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How To: Build interactive documents in Adobe InDesign CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe InDesign or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to build rich interactive documents for playback in the Flash Player using a series of new panels.

How To: Create and format tables in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to organize information in an InDesign table. You learn how to select parts of a table, control the table layout, select and format text in a table, and manage table options (such as borders, fills, headers, and footers). Check out this video by Anne-Marie Concepcion now! Create and format tables in InDesign CS3.

How To: Use layers in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to use layers in InDesign to organize and control overlapping objects. You learn how to create layers, put objects on layers, and manage layer options. Check out this video created by David Blatner now! Use layers in InDesign CS3.

How To: Apply opacity effects with InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to apply opacity effects to an object in InDesign, such as drop shadow, directional feather, and gradient feather. You learn how to separately control the opacities of stroke, fill, and text in an object, and create an object style from you transparency effect. Apply opacity effects with InDesign CS3.

How To: Use keyboard shortcuts in InDesign CS3

This video demonstrates keyboard shortcuts for frequently-used tools in InDesign, as well as the basic uses of those tools. You learn how to use Quick Apply to style text and images, or to apply menu commands. Watch this video, and start learning from the expert now! Use keyboard shortcuts in InDesign CS3.

How To: Customize the workspace in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to use and organize panels, customize keyboard shortcuts, customize menus, and use workspaces in InDesign. You also learn about new features in InDesign CS3 by using the workspaces called "New And Improved In CS3". Check out this video created by Colin Fleming now! Customize the workspace in InDesign CS3.

How To: Create an interactive PDF in InDesign CS3

Adobe InDesign CS3 software is used to create compelling print layouts, immersive content for playback in the Adobe Flash® Player runtime, and interactive PDF documents. It is built for graphic designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments. Simpl...

How To: Use GREP styles in Adobe InDesign

The GREP style options allow users to make dynamic style applications to their InDesign documents. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash.

How To: Use InDesign tables

Now you can create really sophisticated tables in InDesign CS2. Your tables can contain text or graphics and best of all they can be created dynamically by importing tables from Microsoft Word or Excel. In this video you’ll see how to create tables from scratch as well as how to create them in Excel.

How To: Use the Mini Bridge panel in Adobe InDesign CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe InDesign or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to Take the frustration out of finding previously used assets with Adobe Mini Bridge. See how to peer into your InDesign CS5 documents to find linked images, text and more to use them in another layout.

How To: Mix page sizes with the Page tool in InDesign CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of Adobe InDesign CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this from the folks at Lynda, which presents a detailed, step-by-step overview of how to mix different page sizes using InDesign CS5's new Page tool.

How To: Manage layers in the Layers Panel in InDesign CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe InDesign or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll see how the all-new Layers panel lets you manage objects in complex documents with more control in InDesign CS5.

How To: Use nested styles in Adobe InDesign CS3

Adobe InDesign CS3 software is used to create compelling print layouts, immersive content for playback in the Adobe Flash Player runtime, and interactive PDF documents. It is built for graphic designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments. Simply...

How To: Wrap text around a graphic in Adobe InDesign CS4

Adobe InDesign CS4 software is used to create compelling print layouts, immersive content for playback in the Adobe Flash® Player runtime, and interactive PDF documents. It is built for graphic designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments. Simpl...

How To: Use InDesign CS4 smart guides

Before InDesign CS4, placing image content and aligning it on the page without the use of guides and frames would be difficult, but with the new smart guides feature, InDesign has given users the tool to accomplish these tasks without a lot of layout preparation. Watch and see how easy it is to place content with smart guides in InDesign CS4. Use InDesign CS4 smart guides.

How To: Make images fit with InDesign CS2

Every time you place an image in InDesign, chances are you have to execute a fitting command to make it fit in the frame or area that you specified. In this video of the Creative Suite Podcast Terry White will show you ways to do it most efficiently. You’ll also see how to better integrate the Bridge into your workflow.

How To: Create an index in InDesign CS3

One of the easiest ways to allow readers to search through your documents is by using an index. This video shows you how to create an index for a document in InDesign, and how to manage formatting options. Check out this cool video created by David Blatner now! Create an index in InDesign CS3.

How To: Use Selection, Gap & Corner tools in InDesign CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe InDesign or a seasoned graphic artist after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to get all the benefits of real-time, on-set logging even when working with tapeless cameras with OnLocation CS5.

How To: Create live captions in Adobe InDesign CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe InDesign or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to take advantage of metadata embedded in an image to create live captions and then automatically and flexibly place them in your layout.

How To: Build with wild cards in GREP using InDesign CS4

This Lynda tutorial goes over the various GREP meta characters that can be found in InDesign CS4. These characters describe a variety of things, including specific characters, how often characters may repeat in a text document, location, or conditions to searches (for words or characters within a text). The meta characters outlined in this tutorial can be found in the special characters menu of InDesign, the first grouping of which are called the wild cards. To find this group, you will need ...