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InDesign tutorial

InDesign tutorial

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How to use InDesign
How to use InDesign

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Published by: heywoj on May 28, 2008
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InDesign Tutorial

by Jon Shan

Your Workspace

The Menu
• File: Save (⌘+S), Print (⌘+P), Place (⌘+D) • Edit: Undo (⌘+Z), Cut, Copy, Paste (⌘+X,C,V) • Layout: Margin and Columns… Ruler Guides… • Type: Character Styles, Insert Special Character • Object: Transform, Display Performance (individual) • View: Display Performance, Hide Rulers (⌘+R)

The Toolbox
V A

Selecting and Clicking Stuff
Selection
• Black arrow • Objects and their box
– Frames – Pictures without frames

Direct Selection
• White arrow • Content within a Frame
– Moving pictures – Resizing or skewing pictures

• Shortcut: V

• Shortcut: A

Using Frames

Creating a Text Frame

Frame Fitting for Photos

Margins and Columns

Guides

Spellcheck

Importing Your Stuff

+ D

rop

Note: If you drop your files and pictures, you don’t need to create text and graphic frames. If you already created text and graphic frames, you can drop your files into those.

Paragraph Styles

The Campanile

MANIPULATING PHOTOS AND OBJECTS

Photos: Mirroring
The subject faces inward towards the text

Photos: Scaling

Original Doing it proportionally •Select the photo •Hold Shift key down •Drag photo from corner

NO!

NO!

YES!

Display Performance
(why photos may look blocky)
Fast Display Image is grayed out to max performance
Typical Display (Default) Image is pixelated to speed zooming performance.

Similar to a thumbnail photo.

High Quality Display Displays the original, accurate image, but slows InDesign.

If your toolbars are missing items

InDesign Shortcuts
• • • • • Drop Save Undo Redo Spell-check +D +S +Z + Shift+Z +I Bold Italics Normal + Shift + B + Shift + I + Shift + Y

To scale pictures proportionally, hold “shift” and drag a corner.

Zoom in Zoom out Fit to Window Switch Windows

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The Campanile

FREE TOOLS FOR HOME USE

Instead of Word, Powerpoint, Excel… Google Docs Buzzword Open Office Instead of Photoshop… GIMP Paint.NET Resize your photos http://vectormagic.stanford.edu http://rsizr.com IntuImage

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