Chapters

InDesign CS4 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Sandee Cohen

Chapter 1. Getting Started

  • Choosing Panels
  • Working with Panels
  • Using Workspaces
  • Using the Tools Panel
  • Using Contextual Menus

Chapter 2. Document Setup

  • The Welcome Screen
  • Setting up Documents
  • Choosing Layout Options
  • Changing Layout Options
  • Using the Document Presets
  • Using Document Rulers
  • Working with Guides
  • Using Smart Guides
  • Viewing Transformation Values
  • Working with Document Grids
  • Changing the Magnification
  • View and Pasteboard Controls
  • Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
  • Controlling Windows
  • Working with the Application Bar
  • File Maintenance

Chapter 3. Basic Text

  • Creating Text Frames
  • Typing Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Moving and Deleting Text
  • Using the Character Panel
  • Setting the Typeface and Point Size
  • Styling Text
  • Setting Line and Character Spacing
  • Applying Text Distortions
  • Setting the Language
  • Applying Paragraph Formatting
  • Setting Alignment and Indents
  • Inserting a Manual Indent
  • Setting Paragraph Effects
  • Working with Hidden Characters
  • Using the Glyphs Panel
  • Working with Text Flow
  • Setting Text Frame General Controls
  • Using the Control Panel for Text
  • Using Special Text Characters

Chapter 4. Working with Objects

  • Types of Frames
  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • Selecting Objects
  • Moving Objects
  • Replicating Objects
  • Resizing Objects
  • Using the Transform Tools
  • Using the Transform Panel
  • Using the Transform Commands
  • Using the Arrange Commands
  • Aligning Objects
  • Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacing
  • Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
  • Using the Control Panel for Objects
  • Using the Measure Tool
  • Using the Info Panel with Objects
  • Locking Objects
  • Selecting Frames

Chapter 5. Working in Color

  • The Basics of Color
  • Using the Color Panel
  • Defining and Storing Swatches
  • Using Swatch Libraries
  • Creating Mixed Inks
  • Creating Tints
  • Using the Color Picker
  • Creating Gradient Swatches
  • Using the Eyedropper
  • Using the Kuler Panel
  • Overprinting Colors

Chapter 6. Fills, Strokes, and Effects

  • Applying Fills
  • Applying Stroke Effects
  • Creating Custom Stroke Styles
  • Adding Arrows and Corner Options
  • Opacity and Blend Mode Effects
  • Working with Effects
  • Shadow Effects
  • Glow Effects
  • Bevel and Emboss Effects
  • Satin Effect
  • Feather Effects
  • Setting the Global Light
  • Using the Pathfinder Commands
  • Using the Eyedropper
  • Setting Object Defaults

Chapter 7. Points and Paths

  • Pen Points
  • Drawing Lines
  • Drawing Curves
  • Changing Curves and Corner Points
  • Modifying Paths
  • Modifying Points
  • Using the Pencil Tool
  • Using the Smooth Tool
  • Using the Erase Tool
  • Adding or Deleting Points on Paths

Chapter 8. Imported Graphics

  • Placing Artwork
  • Using Bridge to Place Artwork
  • Specialty Frames
  • Setting the Image Import Options
  • Working with Images Inside Frames
  • Using the Position Tool
  • Fitting Graphics in Frames
  • Nesting Graphic Elements
  • Styling Placed Images
  • Linking Graphics
  • Embedding Graphics
  • Setting Layer Visibility
  • Using Clipping Paths
  • Importing Transparent Images
  • Viewing Images

Chapter 9. Text Effects

  • Wrapping Text
  • Text on a Path
  • Working with Paragraph Rules
  • Inline and Anchored Objects

Chapter 10. Pages and Books

  • Changing the Pages Panel
  • Adding Blank Pages
  • Navigating and Moving Pages
  • Creating and Separating Spreads
  • Importing Text
  • Flowing Text
  • Creating Text Breaks
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Rotating Spreads
  • Adjusting Layouts
  • Page Numbers and Text Variables
  • Conditional Text
  • Conditional Text Sets
  • Making Books
  • Creating a Table of Contents

Chapter 11. Layers

  • Creating and Deleting Layers
  • Setting the Layer Options
  • Working with Layers

Chapter 12. Libraries and Snippets

  • Storing Items in a Library
  • Applying Library Items to a Page
  • Setting the Library Display
  • Searching and Sorting Libraries
  • Creating and Using Snippets

