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InDesign CS3 Beyond the Basics
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InDesign CS3 Beyond the Basics

with David Blatner

Video: Introduction

Welcome to InDesign CS3 Beyond the Basics. I'm David Blatner and if you've already watched my InDesign Essential Training title from lynda.com, you know that I am also the cohost of InDesignSecrets.com and I'm the editorial director of both InDesign magazine and the InDesign conference. In this title I'm going to start up where I left off and guide you beyond the basics and into dozens of important features that you need to know in order to master this incredible program. Over the course of this title we'll tackle techniques for optimizing your layouts, automating InDesign with data merge, XML, scripts, plug-ins, setting great-looking type, exporting and printing color managed documents and more.
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  1. 2m 30s
    1. Introduction
      56s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 34s
  2. 30m 53s
    1. Control panel shortcuts
      8m 34s
    2. Managing panels
      7m 12s
    3. Letting InDesign do the math
      4m 19s
    4. Understanding Selection tool options
      1m 54s
    5. Quick Apply shortcuts
      5m 6s
    6. Setting up Context shortcuts
      3m 48s
  3. 39m 26s
    1. Working with column guides
      6m 45s
    2. Adjusting text frame columns
      3m 59s
    3. Formatting and positioning guides
      7m 28s
    4. First baseline options
      7m 14s
    5. Using the document grid
      3m 57s
    6. Extending into the bleeds
      5m 11s
    7. Understanding slugs
      4m 52s
  4. 46m 37s
    1. Shuffling pages
      3m 0s
    2. Scaling objects to a specific size
      1m 48s
    3. Aligning objects to the page
      3m 46s
    4. Advanced Libraries
      4m 18s
    5. Advanced Anchored Objects
      11m 57s
    6. Non-printing objects
      4m 45s
    7. Adding and using Notes
      4m 47s
    8. Using Data Merge
      8m 11s
    9. Creating and using templates
      4m 5s
  5. 56m 26s
    1. Polygons and starbursts
      2m 55s
    2. Custom stroke styles
      5m 25s
    3. Advanced effects
      11m 48s
    4. Isolate Blending and Knockout Group
      6m 27s
    5. Using Illustrator and InDesign together
      6m 57s
    6. Compound paths
      4m 52s
    7. Advanced clipping paths
      8m 57s
    8. Advanced image transparency
      3m 24s
    9. Importing and viewing metadata
      5m 41s
  6. 1h 14m
    1. Advanced text formatting
      6m 39s
    2. Using other languages
      5m 41s
    3. Advanced text importing
      11m 37s
    4. Advanced paragraph numbering
      3m 32s
    5. Apply Next Style
      3m 32s
    6. Advanced text styling
      7m 32s
    7. Linking to text files on disc
      5m 6s
    8. Using GREP to Find/Change
      7m 4s
    9. Managing glyphs
      5m 10s
    10. Finding and changing glyphs
      4m 39s
    11. Using footnotes
      9m 13s
    12. Creating outlines
      5m 7s
  7. 57m 45s
    1. Building a multi-document book
      4m 14s
    2. Page numbering across books
      6m 54s
    3. Chapter numbering
      5m 31s
    4. Using the Section Marker
      6m 34s
    5. Creating "Continued on page..." numbers
      3m 36s
    6. Synchronizing documents in a book
      5m 30s
    7. Tables of contents
      7m 40s
    8. Indexing documents
      8m 15s
    9. Generating an index
      6m 5s
    10. Printing or exporting a book
      3m 26s
  8. 47m 21s
    1. Hyperlinks
      14m 50s
    2. Bookmarks
      5m 59s
    3. Buttons
      10m 46s
    4. Movies
      10m 26s
    5. Sounds
      5m 20s
  9. 25m 1s
    1. Setting up Swatch and Style defaults
      2m 28s
    2. Mixed ink colors
      6m 27s
    3. Working with duotones
      5m 14s
    4. Ink aliasing
      3m 44s
    5. Trapping color
      7m 8s
  10. 40m 51s
    1. Transparency Blend Space
      3m 51s
    2. InDesign Color settings
      7m 30s
    3. Assign vs. Convert to Profile
      4m 4s
    4. Working with RGB images
      3m 42s
    5. Working with CMYK images
      5m 34s
    6. Soft proofing
      4m 0s
    7. Managing color when printing
      6m 6s
    8. Managing color when exporting to PDF
      6m 4s
  11. 38m 58s
    1. Transparency Flattener preview
      4m 21s
    2. Transparency Flattener settings
      7m 13s
    3. Print presets
      4m 2s
    4. PDF presets
      3m 9s
    5. Making PDF files with Distiller
      6m 15s
    6. Printing with spot colors
      7m 34s
    7. XHTML exports
      6m 24s
  12. 29m 55s
    1. Why use XML?
      7m 53s
    2. Structuring InDesign content to use XML
      5m 31s
    3. Importing XML
      8m 17s
    4. Exporting to XML
      8m 14s
  13. 22m 22s
    1. How to run scripts
      5m 39s
    2. Using the scripts that come with InDesign
      6m 52s
    3. Cool (and free!) third-party plug-ins
      9m 51s
  14. 1h 11m
    1. How to use this chapter
      1m 8s
    2. General preferences
      6m 45s
    3. Interface preferences
      3m 15s
    4. Type preferences
      8m 26s
    5. Advanced Type preferences
      1m 58s
    6. Composition preferences
      8m 27s
    7. Units & Increments preferences
      4m 58s
    8. Grids preferences
      1m 5s
    9. Guides & Pasteboard preferences
      2m 50s
    10. Dictionary preferences
      3m 51s
    11. Spelling preferences
      2m 22s
    12. Autocorrect preferences
      2m 6s
    13. Notes preferences
      2m 32s
    14. Story Editor preferences
      3m 38s
    15. Display Performance preferences
      7m 54s
    16. Appearance of Black preferences
      3m 18s
    17. File Handling preferences
      4m 5s
    18. Clipboard Handling preferences
      2m 37s
  15. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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InDesign CS3 Beyond the Basics
9h 44m Intermediate Mar 07, 2008

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Instructor David Blatner teaches the intricacies of creating, editing, and publishing professional layouts with InDesign CS3, from setting preferences to employing advanced typography and transparency effects. InDesign CS3 Beyond the Basics covers each step in the publishing process, and explores such topics as structuring InDesign content to use XML; setting up preferences for composition, type, and units of measure; avoiding problems with transparency, managing and producing long documents; and exporting files for print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Working with column guides Scaling objects to a specific size Using Illustrator and InDesign together Building a multi-document book Constructing a Data Merge document Setting up swatch and style defaults Working with CMYK and RGB images Exporting files Creating interactive PDFs with movies and buttons Using the scripts that come with InDesign
Subject:
Design
Software:
InDesign
Author:
David Blatner

Introduction

Welcome to InDesign CS3 Beyond the Basics. I'm David Blatner and if you've already watched my InDesign Essential Training title from lynda.com, you know that I am also the cohost of InDesignSecrets.com and I'm the editorial director of both InDesign magazine and the InDesign conference. In this title I'm going to start up where I left off and guide you beyond the basics and into dozens of important features that you need to know in order to master this incredible program. Over the course of this title we'll tackle techniques for optimizing your layouts, automating InDesign with data merge, XML, scripts, plug-ins, setting great-looking type, exporting and printing color managed documents and more.

As I always like to tell my students, the more you know, the better it gets. And after you watch the next hundred or so movies you're going to know a lot about InDesign. Let's dive in and start exploring, shall we?

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