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InDesign CS2 Beyond the Basics

with Brian Wood

Video: Welcome

Learn to use InDesign's tools for working with long documents such as books and tables of contents.
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  1. 16s
    1. Welcome
  2. 33m 15s
    1. Quick and accurate guide placement
      4m 48s
    2. Using the Create Guides command
      3m 57s
    3. Working with document-based baseline grids
      7m 42s
    4. Working with frame-based baseline grids
      6m 26s
    5. Column guides
      4m 42s
    6. Guide preferences
      5m 40s
  3. 1h 18m
    1. Libraries
      14m 4s
    2. Snippets
      6m 49s
    3. Object styles
      15m 20s
    4. Anchored objects
      16m 36s
    5. Quick apply
      9m 16s
    6. Templates
      8m 12s
    7. Advanced preferences
      8m 1s
  4. 1h 18m
    1. Based-on master pages
      8m 29s
    2. Creating an initial single spread
      9m 27s
    3. Working with master page objects
      11m 4s
    4. Autoflow of text and master pages
      8m 51s
    5. Changing margins and columns
      7m 44s
    6. Section starts, prefixes and page numbering
      13m 5s
    7. Creating a master page from a spread
      8m 9s
    8. Sharing pages and masters between documents
      9m 12s
    9. Printing master pages as comps
      2m 41s
  5. 42m 37s
    1. Importing Word docs into InDesign
      9m 15s
    2. Importing Excel workbooks
      7m 48s
    3. Placing charts and graphs
      8m 21s
    4. A Word linking workflows
      17m 13s
  6. 45m 36s
    1. Footnotes
      16m 8s
    2. Data Merge intro
      4m 36s
    3. Data Merge setup
      14m 49s
    4. Merging data
      10m 3s
  7. 1h 5m
    1. Book workflows
      6m 54s
    2. Setting up a book
      4m 26s
    3. Page numbering across book documents
      11m 53s
    4. Synchronizing book documents
      10m 31s
    5. Preflighting a book
      5m 29s
    6. Packaging a book
      9m 4s
    7. Printing an entire book
      4m 34s
    8. Exporting a book to PDF
      6m 37s
    9. Book extras
      5m 36s
  8. 34m 35s
    1. Preparing for a TOC
      3m 8s
    2. Building a TOC
      12m 58s
    3. Editing a TOC
      3m 8s
    4. Creating and saving a TOC style
      7m 14s
    5. Creating a TOC for a book
      8m 7s
  9. 47m 2s
    1. Planning an index
      4m 37s
    2. Creating an index
      20m 56s
    3. Generating an index
      7m 57s
    4. Updating an index
      6m 48s
    5. Indexing and books
      6m 44s
  10. 19m 52s
    1. Table shortcuts
      10m 29s
    2. Table formatting
      9m 23s
  11. 1h 2m
    1. Hyperlinks
      17m 32s
      8m 52s
    3. Buttons
      11m 26s
    4. Adding movies and sounds
      12m 52s
    5. Creating a PDF
      5m 36s
    6. Creating and sharing Adobe PDF presets
      6m 7s
  12. 21m 52s
    1. InDesign and Bridge
      5m 54s
    2. Profile mismatches
      5m 10s
    3. Color management and output to print
      6m 15s
    4. Color management and output to PDF
      4m 33s
  13. 20m 24s
    1. Designing for use in GoLive
      5m 9s
    2. Packaging for GoLive
      15m 15s
  14. 42m 58s
    1. Why XML?
      7m 25s
    2. Structuring InDesign content
      14m 28s
    3. Exporting to XML
      4m 54s
    4. Importing XML
      16m 11s
  15. 23m 35s
    1. Using scripting to automate
      12m 25s
    2. Advanced find/change
      11m 10s
  16. 15s
    1. Goodbye

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InDesign CS2 Beyond the Basics
Video duration: 0s 10h 16m Intermediate


InDesign CS2 Beyond the Basics delves into the more advanced features of Adobe InDesign CS2, including tools for working with long documents. The tutorial covers the program's features for dealing with books, indexes, and tables of contents, and teaches you how to use the automation tools like Scripts and Data Merge. Brian Wood, a certified Adobe Creative Suite 2 Master, also shares tips and tricks for working more efficiently in the program by using Snippets, Libraries, Object Styles, and more. This video tutorial is recommended for intermediate-level InDesign CS2 users, and those who have completed the InDesign CS2 Essential Training or its equivalent. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Efficient use of Guides and Grids
  • Saving time with expert tips and tricks
  • Importing and working with Word and Excel files
  • Managing long documents and books
  • Creating effective tables of contents and indexes
  • Color management and output
  • Exporting interactive content to PDF
  • Exporting to the Web
  • Introduction to XML, Data Merge, and scripting in InDesign


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