Chapter 13. Tabs and Tables

  • Inserting Tab Characters
  • Setting Tab Stops
  • Creating Tab Leaders
  • Creating and Using Tables
  • Navigating Through Tables
  • Selecting Tables
  • Working with Rows and Columns
  • Adjusting Tables Within a Text Frame
  • Working with Headers and Footers
  • Adding Images to Tables
  • Customizing Cells
  • Setting Borders, Strokes, and Fills
  • Alternating Strokes and Fills
  • Adding Diagonal Lines in Cells
  • Using the Table or Control Panels

Chapter 14. Automating Your Work

  • Changing Case
  • Checking Spelling
  • Using Find/Change
  • Using the Text Find/Change
  • Using the GREP Find/Change
  • Using the Glyph Find/Change
  • Using the Object Find/Change
  • Saving Searches
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Footnotes
  • Creating Tagged Text
  • Using Find Font
  • Keeping Lines Together
  • Using the Eyedropper on Text
  • Using Scripts

Chapter 15. Styles

  • Working with Paragraph Styles
  • Working with Character Styles
  • Working with Styles
  • Creating Style Groups
  • Loading and Importing Styles
  • Importing Text Styles from Word
  • Applying Styles and Style Overrides
  • Clearing Style Overrides
  • Redefining and Deleting Styles
  • Automatic Drop Cap Styling
  • Using Nested Styles
  • Creating Nested Line Styles
  • Creating GREP Styles
  • Defining Object Styles
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Defining Table and Cell Styles
  • Using the Quick Apply Feature

Chapter 16. Typography

  • Optical Margin Alignment
  • Using Adobe Paragraph Composer
  • Applying Justification Controls
  • Controlling Hyphenation
  • Baseline Grid
  • Balancing Ragged Lines
  • Using OpenType
  • OpenType Categories

Chapter 17. Color Management

  • Choosing Color Settings
  • Saving and Loading Color Settings
  • Working with Profiles

Chapter 18. Interactive & Multimedia

  • Types of Interactive Elements
  • Defining Hyperlinks
  • Working with Hyperlinks
  • Working with Bookmarks
  • Adding Sounds
  • Adding Movies
  • Movie Display Options
  • Creating Buttons
  • General Button Properties
  • Setting the Button States
  • Applying Behaviors
  • Modifying Behaviors
  • Creating Page Transitions
  • Exporting Interactive PDFS
  • Exporting Interactive SWFS

Chapter 19. Output

  • Printing a Document
  • Setting the General Print Options
  • Choosing the Setup Controls
  • Tiling Pages
  • Setting Marks and Bleed
  • Setting the Output Controls
  • Working with Separations Preview
  • Color Separations and Ink Manager
  • Setting the Graphics Options
  • Setting the Advanced Options
  • Flattener Presets and Preview
  • Working with Print Presets
  • Creating a Print Summary
  • Creating Printer’s Spreads
  • Creating PostScript Files
  • Preflighting Documents
  • Creating Preflight Profiles
  • Setting the Preflight Options
  • Packaging a Document

Chapter 20. Exporting

  • Setting the Export File Options
  • Creating PDF Files
  • Setting the PDF General Controls
  • Setting the PDF Compression Options
  • Setting the Output PDF Options
  • Setting the Advanced PDF Options
  • Setting the Security PDF Options
  • Working with PDF Presets
  • Creating EPS Files
  • InDesign CS3 Interchange Format
  • Setting the JPEG Options
  • Exporting for InCopy
  • Exporting Text
  • Exporting Cross-Media Files

Chapter 21. Customizing

  • Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Modifying the Menu Commands
  • Choosing the Preferences Categories
  • General Preferences Controls
  • Interface Preferences
  • Type Preferences
  • Advanced Type Preferences
  • Composition Preferences
  • Units & Increments Preferences
  • Grids Preferences
  • Guides & Pasteboard Preferences
  • Dictionary Preferences
  • Spelling Preferences
  • Autocorrect Preferences
  • Notes Preferences
  • Story Editor Display Preferences
  • Display Performance Preferences
  • Appearance of Black Preferences

Real World QuarkXPress 7 for Macintosh and Windows by David Blatner

Chapter 1. Learn QuarkXPress in 30 Minutes.

