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Getting started

In this lesson, you’ll work on an 8-page newsletter for TravelNE, a fictitious New England tour group. Several pages of the newsletter have already been completed. Now that the final article for the newsletter has been written, you’re ready to flow the article into the document and add the finishing touches to the newsletter.

Note

If you have not already copied the resource files for this lesson from the Lesson_04 folder of the Adobe InDesign CS2 Classroom in a Book CD, do so now. See “Copying the Classroom in a Book files” on page 4.


When your preparations are complete, you’re ready to start work on the lesson.

1.
To ensure that the tools and palettes function exactly as described in this lesson, delete or deactivate (by renaming) the InDesign Defaults file and the InDesign SavedData file. See “Restoring default preferences” on page 2.

2.
Start Adobe InDesign.

Managing fonts

To begin working, you’ll open an existing InDesign document. We have added a font to this document that you may not have on your system, so you may receive an error message relating to the missing font. You will replace this font later in this lesson.

1.
Choose File > Open, and open the 04_a.indd file in the Lesson_04 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the InDesignCIB folder on your hard disk.

When you open a file that includes fonts not installed on your system, an alert message indicates which font is missing. The text that uses this missing font is also highlighted in pink. You will fix this missing font problem later in this lesson by replacing the missing font with an available font. This is useful because InDesign makes it clear which fonts might cause problems when printing, and provides several opportunities to correct the situation.

2.
Click OK to close the alert message.

Navigate through the pages in the document and you can see that pages 5 through 8 have already been completed. The missing font is located on page 8. In this lesson, you will complete the first four pages of the newsletter and then replace the missing font.

3.
Choose File > Save As and name the file 04_News, and save it in the Lesson_04 folder.

4.
To see what the finished document will look like, open the 04_b.indd file in the same folder. If you prefer, you can leave the document open to act as a guide as you work. When you’re ready to resume working on the lesson document, choose its name from the Window menu.

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