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Basic steps to get started with Indesign.

Basic steps to get started with Indesign.

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  • 1. Indesign CS3 - basics Patrick Van den Broeck
  • 2. Indesign = DTP software
    • Illustrator – Illustrations
    • Photoshop – Photos
    • Word – Composing text
    • Indesign – Putting it all together
  • 3. Existing files New files
  • 4.  
  • 5. Same for all Different
  • 6. Tool panel
  • 7. Menu
  • 8. Control panel
  • 9. Custom panels
  • 10. Document window
  • 11. Document window Page
  • 12. Document window Page Pasteboard Pasteboard
  • 13.
    • Single / double column view
    • Selection tool
    • Direct selection tool
    • Pen tool
    • Text tool
    • Pencil tool
    • Line tool
    • Rectangle frame tool
    • Rectangle tool
    • Button tool
    • Scissors tool
    • Rotate
    • Scale
    • Gradient swatch
    • Transform
    • Note tool
    • Eyedropper tool
    • Pane tool
    • Zoom tool
    • Fill / stroke
    • Container / text
    • Color
    • Preview mode
  • 14. Position Dimensions Rotate – shear – flip object scale object
  • 15. Click to open panel >> = Collapse panel Contextual menu
  • 16. Contextual menu
  • 17. t Additional Panels (menu – window)
  • 18. Move Panels / panel groups close minimize Move group Move single panel
  • 19. Move Panels / panel groups Drag to another group <<<<<< Blue = release
  • 20. Move Panels / panel groups Drag to panel dock >>>>>>> Blue = release
  • 21. Select text tool (T) Draw text frame Adding text
  • 22. Fill with text
  • 23. Text overflow Text oveflow Click + and draw another text frame
  • 24. text connection Menu – view - show text threads Text oveflow
  • 25. Right mouse button On text frame Text frame options
  • 26.  
  • 27. Add pictures
  • 28. Add pictures Fit content Fit frame Change existing picture: Select image box File – place (ctrl+d)
  • 29. Styles
    • Create styles!
    • Easy DTP
    • To create t.o.c.
    • Easy to make changes
  • 30. Book Seperate file Collection of documents
    • Easy pagenumbering
    • Adding blank pages
    • Synchronizing between documents
    • Large documents
    • Combining different formats
  • 31. Export -> pdf
  • 32. High quality = Print Smallest File Size = Screen / web Export -> pdf
  • 33. twitter.com/patjevdb