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Title: Using Adobe InDesign


1
Using Adobe InDesign
  • Session One
  • The InDesign User Interface
  • By Steve Sloan

2
Class Format
  • Presentation
  • The ID work space
  • A brief introduction to ID and DTP
  • Learning how to use ID
  • Hands-on
  • Using InDesign hands on
  • Samples and Examples
  • Books and DVD to look at

3
The program
  • This will be available for download
  • PDF(s), PowerPoint, Audio Version, Podcast
  • Temporary URL www.edupodder.com/sessions
  • Sign Up Sheet
  • Please be sure you are signed up!
  • Handout(s)
  • Evaluation
  • Let us know how I did!

4
Beyond word processing!
  • DTP software is precise
  • DTP software aggregates!
  • Content from other programs
  • Quality control

5
Beyond (Cont.)
  • Uses own measurement system and printing trades
    language
  • Sample terms serifs, leading, points, picas
  • The Zen of desktop publishing
  • Digital preparation of pages for press quality

6
Output methods
  • Print
  • Laser printing
  • 600 dpi, (mostly for small batch, in-house,
    flyers, newsletters, forms, black and white jobs)
  • Electronic pre-press
  • Professional service bureaus, 1200 dpi, and
    large press runs for bigger jobs
  • Prepare camera ready output
  • Produce color separations (for color)
  • Version management and other work flow
    considerations

7
Output methods (Continued)
  • Electronic Output
  • PDF is the standard
  • Cross platform
  • Printable
  • Editable
  • Deployable on-line
  • Importable into other software
  • XML
  • eBooks

8
This is the InDesign workspace
9
InDesign is palette based
  • Introduces own terms
  • Strokes and fills
  • Palette based interface
  • Palettes are a strongly followed Adobe UI concept
  • There are many palettes
  • View menu controls their appearance
  • Tiny arrows indicate hidden tools
  • Flyout menus
  • Palettes dock, join, separate and can be
    disconnected

10
Tools palette
  • A lot of tools in the program
  • Can be intimidating
  • This palette allows you to create and manipulate
    text and objects
  • View mode
  • On bottom of palette
  • Is important feature

11
Other palettes
  • Allow you to further enhance design
  • Palettes can be torn off, grouped and joined
  • Uses flyout menus
  • Docking on side of screen increases real estate!

12
Using Palettes
  • Help you get work done
  • Controlled with Window Menu
  • Have keyboard shortcuts
  • Palette Management
  • Can pull apart from groups
  • Dock into side tabs (new with CS)
  • ClickHoldDrag on palette tab
  • Hover over side area on right
  • Release when see vertical bar
  • Click tab to open
  • Return to group, or group palettes together as
    you wish

13
Using Palettes
14
Do Exercise One
  • Managing Palettes

15
Other palettes
  • Other great tools not mentioned
  • Layers, styles and tables
  • A lot of what you know about Pagemaker carries
    over to InDesign
  • Right clicking (ctrl-clicking) brings up
    important options

16
Columns and Guides
17
Columns and Guides (Cont.)
  • Layout gt Margins and Columns
  • Change number of columns
  • Click ok

18
Columns and Guides (Cont.)
  • Rulers
  • Help you measure objects on page
  • Drag guides from them
  • Object alignment
  • ClickHoldDrag from inside ruler area
  • Can move anywhere on page
  • Works same with left ruler
  • Do not print
  • ViewgtSnap to guide enables alignment
  • If move object close, it snaps to guide

19
Do Exercise Two
  • Managing Columns and Guides

20
Continuing on with InDesign
  • Learning ID
  • You cant be an expert without putting in the
    time!
  • The best way is to drive it

21
Continuing on with ID (Cont.)
  • User Group Meetings
  • SF Bay Area IDUG
  • Meets bi-monthly
  • http//www.indesignusergroup.com
  • You cant be an expert without putting in the
    time!

22
Continuing on with ID (Cont.)
  • Books
  • Deke McClelland (2004). Adobe InDesign CS
    One-on-one. Sebastapol Deke Press/OReilly
  • Adobe, Classroom-in-a-book, (2004) Berkeley
    Adobe Press/Peachpit Press

23
Continuing on with ID (Cont.)
  • Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • Total Training Series
  • Atomic Learning
  • Classes
  • Just Do It!
  • Use it
  • Teach it
  • Support it

24
InDesign References
  • The Book!
  • Kvern, O. M., Blatner, D. (2004). Real World
    Indesign CS. Berkeley Peachpit Press
  • Adobe web site
  • User to user forums
  • SF Bay Area IDUG
  • Meets bi-monthly

25
InDesign Excercise
  • Please be sure you have handout
  • USE ID!!!
  • Using the tool the only way to learn it
  • Consider taking on a project
  • Put in the time! (Volunteer?)
  • I hope you enjoyed this session
  • If you did not sign in, please do so
  • Please dont forget the comment pages

26
The End
  • Steve.sloan_at_sjsu.edu
  • (408) 924-2374
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