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InDesign CS2 For Dummies [Paperback]

Barbara Assadi , Galen Gruman
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13 May 2005 For Dummies
Over the last few years, Adobe InDesign has made significant inroads against QuarkXPress, with adoptions by major media companies such as Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines; it is now the only desktop publishing program taught at many art schools Shows graphic designers how to get up to speed quickly on the latest InDesign release, make the most of program tools, create great page designs, add sparkle, and output to a variety of media The authors, both Quark experts who′ve converted to InDesign, offer special tips and insights to Quark users who are making (or thinking of making) the switch to InDesign

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (13 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764595725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764595721
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Design perfect pages with Windows® or Mac OS® X Get up to speed and make the switch to InDesign quickly and easily Whether you′re starting from scratch or migrating from another page layout program, you′ll appreciate this plain–English guide to InDesign CS2. It walks you through all the essential information about handling graphics, text, objects, and the printing process, plus a thing or two about designing eye–catching publications. You′ll be "in" before you know it! Discover how to Plan and lay out a publication Set up and apply Master Pages Create text frames, picture frames, and lines Set preferences to streamline your work Prepare files for printing

About the Author

Barbara Assadi is the co–founder and principal of BayCreative, a researchbased advertising and marketing services firm in San Francisco. In that capacity, she manages marketing and creative content for client companies. Previously, she was marketing programs manager and editor–in–chief of Oracle Corporation’s Web site and managing editor at Quark, Inc. Barbara has collaborated with coauthor Galen Gruman on several other books on publishing software and has been a contributor to Oracle Magazine, Macworld, Publish, and InfoWorld . She has edited software books for Adobe Systems and Peachpit Press and has taught university–level courses on publishing topics. Galen Gruman is the principal at The Zango Group, an editorial and marketing consulting firm, and senior editorial associate at BayCreative, as well as editorial director at EmergeMedia, publisher of IT Wireless. Currently a frequent contributor to SBS Digital Design, CIO, and InfoWorld, he has also been editor of Macworld and M–Business, executive editor of Upside, West Coast bureau chief of Computerworld, and vice president of content for He is coauthor of 18 other books on desktop publishing, most with Barbara Assadi. Gruman led one of the first successful conversions of a national magazine to desktop publishing in 1986 and has covered publishing technology since then for several publications, including the trade weekly InfoWorld, for which he began writing in 1986, Macworld, whose staff he joined in 1991, and most recently SBS Digital Design .

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5.0 out of 5 stars In-Design CS2 12 Feb 2014
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Having had to move from Pagemaker to In-Design CS2 I found tne new software very good but only after buying this book. Prior to that it was very difficult to get into the new software - what turns out to be intuitive wasn't until reading the "made simple" guide.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Little help to a complete novice 12 Nov 2009
This book begins by giving you a 'lap around the track'. A great concept. However for a complete novice the book makes assumptions in your knowledge of InDesign and DTP terminology that quickly becomes confusing and what should be an easy task becomes very complicated.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate 19 Aug 2005
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While this book has helped me to get up and running in Adobe InDesign, I am not overwhelmed by it as a resource. For one thing, it needs more screen pictures and clearer screen pictures. I also found several instances where knowlege was assumed - the editors has skipped to the conclusion of a task, without really explaining it. I guess that they assume most layout designers will know how, but for those more familiar with Microsoft products, that is not the case. Finally, the index at the back of the book is sorely lacking. I could not find many basic elements of the program listed there, so the index is not always much of a resource for jumping right to the area you need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wealth of Tips and Knowledge 3 Aug 2005
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This book sits next to me all day. I read it front to back and am now using it as a reference during my projects. This book is worth it if you have or plan to purchase CS2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book made me look smart at my new job 8 Mar 2007
By Kelly O'neill - Published on
I started a new job in January and wasn't told that part of it would involve working with InDesign. Knowing nothing about that program, I immediately ordered my trusty "Dummies series" book - it's taught me everything from raising a Golden Retriever to Tarot Cards! Needless to say, the InDesign book didn't fail me. All the basics were there. The only problem was that sometimes I didn't know what to look up in the index because I wasn't sure what the process was called. Other than that, it was and continues to be a great resource!
4.0 out of 5 stars I've never used it 16 Feb 2013
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But I know that if I did it would make it easy for me to learn the program because these are always good
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2.0 out of 5 stars Okay book, but there are better tools for learning CS2 out there. 23 Sep 2008
By fishergirl - Published on
This book, InDesign CS2 for Dummies is okay for a quick information look-up, but won't really help you learn to use the software. A better reference for learning to use InDesign CS2 is the book from Adobe Press: Adobe InDesign CS2 Classroom in a Book the official training workbook from Adobe Systems. It comes with a CD-ROM tutorial. Excellent!
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