  • Pages, Views, and Guides
  • Text and Text Formatting
  • Graphics, Colors, Drop Shadows, and Lines
  • Printing
  • On Your Way to Becoming a QuarkXPert

Chapter Two. QuarkXPress Basics

  • Getting Started
  • Where QuarkXPress Resides
  • File Management
  • QuarkXPress’s Interface
  • Restoring, Reverting, and Undoing
  • Navigating Your Layout
  • Manipulating Your Layout
  • Changing Defaults
  • Layout and Application Preferences
  • QuarkXPress from Zero to Sixty

Chapter 3 Working with Items

  • Items and Contents
  • Item-Creation Tools
  • Bézier Boxes and Lines
  • Manipulating Items
  • Relationships Between Items
  • The Layers Palette
  • Guides and Rulers
  • Frames, Dashes, and Stripes
  • Libraries
  • Appending Settings
  • Moving On

Chapter 4. Building a Layout

  • Building a New Layout
  • Projects and Layouts
  • Master Pages: Elementary
  • Automatic Text Boxes
  • Master Pages and Layout Pages
  • Master Pages and the Page Layout Palette
  • Making Pages
  • Modifying Your Pages
  • Automatic Page Insertion
  • Multipage Spreads
  • Sections and Page Numbering
  • Automatic “Continued…” Pagination
  • Foundations

Chapter 5. Working with Text

  • Entering and Editing Text
  • Importing Text
  • Finding and Changing
  • Spelling Checker
  • Watching Your Words

Chapter Six. Typography

  • Fonts and Font Management
  • Character Formatting
  • Type Styles
  • Color, Shade, and Transparency
  • Horizontal and Vertical Scaling
  • Kerning and Tracking
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Alignment
  • Indents
  • Leading
  • Space Before and After
  • First Baseline
  • Tabs
  • Hyphenation and Justification
  • Setting Your Own H&J
  • Widow and Orphan Control
  • Baseline Grid
  • Fine-Tuning Type
  • Kerning and Tracking Tables
  • Tweaking Hyphenation
  • Special Characters
  • Typographic Special Effects
  • Text Greeking
  • Putting It Together

Chapter 7. Copy Flow

  • Managing Copy
  • Working Smart
  • Linking
  • Style Sheets
  • What Word Processor to Use
  • Exporting Text
  • A Solution: XPress Tags
  • Getting Your Stories Straight

Chapter 8. Tables

  • Building Tables
  • Importing Excel Tables
  • Changing Rows and Columns
  • Adding Graphics
  • Formatting Cells
  • Formatting the Table Box
  • Formatting Gridlines
  • Headers and Footers
  • Splitting Tables
  • Convert Table to Text or Group
  • Default Preference Settings
  • Tables for Web Layouts

Chapter 9. Long Documents

  • Lists
  • Indexes
  • Putting It Together

Chapter 10. Pictures

  • Graphic File Formats
  • Importing Pictures into QuarkXPress
  • Working with Pictures
  • Picture Management
  • Dynamically Updating Images
  • Preview Quality, Greeking, and Suppression
  • Page as Picture
  • Image on the Half Shell

Chapter 11. Image Tuning

  • The Picture File
  • Photoshop Documents
  • Clipping Paths
  • The Style Menu
  • Halftones
  • Picture Effects
  • Many Colorful Shades of Gray

Chapter 12. Text Meets Graphics

  • Drop Shadows for Text
  • Text Runaround
  • Anchored Boxes
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Poking and Prodding

Chapter 13. Collaboration

  • Shared Content
  • Composition Zones
  • Job Jackets
  • Let’s All Work Together

Chapter 14. Color

  • What You See and What You Get
  • Describing Color
  • Specifying Color
  • Multi-Ink Colors
  • Special Colors
  • Colors Palette
  • Blending Colors
  • Opacity
  • Trapping
  • Color from Outside Sources
  • Color Management/Proofing
  • Deciding to Work in Color

Chapter 15. Printing

  • PostScript
  • PDF
  • Print Dialog Box
  • The Device Pane
  • The Pages Pane
  • The Colors Pane
  • The Pictures Pane
  • The Fonts Pane
  • The Marks Pane
  • The Bleed Pane
  • The Layers Pane
  • The Transparency Pane
  • The OPI Pane
  • The JDF Pane
  • The Advanced Pane
  • The Summary Pane
  • Page Setup, Printer, and Properties
  • Output Styles
  • Color Separations
  • Working with an Imaging Center
  • Troubleshooting
  • Job Finished

Chapter 16. PDF

  • Creating a PDF File
  • Interactive PDF Features
  • Creating PDF Output Styles
  • Export Layout as PDF
  • PDF for Print/Advertising
  • Common PDF File Problems
  • The Future of Publishing

Chapter 17. Going Online with QuarkXPress

  • HTML and Web Browsers
  • Exporting Your Content
  • Web Documents and File Structure
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Building the Web Page
  • Previewing Your Pages
  • Hyperlinks
  • Rollover Images
  • Cascading Menus
  • Image Maps
  • HTML Forms
  • Exporting Your Page as HTML
  • Importing HTML
  • XPress Page as Picture
  • The Future of Publishing
  • File Handling Preferences
  • Clipboard Handling
  • Trashing Preferences
  • Configuring Plug-Ins