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  1. Unit A: Getting Started with InDesign CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5 - Illustrated

  2. Objectives • Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to: • Understand page layout software • Start InDesign • Explore the InDesign workspace • Create a new document • Name and save a document • Work with panels • Work with guides • Use Adobe Help

  3. Understanding Page Layout Software • Adobe InDesign is a page layout software program • Includes tools for positioning text and graphics on document pages • With InDesign, you can: • Create and place graphics • Choose from many colors • Position objects easily • Store items • Create interactive buttons and hyperlinks • Export documents

  4. Understanding Page Layout Software (cont’d.)

  5. Starting InDesign • When starting InDesign you will see: • For the first time: • Welcome Screen: offers options for opening or creating a document, or visiting Adobe Web site • Without the Welcome screen: • Default workspace • Program opens without any documents open

  6. Starting InDesign FIGURE A-2: InDesign window

  7. Starting InDesign FIGURE A-3: Newsletter document

  8. Exploring the InDesign Workspace • InDesign workspace • Includes the following features: • Document tab • Control panel • Tools panel • Panels • Document window • Pasteboard • Rulers • Status bar

  9. Exploring the InDesign Workspace FIGURE A-4: Essentials workspace

  10. Creating a New Document • Before you create a new document: • Know what you would like to create • Planning helps you make the right choices • Create a new document in the New Document dialog box: • Click File on the Application bar • Point to New • Click Document

  11. Creating a New Document FIGURE A-5: New Document dialog box

  12. Creating a New Document FIGURE A-6: New document

  13. Naming and Saving a Document • To save a document: • Click File on the Application bar • Click Save • To name a document: • Click File on the Application bar • Click Save As • Floating windows: • Allows you to view artwork in another document while working in one

  14. Naming and Saving a Document Figure A-7: Save As dialog box

  15. Naming and Saving a Document FIGURE A-8: Creating a floating document window

  16. Working with Panels • Panels: • Moveable objects in the workspace • Contain buttons, check boxes, and menus you can use to work with and format InDesign objects • Example: Swatches panel includes color swatches for applying colors to objects • To open a panel in the workspace: • Click the panel’s name or icon • Or click Window on the Application bar

  17. Working with Panels Figure A-9: View of expanded Swatches panel

  18. Working with Guides • Guides: • Horizontal and vertical lines created and positioned in the document window • Have what seems like a magnetic pull • Causes objects (e.g., text or graphics) to snap, or exactly align, to them • Make it easy to position objects precisely • Many options: • Align, lock, group, ungroup, rotate, etc.

  19. Working with Guides Figure A-10: New guide

  20. Working with Guides Figure A-11: Four new guides

  21. Using Adobe Help • Adobe Community Help window • Opens with help topics and resources • Categorized by subject (e.g., Text and Graphics) • Expand subjects by clicking the plus sign to the left of a subject name • Clicking a topic name displays information about that topic • You can also search for a specific keyword or phrase

  22. Using Adobe Help Figure A-12: Adobe InDesign CS5 Help

  23. Using Adobe Help Figure A-13: Graphics Help topic

  24. Using Adobe Help Figure A-14: Help topic about placing multiple graphics