InDesign® CS3 For Dummies® by Galen Gruman

By Galen Gruman

New to InDesign? Making the change from QuarkXPressR? No concerns - this easy-to-follow advisor indicates you ways to grasp this digital publishing software, customise the interface, paintings with gadgets and images, calibrate colour, create PDF records, and extra. From pages, panels, and photographs to textual content, tabs, and tables, you are going to layout and output like a professional at any time when! * arrange a brand new ebook * Create and use grasp pages * upload frames, strains, and hues * deal with chapters and books * Output your records * Import and position photos

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You’re likely to adjust these settings, so here’s a quick review of the main ones: Chapter 2: Making It Work Your Way ߜ If Use Typographer’s Quotes is checked, InDesign inserts the correct typographer’s quotes (often called curly quotes) for the current language in use whenever you use quotation marks. S. English, InDesign inserts typographic single quotes (‘ ’) or double quotes (“ ”) rather than straight quotes. For French, Catalan, Polish, and other languages, InDesign inserts guillemets (« »).

For example, to reduce the width of a frame by half, type /2 after the current value in the Width field. Or, to increase the length of a line by 6 points, you can type +6 next to the current value in the Length field. You can also use percentages in fields, such 50%, which adjusts the current value by that percentage. Chapter 1: Understanding InDesign Ingredients You can tell that the developers of InDesign have a passion for panels. Because there are so many of them, you might want to consider hooking up a second monitor for displaying them.

Here’s how the Pen tool works: ߜ To create straight lines, click to establish an anchor point, and then move the mouse to the next location, click again, and so on. To move an anchor point after clicking, press the spacebar and drag the anchor point. ߜ To create curved lines, click and drag, and then release the mouse button to end the segment. ߜ To close a path and create a frame, click the first anchor point created (the hollow one). ߜ To leave a path open and create a line, Ô+click or Ctrl+click away from the path or select another tool.

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