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With its ever tightening integration with Adobe's full suite of creative products and its own increasingly sophisticated feature set, InDesign is winning legions of Quark and Framemaker converts. If you're among them--or if you've decided to sidestep those programs altogether--you need this book! In these pages, the Adobe Creative Team uses a series of project-based lessons, tested in the company's own classrooms and labs, to provide a thorough grounding in the InDesign school of page design. You'll find step-by-step lessons in InDesign CS fundamentals plus plenty of the advanced tips and techniques you need to take your page designs to the next level. The workbook-style format includes self-paced lessons followed by review questions to reinforce the knowledge and a CD with all of the files required to complete the book's projects. Throughout, special focus is given to the features new to InDesign CS: an updated Story Editor, nested styles, separation previews, the Package for GoLive command, and more.
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Replacement file for lesson 3 start. 03_a.indd.zip
49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
The Title Says it All: Classroom in a Book,
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS Classroom in a Book (Paperback)InDesign is Adobe's replacement for PageMaker. I acquired the program as part of Creative Suite Premium. I had no exposure to page layout programs prior to delving into this book. Through the concise lessons, the clear and direct writing style and some very good examples, I've become enthralled with the program.
I've used other books in this series and this volume is just as helpful as the other Classroom in a Book installments. You are not hand held the entire way, but you are provided with enough direction that you feel as if there is an instructor right beside you. After completing the first real lesson, I felt confident enough to take on several design jobs and work them on my own. The lesson examples are all practical, yet there is a lightheartedness to the samples that makes the lessons all the more enjoyable. Read the story in the fictitious "Sonata Cycle News" for an example.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Just as Good as Instructor Led Course,
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS Classroom in a Book (Paperback)If you really want to learn, and you are patient and go through each lesson, you will get just as much training as the expensive instructor led courses. I have never used page layout or publishing software and I am feeling more proficient with each lesson. This is my third Classroom in the Book purchase and I rate it as good as any of the beginner training courses on the same titles. Matter of fact, the only course I took was Photoshop 7 for beginners, and the instructor taught from the Photoshop 7 Classroom In A Book.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
My students love this book,
By A Customer
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I teach this product and truly appreciate the real life exercises provided in an easy to understand style. I tested this book with my first class recently and the exercises worked flawlessly. My students felt that they accomplished worthwhile projects that helped them to better use InDesign at their positions. I would definitely buy this book.
A Quick Tour of Adobe InDesign.
Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area.
Lesson 2: Setting Up Your Document.
Lesson 3: Working with Frames.
Lesson 4: Importing and Editing Text.
Lesson 5: Working with Typography.
Lesson 6: Working with Color.
Lesson 7: Importing and Linking Graphics.
Lesson 8: Creating Tables.
Lesson 9: Drawing Vector Graphics.
Lesson 10: Working with Transparency.
Lesson 11: Creating Interactive Documents.
Lesson 12: Combining Files into Books.
Lesson 13: Printing & Print Preparation.
Lesson 14: Exporting to PDF.
Lesson 15: Ensuring Consistent Color.
Working with Version Cue.
Download the current list of errata for this title (errata.pdf)
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