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Getting to Know Indesign

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book (2020 release), authors Tina DeJarld and Kelly Kordes Anton walk you through the basics of InDesign. You'll learn about the building blocks of an Adobe InDesign layout: objects, text, and graphics.

Viewing the document in Presentation mode

In Presentation mode, the InDesign interface is hidden entirely, and the document fills the whole screen. This mode works well for presenting design ideas to clients.

  1. Press and hold down the Screen Mode button (currentscreenmode.jpg) at the bottom of the Tools panel, and select Presentation (presentationview.jpg).

  2. After viewing the document, press Esc (Escape) to exit Presentation mode. The document displays in its previous screen mode, Normal.

  3. To view the document without layout aids, choose View > Screen Mode > Preview.

  4. Choose View > Actual Size to see the document at its output size.

  5. Choose File > Save.

Congratulations! You’ve learned many InDesign basics.

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