Getting Started Adobe InDesign CS2 Seminar
On the DVD, White begins by demonstrating some of the new InDesign templates and the Adobe Bridge. He then covers all the new features that will increase your productivity such as Object Styles, Quick Apply, mapping Word styles to InDesign styles, Anchored Objects and Snippets. Next, he explains the new text features; Dynamic Spelling, Autocorrect Spell-Checking and Drag and Drop Text. Finally, he discusses new publishing features for PDF and HTML formats and the new InBooklet SE to create printer spreads.
The DVD comes with a handbook but this is not one of those "user's guides" that you immediately toss into a drawer. In fact the handbook has several interesting projects that help you apply these skills and teach you some new ones along the way. For the novice, the handbook covers basic skills of InDesign with projects such as building a photo book, placing an image inside text and creating a backscreening photo effect much like that popular with PhotoshopR users. For the advanced user White includes more challenging projects such as adding interactive multimedia files to a PDF document, using data merge to dynamically build page content from external text files, building a table of contents with InDesign's automated feature and how to prepare InDesign documents for the printer.
Terry White has been with Adobe for seven years and is now the Technical Resources Manager for North America. He also is a columnist for Layers magazine.
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