 hours; 35 minutes; 25 seconds.

For more than 15 years, Peachpit Press has helped millions of users—from designers to developers and more—get up to speed on all sorts of computer programs. The new Video QuickStarts provide a quick, convenient, computer-based alternative to learning your favorite creative applications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Document Setup
Chapter 3 Basic Text
Chapter 4 Working with Objects
Chapter 5 Working in Color
Chapter 6 Fills, Strokes, and Effects
Chapter 7 Points and Paths
Chapter 8 Imported Graphics
Chapter 9 Text Effects
Chapter 10 Pages And Books
Chapter 11 Layers
Chapter 12 Libraries and Snippets
Chapter 13 Tabs and Tables
Chapter 14 Automating Your Work
Chapter 15 Text and Object Styles
Chapter 16 Typography Controls
Chapter 17 Color Management
Chapter 18 Interactive PDF Elements
Chapter 19 Output
Chapter 20 Exporting
Chapter 21 Customizing InDesign


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