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Adobe InDesign is a full-fledged, sophisticated program, tightly integrated with the other Adobe industry leading graphics and Web programs in the Creative Suite. It's the essential tool for anyone doing page layout and design.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS4 offers industrial-strength and time-saving techniques for design professionals who need to start laying out, proofing, and printing pages with InDesign CS4, without missing a beat (or a deadline!) in their fast-paced production cycles. Design pros will find everything they need here to successfully master InDesign's advanced page layout tools, manage color, snippets, and use the program more efficiently.
They'll also find complete coverage of essential features in InDesign CS4, including: live preflight, customizable Links panel, conditional text, cross references, interactive document capability with the new SWF file, animated page transitions, export to Flash CS4 functionality, Smart Guides and Smart Spacing, spread rotation, and smart text reflow.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
the first reference I turn to when I need ID help,
This review is from: Real World Adobe InDesign CS4 (Paperback)David Blatner and Olav Martin Kvern are two of the top InDesign educators and they know the software inside out and backwards. This book stays close at hand whenever I'm in an ID project. It has bailed me out many a time when I've been pounding my head against some issue where things aren't coming out as expected or I'm unsure of a way to accomplish what I need to get done. It's not a tutorial book with step by step projects, but it covers most everything you'll need to know in detail. Beginners might find it isn't basic enough to be the sole learning tool, but whatever level you're at, Real World InDesign CS4 is an essential reference.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Look no further,
This review is from: Real World Adobe InDesign CS4 (Paperback)I bought this book for my wife who was beginning to use InDesign for work. All I hear is "Wow! This book is amazing" about five or six times a day. All the information you need is in here - very well structured and easy to find. It seems to anticipate the most common problems that users get stuck on too. If you are looking for an easy-to-use reference-while-you-work InDesign manual, then look no further.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An Invaluable Reference Manual,
This review is from: Real World Adobe InDesign CS4 (Paperback)If you have any plans to use InDesign CS4, get this book!
The authors are masters of the subject. They're steeped in the programming. They bring longtime experience with the software and its earlier iterations, so they understand its many strengths and occasional limitations.
It helps that they're also skilled writers. They use the software in the production of their own books. Therefore they have an unerring sense of the perspective of the actual user. This is a tremendous benefit. The index, which is vital to users of this kind of book, reflects a powerful user-focus.
Fine book. Highly recommended.
Chapter 1 Workspace
Chapter 2 Page Layout
Chapter 3 Text
Chapter 4 Type
Chapter 5 Drawing
Chapter 6 Where Text Meets Graphics
Chapter 7 Importing and Exporting
Chapter 8 Long Documents
Chapter 9 Transforming
Chapter 10 Color
Chapter 11 Printing
Chapter 12 Scripting
Chapter 13 Interactive Documents
Chapter 14 XML
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