Overview

This Adobe InDesign CS5.5 training video by Jeff Witchel is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to learn this powerful, often intimidating page layout and design program. Including a complete chapter on the latest edition to InDesign - EPUB, this computer software training program is designed to teach the absolute beginner how to use the industry standard Adobe InDesign CS5.5 software. Starting with the basics in this video training tutorial, Jeff Witchel teaches you how to use Adobe InDesign CS5, covering topics ranging from setting up your workspace, to using grids, the new layers panel in CS5, working with text, paragraph formatting, creating and using styles, and combining text and objects. New to CS5.5 is the EPUB export capabilities, and Jeff goes in-depth with this new feature, as well as exporting your finished work in a variety of formats, from print, to interactive documents. By the conclusion of this computer based training program, you will be fully versed in creating print and digital ready documents in Adobe InDesign CS5.5. The author has included more than 2GB of work-files, so that you can work alongside him as he teaches you the ins and outs of this powerful desktop publishing software!

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Table of Contents

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Time

01. Introduction

Who Am I?

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A Quick Sampling Of Features

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Finding Answers With Adobe Help

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Having InDesign Resources At Your Fingertips

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02. Workspace Basics

Setting Up Your Own Workspace

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The Ins And Outs Of Preferences

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Recovery And Undo

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03. Layout

Setting Up New Documents

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00:09:17

Opening And Saving Documents

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00:07:46

Rulers And Setting Up Guides

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00:08:26

Using Grids

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00:04:51

Pages Panel Basics

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00:02:28

Rotating Page View

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00:04:35

Creating And Using Masters Pages

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00:08:29

Setting Up Sections

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Varying The Size Of Pages With The New Page Tool

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The All New Layers Panel - Part 1

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00:09:11

The All New Layers Panel - Part 2

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00:09:40

04. Frames And Objects

Selecting Objects And Moving Objects

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Transforming Objects And Content

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Transforming With The Control Panel

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Aligning And Distributing Objects

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Copying, Pasting And Duplicating Objects

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Creating And Working With Groups

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05. Drawing

Understanding Paths And Frames

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Using The Pen Tool

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Using The Rectangle And Ellipse Tools

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Creating Polygons And Stars

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Pathfinder And Compound Paths

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Corner Options

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06. The Basics Of Working With Text

Adding Or Placing Text

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Using The Basics Of Find/Change

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Check Spelling

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Selecting And Editing Text

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07. Character Formatting

Using The Character Panel - Part 1

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Using The Character Panel - Part 2

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A Look Under The Character Panel Options Menu

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Creating Custom Underlines And Strikethroughs

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08. Paragraph Formatting

Using The Paragraph Panel

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Composing Type

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The New Span And Split Columns Feature

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Fun With Paragraph Rules

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Formatting Bullets And Numbering

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09. A Look At Other Type Options

Basic Tab Formatting

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Creating A Fill-In-The-Blanks Form Using Tabs

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Fun With Type On A Path

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Using The Glyphs Panel

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Inserting Special Characters - Part 1

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Inserting Special Characters - Part 2

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Inserting White Space

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Inserting Break Characters

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Text Frame Options

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10. Styles

Creating And Using Paragraph Styles

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Creating And Using Character Styles

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Understanding Nested Styles

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Creating And Using Line Styles

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Using GREP Styles Without Being An Engineer

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Using Next Style

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Creating And Using Object Styles

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11. Combining Text With Objects

Working With Anchored Objects

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Text Wrap Basics

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Taking Text Wrap Beyond The Basics

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12. Using Long Document Features

Threading Text Frames Made Simple

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Using Next And Previous Page In Continued Stories

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Setting Up And Working With Books

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Creating And Updating A Table Of Contents

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13. Setting Up Tables

Creating Simple Tables

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Editing And Customizing Tables - Part 1

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Editing And Customizing Tables - Part 2

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14. Adding Graphics

Understanding Graphics Formats

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Placing Graphics

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Fitting Graphics To Their Frames Automatically

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Using The New Gap Tool

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Managing Graphic Links

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Creating And Using Snippets

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15. Color

Mixing Colors In The Color Panel

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Creating Swatches And Tints

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Working With Gradients

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Understanding Process And Spot Colors

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Making Much More Of Two Colors With Mixed Ink

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More Swatches Panel Options

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16. Transparency

Effects Panel Basics

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Adding Feather Effects

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Working With Shadow Effects

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Bevel, Emboss And More

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Let's Get Glowing

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17. EPUB For InDesign CS5.5

Intro To EPUB

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Articles

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Anchored Objects

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Linked Stories

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Export Tagging

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Adding Video To An EPUB

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Exporting An EPUB

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A Look At The EPUB

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18. Printing

Printing Documents

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Preflight Your Layout

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Package To Collect Your Files For Print Production

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19. Making Layouts Interactive

Adding Simple Hyperlinks

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Creating Buttons Will Take You Places

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Making Objects Into Multi-State Objects

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Animating Objects In Layouts

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20. Exporting

Acrobats For Print

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Exporting For On-Screen And Interactive

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Exporting To Other Formats

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21. Conclusion

Where Do You Go From Here?

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